The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 31 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.79% 2.42% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 15.69% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Median daily rate £375 £315 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% +57.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £328 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.64 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 49 51 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.25% 15.41% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 28
Median daily rate £375 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £145 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £44.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Kent

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Kent region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 4 £425 - 1
Tunbridge Wells 0 1 £370 +15.17%
Maidstone - 1 - - 1
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for WAN.

1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Wireless
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
5 11 (55.00%) WLAN
6 10 (50.00%) DHCP
6 10 (50.00%) CCNA
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
7 8 (40.00%) Network Security
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (35.00%) High Availability
8 7 (35.00%) Change Management
9 6 (30.00%) IP Telephony
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (25.00%) Degree
10 5 (25.00%) Riverbed
10 5 (25.00%) Network Architecture
10 5 (25.00%) Telepresence
10 5 (25.00%) Mitel
10 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
10 5 (25.00%) VMware
10 5 (25.00%) IPsec
10 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (25.00%) CCNP
10 5 (25.00%) HP
11 4 (20.00%) CISSP
11 4 (20.00%) Siemens

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 14 (70.00%) Wireless
4 12 (60.00%) DNS
5 11 (55.00%) WLAN
6 10 (50.00%) DHCP
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (40.00%) Network Security
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (30.00%) IP Telephony
9 5 (25.00%) IPsec
9 5 (25.00%) Telepresence
10 4 (20.00%) MPLS
11 3 (15.00%) 802.11
11 3 (15.00%) DPNSS
11 3 (15.00%) QSIG
11 3 (15.00%) SNMP
11 3 (15.00%) VPN
12 2 (10.00%) BGP
12 2 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Architect
1 4 (20.00%) Designer
1 4 (20.00%) Network Designer
1 4 (20.00%) Security Designer
1 4 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Network Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Network Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
1 3 (15.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 7 (35.00%) High Availability
3 5 (25.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (20.00%) Health Informatics
4 4 (20.00%) Informatics
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CCNA
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) PMO
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (15.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Mitel
3 5 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Siemens
5 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) IronPort
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds