The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 24 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.03% 0.34% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.59% 0.36% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
Network Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 278 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 91.49% 95.21% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 152 140
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £514 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 41
Average hourly rate £12.46 £14.85 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £23.45 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Kent region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 £220 -
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Finance
1 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 10 (43.48%) Avaya
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) CCNP
5 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) VoIP
7 5 (21.74%) CCNA
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
7 5 (21.74%) Advertising
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (17.39%) Change Management
8 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless
9 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (8.70%) Project Management
11 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
11 1 (4.35%) DMZ

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) LAN
2 6 (26.09%) WAN
3 5 (21.74%) VoIP
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) DMZ
6 1 (4.35%) Internet
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.35%) RIP
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (34.78%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Avaya
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) F5