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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 34 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.39% 2.63% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.79% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £240 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -49.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.57%
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
262 251 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 91.29% 94.36% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 147 181
Average daily rate £340 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Dartford - 2 £450 -
Faversham - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) Migration
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) Avaya
4 9 (39.13%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (30.43%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) CCNP
7 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
9 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
9 4 (17.39%) Advertising
10 3 (13.04%) Change Management
10 3 (13.04%) CCNA
10 3 (13.04%) CCDP
10 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) VoIP
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (8.70%) Network Management
11 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (8.70%) Windows
11 2 (8.70%) SLA
11 2 (8.70%) Firmware
11 2 (8.70%) VMware
11 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 6 (26.09%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.35%) RIP
6 1 (4.35%) VLAN
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Firmware
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) Squid
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Avaya
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper