The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Network Engineer
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.14% 1.80% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 1.83% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Median daily rate £525 £226 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +132.04% +13.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £314
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -21.52% +7.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 236 328 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.55% 98.50% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 225 138
Median daily rate £365 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Kent

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Kent

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Kent over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Kent

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Kent

Network Engineer
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 Network Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £370 -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
1 7 (77.78%) Blue Coat
1 7 (77.78%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 6 (66.67%) Skype
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 6 (66.67%) ProxySG
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (22.22%) IPsec
7 1 (11.11%) Brocade
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 1 (11.11%) Problem Management

Network Engineer Skill Set
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 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (66.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (66.67%) Skype
3 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) IPsec
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 1 (11.11%) MPLS
7 1 (11.11%) VoIP
7 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
1 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
1 1 (11.11%) Network Management
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Blue Coat
1 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
1 7 (77.78%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Brocade
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) IronPort
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds