The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank 43 50 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.71% 1.08% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.13% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £160 £170 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -62.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

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 275 444 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.52% 96.31% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 339 132
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Kent

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) Brocade
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Nortel
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
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