Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 34 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.29% 3.02% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 3.10% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 7
Kent median daily rate £513 £203 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +153.09% -26.36% -21.43%
10th Percentile £269 £186 £203
90th Percentile £538 £286 £358
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -38.46% +21.50% +45.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 499 484 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 97.38% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 332 337
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £168 £170 £200
90th Percentile £609 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -1.49% -30.21%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.06
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
Canterbury - 1 £250 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £165 -
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9 (75.00%) Cisco
1 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
3 7 (58.33%) Network Security
3 7 (58.33%) F5
4 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (41.67%) Juniper
5 5 (41.67%) CCNA
5 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
6 4 (33.33%) Wireless
6 4 (33.33%) CCNP
7 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
7 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
7 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (25.00%) Skype
8 2 (16.67%) FireEye
8 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
8 2 (16.67%) Network 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 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Network Security
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Skype
5 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) WAAS
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Network Management
1 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) CCDA
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Blue Coat
2 7 (58.33%) F5
3 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) Palo Alto
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (16.67%) Aruba
5 2 (16.67%) CA
5 2 (16.67%) FireEye
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) IronPort
5 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (8.33%) Capita
6 1 (8.33%) LogLogic
6 1 (8.33%) TIBCO