The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 22 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.52% 1.16% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 1.26% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 4
Median daily rate £330 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.75 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -18.69%
Network Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
328 318 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.35% 92.17% 98.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 207 343
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 24 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford - 11 £353 -
Luton -5 1 £283 -5.83%
Dunstable - 1 £175 -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (89.66%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (79.31%) CCNA
2 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 20 (68.97%) LAN
3 20 (68.97%) WAN
4 19 (65.52%) CheckPoint
5 16 (55.17%) Network Security
6 13 (44.83%) CCSA
6 13 (44.83%) CCNP
7 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (24.14%) OSPF
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) VLAN
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 6 (20.69%) VoIP
10 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.24%) F5
11 5 (17.24%) Network Management
11 5 (17.24%) BGP
11 5 (17.24%) Citrix
12 4 (13.79%) Wireless
12 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
12 4 (13.79%) Windows
12 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
12 4 (13.79%) tcpdump
12 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (79.31%) Firewall
2 20 (68.97%) LAN
2 20 (68.97%) WAN
3 16 (55.17%) Network Security
4 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (24.14%) OSPF
7 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.69%) VLAN
7 6 (20.69%) VoIP
8 5 (17.24%) BGP
9 4 (13.79%) tcpdump
9 4 (13.79%) Wireless
9 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (6.90%) 802.11
11 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
11 2 (6.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (6.90%) IPsec
11 2 (6.90%) VRRP
General
1 2 (6.90%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.45%) Network Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (79.31%) CCNA
3 13 (44.83%) CCNP
3 13 (44.83%) CCSA
4 3 (10.34%) CCDA
4 3 (10.34%) CCDP
4 3 (10.34%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCENT
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) CCSE
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) CheckPoint
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 5 (17.24%) F5
6 3 (10.34%) Sourcefire
7 2 (6.90%) IronPort
7 2 (6.90%) Mitel
8 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.45%) Progress
8 1 (3.45%) Riverbed