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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 32 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.37% 2.15% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 2.22% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £460 £375 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% +48.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.81 £30.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-0.65% +22.44%

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
244 315 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.39% 96.63% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 214 292
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 39 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.88% +130.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (80.00%) CCNA
2 16 (80.00%) Firewall
3 15 (75.00%) Cisco
4 13 (65.00%) CCSA
4 13 (65.00%) Network Security
5 11 (55.00%) LAN
5 11 (55.00%) WAN
6 10 (50.00%) CCNP
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (20.00%) tcpdump
9 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 3 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (15.00%) Network Management
10 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (10.00%) Change Control
11 2 (10.00%) F5
11 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 2 (10.00%) OSPF
11 2 (10.00%) BGP
12 1 (5.00%) IPsec
12 1 (5.00%) Telecoms

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 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) Network Security
3 11 (55.00%) LAN
3 11 (55.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) tcpdump
5 4 (20.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.00%) BGP
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (10.00%) OSPF
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (5.00%) DMZ
8 1 (5.00%) IPsec
8 1 (5.00%) SNA
8 1 (5.00%) VLAN
8 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Network Management
2 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) High Availability
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (80.00%) CCNA
3 13 (65.00%) CCSA
4 10 (50.00%) CCNP
5 3 (15.00%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.00%) CCIE
6 1 (5.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.00%) VMware