The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 38 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 2.50% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.65% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £231 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £305 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.29 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.86% -41.33%
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
358 491 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.99% 94.61% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 325 110
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +75.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.60 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) F5
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
5 4 (40.00%) CCNA
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Juniper
6 3 (30.00%) VoIP
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Mitel
7 2 (20.00%) Local Government
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Network Management

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) VRRP
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) SNMP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) CCDA
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) F5
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Mitel
6 1 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (10.00%) IronPort
6 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft