The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 65 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 60 49 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.45% 1.94% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 2.11% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 23
Average daily rate
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£305 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Network Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2223 2319 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.92% 91.70% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1047 1004
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 84 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +18 18 £288 -13.53% 4
Slough -2 6 £323 -15.40% 4
Bracknell -5 6 £390 +11.44% 1
Newbury +1 2 £300 -40.00% 2
Wokingham - - - -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 74 (62.71%) Cisco
2 61 (51.69%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (50.85%) Firewall
4 48 (40.68%) CCNP
5 39 (33.05%) CheckPoint
6 35 (29.66%) Network Security
7 32 (27.12%) WAN
8 31 (26.27%) LAN
9 29 (24.58%) Juniper
10 28 (23.73%) Telecoms
10 28 (23.73%) Network Design
11 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
11 24 (20.34%) CCNA
12 22 (18.64%) VPN
13 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
14 20 (16.95%) DNS
15 18 (15.25%) CCIE
15 18 (15.25%) OSPF
15 18 (15.25%) F5
16 17 (14.41%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (14.41%) MPLS
17 16 (13.56%) Load Balancing
18 15 (12.71%) Cisco PIX
18 15 (12.71%) IPsec
18 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
18 15 (12.71%) WLAN
19 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
20 13 (11.02%) DHCP
21 12 (10.17%) Blue Coat
21 12 (10.17%) Degree

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (3.39%) Apache
2 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (50.85%) Firewall
2 35 (29.66%) Network Security
3 32 (27.12%) WAN
4 31 (26.27%) LAN
5 22 (18.64%) VPN
6 20 (16.95%) DNS
7 18 (15.25%) OSPF
8 17 (14.41%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (14.41%) MPLS
9 15 (12.71%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (12.71%) IPsec
9 15 (12.71%) WLAN
10 14 (11.86%) TCP/IP
11 13 (11.02%) DHCP
12 12 (10.17%) VoIP
12 12 (10.17%) BGP
13 11 (9.32%) Wireless
14 10 (8.47%) Internet
14 10 (8.47%) Ethernet
15 8 (6.78%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) MySQL
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 28 (23.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.54%) Finance
3 2 (1.69%) Games
3 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.69%) German Language
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) WAP
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.69%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Wiki
4 1 (0.85%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) UNIX
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 6 (5.08%) Linux
3 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) Network Design
2 16 (13.56%) Load Balancing
3 12 (10.17%) Network Architecture
3 12 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (8.47%) Network Management
5 7 (5.93%) ITIL
6 6 (5.08%) Migration
6 6 (5.08%) eTOM
7 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.24%) Change Management
8 4 (3.39%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.39%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.54%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.54%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.54%) Release Management
9 3 (2.54%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.54%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.54%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (1.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.54%) Python
2 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.69%) C
2 2 (1.69%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) VBA
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (51.69%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (40.68%) CCNP
3 24 (20.34%) CCNA
3 24 (20.34%) Security Cleared
4 21 (17.80%) SC Cleared
5 18 (15.25%) CCIE
6 12 (10.17%) Degree
7 8 (6.78%) CISSP
7 8 (6.78%) CCSA
8 7 (5.93%) CCSP
9 4 (3.39%) CCSE
9 4 (3.39%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.54%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.54%) CCIP
10 3 (2.54%) CCDP
10 3 (2.54%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.69%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.69%) MCSA
11 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.69%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (12.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.69%) KVM
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.39%) OpenView
2 4 (3.39%) Netcool
3 2 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (62.71%) Cisco
2 39 (33.05%) CheckPoint
3 29 (24.58%) Juniper
4 18 (15.25%) F5
5 12 (10.17%) Blue Coat
5 12 (10.17%) HP
6 9 (7.63%) Nortel
6 9 (7.63%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.93%) Nokia
8 6 (5.08%) Citrix
9 4 (3.39%) Radware
9 4 (3.39%) Crossbeam
10 3 (2.54%) VMware
10 3 (2.54%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (1.69%) Avaya
11 2 (1.69%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.85%) Oracle
12 1 (0.85%) IBM
12 1 (0.85%) Siemens
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