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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 55 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 76 68 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.63% 2.36% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 2.62% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.75 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+32.03% -13.57%
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
2554 2599 2273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.53% 90.18% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1349 899
Average daily rate £382 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 97 150
Average hourly rate £17.11 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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
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 17 April 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 20 £300 -7.69% 5
Bracknell +6 9 £425 +9.67% 1
Maidenhead 0 7 £450 +28.57%
Slough +1 4 £320 -28.88% 1
Newbury - - - - 4
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 101 (75.37%) Cisco
2 76 (56.72%) Cisco Certification
3 64 (47.76%) Firewall
4 59 (44.03%) CheckPoint
4 59 (44.03%) CCNP
5 41 (30.60%) Telecoms
6 40 (29.85%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (27.61%) Network Security
8 36 (26.87%) OSPF
9 34 (25.37%) BGP
9 34 (25.37%) WAN
9 34 (25.37%) Security Cleared
10 33 (24.63%) LAN
10 33 (24.63%) VPN
10 33 (24.63%) CCNA
11 31 (23.13%) Juniper
12 28 (20.90%) MPLS
12 28 (20.90%) SC Cleared
13 27 (20.15%) F5
13 27 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
14 24 (17.91%) Internet
14 24 (17.91%) VoIP
15 20 (14.93%) Network Design
16 17 (12.69%) ITIL
17 16 (11.94%) CCIE
18 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
18 14 (10.45%) Ethernet
18 14 (10.45%) EIGRP
18 14 (10.45%) VLAN
19 13 (9.70%) CISSP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (2.99%) IIS
1 4 (2.99%) Apache
2 3 (2.24%) Lync
3 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 64 (47.76%) Firewall
2 40 (29.85%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (27.61%) Network Security
4 36 (26.87%) OSPF
5 34 (25.37%) BGP
5 34 (25.37%) WAN
6 33 (24.63%) VPN
6 33 (24.63%) LAN
7 28 (20.90%) MPLS
8 27 (20.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (17.91%) Internet
9 24 (17.91%) VoIP
10 14 (10.45%) Ethernet
10 14 (10.45%) EIGRP
10 14 (10.45%) VLAN
11 13 (9.70%) RIP
11 13 (9.70%) TCP/IP
12 12 (8.96%) Wireless
12 12 (8.96%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (8.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 41 (30.60%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
3 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.75%) Billing
3 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) Regular Expression
2 3 (2.24%) WAP
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.73%) SecurID
2 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.75%) Statistics
5 1 (0.75%) CMDB
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.70%) Linux
2 10 (7.46%) Windows
3 7 (5.22%) UNIX
4 5 (3.73%) CentOS
4 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.99%) SUSE
5 4 (2.99%) AIX
5 4 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (2.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.75%) VMS
7 1 (0.75%) zOS
7 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.93%) Network Design
2 17 (12.69%) ITIL
3 13 (9.70%) Migration
4 9 (6.72%) Change Management
4 9 (6.72%) Load Balancing
4 9 (6.72%) Network Architecture
5 8 (5.97%) Network Management
6 7 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.48%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.48%) Validation
7 6 (4.48%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (3.73%) eTOM
8 5 (3.73%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.99%) Test Strategy
9 4 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.24%) Change Control
10 3 (2.24%) Fault Management
10 3 (2.24%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.48%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) JCL
Qualifications
1 76 (56.72%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (44.03%) CCNP
3 34 (25.37%) Security Cleared
4 33 (24.63%) CCNA
5 28 (20.90%) SC Cleared
6 16 (11.94%) CCIE
7 13 (9.70%) CISSP
8 9 (6.72%) Degree
9 7 (5.22%) BC Cleared
10 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.73%) CCSP
11 4 (2.99%) CCIP
12 3 (2.24%) CCSE
12 3 (2.24%) CCDP
12 3 (2.24%) CCSA
13 2 (1.49%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.49%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.75%) SCSA
14 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Firmware
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.99%) vSphere
3 4 (2.99%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.99%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.24%) OpenView
3 3 (2.24%) Netcool
4 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 101 (75.37%) Cisco
2 59 (44.03%) CheckPoint
3 31 (23.13%) Juniper
4 27 (20.15%) F5
5 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.70%) VMware
7 11 (8.21%) Citrix
7 11 (8.21%) Fortinet
8 8 (5.97%) HP
8 8 (5.97%) CA
9 7 (5.22%) Tufin
10 5 (3.73%) Oracle
10 5 (3.73%) IBM
10 5 (3.73%) Nortel
11 4 (2.99%) Radware
11 4 (2.99%) Crossbeam
11 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.99%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.99%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.99%) Splunk
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