The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 43 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 93 49 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.97% 1.98% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.30% 2.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 21 24
Median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £195 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £345 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £34.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +53.93%
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
2165 2298 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 92.62% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1159 1107
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 54
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.78 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% +22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Reading +26 46 £415 +32.80% 4
Slough +7 7 £338 +73.07%
Bracknell -3 5 £320 -24.70% 1
Newbury -2 4 - -
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Wokingham - 2 £228 -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 Berkshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (68.57%) Cisco
2 79 (45.14%) Firewall
3 75 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (34.29%) CCNP
5 56 (32.00%) Telecoms
6 46 (26.29%) LAN
7 45 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (25.14%) Network Security
9 40 (22.86%) CheckPoint
10 38 (21.71%) WAN
11 37 (21.14%) BGP
12 36 (20.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (18.86%) VPN
14 31 (17.71%) MPLS
14 31 (17.71%) Data Centre
15 29 (16.57%) Juniper
16 28 (16.00%) CCNA
17 27 (15.43%) Windows
18 26 (14.86%) TCP/IP
19 25 (14.29%) Wireless
20 24 (13.71%) OSPF
20 24 (13.71%) Fortinet
20 24 (13.71%) F5
21 20 (11.43%) Network Design
22 19 (10.86%) EIGRP
22 19 (10.86%) DNS
22 19 (10.86%) DHCP
23 18 (10.29%) Linux
23 18 (10.29%) Load Balancing
23 18 (10.29%) Degree

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.14%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
3 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (45.14%) Firewall
2 46 (26.29%) LAN
3 45 (25.71%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (25.14%) Network Security
5 38 (21.71%) WAN
6 37 (21.14%) BGP
7 36 (20.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (18.86%) VPN
9 31 (17.71%) MPLS
10 26 (14.86%) TCP/IP
11 25 (14.29%) Wireless
12 24 (13.71%) OSPF
13 19 (10.86%) DHCP
13 19 (10.86%) DNS
13 19 (10.86%) EIGRP
14 18 (10.29%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (9.71%) IPsec
16 16 (9.14%) SS7
17 15 (8.57%) Diameter Protocol
17 15 (8.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.57%) Finance
3 7 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (2.29%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) German Language
5 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.14%) CSS
2 2 (1.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) XML
3 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.57%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.00%) FlexPod
5 4 (2.29%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.29%) e-Health
6 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.57%) CMDB
7 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.57%) Eurex
7 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.43%) Windows
2 18 (10.29%) Linux
3 16 (9.14%) Unix
4 15 (8.57%) Solaris
5 13 (7.43%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.43%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.43%) Network Design
2 18 (10.29%) Load Balancing
3 15 (8.57%) Network Management
4 13 (7.43%) ITIL
5 10 (5.71%) Change Management
5 10 (5.71%) Migration
6 8 (4.57%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.57%) Workflow
7 7 (4.00%) Network Architecture
7 7 (4.00%) Presales
7 7 (4.00%) Process Improvement
8 6 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.86%) Validation
10 4 (2.29%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.29%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.29%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.71%) Capacity Management
11 3 (1.71%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.71%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (1.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (1.71%) Python
2 2 (1.14%) C
2 2 (1.14%) C#
2 2 (1.14%) C++
2 2 (1.14%) Perl
2 2 (1.14%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) VB
2 2 (1.14%) VBScript
3 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (34.29%) CCNP
3 28 (16.00%) CCNA
4 18 (10.29%) Degree
5 17 (9.71%) CCIE
6 16 (9.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.00%) MCSA
7 7 (4.00%) MCSD
7 7 (4.00%) MCSE
7 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.43%) CCDA
8 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.43%) NCDA
9 4 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.71%) CCDP
10 3 (1.71%) CCSA
10 3 (1.71%) CCSE
10 3 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) GLP
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) Hyper-V
1 8 (4.57%) vSphere
2 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.57%) NFS
3 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (9.14%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.43%) OPNET
4 1 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.57%) Nessus
4 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.57%) Nmap
Vendors
1 120 (68.57%) Cisco
2 40 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 29 (16.57%) Juniper
4 24 (13.71%) F5
4 24 (13.71%) Fortinet
5 13 (7.43%) VMware
6 12 (6.86%) Nokia
6 12 (6.86%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.29%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
8 7 (4.00%) Huawei
8 7 (4.00%) Oracle
8 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
8 7 (4.00%) Sybase
9 6 (3.43%) NetApp
9 6 (3.43%) Riverbed
10 5 (2.86%) Citrix
10 5 (2.86%) IBM
10 5 (2.86%) Tufin
11 4 (2.29%) CA