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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 50 50 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 64 71 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.20% 2.79% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 3.03% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 25
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.98% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +89.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +27.65%
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
1855 2341 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.84% 91.88% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1217 1305
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 150 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 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 +5 29 £350 -12.50% 8
Bracknell +8 9 £350 -26.31%
Slough +3 3 £325 -5.79% 1
Ascot - 2 £463 -
Newbury +8 1 £305 -2.40% 1
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 73 (58.40%) Cisco
2 58 (46.40%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (37.60%) CCNP
4 44 (35.20%) Firewall
5 39 (31.20%) LAN
6 37 (29.60%) Telecoms
7 32 (25.60%) Juniper
8 28 (22.40%) CheckPoint
9 27 (21.60%) WAN
10 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
11 23 (18.40%) Network Design
11 23 (18.40%) Network Security
12 21 (16.80%) MPLS
13 20 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (15.20%) OSPF
15 17 (13.60%) CCNA
15 17 (13.60%) CCIE
15 17 (13.60%) WLAN
15 17 (13.60%) VPN
16 16 (12.80%) BGP
17 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (12.00%) Palo Alto
18 13 (10.40%) F5
18 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
18 13 (10.40%) Wireless
18 13 (10.40%) VoIP
18 13 (10.40%) Ethernet
19 12 (9.60%) Migration
19 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
20 11 (8.80%) Network Management

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 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (35.20%) Firewall
2 39 (31.20%) LAN
3 27 (21.60%) WAN
4 23 (18.40%) Network Security
5 21 (16.80%) MPLS
6 20 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (15.20%) OSPF
8 17 (13.60%) VPN
8 17 (13.60%) WLAN
9 16 (12.80%) BGP
10 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (10.40%) Ethernet
11 13 (10.40%) VoIP
11 13 (10.40%) Wireless
12 10 (8.00%) SSL
13 9 (7.20%) SNMP
13 9 (7.20%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.40%) IPsec
14 8 (6.40%) VLAN
15 7 (5.60%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
General
1 37 (29.60%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
4 1 (0.80%) German Language
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.80%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.20%) CMDB
3 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.60%) Statistics
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.80%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Windows
2 5 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (0.80%) Unix
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) Network Design
2 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.60%) Migration
4 11 (8.80%) Network Management
5 9 (7.20%) Change Management
6 7 (5.60%) Project Management
7 6 (4.80%) ITIL
8 5 (4.00%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.20%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.20%) Process Improvement
10 3 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.40%) Presales
10 3 (2.40%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.60%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (1.60%) CRM
11 2 (1.60%) High Availability
11 2 (1.60%) Release Management
11 2 (1.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.60%) Perl
1 2 (1.60%) Python
1 2 (1.60%) SQL
2 1 (0.80%) C
2 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (46.40%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (37.60%) CCNP
3 17 (13.60%) CCIE
3 17 (13.60%) CCNA
4 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.20%) Degree
6 8 (6.40%) CCSE
6 8 (6.40%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) CCSA
9 2 (1.60%) CCIP
9 2 (1.60%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.80%) CCDA
10 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.80%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) ProxySG
1 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.40%) vSphere
2 2 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) vCloud
3 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.80%) NFS
3 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) OPNET
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.40%) OpenView
3 2 (1.60%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.60%) vRealize
4 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.80%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 73 (58.40%) Cisco
2 32 (25.60%) Juniper
3 28 (22.40%) CheckPoint
4 15 (12.00%) Palo Alto
5 13 (10.40%) F5
6 7 (5.60%) HP
6 7 (5.60%) VMware
7 6 (4.80%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (4.80%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.00%) Aruba
8 5 (4.00%) Citrix
8 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.20%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.40%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.40%) Huawei
10 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.60%) Avaya
11 2 (1.60%) EMC
11 2 (1.60%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.60%) Mitel
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