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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 53 65 87
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 75 61 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.90% 2.49% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 2.73% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 28 14
Average daily rate
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£355 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £236 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £295
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.29 £38.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -25.00%
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
2303 2235 2361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.13% 91.22% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1117 1044
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 72 92
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 +13 35 £388 -8.82% 6
Slough +3 6 £300 +9.09% 2
Bracknell -7 3 £425 -13.72%
Maidenhead - 3 £350 -
Windsor +2 2 - -
Newbury -11 1 £400 +33.33% 3
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 82 (64.57%) Cisco
2 54 (42.52%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (42.52%) Firewall
3 43 (33.86%) CCNP
4 40 (31.50%) CheckPoint
5 38 (29.92%) Juniper
6 34 (26.77%) BGP
7 31 (24.41%) TCP/IP
8 28 (22.05%) F5
9 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
9 27 (21.26%) OSPF
10 26 (20.47%) LAN
11 24 (18.90%) Cisco ASA
12 23 (18.11%) Load Balancing
13 22 (17.32%) Network Security
14 21 (16.54%) MPLS
14 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
15 20 (15.75%) CCNA
15 20 (15.75%) VLAN
15 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
16 17 (13.39%) Network Design
16 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
16 17 (13.39%) VPN
16 17 (13.39%) WAN
17 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (11.81%) Wireless
18 13 (10.24%) Fortinet
19 12 (9.45%) VoIP
20 11 (8.66%) Migration
21 10 (7.87%) CCIE

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (2.36%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (42.52%) Firewall
2 34 (26.77%) BGP
3 31 (24.41%) TCP/IP
4 27 (21.26%) OSPF
5 26 (20.47%) LAN
6 24 (18.90%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (17.32%) Network Security
8 21 (16.54%) MPLS
9 20 (15.75%) VLAN
10 17 (13.39%) VPN
10 17 (13.39%) WAN
11 15 (11.81%) Wireless
11 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (9.45%) VoIP
13 9 (7.09%) 3G
14 8 (6.30%) Ethernet
14 8 (6.30%) 4G
15 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (5.51%) EIGRP
15 7 (5.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) MySQL
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.72%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) CSS
2 2 (1.57%) XML
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) VXML
3 1 (0.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.36%) Clustering
2 3 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.57%) PKI
3 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.57%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.79%) CMDB
4 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.09%) UNIX
2 8 (6.30%) Windows
2 8 (6.30%) Linux
3 6 (4.72%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) HPUX
4 1 (0.79%) VMS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) Load Balancing
2 17 (13.39%) Network Design
3 11 (8.66%) Migration
4 10 (7.87%) ITIL
5 8 (6.30%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.15%) Network Management
8 3 (2.36%) Change Control
8 3 (2.36%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.36%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.36%) Time Management
8 3 (2.36%) QMS
8 3 (2.36%) Quality Management
8 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.36%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (2.36%) Project Planning
8 3 (2.36%) Demand Forecasting
9 2 (1.57%) Mentoring
9 2 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.36%) Perl
1 3 (2.36%) VB
2 2 (1.57%) Python
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.57%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) VBScript
2 2 (1.57%) C
2 2 (1.57%) C#
2 2 (1.57%) C++
3 1 (0.79%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
3 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (42.52%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (33.86%) CCNP
3 27 (21.26%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.75%) CCNA
5 17 (13.39%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.87%) CCIE
7 9 (7.09%) DV Cleared
8 4 (3.15%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.36%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.36%) Degree
10 2 (1.57%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.57%) CCIP
10 2 (1.57%) CCDP
10 2 (1.57%) CISSP
11 1 (0.79%) CCDA
11 1 (0.79%) CCSP
11 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.79%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.36%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.79%) Nessus
3 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 82 (64.57%) Cisco
2 40 (31.50%) CheckPoint
3 38 (29.92%) Juniper
4 28 (22.05%) F5
5 13 (10.24%) Fortinet
6 9 (7.09%) VMware
6 9 (7.09%) HP
7 8 (6.30%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.30%) Nokia
8 6 (4.72%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (3.15%) Crossbeam
9 4 (3.15%) Ericsson
9 4 (3.15%) EMC
10 3 (2.36%) Oracle
10 3 (2.36%) Sybase
10 3 (2.36%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.57%) Huawei
11 2 (1.57%) Citrix
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