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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 45 60 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 87 63 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.63% 2.45% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 2.66% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 16
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £41.29 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% +36.36%
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
2204 2368 2305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.06% 91.96% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1251 1087
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 108 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 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 25 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 +18 38 £375 +13.20% 3
Slough +9 7 £338 +12.50% 1
Newbury +1 7 - -
Bracknell -7 7 £338 -20.58%
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Wokingham - 1 £230 -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 115 (66.09%) Cisco
2 75 (43.10%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (43.10%) Firewall
3 61 (35.06%) CCNP
4 59 (33.91%) Telecoms
5 47 (27.01%) LAN
6 45 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (25.29%) Network Security
8 41 (23.56%) WAN
9 40 (22.99%) CheckPoint
10 34 (19.54%) VPN
11 33 (18.97%) BGP
12 32 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (18.39%) Data Centre
13 30 (17.24%) MPLS
14 28 (16.09%) Windows
15 27 (15.52%) CCNA
16 26 (14.94%) Juniper
17 25 (14.37%) Wireless
17 25 (14.37%) TCP/IP
18 24 (13.79%) Fortinet
19 21 (12.07%) OSPF
20 20 (11.49%) EIGRP
20 20 (11.49%) DHCP
20 20 (11.49%) Network Design
20 20 (11.49%) F5
21 19 (10.92%) Degree
21 19 (10.92%) DNS
22 18 (10.34%) IPsec
22 18 (10.34%) Load Balancing

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 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.15%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (43.10%) Firewall
2 47 (27.01%) LAN
3 45 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
4 44 (25.29%) Network Security
5 41 (23.56%) WAN
6 34 (19.54%) VPN
7 33 (18.97%) BGP
8 32 (18.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (17.24%) MPLS
10 25 (14.37%) TCP/IP
10 25 (14.37%) Wireless
11 21 (12.07%) OSPF
12 20 (11.49%) DHCP
12 20 (11.49%) EIGRP
13 19 (10.92%) DNS
14 18 (10.34%) IPsec
15 16 (9.20%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (9.20%) Diameter Protocol
15 16 (9.20%) SS7
16 15 (8.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (33.91%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.60%) Finance
3 7 (4.02%) Marketing
4 4 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (1.15%) German Language
6 1 (0.57%) Banking
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.75%) CSS
2 2 (1.15%) .NET
2 2 (1.15%) XML
3 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.57%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.60%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.02%) FlexPod
5 6 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.30%) e-Health
7 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.15%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.57%) CMDB
8 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.57%) Eurex
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.09%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Linux
3 16 (9.20%) Unix
4 15 (8.62%) Solaris
5 12 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.49%) Network Design
2 18 (10.34%) Load Balancing
3 16 (9.20%) Network Management
4 12 (6.90%) Change Management
4 12 (6.90%) Migration
5 11 (6.32%) ITIL
6 8 (4.60%) Mentoring
6 8 (4.60%) Network Architecture
6 8 (4.60%) Workflow
7 7 (4.02%) Presales
7 7 (4.02%) Process Improvement
8 6 (3.45%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.87%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.87%) Validation
10 4 (2.30%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (1.72%) Project Management
11 3 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
1 3 (1.72%) Python
2 2 (1.15%) C
2 2 (1.15%) C#
2 2 (1.15%) C++
2 2 (1.15%) Perl
2 2 (1.15%) SQL
2 2 (1.15%) VB
2 2 (1.15%) VBScript
3 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (43.10%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (35.06%) CCNP
3 27 (15.52%) CCNA
4 19 (10.92%) Degree
5 17 (9.77%) CCIE
6 14 (8.05%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.02%) MCSA
7 7 (4.02%) MCSD
7 7 (4.02%) MCSE
7 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.45%) CCDA
8 6 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.45%) NCDA
9 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.30%) CCSA
10 4 (2.30%) CCSE
10 4 (2.30%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.72%) CCDP
12 2 (1.15%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.75%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.30%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) GLP
4 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (4.60%) Hyper-V
1 8 (4.60%) vSphere
2 3 (1.72%) vCloud
3 2 (1.15%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) NFS
4 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.47%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.45%) OPNET
4 2 (1.15%) vRealize
5 1 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.57%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.57%) Nessus
5 1 (0.57%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.57%) Nmap
5 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 115 (66.09%) Cisco
2 40 (22.99%) CheckPoint
3 26 (14.94%) Juniper
4 24 (13.79%) Fortinet
5 20 (11.49%) F5
6 14 (8.05%) VMware
7 12 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.90%) Nokia
8 11 (6.32%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.02%) Extreme Networks
9 7 (4.02%) Oracle
9 7 (4.02%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.02%) Sybase
10 6 (3.45%) Huawei
10 6 (3.45%) NetApp
10 6 (3.45%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.87%) Citrix
11 5 (2.87%) HP
11 5 (2.87%) IBM
11 5 (2.87%) Tufin