The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 38 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.91% 0.91% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.97% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£238 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
- +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.64 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -31.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
305 308 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.42% 93.62% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 151 200
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 54 67
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cambridge region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) MPLS
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) DNA
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) VoIP
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (29.41%) Junos
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) VLAN
4 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) BGP
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Juniper
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) Multicast
6 2 (11.76%) Kindle
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) XenServer
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) WatchGuard
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) VPN
2 5 (29.41%) MPLS
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) VoIP
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) Junos
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) BGP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) Multicast
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) IPv6
5 2 (11.76%) WLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) DNA
1 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CCIE
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CCIP
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) XenServer
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) WatchGuard
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) Websense
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Trend Micro
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk
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