The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 39 39 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 1.55% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.74% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate £283 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £268 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £388 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
342 344 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.70% 89.12% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 146 230
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 59
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -8.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
Cambridgeshire

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
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 18 April 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) DWDM
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) IPv6
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) Multicast
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) VoIP
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) DWDM
2 2 (28.57%) IPv6
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Multicast
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) WLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Frame Relay
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Network Management
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
1 1 (14.29%) DNA
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) OPNET
3 1 (14.29%) VMware