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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 42 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.08% 1.38% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.47% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
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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
343 339 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.70% 93.39% 90.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 212 141
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 50
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) CCNP
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) F5

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
3 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) BT
5 1 (11.11%) 3Com