The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 115 154 150
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 72 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 0.79% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 0.85% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 24 29
Average daily rate
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£345 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £243 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.47 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -18.46%
Network Engineer
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4590 5319 5343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.82% 93.40% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3486 3738 3978
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 84 120
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.75 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 150 (85.71%) Cisco
2 110 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
3 105 (60.00%) Firewall
4 85 (48.57%) CCNP
5 69 (39.43%) Juniper
6 63 (36.00%) Finance
7 56 (32.00%) BGP
8 52 (29.71%) F5
9 51 (29.14%) Network Security
10 47 (26.86%) CheckPoint
11 43 (24.57%) CCIE
11 43 (24.57%) WAN
12 41 (23.43%) LAN
12 41 (23.43%) OSPF
13 37 (21.14%) MPLS
14 36 (20.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (18.29%) VPN
17 30 (17.14%) TCP/IP
18 27 (15.43%) CCNA
19 26 (14.86%) Multicast
20 24 (13.71%) Low Latency
21 23 (13.14%) Windows
22 21 (12.00%) Wireless
22 21 (12.00%) EIGRP
22 21 (12.00%) Blue Coat
23 19 (10.86%) VMware
24 18 (10.29%) DNS
24 18 (10.29%) VPLS
25 17 (9.71%) Network Design

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.57%) Lync
2 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 105 (60.00%) Firewall
2 56 (32.00%) BGP
3 51 (29.14%) Network Security
4 43 (24.57%) WAN
5 41 (23.43%) LAN
5 41 (23.43%) OSPF
6 37 (21.14%) MPLS
7 36 (20.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (18.29%) VPN
10 30 (17.14%) TCP/IP
11 26 (14.86%) Multicast
12 21 (12.00%) Wireless
12 21 (12.00%) EIGRP
13 18 (10.29%) DNS
13 18 (10.29%) VPLS
14 16 (9.14%) VoIP
15 13 (7.43%) DHCP
16 12 (6.86%) IPsec
16 12 (6.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (36.00%) Finance
2 17 (9.71%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.71%) Back Office
6 2 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.71%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (1.14%) Streaming Media
2 2 (1.14%) PDA
2 2 (1.14%) Celerra
2 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.14%) Handset
2 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
2 2 (1.14%) Clustering
2 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.14%) Interactive TV
3 1 (0.57%) SecurID
3 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.57%) BBC
3 1 (0.57%) IVR
3 1 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.14%) Windows
2 14 (8.00%) UNIX
3 11 (6.29%) Linux
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.29%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.71%) Low Latency
2 17 (9.71%) Network Design
3 16 (9.14%) Migration
4 15 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.71%) ITIL
6 7 (4.00%) Service Management
7 5 (2.86%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (2.29%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (2.29%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.29%) Change Management
8 4 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.71%) E-Commerce
9 3 (1.71%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.71%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.71%) Project Management
9 3 (1.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.86%) Perl
2 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.71%) Python
4 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (48.57%) CCNP
3 43 (24.57%) CCIE
4 27 (15.43%) CCNA
5 8 (4.57%) CCSA
5 8 (4.57%) CCSE
6 5 (2.86%) CCSP
7 4 (2.29%) CCIP
7 4 (2.29%) JNCIP
8 3 (1.71%) Degree
8 3 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.14%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.14%) MCITP
9 2 (1.14%) CCENT
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.14%) CCDP
9 2 (1.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.57%) MCSE
10 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.43%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.71%) vSphere
4 2 (1.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.57%) OPNET
4 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 150 (85.71%) Cisco
2 69 (39.43%) Juniper
3 52 (29.71%) F5
4 47 (26.86%) CheckPoint
5 21 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 19 (10.86%) VMware
7 16 (9.14%) Citrix
8 15 (8.57%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
10 7 (4.00%) Riverbed
10 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.86%) Brocade
12 4 (2.29%) Aruba
12 4 (2.29%) Sourcefire
12 4 (2.29%) HP
12 4 (2.29%) Reuters
12 4 (2.29%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.71%) IPFX
13 3 (1.71%) EMC
14 2 (1.14%) Avaya
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