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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 124 139 149
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 71 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.19% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.29% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 27
Average daily rate
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£338 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £239 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.47 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -15.25%
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
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
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 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 153 (88.95%) Cisco
2 109 (63.37%) Cisco Certification
3 101 (58.72%) Firewall
4 86 (50.00%) CCNP
5 65 (37.79%) Juniper
6 62 (36.05%) Finance
7 55 (31.98%) F5
8 53 (30.81%) LAN
8 53 (30.81%) WAN
9 46 (26.74%) CheckPoint
10 45 (26.16%) BGP
11 42 (24.42%) Network Security
12 40 (23.26%) OSPF
13 38 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
14 37 (21.51%) MPLS
15 36 (20.93%) CCIE
15 36 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
16 32 (18.60%) VPN
17 31 (18.02%) TCP/IP
18 30 (17.44%) CCNA
19 26 (15.12%) Wireless
20 25 (14.53%) Windows
21 24 (13.95%) EIGRP
21 24 (13.95%) Load Balancing
21 24 (13.95%) Low Latency
22 22 (12.79%) Multicast
23 21 (12.21%) VMware
23 21 (12.21%) DNS
24 19 (11.05%) Citrix
25 18 (10.47%) Blue Coat

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 101 (58.72%) Firewall
2 53 (30.81%) LAN
2 53 (30.81%) WAN
3 45 (26.16%) BGP
4 42 (24.42%) Network Security
5 40 (23.26%) OSPF
6 38 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (21.51%) MPLS
8 36 (20.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 32 (18.60%) VPN
10 31 (18.02%) TCP/IP
11 26 (15.12%) Wireless
12 24 (13.95%) EIGRP
13 22 (12.79%) Multicast
14 21 (12.21%) DNS
15 17 (9.88%) VLAN
16 16 (9.30%) DHCP
16 16 (9.30%) VoIP
17 15 (8.72%) SSL
17 15 (8.72%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 62 (36.05%) Finance
2 17 (9.88%) Banking
3 15 (8.72%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.74%) Games
6 2 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (1.74%) BYOD
2 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.74%) Clustering
2 3 (1.74%) IVR
3 2 (1.16%) Interactive TV
3 2 (1.16%) Streaming Media
3 2 (1.16%) PDA
3 2 (1.16%) Celerra
3 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.16%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.16%) Handset
3 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.16%) Eurex
4 1 (0.58%) BBC
4 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.58%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.53%) Windows
2 11 (6.40%) UNIX
3 10 (5.81%) Linux
4 6 (3.49%) Windows 2000
5 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.95%) Load Balancing
1 24 (13.95%) Low Latency
2 18 (10.47%) Network Design
3 14 (8.14%) Migration
4 13 (7.56%) ITIL
5 10 (5.81%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (3.49%) Change Management
6 6 (3.49%) Project Management
7 5 (2.91%) Service Management
7 5 (2.91%) Network Architecture
8 4 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (2.33%) Network Management
8 4 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.74%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 3 (1.74%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.74%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.74%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.33%) Perl
1 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.16%) Python
2 2 (1.16%) SQL
2 2 (1.16%) C
2 2 (1.16%) Java
2 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 109 (63.37%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (50.00%) CCNP
3 36 (20.93%) CCIE
4 30 (17.44%) CCNA
5 12 (6.98%) CCSA
6 9 (5.23%) CCSE
7 5 (2.91%) CISSP
7 5 (2.91%) CCSP
8 4 (2.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.74%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.74%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.16%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.16%) Degree
10 2 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.58%) MCSE
11 1 (0.58%) CCDA
11 1 (0.58%) CCDP
11 1 (0.58%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.91%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.07%) ProxySG
2 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.74%) vSphere
4 2 (1.16%) Snort
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) NFS
5 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.49%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.49%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (2.33%) OPNET
4 3 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.16%) Iperf
6 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.58%) Netcool
6 1 (0.58%) OpenView
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 153 (88.95%) Cisco
2 65 (37.79%) Juniper
3 55 (31.98%) F5
4 46 (26.74%) CheckPoint
5 21 (12.21%) VMware
6 19 (11.05%) Citrix
7 18 (10.47%) Blue Coat
8 14 (8.14%) Fortinet
9 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
10 11 (6.40%) SolarWinds
11 9 (5.23%) Aruba
12 8 (4.65%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.91%) HP
13 5 (2.91%) EMC
13 5 (2.91%) Avaya
13 5 (2.91%) Sourcefire
14 4 (2.33%) BT
14 4 (2.33%) Reuters
14 4 (2.33%) Bloomberg
15 2 (1.16%) Brocade
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