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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 121 100 161
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 31 94 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 1.87% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.97% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 72 28
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £234 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £33.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.79% -6.36%
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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 55 (79.71%) Cisco
2 48 (69.57%) Firewall
3 34 (49.28%) Finance
4 32 (46.38%) WAN
5 27 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (36.23%) Juniper
6 25 (36.23%) LAN
7 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
8 23 (33.33%) F5
9 22 (31.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (31.88%) BGP
10 21 (30.43%) VPN
10 21 (30.43%) Network Security
11 20 (28.99%) CCNP
11 20 (28.99%) OSPF
12 18 (26.09%) Wireless
13 15 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (18.84%) MPLS
14 13 (18.84%) Palo Alto
15 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
16 10 (14.49%) EIGRP
16 10 (14.49%) Riverbed
17 9 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (13.04%) Load Balancing
17 9 (13.04%) CCIE
17 9 (13.04%) ITIL
17 9 (13.04%) Banking
18 8 (11.59%) IPsec
18 8 (11.59%) DNS
18 8 (11.59%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (69.57%) Firewall
2 32 (46.38%) WAN
3 25 (36.23%) LAN
4 22 (31.88%) BGP
4 22 (31.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (30.43%) Network Security
5 21 (30.43%) VPN
6 20 (28.99%) OSPF
7 18 (26.09%) Wireless
8 15 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (18.84%) MPLS
10 10 (14.49%) EIGRP
11 8 (11.59%) DHCP
11 8 (11.59%) DNS
11 8 (11.59%) IPsec
12 7 (10.14%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (10.14%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (10.14%) VLAN
13 6 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
General
1 34 (49.28%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.35%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) Statistics
6 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) ITIL
1 9 (13.04%) Load Balancing
2 7 (10.14%) Change Management
3 6 (8.70%) Network Design
4 5 (7.25%) Low Latency
4 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.80%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.35%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.35%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
6 3 (4.35%) Service Management
7 2 (2.90%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Project Management
7 2 (2.90%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) Perl
1 1 (1.45%) PHP
1 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.99%) CCNP
3 9 (13.04%) CCIE
4 7 (10.14%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) Degree
5 5 (7.25%) JNCIP
6 4 (5.80%) CCSA
6 4 (5.80%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.90%) CCSE
7 2 (2.90%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.45%) CCDP
8 1 (1.45%) CISSP
8 1 (1.45%) GIAC
8 1 (1.45%) MCSE
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) ProxySG
1 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Firmware
2 1 (1.45%) Snort
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.45%) XenApp
2 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.45%) EnCase
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) Nessus
4 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.45%) Proventia
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (79.71%) Cisco
2 25 (36.23%) Juniper
3 24 (34.78%) CheckPoint
4 23 (33.33%) F5
5 13 (18.84%) Palo Alto
6 10 (14.49%) Riverbed
7 6 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.25%) Avaya
8 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.25%) VMware
9 4 (5.80%) Blue Coat
9 4 (5.80%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.80%) McAfee
9 4 (5.80%) Polycom
10 3 (4.35%) Aruba
10 3 (4.35%) FireEye
10 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.35%) Symantec
11 2 (2.90%) Nortel
11 2 (2.90%) Tufin