The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 124 167 143
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 77 47 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 0.66% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.72% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 60
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £244 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £25.63 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5332 6562 7201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.88% 92.61% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3888 4819 5239
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
London

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014, 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.

1 109 (71.71%) Cisco
2 72 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (46.71%) Firewall
4 57 (37.50%) CCNP
5 49 (32.24%) Juniper
6 48 (31.58%) WAN
7 45 (29.61%) CheckPoint
8 41 (26.97%) Network Security
9 40 (26.32%) Finance
10 38 (25.00%) F5
11 35 (23.03%) LAN
12 33 (21.71%) BGP
13 32 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (17.76%) VPN
16 26 (17.11%) OSPF
17 24 (15.79%) Banking
18 22 (14.47%) TCP/IP
18 22 (14.47%) CCNA
19 21 (13.82%) Blue Coat
19 21 (13.82%) Multicast
20 19 (12.50%) Windows
21 18 (11.84%) Load Balancing
22 17 (11.18%) VLAN
22 17 (11.18%) Wireless
23 15 (9.87%) McAfee
23 15 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
24 14 (9.21%) Network Management
24 14 (9.21%) MPLS
25 13 (8.55%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 8 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.66%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 71 (46.71%) Firewall
2 48 (31.58%) WAN
3 41 (26.97%) Network Security
4 35 (23.03%) LAN
5 33 (21.71%) BGP
6 32 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (19.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 27 (17.76%) VPN
9 26 (17.11%) OSPF
10 22 (14.47%) TCP/IP
11 21 (13.82%) Multicast
12 17 (11.18%) VLAN
12 17 (11.18%) Wireless
13 15 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (9.21%) MPLS
15 13 (8.55%) DNS
15 13 (8.55%) Cisco PIX
16 12 (7.89%) EIGRP
17 10 (6.58%) SAN
18 9 (5.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (26.32%) Finance
2 24 (15.79%) Banking
3 9 (5.92%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.95%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.63%) Retail
7 2 (1.32%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
8 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) DCOM
1 1 (0.66%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.61%) Clustering
1 7 (4.61%) EqualLogic
2 5 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.97%) NHS
4 2 (1.32%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.66%) Firmware
5 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) CCTV
5 1 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.66%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (5.92%) UNIX
3 7 (4.61%) Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.84%) Load Balancing
2 14 (9.21%) Network Management
3 10 (6.58%) ITIL
4 8 (5.26%) Network Design
5 6 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (3.95%) Migration
6 5 (3.29%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.29%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.29%) Change Management
6 5 (3.29%) Change Control
6 5 (3.29%) Low Latency
6 5 (3.29%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 4 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.32%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.32%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (1.32%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.32%) Validation
8 2 (1.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.61%) SQL
2 2 (1.32%) Ruby
2 2 (1.32%) Perl
2 2 (1.32%) Python
3 1 (0.66%) C
3 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (37.50%) CCNP
3 22 (14.47%) CCNA
4 13 (8.55%) CCIE
5 7 (4.61%) MCSE
5 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.61%) MCITP
5 7 (4.61%) CCSE
6 5 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.63%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.63%) JNCIS
7 4 (2.63%) CISSP
7 4 (2.63%) CCSA
8 3 (1.97%) CCVP
8 3 (1.97%) CCDP
8 3 (1.97%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (5.92%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.63%) Snort
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) KVM
4 1 (0.66%) RHEV
4 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.66%) Nmap
4 1 (0.66%) UAG
4 1 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) BladeLogic
2 4 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.97%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.66%) OpenView
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 109 (71.71%) Cisco
2 49 (32.24%) Juniper
3 45 (29.61%) CheckPoint
4 38 (25.00%) F5
5 21 (13.82%) Blue Coat
6 15 (9.87%) McAfee
7 13 (8.55%) VMware
8 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.89%) Citrix
9 11 (7.24%) Riverbed
10 10 (6.58%) Aruba
11 9 (5.92%) HP
12 8 (5.26%) SonicWALL
12 8 (5.26%) Dell
12 8 (5.26%) BMC
12 8 (5.26%) Nortel
13 7 (4.61%) Fortinet
14 6 (3.95%) ProCurve
14 6 (3.95%) NetScout
14 6 (3.95%) CA
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