The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 95 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 51 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.65% 1.41% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.51% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £187 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -18.91%
Network Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2876 2249 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.20% 93.09% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1785 1169 1460
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 231 291
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -10 21 £375 +11.11% 6
Cambridgeshire +17 17 £350 +27.27% 9
Bedfordshire -12 6 £250 -9.09%
Essex -22 4 £313 +56.25% 2
Suffolk +7 3 £375 +50.00% 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 67 (67.00%) Cisco
2 53 (53.00%) Firewall
3 44 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (39.00%) LAN
5 38 (38.00%) WAN
6 36 (36.00%) CCNP
7 27 (27.00%) VPN
8 23 (23.00%) ITIL
9 22 (22.00%) CheckPoint
10 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
10 21 (21.00%) Windows
10 21 (21.00%) Wireless
11 18 (18.00%) MPLS
11 18 (18.00%) Network Security
12 15 (15.00%) Juniper
12 15 (15.00%) CCNA
13 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.00%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (12.00%) SolarWinds
15 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 12 (12.00%) DNS
16 11 (11.00%) VoIP
16 11 (11.00%) MS Visio
16 11 (11.00%) BGP
16 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
16 11 (11.00%) VLAN
17 10 (10.00%) VMware
17 10 (10.00%) DNA
18 9 (9.00%) DHCP
18 9 (9.00%) Linux

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 11 (11.00%) MS Visio
2 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 53 (53.00%) Firewall
2 39 (39.00%) LAN
3 38 (38.00%) WAN
4 27 (27.00%) VPN
5 21 (21.00%) Wireless
5 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
6 18 (18.00%) MPLS
6 18 (18.00%) Network Security
7 12 (12.00%) DNS
8 11 (11.00%) VoIP
8 11 (11.00%) BGP
8 11 (11.00%) VLAN
9 9 (9.00%) DHCP
10 8 (8.00%) Internet
10 8 (8.00%) IPsec
10 8 (8.00%) Junos
10 8 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (8.00%) Multicast
11 7 (7.00%) Ethernet
11 7 (7.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JUnit
1 4 (4.00%) Bugzilla
1 4 (4.00%) JIRA
1 4 (4.00%) Selenium
1 4 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.00%) Redmine
1 4 (4.00%) Trac
General
1 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) PKI
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Kindle
4 1 (1.00%) Statistics
4 1 (1.00%) Open Source
4 1 (1.00%) Clustering
4 1 (1.00%) e-Health
4 1 (1.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.00%) Solaris
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.00%) UNIX
5 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (10.00%) DNA
4 8 (8.00%) Network Management
4 8 (8.00%) Change Control
4 8 (8.00%) Coaching
5 5 (5.00%) Project Management
6 4 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.00%) Migration
6 4 (4.00%) Network Design
6 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.00%) Use Case
6 4 (4.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (2.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.00%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.00%) Perl
1 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.00%) PHP
2 4 (4.00%) SQL
2 4 (4.00%) VB.NET
2 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) Python
3 1 (1.00%) Tcl
3 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (36.00%) CCNP
3 15 (15.00%) CCNA
4 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.00%) CCSA
7 8 (8.00%) CCIE
8 7 (7.00%) CCSE
9 5 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (4.00%) CCDP
10 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.00%) MCSE
11 3 (3.00%) CCIP
11 3 (3.00%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.00%) JNCIS
12 2 (2.00%) MCITP
12 2 (2.00%) Degree
13 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.00%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.00%) Firmware
4 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.00%) XenServer
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.00%) Snort
6 1 (1.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.00%) OPNET
3 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 67 (67.00%) Cisco
2 22 (22.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (15.00%) Juniper
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (10.00%) VMware
6 8 (8.00%) HP
6 8 (8.00%) F5
7 7 (7.00%) Citrix
8 6 (6.00%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.00%) SonicWALL
10 4 (4.00%) Splunk
10 4 (4.00%) Oracle
11 3 (3.00%) EMC
11 3 (3.00%) Sophos
11 3 (3.00%) Websense
11 3 (3.00%) Aruba
11 3 (3.00%) Sourcefire
11 3 (3.00%) Brocade
12 2 (2.00%) Fortinet
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