The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 East of England 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 86 84 97
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 53 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.73% 1.56% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.65% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 19
Average daily rate
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£291 £255 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.21% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £331 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +97.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2842 2237 2866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.88% 94.07% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1125 1420
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 231 362
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cambridgeshire -5 13 £310 +19.23% 4
Bedfordshire -12 13 £300 +3.44% 4
Hertfordshire +6 12 £263 -14.28% 8
Suffolk -16 8 £250 +4.16% 2
Essex -4 7 £165 -43.58% 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 58 (68.24%) Cisco
2 43 (50.59%) Firewall
3 30 (35.29%) LAN
3 30 (35.29%) WAN
4 29 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (30.59%) Network Security
6 24 (28.24%) CheckPoint
7 23 (27.06%) Windows
8 21 (24.71%) CCNP
9 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
9 19 (22.35%) VPN
10 16 (18.82%) MPLS
10 16 (18.82%) ITIL
11 15 (17.65%) Wireless
12 13 (15.29%) DNS
13 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
13 12 (14.12%) Linux
13 12 (14.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (12.94%) VoIP
14 11 (12.94%) CCNA
14 11 (12.94%) Juniper
14 11 (12.94%) BGP
15 10 (11.76%) VMware
15 10 (11.76%) CCSA
15 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
15 10 (11.76%) DHCP
16 9 (10.59%) HP
16 9 (10.59%) OSPF
16 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 43 (50.59%) Firewall
2 30 (35.29%) LAN
2 30 (35.29%) WAN
3 26 (30.59%) Network Security
4 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
4 19 (22.35%) VPN
5 16 (18.82%) MPLS
6 15 (17.65%) Wireless
7 13 (15.29%) DNS
8 12 (14.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (12.94%) VoIP
9 11 (12.94%) BGP
10 10 (11.76%) DHCP
11 9 (10.59%) OSPF
12 7 (8.24%) EIGRP
12 7 (8.24%) IPsec
12 7 (8.24%) SAN
12 7 (8.24%) Ethernet
12 7 (8.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Trac
1 4 (4.71%) Redmine
1 4 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.71%) JIRA
1 4 (4.71%) Selenium
1 4 (4.71%) Bugzilla
1 4 (4.71%) JUnit
General
1 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) PKI
2 4 (4.71%) Firmware
3 2 (2.35%) Kindle
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.71%) Solaris
6 2 (2.35%) UNIX
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) ITIL
2 9 (10.59%) Network Management
2 9 (10.59%) Change Control
3 8 (9.41%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (5.88%) DNA
4 5 (5.88%) Migration
5 4 (4.71%) Use Case
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.53%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (2.35%) Test Strategy
7 2 (2.35%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.35%) Time Management
7 2 (2.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.35%) Data Security
7 2 (2.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) Perl
1 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.71%) Ruby
2 4 (4.71%) PHP
2 4 (4.71%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
2 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.18%) Tcl
3 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.18%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) C
3 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (34.12%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (24.71%) CCNP
3 11 (12.94%) CCNA
4 10 (11.76%) CCSA
5 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
6 8 (9.41%) CCSE
7 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (4.71%) CCDP
10 2 (2.35%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.35%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.35%) XenServer
5 1 (1.18%) Xen
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.88%) OPNET
3 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 58 (68.24%) Cisco
2 24 (28.24%) CheckPoint
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) Juniper
5 10 (11.76%) VMware
6 9 (10.59%) HP
7 8 (9.41%) F5
8 7 (8.24%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.88%) EMC
10 4 (4.71%) Splunk
10 4 (4.71%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.71%) Aruba
11 3 (3.53%) Citrix
11 3 (3.53%) Oracle
11 3 (3.53%) Websense
11 3 (3.53%) BT
11 3 (3.53%) Sophos
11 3 (3.53%) Sourcefire
11 3 (3.53%) SonicWALL
12 2 (2.35%) Zeacom
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