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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 83 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 49 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.78% 1.21% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.32% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 13
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£325 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £190 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £395 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.80
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 - £17.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £28.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
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
2568 2735 2040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.11% 92.06% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1513 1053
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 253
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -23.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +3 14 £328 +48.86% 7
Essex +6 13 £278 -15.58% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 8 £288 +1.76%
Bedfordshire +11 7 £400 +28.00% 1
Norfolk +2 5 £325 -5.10%
Suffolk +10 4 £250 +12.35% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 56 (78.87%) Cisco
2 40 (56.34%) Firewall
3 29 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (33.80%) CCNP
5 20 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (26.76%) F5
6 19 (26.76%) LAN
7 18 (25.35%) Wireless
8 16 (22.54%) WAN
9 15 (21.13%) VMware
9 15 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (19.72%) Juniper
11 13 (18.31%) VoIP
11 13 (18.31%) VLAN
12 12 (16.90%) ITIL
13 11 (15.49%) CCNA
13 11 (15.49%) DNS
13 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
13 11 (15.49%) OSPF
14 10 (14.08%) VPN
15 9 (12.68%) MPLS
15 9 (12.68%) CCIE
15 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.68%) DHCP
15 9 (12.68%) Windows
15 9 (12.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (11.27%) Network Security
16 8 (11.27%) BGP
16 8 (11.27%) HP
17 7 (9.86%) IP Telephony

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) Firewall
2 20 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (26.76%) LAN
4 18 (25.35%) Wireless
5 16 (22.54%) WAN
6 15 (21.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (18.31%) VoIP
7 13 (18.31%) VLAN
8 11 (15.49%) DNS
8 11 (15.49%) OSPF
9 10 (14.08%) VPN
10 9 (12.68%) MPLS
10 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
10 9 (12.68%) DHCP
10 9 (12.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (11.27%) Network Security
11 8 (11.27%) BGP
12 7 (9.86%) IP Telephony
13 6 (8.45%) Internet
14 5 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Local Government
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) RESTful
1 1 (1.41%) HTML
1 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.41%) Open Source
1 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (1.41%) IVR
1 1 (1.41%) Replication
1 1 (1.41%) Statistics
1 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) CentOS
4 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.45%) Network Management
4 5 (7.04%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Time Management
6 3 (4.23%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.82%) Network Design
7 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.82%) Validation
7 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.41%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.41%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.41%) High Availability
8 1 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) Data Privacy
8 1 (1.41%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) C
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.41%) Embedded C
2 1 (1.41%) Lua
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (33.80%) CCNP
3 11 (15.49%) CCNA
4 9 (12.68%) CCIE
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
6 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) CCDP
8 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) vSphere
2 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) Firmware
4 1 (1.41%) Snort
4 1 (1.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.82%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.41%) RANCID
3 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.41%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) F5
3 15 (21.13%) VMware
4 14 (19.72%) Juniper
5 11 (15.49%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.27%) HP
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix
7 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 4 (5.63%) Mitel
10 3 (4.23%) Aruba
10 3 (4.23%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.82%) BT
11 2 (2.82%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.82%) Verint
12 1 (1.41%) Lumension
12 1 (1.41%) Zeacom
12 1 (1.41%) IronPort