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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 86 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 61 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.99% 1.47% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.58% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 26
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£345 £275 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £180 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% -12.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
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
2879 2214 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.69% 93.30% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1733 1094 1426
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 211 314
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 20 £350 +47.36% 3
Hertfordshire -14 20 £335 -2.54% 10
Bedfordshire -8 9 £300 +9.09% 2
Essex -7 7 £275 +52.77% 1
Suffolk +5 5 £375 +47.05%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (67.62%) Cisco
2 52 (49.52%) Firewall
3 43 (40.95%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (38.10%) LAN
5 39 (37.14%) WAN
6 37 (35.24%) CCNP
7 30 (28.57%) VPN
8 28 (26.67%) CheckPoint
9 25 (23.81%) Network Security
10 22 (20.95%) MPLS
10 22 (20.95%) TCP/IP
10 22 (20.95%) ITIL
10 22 (20.95%) Windows
11 20 (19.05%) Wireless
12 16 (15.24%) DNS
12 16 (15.24%) CCNA
13 15 (14.29%) Juniper
14 14 (13.33%) BGP
14 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 14 (13.33%) VoIP
14 14 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
15 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
15 13 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (11.43%) DHCP
16 12 (11.43%) Linux
16 12 (11.43%) SolarWinds
16 12 (11.43%) VLAN
17 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
17 11 (10.48%) DNA
17 11 (10.48%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
1 11 (10.48%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 52 (49.52%) Firewall
2 40 (38.10%) LAN
3 39 (37.14%) WAN
4 30 (28.57%) VPN
5 25 (23.81%) Network Security
6 22 (20.95%) MPLS
6 22 (20.95%) TCP/IP
7 20 (19.05%) Wireless
8 16 (15.24%) DNS
9 14 (13.33%) BGP
9 14 (13.33%) VoIP
10 13 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (11.43%) DHCP
11 12 (11.43%) VLAN
12 10 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (9.52%) Multicast
13 9 (8.57%) Ethernet
14 8 (7.62%) IPv6
14 8 (7.62%) Internet
14 8 (7.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Bugzilla
1 4 (3.81%) JUnit
1 4 (3.81%) Selenium
1 4 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (3.81%) JIRA
1 4 (3.81%) Redmine
1 4 (3.81%) Trac
General
1 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) German Language
3 1 (0.95%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) PKI
2 4 (3.81%) Firmware
3 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.90%) Kindle
5 1 (0.95%) Statistics
5 1 (0.95%) e-Health
5 1 (0.95%) Economics
5 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.95%) Windows
2 12 (11.43%) Linux
3 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.81%) Solaris
5 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) UNIX
8 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.95%) ITIL
2 14 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (10.48%) DNA
4 9 (8.57%) Network Management
4 9 (8.57%) Change Control
5 7 (6.67%) Coaching
6 6 (5.71%) Migration
7 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Project Management
7 4 (3.81%) Use Case
7 4 (3.81%) Network Design
7 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.81%) Functional Testing
8 3 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.90%) Data Security
9 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.90%) Network Architecture
9 2 (1.90%) Time Management
9 2 (1.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 5 (4.76%) Perl
2 4 (3.81%) PHP
2 4 (3.81%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) VB.NET
2 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.81%) Bash Shell
2 4 (3.81%) Ruby
3 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.95%) Tcl
3 1 (0.95%) Python
3 1 (0.95%) C
3 1 (0.95%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (40.95%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (35.24%) CCNP
3 16 (15.24%) CCNA
4 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) CCSA
5 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.62%) CCIE
6 8 (7.62%) CCSE
7 5 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (3.81%) CCDP
9 3 (2.86%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.86%) CCIP
10 2 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.90%) MCSE
10 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.90%) Degree
11 1 (0.95%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.95%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.90%) XenServer
5 1 (0.95%) Xen
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.81%) OPNET
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (67.62%) Cisco
2 28 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 15 (14.29%) Juniper
4 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.43%) SolarWinds
6 10 (9.52%) HP
6 10 (9.52%) VMware
7 8 (7.62%) F5
8 6 (5.71%) Citrix
8 6 (5.71%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.76%) EMC
10 4 (3.81%) Aruba
10 4 (3.81%) Splunk
11 3 (2.86%) Brocade
11 3 (2.86%) Sourcefire
11 3 (2.86%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.86%) Oracle
11 3 (2.86%) Websense
11 3 (2.86%) Sophos
11 3 (2.86%) BT