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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 92 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 55 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.82% 1.56% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.68% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £340 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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 £27.50 £29.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
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
2818 2200 2990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.00% 92.87% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1112 1484
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 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 212 315
Average hourly rate £16.72 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.84 £42.50 £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 1 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 1 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
Cambridgeshire +13 19 £350 +47.36% 6
Hertfordshire -17 19 £331 +8.16% 7
Bedfordshire -12 6 £300 +9.09%
Essex -15 6 £275 +44.73% 3
Suffolk +9 5 £375 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (67.02%) Cisco
2 47 (50.00%) Firewall
3 39 (41.49%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (41.49%) LAN
4 38 (40.43%) WAN
5 35 (37.23%) CCNP
6 28 (29.79%) VPN
7 24 (25.53%) CheckPoint
8 22 (23.40%) Wireless
8 22 (23.40%) TCP/IP
8 22 (23.40%) ITIL
8 22 (23.40%) Network Security
9 21 (22.34%) Windows
10 18 (19.15%) MPLS
11 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
12 13 (13.83%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (13.83%) DNS
12 13 (13.83%) Juniper
13 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
13 12 (12.77%) VoIP
13 12 (12.77%) BGP
13 12 (12.77%) SolarWinds
14 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
14 11 (11.70%) CCNA
15 10 (10.64%) DNA
15 10 (10.64%) Linux
15 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
15 10 (10.64%) CCSA
15 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (11.70%) MS Visio
2 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 47 (50.00%) Firewall
2 39 (41.49%) LAN
3 38 (40.43%) WAN
4 28 (29.79%) VPN
5 22 (23.40%) Wireless
5 22 (23.40%) TCP/IP
5 22 (23.40%) Network Security
6 18 (19.15%) MPLS
7 13 (13.83%) DNS
8 12 (12.77%) VoIP
8 12 (12.77%) BGP
9 10 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (10.64%) VLAN
10 9 (9.57%) Multicast
10 9 (9.57%) DHCP
11 8 (8.51%) Ethernet
11 8 (8.51%) Internet
11 8 (8.51%) IPsec
11 8 (8.51%) Junos
12 7 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) JUnit
1 4 (4.26%) Bugzilla
1 4 (4.26%) Trac
1 4 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (4.26%) JIRA
1 4 (4.26%) Selenium
1 4 (4.26%) Redmine
General
1 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.13%) German Language
3 1 (1.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) PKI
2 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) Kindle
4 1 (1.06%) Open Source
4 1 (1.06%) Statistics
4 1 (1.06%) Economics
4 1 (1.06%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Windows
2 10 (10.64%) Linux
3 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.26%) Solaris
6 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) UNIX
7 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) ITIL
2 13 (13.83%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (10.64%) DNA
4 8 (8.51%) Coaching
4 8 (8.51%) Change Control
5 7 (7.45%) Network Management
6 4 (4.26%) Network Design
6 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.26%) Project Management
6 4 (4.26%) Functional Testing
6 4 (4.26%) Use Case
6 4 (4.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.19%) Migration
8 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (2.13%) Data Security
8 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.32%) Perl
2 4 (4.26%) PHP
2 4 (4.26%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
2 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (4.26%) Ruby
2 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.06%) Tcl
3 1 (1.06%) Python
3 1 (1.06%) C
3 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (41.49%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (37.23%) CCNP
3 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.70%) CCNA
5 10 (10.64%) CCSA
6 8 (8.51%) CCIE
6 8 (8.51%) CCSE
7 5 (5.32%) Check Point Certification
8 4 (4.26%) CCDP
9 3 (3.19%) JNCIA
9 3 (3.19%) CCIP
10 2 (2.13%) MCSE
10 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.13%) Degree
11 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.06%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.06%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) Firmware
4 3 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) XenServer
6 1 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Xen
6 1 (1.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.19%) OPNET
4 2 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 63 (67.02%) Cisco
2 24 (25.53%) CheckPoint
3 13 (13.83%) Juniper
4 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.77%) SolarWinds
5 9 (9.57%) F5
6 8 (8.51%) HP
7 7 (7.45%) VMware
8 6 (6.38%) Citrix
8 6 (6.38%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.26%) Aruba
9 4 (4.26%) Splunk
10 3 (3.19%) Brocade
10 3 (3.19%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.19%) Websense
10 3 (3.19%) Sophos
10 3 (3.19%) Sourcefire
10 3 (3.19%) EMC
10 3 (3.19%) Oracle
11 2 (2.13%) Sage