The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 76 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.51% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.80% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £198 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.35% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £112 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £200 £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -18.46%
Network Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1310 1131 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.79% 92.10% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 585 276
Average daily rate £380 £390 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 15
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.40 £31.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) Network Security
4 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (18.75%) Juniper
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) VBA
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) PABX
7 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
7 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (12.50%) CCNP
7 2 (12.50%) Nokia
7 2 (12.50%) DMZ

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) PABX
5 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (12.50%) DMZ
5 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) PBX
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
1 3 (18.75%) VBA
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) JNCIA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) CCSA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) Siemens
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel