The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 148 196 187
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 763 508 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.06% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.14% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 268 284
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 25 50
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -18.91%
Network Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +82 327 £365 -2.66% 79
South East +4 150 £315 +0.80% 37
West Midlands +3 66 £267 -19.09% 22
South West -6 56 £288 +4.54% 19
East of England 0 47 £348 +39.00% 25
Yorkshire +21 36 £325 -3.70% 25
North West -21 34 £330 +11.86% 16
East Midlands +17 26 £350 +9.37% 3
North East -37 8 £348 +15.91%
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 986 (74.14%) Cisco
2 687 (51.65%) Firewall
3 663 (49.85%) Cisco Certification
4 479 (36.02%) CCNP
5 429 (32.26%) WAN
6 426 (32.03%) LAN
7 372 (27.97%) CheckPoint
8 328 (24.66%) CCNA
9 318 (23.91%) Juniper
10 276 (20.75%) Network Security
11 273 (20.53%) BGP
12 268 (20.15%) F5
13 266 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 248 (18.65%) VPN
15 241 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 223 (16.77%) OSPF
17 210 (15.79%) Wireless
18 189 (14.21%) Security Cleared
19 183 (13.76%) TCP/IP
20 172 (12.93%) MPLS
21 171 (12.86%) Windows
22 167 (12.56%) ITIL
23 162 (12.18%) HP
24 159 (11.95%) Network Design
25 157 (11.80%) Finance
26 152 (11.43%) Load Balancing
27 149 (11.20%) SC Cleared
28 138 (10.38%) CCIE
28 138 (10.38%) DNS
29 130 (9.77%) VLAN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 16 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 14 (1.05%) IIS
3 12 (0.90%) Apache
4 6 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.30%) CMS
5 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.23%) Lync
6 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.075%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.075%) JBoss
8 1 (0.075%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 60 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.56%) MS Office
3 33 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.38%) AutoCAD
4 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.30%) SaaS
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.075%) Office 365
3 1 (0.075%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 687 (51.65%) Firewall
2 429 (32.26%) WAN
3 426 (32.03%) LAN
4 276 (20.75%) Network Security
5 273 (20.53%) BGP
6 266 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 248 (18.65%) VPN
8 241 (18.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 223 (16.77%) OSPF
10 210 (15.79%) Wireless
11 183 (13.76%) TCP/IP
12 172 (12.93%) MPLS
13 138 (10.38%) DNS
14 130 (9.77%) VLAN
15 114 (8.57%) EIGRP
16 108 (8.12%) VoIP
17 103 (7.74%) Cisco IOS
18 93 (6.99%) IPsec
19 87 (6.54%) DHCP
20 83 (6.24%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.38%) DB2
3 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.075%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.075%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.075%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.075%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.45%) JIRA
3 4 (0.30%) Selenium
3 4 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.30%) JUnit
3 4 (0.30%) Redmine
3 4 (0.30%) Trac
3 4 (0.30%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.075%) Ant
4 1 (0.075%) MSI
4 1 (0.075%) Metasploit
General
1 157 (11.80%) Finance
2 118 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.49%) Banking
4 22 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 19 (1.43%) Retail
7 7 (0.53%) Local Government
8 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.45%) Back Office
9 5 (0.38%) Advertising
9 5 (0.38%) Publishing
9 5 (0.38%) Games
9 5 (0.38%) German Language
9 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.23%) Military
12 2 (0.15%) Automotive
12 2 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.65%) CSS
2 11 (0.83%) JSP
3 9 (0.68%) .NET
3 9 (0.68%) WAP
4 5 (0.38%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.23%) HTML
6 3 (0.23%) Web Services
7 2 (0.15%) Flash
7 2 (0.15%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.15%) HTML5
7 2 (0.15%) Ajax
7 2 (0.15%) JSON
8 1 (0.075%) Middleware
8 1 (0.075%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 14 (1.05%) Cryptography
5 12 (0.90%) PKI
6 11 (0.83%) Statistics
7 9 (0.68%) NHS
7 9 (0.68%) Visualisation
8 8 (0.60%) Open Source
8 8 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.53%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.53%) User Experience
10 6 (0.45%) Replication
11 5 (0.38%) e-Health
11 5 (0.38%) Online Games
11 5 (0.38%) Clustering
12 4 (0.30%) SecurID
12 4 (0.30%) AVVID
12 4 (0.30%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 171 (12.86%) Windows
2 73 (5.49%) Linux
3 59 (4.44%) UNIX
4 58 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.73%) Windows XP
8 17 (1.28%) Solaris
9 15 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.45%) SUSE
12 5 (0.38%) AIX
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.15%) CentOS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.075%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (12.56%) ITIL
2 159 (11.95%) Network Design
3 152 (11.43%) Load Balancing
4 120 (9.02%) Network Management
5 80 (6.02%) Migration
6 72 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 50 (3.76%) Change Control
8 49 (3.68%) Network Architecture
9 45 (3.38%) Service Management
9 45 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 45 (3.38%) Change Management
10 41 (3.08%) Incident Management
11 36 (2.71%) Project Management
12 34 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
13 29 (2.18%) Time Management
14 28 (2.11%) Mentoring
15 27 (2.03%) Low Latency
16 22 (1.65%) Problem Management
17 21 (1.58%) Configuration Management
17 21 (1.58%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (1.65%) SQL
1 22 (1.65%) Perl
2 11 (0.83%) Python
2 11 (0.83%) C
2 11 (0.83%) Java
3 9 (0.68%) Lisp
3 9 (0.68%) Bash Shell
4 8 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.53%) Ruby
6 5 (0.38%) PHP
6 5 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.23%) VBA
9 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.15%) Tcl
9 2 (0.15%) C#
9 2 (0.15%) C++
9 2 (0.15%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.075%) VBScript
10 1 (0.075%) VB
Qualifications
1 663 (49.85%) Cisco Certification
2 479 (36.02%) CCNP
3 328 (24.66%) CCNA
4 189 (14.21%) Security Cleared
5 149 (11.20%) SC Cleared
6 138 (10.38%) CCIE
7 57 (4.29%) CCSE
8 50 (3.76%) Degree
9 45 (3.38%) CCDP
10 40 (3.01%) CCSA
11 32 (2.41%) DV Cleared
12 31 (2.33%) CISSP
13 28 (2.11%) CCSP
14 26 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (1.35%) CCVP
15 18 (1.35%) MCSE
16 17 (1.28%) JNCIE
17 16 (1.20%) JNCIP
18 14 (1.05%) JNCIA
19 13 (0.98%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.53%) SLA
2 25 (1.88%) QA
3 22 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
System Software
1 73 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 48 (3.61%) ProxySG
3 40 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 30 (2.26%) vSphere
6 27 (2.03%) Snort
7 13 (0.98%) Firmware
8 7 (0.53%) Nmap
9 6 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.45%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.30%) XenApp
11 3 (0.23%) XenServer
11 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.15%) Xen
12 2 (0.15%) vCloud
12 2 (0.15%) UAG
13 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.075%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 28 (2.11%) FortiGate
2 23 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
3 20 (1.50%) WhatsUp Gold
4 18 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
6 15 (1.13%) OPNET
7 14 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
8 10 (0.75%) Nessus
9 9 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (0.68%) OpenView
10 7 (0.53%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.45%) Netcool
11 6 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.30%) WSUS
12 4 (0.30%) SCCM
12 4 (0.30%) HP NNM
12 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 986 (74.14%) Cisco
2 372 (27.97%) CheckPoint
3 318 (23.91%) Juniper
4 268 (20.15%) F5
5 162 (12.18%) HP
6 114 (8.57%) Blue Coat
7 113 (8.50%) VMware
8 98 (7.37%) Microsoft
9 74 (5.56%) Citrix
10 58 (4.36%) SolarWinds
11 50 (3.76%) Riverbed
12 49 (3.68%) McAfee
13 47 (3.53%) Nortel
14 43 (3.23%) Nokia
15 38 (2.86%) Avaya
15 38 (2.86%) Fortinet
16 35 (2.63%) BMC
17 33 (2.48%) Sourcefire
18 32 (2.41%) BT
19 30 (2.26%) TippingPoint
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