The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 149 151 171
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 844 842 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.71% 1.59% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.68% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 535 381
Median daily rate £363 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 33
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.67 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.62% -9.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+58.88% -6.25%
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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 282 £400 - 59
South East -1 212 £375 +11.11% 41
East of England +54 85 £310 +12.72% 13
Yorkshire +10 75 £350 +6.87% 12
South West +31 72 £350 - 14
West Midlands -25 44 £388 +29.16% 8
North West -6 35 £375 +15.38% 13
East Midlands +1 18 £300 -7.76% 5
North East -25 12 £290 -6.45% 5
Midlands -11 2 £375 +17.18%
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 1324 (78.30%) Cisco
2 1053 (62.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1004 (59.37%) Firewall
4 793 (46.90%) CCNP
5 571 (33.77%) LAN
6 559 (33.06%) WAN
7 525 (31.05%) CheckPoint
8 521 (30.81%) CCNA
9 458 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
10 419 (24.78%) Juniper
11 411 (24.31%) Network Security
12 400 (23.65%) Wireless
13 319 (18.86%) Data Centre
14 314 (18.57%) Security Cleared
15 306 (18.10%) BGP
16 299 (17.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 296 (17.50%) VPN
18 281 (16.62%) F5
19 256 (15.14%) OSPF
20 254 (15.02%) SC Cleared
21 229 (13.54%) TCP/IP
22 227 (13.42%) VoIP
23 223 (13.19%) CCIE
24 212 (12.54%) Network Design
25 209 (12.36%) MPLS
26 204 (12.06%) DNS
26 204 (12.06%) Palo Alto
27 199 (11.77%) ITIL
28 176 (10.41%) Windows
29 158 (9.34%) Telecoms

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (1.24%) MS Exchange
2 17 (1.01%) Skype for Business
3 14 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.30%) Apache
5 5 (0.30%) IIS
6 4 (0.24%) Confluence
6 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.18%) SAS
7 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.059%) nginx
9 1 (0.059%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.059%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 52 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 41 (2.42%) MS Office
4 7 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.059%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.59%) Office 365
3 4 (0.24%) IaaS
4 3 (0.18%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.18%) PaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.12%) Heroku
5 2 (0.12%) SaaS
6 1 (0.059%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.059%) GitHub
6 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.059%) Trello
6 1 (0.059%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1004 (59.37%) Firewall
2 571 (33.77%) LAN
3 559 (33.06%) WAN
4 458 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
5 411 (24.31%) Network Security
6 400 (23.65%) Wireless
7 306 (18.10%) BGP
8 299 (17.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 296 (17.50%) VPN
10 256 (15.14%) OSPF
11 229 (13.54%) TCP/IP
12 227 (13.42%) VoIP
13 209 (12.36%) MPLS
14 204 (12.06%) DNS
15 137 (8.10%) DHCP
16 129 (7.63%) EIGRP
17 119 (7.04%) VLAN
18 97 (5.74%) Cisco IOS
19 96 (5.68%) SSL
20 93 (5.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.47%) MySQL
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.12%) GIS
5 2 (0.12%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.059%) OLAP
6 1 (0.059%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.059%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.059%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.35%) JIRA
3 5 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.24%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.059%) Ant
6 1 (0.059%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.059%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.059%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.059%) Gradle
6 1 (0.059%) Hudson
6 1 (0.059%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.059%) Maven
6 1 (0.059%) Psake
6 1 (0.059%) Selenium
6 1 (0.059%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.059%) Subversion
6 1 (0.059%) TeamCity
General
1 158 (9.34%) Telecoms
2 150 (8.87%) Finance
3 57 (3.37%) Banking
4 34 (2.01%) Retail
5 18 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 15 (0.89%) Legal
6 15 (0.89%) Marketing
7 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.59%) Local Government
9 9 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.41%) Electronics
10 7 (0.41%) German Language
10 7 (0.41%) Publishing
11 5 (0.30%) Law
11 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.24%) Back Office
12 4 (0.24%) Billing
12 4 (0.24%) French Language
12 4 (0.24%) Games
12 4 (0.24%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.43%) 802.1X
2 28 (1.66%) CSS
3 9 (0.53%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.35%) Middleware
4 6 (0.35%) XMPP
5 4 (0.24%) OCX
6 3 (0.18%) .NET
6 3 (0.18%) REST
6 3 (0.18%) SOAP
6 3 (0.18%) WAP
6 3 (0.18%) XML
7 2 (0.12%) YAML
8 1 (0.059%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.059%) J2EE
8 1 (0.059%) PlayReady
8 1 (0.059%) RESTful
8 1 (0.059%) RSS
8 1 (0.059%) Web Services
8 1 (0.059%) Widevine
8 1 (0.059%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 319 (18.86%) Data Centre
2 39 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (1.06%) Driving Licence
7 17 (1.01%) NHS
7 17 (1.01%) PKI
7 17 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (0.89%) Hedge funds
8 15 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 11 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (0.59%) FlexPod
11 8 (0.47%) User Experience
12 7 (0.41%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.41%) CMDB
12 7 (0.41%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.35%) e-Health
13 6 (0.35%) Statistics
14 5 (0.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 176 (10.41%) Windows
2 115 (6.80%) Linux
3 97 (5.74%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.19%) Unix
5 31 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.71%) Solaris
10 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.24%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.18%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (12.54%) Network Design
2 199 (11.77%) ITIL
3 148 (8.75%) Load Balancing
4 104 (6.15%) Network Management
5 102 (6.03%) Change Management
6 98 (5.80%) Migration
7 91 (5.38%) Network Monitoring
8 63 (3.73%) Change Control
9 57 (3.37%) Network Architecture
10 47 (2.78%) Project Management
11 38 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
12 35 (2.07%) ITIL V3
13 34 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
15 30 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
16 29 (1.71%) High Availability
16 29 (1.71%) Kalman Filter
17 26 (1.54%) Mentoring
17 26 (1.54%) Service Management
18 25 (1.48%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (1.66%) SQL
2 20 (1.18%) Python
3 15 (0.89%) C
3 15 (0.89%) Shell Script
4 13 (0.77%) Perl
5 12 (0.71%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.47%) Tcl
7 6 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.30%) Java
8 5 (0.30%) PHP
8 5 (0.30%) VB
9 4 (0.24%) C#
10 3 (0.18%) VBScript
11 2 (0.12%) C++
11 2 (0.12%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.12%) Ruby
12 1 (0.059%) Korn
12 1 (0.059%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1053 (62.27%) Cisco Certification
2 793 (46.90%) CCNP
3 521 (30.81%) CCNA
4 314 (18.57%) Security Cleared
5 254 (15.02%) SC Cleared
6 223 (13.19%) CCIE
7 101 (5.97%) CCDP
8 77 (4.55%) Degree
9 46 (2.72%) CCSA
10 43 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 41 (2.42%) CCSE
12 38 (2.25%) CCDA
13 36 (2.13%) JNCIP
14 28 (1.66%) JNCIS
15 26 (1.54%) JNCIA
16 25 (1.48%) CCVP
17 22 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
17 22 (1.30%) JNCIE
18 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.48%) SLA
2 26 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 19 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.95%) QA
5 12 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.35%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.18%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.12%) GLP
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 1 (0.059%) BS7799
10 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.059%) MiFID
System Software
1 72 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.24%) ProxySG
4 21 (1.24%) vSphere
5 11 (0.65%) vCloud
6 9 (0.53%) Firmware
6 9 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
8 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.35%) XenServer
9 5 (0.30%) Docker
9 5 (0.30%) NFS
9 5 (0.30%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.18%) iptables
11 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.18%) XenApp
12 2 (0.12%) BIND 9
Systems Management
1 64 (3.78%) FortiGate
2 46 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
3 36 (2.13%) Nagios
4 35 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 28 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
6 23 (1.36%) Cacti
7 22 (1.30%) OPNET
8 18 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
9 11 (0.65%) OpenView
9 11 (0.65%) SCCM
9 11 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
10 10 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.59%) SmokePing
11 9 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.53%) TrustSec
12 7 (0.41%) SCOM
13 6 (0.35%) Ansible
13 6 (0.35%) Puppet
14 5 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.30%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1324 (78.30%) Cisco
2 525 (31.05%) CheckPoint
3 419 (24.78%) Juniper
4 281 (16.62%) F5
5 204 (12.06%) Palo Alto
6 140 (8.28%) Microsoft
7 134 (7.92%) Fortinet
8 113 (6.68%) SolarWinds
9 109 (6.45%) VMware
10 89 (5.26%) HP
11 85 (5.03%) Aruba
12 80 (4.73%) Citrix
13 74 (4.38%) Riverbed
14 65 (3.84%) Blue Coat
15 36 (2.13%) Nokia
16 33 (1.95%) Remedy
17 30 (1.77%) Meraki
18 29 (1.71%) NICE Systems
19 28 (1.66%) Tufin
20 27 (1.60%) TippingPoint
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £274 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £170 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PSTG Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Networking People
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £385 to £418 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £410 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago