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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 141 195 194
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 769 544 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.10% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.19% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 291 229
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£325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 35
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £17.13 £19.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%
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
46715 45592 39854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.44% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28913 27925 23439
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1926 2117
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +24 295 £328 -6.42% 88
South East +16 197 £318 -5.92% 49
Yorkshire +31 59 £300 +4.34% 15
East of England +33 47 £305 +3.38% 16
West Midlands +15 46 £313 -5.87% 15
South West +13 43 £338 -3.57% 17
North West -4 43 £304 +38.06% 11
East Midlands +12 23 £425 +18.05% 7
North East +12 8 £278 - 1
Midlands - - - -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1263 (81.85%) Cisco
2 881 (57.10%) Cisco Certification
3 840 (54.44%) Firewall
4 642 (41.61%) CCNP
5 539 (34.93%) WAN
6 528 (34.22%) LAN
7 434 (28.13%) CheckPoint
8 424 (27.48%) Juniper
9 418 (27.09%) CCNA
10 401 (25.99%) Cisco ASA
11 376 (24.37%) F5
12 363 (23.53%) BGP
13 347 (22.49%) Network Security
14 320 (20.74%) VPN
15 318 (20.61%) OSPF
16 292 (18.92%) MPLS
17 284 (18.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 249 (16.14%) Wireless
19 240 (15.55%) TCP/IP
20 212 (13.74%) Security Cleared
21 207 (13.42%) Windows
22 188 (12.18%) Network Design
23 187 (12.12%) Finance
24 186 (12.05%) Load Balancing
25 185 (11.99%) DNS
26 182 (11.80%) VoIP
27 180 (11.67%) EIGRP
28 170 (11.02%) ITIL
29 164 (10.63%) CCIE
30 157 (10.17%) Telecoms

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 24 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.23%) IIS
3 15 (0.97%) Apache
4 9 (0.58%) Lync
5 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.39%) CMS
6 6 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.065%) Moodle
10 1 (0.065%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 50 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.27%) MS Office
3 27 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.13%) SaaS
4 1 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.065%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.065%) Office 365
4 1 (0.065%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 840 (54.44%) Firewall
2 539 (34.93%) WAN
3 528 (34.22%) LAN
4 401 (25.99%) Cisco ASA
5 363 (23.53%) BGP
6 347 (22.49%) Network Security
7 320 (20.74%) VPN
8 318 (20.61%) OSPF
9 292 (18.92%) MPLS
10 284 (18.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 249 (16.14%) Wireless
12 240 (15.55%) TCP/IP
13 185 (11.99%) DNS
14 182 (11.80%) VoIP
15 180 (11.67%) EIGRP
16 144 (9.33%) VLAN
17 117 (7.58%) DHCP
18 113 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
19 109 (7.06%) IPsec
20 97 (6.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.45%) DB2
3 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.32%) MySQL
4 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.065%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.065%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.065%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.065%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.065%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.26%) JIRA
3 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.065%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.065%) Ant
4 1 (0.065%) Oracle Forms
General
1 187 (12.12%) Finance
2 157 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 83 (5.38%) Banking
4 37 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.23%) Retail
6 17 (1.10%) Games
7 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.58%) Local Government
10 8 (0.52%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.45%) Back Office
12 6 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.19%) Korean Language
13 3 (0.19%) Advertising
13 3 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Legal
14 2 (0.13%) German Language
14 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (0.97%) CSS
2 9 (0.58%) JSP
3 8 (0.52%) WAP
4 7 (0.45%) Regular Expression
5 6 (0.39%) JSON
6 4 (0.26%) Web Services
6 4 (0.26%) XMPP
7 3 (0.19%) REST
7 3 (0.19%) XML
7 3 (0.19%) SOAP
7 3 (0.19%) HTML
8 2 (0.13%) RESTful
9 1 (0.065%) Laravel
9 1 (0.065%) HTML5
9 1 (0.065%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.065%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.065%) LAMP
9 1 (0.065%) Ajax
9 1 (0.065%) CGI
9 1 (0.065%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (1.10%) PKI
4 15 (0.97%) Clustering
5 14 (0.91%) Cryptography
6 12 (0.78%) NHS
6 12 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 12 (0.78%) Online Games
7 10 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.65%) IVR
8 9 (0.58%) e-Health
8 9 (0.58%) SecurID
8 9 (0.58%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.52%) Statistics
10 7 (0.45%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.39%) Replication
11 6 (0.39%) Handset
11 6 (0.39%) Open Source
12 5 (0.32%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 207 (13.42%) Windows
2 101 (6.55%) Linux
3 58 (3.76%) UNIX
4 50 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.36%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.84%) CentOS
10 11 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.65%) Solaris
12 9 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.45%) SUSE
13 7 (0.45%) AIX
14 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.19%) Android
15 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (12.18%) Network Design
2 186 (12.05%) Load Balancing
3 170 (11.02%) ITIL
4 102 (6.61%) Network Management
5 78 (5.06%) Migration
6 76 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
7 65 (4.21%) Service Delivery
8 55 (3.56%) Low Latency
9 53 (3.43%) Service Management
9 53 (3.43%) Incident Management
10 44 (2.85%) Kalman Filter
11 40 (2.59%) Network Architecture
11 40 (2.59%) Change Management
12 38 (2.46%) E-Commerce
13 29 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
14 28 (1.81%) Project Management
15 27 (1.75%) ITIL V3
16 26 (1.69%) Mentoring
17 23 (1.49%) Validation
18 20 (1.30%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (1.43%) SQL
2 16 (1.04%) Perl
2 16 (1.04%) Python
3 15 (0.97%) Lisp
4 11 (0.71%) C
5 7 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.39%) PHP
7 5 (0.32%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.26%) Java
9 3 (0.19%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.065%) Lua
11 1 (0.065%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.065%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.065%) VBA
11 1 (0.065%) JCL
Qualifications
1 881 (57.10%) Cisco Certification
2 642 (41.61%) CCNP
3 418 (27.09%) CCNA
4 212 (13.74%) Security Cleared
5 164 (10.63%) CCIE
6 143 (9.27%) SC Cleared
7 69 (4.47%) Degree
8 57 (3.69%) CCDP
9 46 (2.98%) DV Cleared
10 45 (2.92%) CCSE
11 35 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (2.20%) CCSA
13 33 (2.14%) CCIP
14 29 (1.88%) CISSP
15 26 (1.69%) CCSP
16 20 (1.30%) JNCIS
17 18 (1.17%) JNCIA
18 17 (1.10%) JNCIP
19 14 (0.91%) MCSA
19 14 (0.91%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.76%) SLA
2 24 (1.56%) QA
3 21 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.10%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 63 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.66%) vSphere
4 26 (1.69%) Firmware
4 26 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 20 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.30%) vCloud
6 15 (0.97%) Snort
7 14 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.91%) XenServer
8 8 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
9 6 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.26%) NFS
10 4 (0.26%) XenApp
11 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.19%) Squid
11 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.13%) Xen
12 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 51 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 44 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
4 19 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
5 18 (1.17%) OPNET
5 18 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (0.84%) RANCID
7 12 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
8 11 (0.71%) Netcool
9 10 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
10 9 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
11 8 (0.52%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.45%) OpenView
13 6 (0.39%) SCCM
13 6 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
14 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 4 (0.26%) Nessus
15 4 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1263 (81.85%) Cisco
2 434 (28.13%) CheckPoint
3 424 (27.48%) Juniper
4 376 (24.37%) F5
5 155 (10.05%) VMware
6 138 (8.94%) Blue Coat
7 135 (8.75%) HP
8 120 (7.78%) Microsoft
9 117 (7.58%) SolarWinds
10 98 (6.35%) Citrix
11 68 (4.41%) Fortinet
12 58 (3.76%) McAfee
13 49 (3.18%) Infoblox
14 43 (2.79%) Riverbed
15 38 (2.46%) Aruba
16 32 (2.07%) Avaya
17 31 (2.01%) Brocade
18 30 (1.94%) TippingPoint
19 29 (1.88%) BMC
20 27 (1.75%) Nokia
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