The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 187 185 145
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 586 449 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.04% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.12% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 223 388
Average daily rate £328 £293 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.96% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 43
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.56 £19.63 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £37.70 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +62 274 £338 -5.26% 76
South East -10 162 £325 +18.18% 41
South West -20 36 £350 +30.84% 17
North West +7 34 £229 -32.22% 10
East of England -28 30 £313 +38.97% 14
West Midlands -5 27 £350 +55.55% 6
Yorkshire -34 9 £325 - 11
East Midlands -27 5 £425 +36.00% 1
North East -26 2 - - 2
Midlands - 1 £275 -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 761 (74.98%) Cisco
2 524 (51.63%) Cisco Certification
3 463 (45.62%) Firewall
4 362 (35.67%) CCNP
5 326 (32.12%) WAN
6 315 (31.03%) LAN
7 276 (27.19%) CheckPoint
8 267 (26.31%) CCNA
9 231 (22.76%) Juniper
10 212 (20.89%) MPLS
10 212 (20.89%) Network Security
11 193 (19.01%) BGP
12 186 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
13 181 (17.83%) Windows
14 177 (17.44%) OSPF
15 170 (16.75%) VPN
16 169 (16.65%) Security Cleared
17 155 (15.27%) F5
18 151 (14.88%) Wireless
19 146 (14.38%) TCP/IP
20 138 (13.60%) VoIP
21 137 (13.50%) SC Cleared
22 124 (12.22%) Telecoms
23 121 (11.92%) Cisco Nexus
24 117 (11.53%) Microsoft
25 113 (11.13%) Finance
26 106 (10.44%) Network Design
27 99 (9.75%) DNS
27 99 (9.75%) ITIL
28 98 (9.66%) HP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 61 (6.01%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (1.87%) IIS
6 12 (1.18%) Lync
6 12 (1.18%) Apache
7 9 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.39%) Liferay
9 4 (0.39%) CMS
10 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.20%) Documentum
12 1 (0.099%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.099%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.099%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.099%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.76%) MS Office
3 21 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.099%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.20%) Tridion
3 1 (0.099%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) Office 365
2 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.099%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 463 (45.62%) Firewall
2 326 (32.12%) WAN
3 315 (31.03%) LAN
4 212 (20.89%) MPLS
4 212 (20.89%) Network Security
5 193 (19.01%) BGP
6 186 (18.33%) Cisco ASA
7 177 (17.44%) OSPF
8 170 (16.75%) VPN
9 151 (14.88%) Wireless
10 146 (14.38%) TCP/IP
11 138 (13.60%) VoIP
12 121 (11.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 99 (9.75%) DNS
14 95 (9.36%) Cisco IOS
15 85 (8.37%) EIGRP
16 76 (7.49%) Ethernet
16 76 (7.49%) VLAN
17 64 (6.31%) Internet
18 57 (5.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.48%) MySQL
3 6 (0.59%) MS Access
4 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.30%) Ant
3 2 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.099%) JIRA
4 1 (0.099%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.099%) Redmine
4 1 (0.099%) Trac
General
1 124 (12.22%) Telecoms
2 113 (11.13%) Finance
3 55 (5.42%) Banking
4 19 (1.87%) Back Office
5 16 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.28%) Retail
7 11 (1.08%) Local Government
8 10 (0.99%) Front Office
8 10 (0.99%) Law
8 10 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.99%) French Language
9 8 (0.79%) Military
9 8 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.59%) Electronics
11 5 (0.49%) German Language
11 5 (0.49%) Legal
12 4 (0.39%) Advertising
12 4 (0.39%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 2 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.27%) CSS
2 14 (1.38%) JSP
3 6 (0.59%) .NET
3 6 (0.59%) LAMP
4 3 (0.30%) WAP
4 3 (0.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.099%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.099%) XMPP
5 1 (0.099%) VXML
5 1 (0.099%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
2 17 (1.67%) Statistics
3 13 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 8 (0.79%) NHS
4 8 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 7 (0.69%) Clustering
5 7 (0.69%) EqualLogic
6 6 (0.59%) Firmware
6 6 (0.59%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.49%) CCTV
7 5 (0.49%) Open Source
7 5 (0.49%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.39%) IVR
8 4 (0.39%) Ergonomics
9 3 (0.30%) CESG
9 3 (0.30%) e-Health
9 3 (0.30%) PKI
9 3 (0.30%) GIS
9 3 (0.30%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 181 (17.83%) Windows
2 88 (8.67%) Linux
3 58 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (4.33%) UNIX
5 41 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.77%) Solaris
9 9 (0.89%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.69%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.59%) Android
12 5 (0.49%) HPUX
13 4 (0.39%) VMS
14 3 (0.30%) Debian
15 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.20%) AIX
15 2 (0.20%) NetWare
15 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (10.44%) Network Design
2 99 (9.75%) ITIL
3 79 (7.78%) Network Management
4 67 (6.60%) Load Balancing
5 46 (4.53%) Migration
6 44 (4.33%) Change Management
7 38 (3.74%) Service Delivery
7 38 (3.74%) Incident Management
8 36 (3.55%) Project Management
9 34 (3.35%) Service Management
10 30 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
11 29 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
12 27 (2.66%) Change Control
13 26 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (2.46%) Problem Management
15 24 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
17 17 (1.67%) Information Security
17 17 (1.67%) Time Management
18 15 (1.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (4.53%) SQL
2 25 (2.46%) Perl
3 23 (2.27%) C
4 7 (0.69%) VB
4 7 (0.69%) Java
4 7 (0.69%) PHP
5 3 (0.30%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.30%) Ruby
5 3 (0.30%) Python
5 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.099%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.099%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.099%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.099%) R
Qualifications
1 524 (51.63%) Cisco Certification
2 362 (35.67%) CCNP
3 267 (26.31%) CCNA
4 169 (16.65%) Security Cleared
5 137 (13.50%) SC Cleared
6 74 (7.29%) CCIE
7 41 (4.04%) Degree
8 35 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (2.86%) CCDP
10 23 (2.27%) CCSE
11 20 (1.97%) MCSE
12 19 (1.87%) DV Cleared
12 19 (1.87%) CCVP
13 18 (1.77%) CCIP
13 18 (1.77%) CCSP
13 18 (1.77%) CCSA
14 17 (1.67%) JNCIS
15 14 (1.38%) CISSP
16 12 (1.18%) MCSA
16 12 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.56%) SLA
2 14 (1.38%) JSP 440
3 10 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.39%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.39%) QA
6 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 72 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 19 (1.87%) vSphere
5 15 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.08%) ProxySG
6 11 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
7 10 (0.99%) XenApp
7 10 (0.99%) ISA Server
8 8 (0.79%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.39%) UAG
9 4 (0.39%) Squid
9 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.30%) KVM
11 2 (0.20%) Snort
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.099%) Xen
12 1 (0.099%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.099%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (1.58%) CiscoWorks
3 15 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 12 (1.18%) SCOM
5 11 (1.08%) SCCM
6 8 (0.79%) OpenView
7 7 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 6 (0.59%) Netcool
9 5 (0.49%) OVSD
9 5 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
10 4 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (0.39%) DameWare
10 4 (0.39%) Nagios
10 4 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 761 (74.98%) Cisco
2 276 (27.19%) CheckPoint
3 231 (22.76%) Juniper
4 155 (15.27%) F5
5 117 (11.53%) Microsoft
6 98 (9.66%) HP
7 96 (9.46%) Blue Coat
8 86 (8.47%) VMware
9 69 (6.80%) McAfee
10 65 (6.40%) Citrix
11 52 (5.12%) SolarWinds
12 42 (4.14%) Riverbed
13 39 (3.84%) Avaya
14 38 (3.74%) Fortinet
15 33 (3.25%) Nortel
16 27 (2.66%) Oracle
17 26 (2.56%) Nokia
18 25 (2.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 24 (2.36%) Huawei
20 22 (2.17%) BT
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The 100 Company
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The 100 Company
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £304 to £304 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
s-com
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 200-300 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago