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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 154 143 146
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 787 823 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.63% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.72% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 516 463
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.98% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 51 60
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.25 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +27.65%
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
43325 47890 48206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.89% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30970 31019
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1866 2032
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -4 267 £425 +6.25% 56
South East +8 197 £375 +7.14% 43
West Midlands +12 65 £388 +10.71% 13
Yorkshire +29 62 £378 +20.80% 6
North West +16 57 £325 -7.14% 9
East of England -21 46 £388 +17.42% 13
South West -15 38 £370 - 9
East Midlands +4 29 £325 +12.06% 8
North East -7 21 £350 +7.69%
Midlands +4 2 £338 +50.00%
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1253 (76.64%) Cisco
2 959 (58.65%) Firewall
3 905 (55.35%) Cisco Certification
4 637 (38.96%) CCNP
5 518 (31.68%) LAN
6 511 (31.25%) CheckPoint
7 496 (30.34%) CCNA
8 459 (28.07%) WAN
9 427 (26.12%) Juniper
10 412 (25.20%) Cisco ASA
11 381 (23.30%) Network Security
12 332 (20.31%) Data Centre
13 322 (19.69%) Security Cleared
14 314 (19.20%) Wireless
15 300 (18.35%) F5
16 289 (17.68%) VPN
17 276 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 258 (15.78%) SC Cleared
19 241 (14.74%) BGP
20 237 (14.50%) OSPF
21 220 (13.46%) Network Design
21 220 (13.46%) Palo Alto
22 216 (13.21%) DNS
23 175 (10.70%) MPLS
24 174 (10.64%) VoIP
24 174 (10.64%) ITIL
25 172 (10.52%) Windows
26 170 (10.40%) CCIE
27 164 (10.03%) TCP/IP
28 149 (9.11%) Finance

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 25 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (0.37%) IIS
5 5 (0.31%) Confluence
6 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.18%) SAS
6 3 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.12%) Apache
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.061%) CMS
8 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.061%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.061%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.061%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 47 (2.87%) MS Office
3 40 (2.45%) MS Excel
4 10 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.061%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.24%) assyst
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.10%) Office 365
4 5 (0.31%) IaaS
5 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) G Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Heroku
6 2 (0.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.061%) GitHub
7 1 (0.061%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.061%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.061%) Trello
7 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 959 (58.65%) Firewall
2 518 (31.68%) LAN
3 459 (28.07%) WAN
4 412 (25.20%) Cisco ASA
5 381 (23.30%) Network Security
6 314 (19.20%) Wireless
7 289 (17.68%) VPN
8 276 (16.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 241 (14.74%) BGP
10 237 (14.50%) OSPF
11 216 (13.21%) DNS
12 175 (10.70%) MPLS
13 174 (10.64%) VoIP
14 164 (10.03%) TCP/IP
15 136 (8.32%) DHCP
16 126 (7.71%) VLAN
17 108 (6.61%) IPsec
18 107 (6.54%) SSL
19 98 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
20 97 (5.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.86%) MySQL
3 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.12%) GIS
6 2 (0.12%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.061%) Big Data
7 1 (0.061%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.55%) JIRA
2 9 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.24%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.061%) Ant
5 1 (0.061%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.061%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.061%) Gradle
5 1 (0.061%) Hudson
5 1 (0.061%) Maven
5 1 (0.061%) Psake
5 1 (0.061%) Selenium
5 1 (0.061%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.061%) Subversion
5 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
General
1 149 (9.11%) Finance
2 127 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 48 (2.94%) Banking
4 29 (1.77%) Retail
5 16 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 11 (0.67%) Legal
6 11 (0.67%) Local Government
7 10 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.37%) Marketing
10 5 (0.31%) Advertising
10 5 (0.31%) Automotive
10 5 (0.31%) Billing
11 4 (0.24%) Electronics
11 4 (0.24%) Military
12 3 (0.18%) German Language
12 3 (0.18%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
13 2 (0.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.73%) 802.1X
2 18 (1.10%) CSS
3 10 (0.61%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.49%) Web Services
4 8 (0.49%) XMPP
5 4 (0.24%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.18%) COM
7 2 (0.12%) Middleware
7 2 (0.12%) REST
7 2 (0.12%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.12%) SOAP
7 2 (0.12%) Velocity
7 2 (0.12%) XML
7 2 (0.12%) XSLT
8 1 (0.061%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.061%) HEVC
8 1 (0.061%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.061%) RESTful
8 1 (0.061%) WAP
8 1 (0.061%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 332 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 46 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 24 (1.47%) NHS
7 17 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.86%) CMDB
8 14 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (0.73%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.67%) PKI
11 9 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (0.43%) Statistics
13 6 (0.37%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.37%) Cryptography
14 5 (0.31%) RSA SecurID
14 5 (0.31%) User Experience
14 5 (0.31%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.24%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.24%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 172 (10.52%) Windows
2 104 (6.36%) Linux
3 97 (5.93%) Windows Server
4 42 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (1.96%) Unix
6 27 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.49%) SUSE
11 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.37%) CentOS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.12%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (13.46%) Network Design
2 174 (10.64%) ITIL
3 131 (8.01%) Load Balancing
4 112 (6.85%) Network Management
5 96 (5.87%) Migration
6 92 (5.63%) Change Management
7 80 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
8 64 (3.91%) Network Architecture
9 57 (3.49%) Project Management
10 48 (2.94%) Change Control
11 43 (2.63%) Service Management
12 39 (2.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 33 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
13 33 (2.02%) Problem Management
14 32 (1.96%) High Availability
15 31 (1.90%) Penetration Testing
15 31 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
16 30 (1.83%) Service Delivery
17 28 (1.71%) Incident Management
18 27 (1.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (1.96%) SQL
2 17 (1.04%) Python
3 15 (0.92%) C
4 11 (0.67%) Perl
4 11 (0.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (0.61%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.37%) PHP
7 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.31%) Java
8 2 (0.12%) C#
9 1 (0.061%) Prolog
9 1 (0.061%) Ruby
9 1 (0.061%) VB
9 1 (0.061%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 905 (55.35%) Cisco Certification
2 637 (38.96%) CCNP
3 496 (30.34%) CCNA
4 322 (19.69%) Security Cleared
5 258 (15.78%) SC Cleared
6 170 (10.40%) CCIE
7 73 (4.46%) CCDP
8 54 (3.30%) CCSA
9 50 (3.06%) CCDA
9 50 (3.06%) Degree
10 41 (2.51%) CCSE
11 39 (2.39%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.20%) JNCIA
13 32 (1.96%) JNCIP
14 26 (1.59%) JNCIS
15 24 (1.47%) CCVP
16 23 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
17 18 (1.10%) CISSP
18 16 (0.98%) CCSP
19 15 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.81%) SLA
2 44 (2.69%) PCI DSS
3 27 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.86%) QA
5 12 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.37%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) RMADS
10 1 (0.061%) BS7799
10 1 (0.061%) GPG13
10 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.59%) ProxySG
4 24 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (1.16%) vSphere
6 16 (0.98%) Firmware
7 11 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.55%) vCloud
9 6 (0.37%) BIND 9
9 6 (0.37%) NFS
10 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.24%) Docker
12 3 (0.18%) iptables
12 3 (0.18%) KVM
12 3 (0.18%) XenApp
12 3 (0.18%) XenServer
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (3.67%) FortiGate
2 40 (2.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
4 30 (1.83%) Nagios
5 23 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
6 19 (1.16%) Cacti
7 16 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
8 15 (0.92%) OPNET
9 13 (0.80%) OpenView
10 10 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
11 9 (0.55%) Puppet
12 8 (0.49%) SCCM
13 7 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
13 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.43%) WSUS
14 5 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.31%) SmokePing
14 5 (0.31%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
15 4 (0.24%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1253 (76.64%) Cisco
2 511 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 427 (26.12%) Juniper
4 300 (18.35%) F5
5 220 (13.46%) Palo Alto
6 132 (8.07%) Microsoft
7 123 (7.52%) VMware
8 107 (6.54%) HP
9 105 (6.42%) Blue Coat
10 102 (6.24%) Fortinet
11 98 (5.99%) SolarWinds
12 78 (4.77%) Citrix
13 77 (4.71%) Aruba
14 75 (4.59%) Riverbed
15 40 (2.45%) Brocade
16 34 (2.08%) Dell
17 30 (1.83%) Meraki
18 28 (1.71%) Avaya
19 26 (1.59%) Nokia
20 24 (1.47%) Remedy
London
IT Connections
Rate: Contract Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £280 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Valis IT
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SAI Global
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum (Pro Rata)
Posted: 22 days ago
Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday