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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 151 186 193
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 702 503 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.08% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.17% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 247 207
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £219 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.25% -11.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.42 £17.41 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -14.96%
Network Engineer
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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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +35 286 £345 -1.42% 97
South East +10 174 £343 +3.16% 48
Yorkshire +26 61 £300 +20.00% 15
South West +12 55 £295 -12.59% 17
North West +7 38 £306 +104.16% 17
West Midlands -7 32 £286 -14.80% 23
East of England +18 25 £275 -14.72% 7
East Midlands +2 16 £315 +36.95% 4
North East +10 7 £383 -
Midlands +7 2 - -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1197 (81.26%) Cisco
2 819 (55.60%) Firewall
3 811 (55.06%) Cisco Certification
4 580 (39.38%) CCNP
5 515 (34.96%) WAN
6 488 (33.13%) LAN
7 431 (29.26%) CheckPoint
8 389 (26.41%) CCNA
9 388 (26.34%) Juniper
10 368 (24.98%) BGP
11 351 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
12 345 (23.42%) F5
13 315 (21.38%) OSPF
14 309 (20.98%) Network Security
15 300 (20.37%) VPN
16 271 (18.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 263 (17.85%) MPLS
18 234 (15.89%) TCP/IP
19 223 (15.14%) Wireless
20 198 (13.44%) Windows
20 198 (13.44%) Security Cleared
21 183 (12.42%) Load Balancing
22 182 (12.36%) Finance
23 179 (12.15%) EIGRP
24 178 (12.08%) CCIE
25 174 (11.81%) Network Design
26 171 (11.61%) DNS
27 156 (10.59%) ITIL
28 153 (10.39%) Telecoms
28 153 (10.39%) VMware

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 26 (1.77%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.36%) IIS
3 17 (1.15%) Apache
4 9 (0.61%) Lync
5 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.27%) CMS
8 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.068%) Moodle
11 1 (0.068%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 46 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.90%) MS Office
3 25 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.14%) SaaS
2 2 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.068%) IaaS
3 1 (0.068%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 819 (55.60%) Firewall
2 515 (34.96%) WAN
3 488 (33.13%) LAN
4 368 (24.98%) BGP
5 351 (23.83%) Cisco ASA
6 315 (21.38%) OSPF
7 309 (20.98%) Network Security
8 300 (20.37%) VPN
9 271 (18.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 263 (17.85%) MPLS
11 234 (15.89%) TCP/IP
12 223 (15.14%) Wireless
13 179 (12.15%) EIGRP
14 171 (11.61%) DNS
15 152 (10.32%) VoIP
16 130 (8.83%) VLAN
17 115 (7.81%) DHCP
18 102 (6.92%) IPsec
19 101 (6.86%) Cisco IOS
20 89 (6.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.61%) DB2
3 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.068%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.068%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.068%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.068%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.068%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.068%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.068%) Ant
General
1 182 (12.36%) Finance
2 153 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 86 (5.84%) Banking
4 39 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.22%) Retail
6 15 (1.02%) Games
7 13 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 12 (0.81%) Local Government
9 7 (0.48%) Back Office
9 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.27%) Law
10 4 (0.27%) Legal
11 3 (0.20%) German Language
11 3 (0.20%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.14%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Military
13 1 (0.068%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.068%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.95%) CSS
2 11 (0.75%) JSP
3 10 (0.68%) WAP
4 9 (0.61%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.27%) HTML
5 4 (0.27%) JSON
6 2 (0.14%) Ajax
6 2 (0.14%) RESTful
6 2 (0.14%) HTML5
7 1 (0.068%) Laravel
7 1 (0.068%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.068%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.068%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.068%) CGI
7 1 (0.068%) OLE
7 1 (0.068%) LAMP
7 1 (0.068%) Web Services
7 1 (0.068%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 33 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
3 18 (1.22%) Cryptography
4 15 (1.02%) NHS
5 11 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 11 (0.75%) Online Games
6 10 (0.68%) Visualisation
6 10 (0.68%) Statistics
6 10 (0.68%) SecurID
6 10 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 10 (0.68%) Clustering
7 9 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.61%) e-Health
8 7 (0.48%) PKI
8 7 (0.48%) IVR
8 7 (0.48%) Open Source
9 6 (0.41%) User Experience
10 5 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.34%) Handset
10 5 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 198 (13.44%) Windows
2 90 (6.11%) Linux
3 64 (4.34%) UNIX
4 52 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.49%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.75%) Solaris
11 10 (0.68%) CentOS
12 9 (0.61%) SUSE
12 9 (0.61%) AIX
12 9 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 9 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.20%) VMS
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (12.42%) Load Balancing
2 174 (11.81%) Network Design
3 156 (10.59%) ITIL
4 106 (7.20%) Network Management
5 78 (5.30%) Migration
6 77 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
7 60 (4.07%) Service Delivery
8 58 (3.94%) Low Latency
9 51 (3.46%) Service Management
10 50 (3.39%) Incident Management
11 48 (3.26%) Change Management
12 40 (2.72%) Network Architecture
13 38 (2.58%) E-Commerce
14 36 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
15 27 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (1.77%) Mentoring
16 26 (1.77%) Project Management
17 24 (1.63%) Fault Management
18 23 (1.56%) Time Management
19 20 (1.36%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (1.29%) Perl
2 17 (1.15%) SQL
2 17 (1.15%) Python
3 13 (0.88%) Lisp
3 13 (0.88%) C
4 5 (0.34%) Java
4 5 (0.34%) PHP
5 4 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.14%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.068%) Lua
7 1 (0.068%) JCL
7 1 (0.068%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.068%) C#
7 1 (0.068%) C++
7 1 (0.068%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.068%) VBA
Qualifications
1 811 (55.06%) Cisco Certification
2 580 (39.38%) CCNP
3 389 (26.41%) CCNA
4 198 (13.44%) Security Cleared
5 178 (12.08%) CCIE
6 141 (9.57%) SC Cleared
7 52 (3.53%) Degree
7 52 (3.53%) CCSE
8 50 (3.39%) CCDP
9 42 (2.85%) DV Cleared
10 38 (2.58%) CCSA
11 35 (2.38%) CISSP
12 31 (2.10%) CCIP
12 31 (2.10%) VCP4
13 30 (2.04%) CCSP
14 29 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (1.09%) JNCIP
16 15 (1.02%) MCSE
17 14 (0.95%) CCVP
17 14 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.19%) SLA
2 28 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.77%) QA
4 22 (1.49%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (3.60%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.99%) vSphere
4 38 (2.58%) ProxySG
5 28 (1.90%) Firmware
6 27 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.56%) Hyper-V
8 18 (1.22%) vCloud
9 16 (1.09%) Snort
10 13 (0.88%) XenServer
11 10 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
12 7 (0.48%) XenApp
13 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.27%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.20%) Nmap
15 3 (0.20%) Squid
15 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.20%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.14%) Xen
16 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 48 (3.26%) FortiGate
2 25 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (1.70%) CA Spectrum
3 18 (1.22%) CiscoWorks
4 15 (1.02%) OPNET
4 15 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
5 11 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (0.75%) Netcool
6 10 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
7 9 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
8 8 (0.54%) OpenView
8 8 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.54%) Nessus
9 7 (0.48%) SCCM
10 5 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.20%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1197 (81.26%) Cisco
2 431 (29.26%) CheckPoint
3 388 (26.34%) Juniper
4 345 (23.42%) F5
5 153 (10.39%) VMware
6 141 (9.57%) Blue Coat
7 140 (9.50%) HP
8 121 (8.21%) Microsoft
9 99 (6.72%) Citrix
10 88 (5.97%) SolarWinds
11 70 (4.75%) Fortinet
12 54 (3.67%) McAfee
13 48 (3.26%) Riverbed
14 37 (2.51%) Nortel
15 35 (2.38%) Nokia
16 31 (2.10%) Infoblox
17 30 (2.04%) Avaya
18 29 (1.97%) CA
18 29 (1.97%) TippingPoint
18 29 (1.97%) Brocade
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