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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 159 174 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 710 559 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.16% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.25% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 302 314
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£328 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £15.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.10 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 +43 287 £351 +0.14% 74
South East +5 151 £325 +4.00% 34
East of England -7 61 £345 +25.45% 17
West Midlands +4 59 £267 -16.56% 13
South West -8 48 £320 +16.36% 18
North West -17 29 £285 +3.63% 16
East Midlands +12 28 £350 +21.73% 3
Yorkshire +2 22 £325 -3.70% 20
North East -30 9 £348 +16.00%
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 906 (72.25%) Cisco
2 653 (52.07%) Firewall
3 609 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
4 450 (35.89%) CCNP
5 404 (32.22%) WAN
6 392 (31.26%) LAN
7 356 (28.39%) CheckPoint
8 325 (25.92%) Juniper
9 297 (23.68%) CCNA
10 276 (22.01%) Network Security
11 256 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
12 249 (19.86%) F5
13 246 (19.62%) VPN
14 234 (18.66%) BGP
15 199 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
16 194 (15.47%) OSPF
17 191 (15.23%) Windows
18 187 (14.91%) Wireless
19 185 (14.75%) Security Cleared
20 180 (14.35%) MPLS
21 173 (13.80%) TCP/IP
22 168 (13.40%) ITIL
23 148 (11.80%) SC Cleared
24 145 (11.56%) Finance
25 143 (11.40%) DNS
26 142 (11.32%) HP
27 141 (11.24%) Load Balancing
28 139 (11.08%) Network Design
29 119 (9.49%) Microsoft
30 118 (9.41%) Telecoms

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 30 (2.39%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (1.28%) IIS
4 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (1.04%) Apache
6 8 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.48%) Lync
9 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.32%) CMS
11 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.080%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.080%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.79%) MS Office
3 33 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Summit
1 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.32%) SaaS
2 3 (0.24%) Office 365
2 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 653 (52.07%) Firewall
2 404 (32.22%) WAN
3 392 (31.26%) LAN
4 276 (22.01%) Network Security
5 256 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
6 246 (19.62%) VPN
7 234 (18.66%) BGP
8 199 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 194 (15.47%) OSPF
10 187 (14.91%) Wireless
11 180 (14.35%) MPLS
12 173 (13.80%) TCP/IP
13 143 (11.40%) DNS
14 116 (9.25%) VLAN
15 110 (8.77%) VoIP
16 107 (8.53%) Cisco IOS
17 99 (7.89%) EIGRP
18 84 (6.70%) DHCP
19 83 (6.62%) IPsec
20 76 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.40%) DB2
3 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.24%) MySQL
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.16%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.080%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.48%) JIRA
3 4 (0.32%) Selenium
3 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.32%) JUnit
3 4 (0.32%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.32%) Redmine
3 4 (0.32%) Trac
4 1 (0.080%) Ant
4 1 (0.080%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.080%) MSI
4 1 (0.080%) Metasploit
General
1 145 (11.56%) Finance
2 118 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.50%) Banking
4 25 (1.99%) Financial Institution
5 23 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.12%) Retail
7 12 (0.96%) Back Office
8 8 (0.64%) Front Office
9 7 (0.56%) Games
10 6 (0.48%) Advertising
11 5 (0.40%) Publishing
11 5 (0.40%) Legal
11 5 (0.40%) Local Government
11 5 (0.40%) French Language
11 5 (0.40%) German Language
11 5 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.32%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.32%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.83%) CSS
2 10 (0.80%) .NET
2 10 (0.80%) WAP
3 9 (0.72%) JSP
4 5 (0.40%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.16%) Ajax
5 2 (0.16%) JSON
5 2 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.16%) Apache Flex
5 2 (0.16%) HTML5
5 2 (0.16%) Web Services
5 2 (0.16%) Flash
5 2 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.080%) Middleware
6 1 (0.080%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (2.07%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.59%) Statistics
4 17 (1.36%) Computer Science
5 11 (0.88%) PKI
5 11 (0.88%) Firmware
6 9 (0.72%) Cryptography
6 9 (0.72%) NHS
7 8 (0.64%) Clustering
7 8 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 8 (0.64%) EqualLogic
7 8 (0.64%) Hedge funds
8 6 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.48%) Visualisation
8 6 (0.48%) Open Source
9 5 (0.40%) User Experience
9 5 (0.40%) Online Games
10 4 (0.32%) Replication
10 4 (0.32%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 191 (15.23%) Windows
2 87 (6.94%) Linux
3 61 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (4.78%) UNIX
5 51 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.12%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.88%) Solaris
11 6 (0.48%) SUSE
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.40%) AIX
13 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.080%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.080%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.080%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.080%) CentOS
15 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (13.40%) ITIL
2 141 (11.24%) Load Balancing
3 139 (11.08%) Network Design
4 113 (9.01%) Network Management
5 76 (6.06%) Migration
6 61 (4.86%) Service Delivery
7 52 (4.15%) Change Control
7 52 (4.15%) Network Monitoring
8 51 (4.07%) Service Management
9 43 (3.43%) Network Architecture
9 43 (3.43%) Capacity Planning
10 40 (3.19%) Change Management
11 39 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 37 (2.95%) Project Management
13 30 (2.39%) Mentoring
14 29 (2.31%) Time Management
15 28 (2.23%) Kalman Filter
15 28 (2.23%) Low Latency
16 23 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
17 22 (1.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (2.47%) SQL
2 27 (2.15%) Perl
3 18 (1.44%) C
4 12 (0.96%) Java
5 11 (0.88%) PHP
5 11 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.64%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.64%) Python
7 7 (0.56%) Ruby
8 4 (0.32%) Lisp
8 4 (0.32%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.16%) C#
9 2 (0.16%) C++
9 2 (0.16%) VBA
9 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.16%) Tcl
10 1 (0.080%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.080%) VBScript
10 1 (0.080%) VB
Qualifications
1 609 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
2 450 (35.89%) CCNP
3 297 (23.68%) CCNA
4 185 (14.75%) Security Cleared
5 148 (11.80%) SC Cleared
6 110 (8.77%) CCIE
7 55 (4.39%) Degree
8 49 (3.91%) CCSE
9 38 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (2.95%) CCSA
11 35 (2.79%) CISSP
12 32 (2.55%) CCDP
13 26 (2.07%) DV Cleared
14 23 (1.83%) MCSE
15 21 (1.67%) CCSP
16 18 (1.44%) JNCIP
17 16 (1.28%) JNCIA
17 16 (1.28%) JNCIS
18 15 (1.20%) CCVP
18 15 (1.20%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.15%) SLA
2 24 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.67%) QA
4 17 (1.36%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
System Software
1 83 (6.62%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.35%) ProxySG
3 38 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (2.47%) vSphere
7 21 (1.67%) Snort
8 7 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.48%) Nmap
9 6 (0.48%) XenApp
10 4 (0.32%) UAG
10 4 (0.32%) FreeRADIUS
11 3 (0.24%) XenServer
11 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.16%) Xen
12 2 (0.16%) KVM
13 1 (0.080%) NLBS
13 1 (0.080%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.080%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.75%) FortiGate
1 22 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
3 15 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 12 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
4 12 (0.96%) OPNET
5 10 (0.80%) OpenView
6 9 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
7 8 (0.64%) Nessus
7 8 (0.64%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.64%) SCCM
8 7 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 6 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.40%) WSUS
10 5 (0.40%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.32%) HP NNM
11 4 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.32%) Netcool
11 4 (0.32%) SCOM
12 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 906 (72.25%) Cisco
2 356 (28.39%) CheckPoint
3 325 (25.92%) Juniper
4 249 (19.86%) F5
5 142 (11.32%) HP
6 119 (9.49%) Microsoft
7 111 (8.85%) Blue Coat
8 102 (8.13%) VMware
9 81 (6.46%) Citrix
10 57 (4.55%) McAfee
11 48 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 46 (3.67%) Nortel
13 41 (3.27%) Nokia
14 40 (3.19%) Avaya
15 37 (2.95%) Fortinet
15 37 (2.95%) Riverbed
16 29 (2.31%) Sourcefire
17 26 (2.07%) BMC
17 26 (2.07%) Aruba
18 24 (1.91%) BT
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago