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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 145 146 202
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 770 750 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 1.59% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.69% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 470 266
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 30 20
Average hourly rate £22.19 £20.00 £30.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -35.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £16.96 £16.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.25 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.94 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-0.25% -7.40%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +44 259 £350 - 61
London -34 258 £388 +10.71% 66
Yorkshire -4 74 £300 - 14
South West -15 47 £350 +12.00% 14
North West -14 43 £365 +16.80% 9
East of England +18 38 £278 +11.55% 13
West Midlands -14 31 £375 +41.04% 13
East Midlands -13 18 £275 -12.00% 6
North East -25 3 £363 -11.04% 1
Midlands 0 1 £225 -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1204 (76.79%) Cisco
2 862 (54.97%) Firewall
3 802 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
4 570 (36.35%) LAN
5 565 (36.03%) CCNP
6 541 (34.50%) WAN
7 395 (25.19%) CheckPoint
8 392 (25.00%) CCNA
9 387 (24.68%) Juniper
10 367 (23.41%) Cisco ASA
11 342 (21.81%) Network Security
12 335 (21.36%) VPN
13 333 (21.24%) Wireless
14 313 (19.96%) F5
15 295 (18.81%) BGP
16 268 (17.09%) OSPF
17 266 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
18 264 (16.84%) Security Cleared
19 259 (16.52%) Data Centre
20 247 (15.75%) MPLS
21 227 (14.48%) DNS
22 214 (13.65%) TCP/IP
23 211 (13.46%) SC Cleared
24 197 (12.56%) ITIL
25 196 (12.50%) DHCP
26 195 (12.44%) VoIP
27 192 (12.24%) Windows
28 184 (11.73%) Network Design
29 183 (11.67%) Load Balancing
30 175 (11.16%) Finance

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (0.96%) Skype for Business
3 13 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.51%) IIS
5 6 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.32%) CMS
7 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.064%) Confluence
9 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.064%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.064%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.064%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.064%) Smallworld
Applications
1 47 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.10%) MS Office
3 28 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.064%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.57%) Office 365
4 8 (0.51%) SaaS
5 7 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.26%) IaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.064%) GitHub
9 1 (0.064%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.064%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 862 (54.97%) Firewall
2 570 (36.35%) LAN
3 541 (34.50%) WAN
4 367 (23.41%) Cisco ASA
5 342 (21.81%) Network Security
6 335 (21.36%) VPN
7 333 (21.24%) Wireless
8 295 (18.81%) BGP
9 268 (17.09%) OSPF
10 266 (16.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 247 (15.75%) MPLS
12 227 (14.48%) DNS
13 214 (13.65%) TCP/IP
14 196 (12.50%) DHCP
15 195 (12.44%) VoIP
16 157 (10.01%) VLAN
17 154 (9.82%) EIGRP
18 133 (8.48%) SSL
19 124 (7.91%) IPsec
20 111 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.51%) MySQL
4 6 (0.38%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.32%) Informix
5 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.13%) Redis
9 1 (0.064%) Big Data
9 1 (0.064%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.064%) MS Access
9 1 (0.064%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (0.57%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.19%) JIRA
4 3 (0.19%) Subversion
5 2 (0.13%) Hudson
5 2 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.064%) Ant
6 1 (0.064%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.064%) GitLab
6 1 (0.064%) JUnit
6 1 (0.064%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 175 (11.16%) Finance
2 163 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 38 (2.42%) Banking
4 21 (1.34%) Retail
5 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 15 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.77%) Legal
8 11 (0.70%) Marketing
9 10 (0.64%) Games
10 9 (0.57%) Military
11 8 (0.51%) Law
12 7 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.45%) Electronics
13 6 (0.38%) Advertising
13 6 (0.38%) Local Government
14 5 (0.32%) Publishing
15 4 (0.26%) Back Office
15 4 (0.26%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.25%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.89%) Web Services
3 9 (0.57%) XMPP
4 7 (0.45%) REST
4 7 (0.45%) SOAP
5 6 (0.38%) CSS
5 6 (0.38%) WAP
6 5 (0.32%) .NET
6 5 (0.32%) XML
7 4 (0.26%) HTML
8 3 (0.19%) CGI
8 3 (0.19%) jQuery
8 3 (0.19%) JSON
8 3 (0.19%) Middleware
8 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.19%) RFC 2833
9 2 (0.13%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.13%) Flash
9 2 (0.13%) Leaflet
10 1 (0.064%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 259 (16.52%) Data Centre
2 46 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 31 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (1.40%) e-Health
8 21 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.89%) PKI
9 14 (0.89%) Statistics
10 12 (0.77%) Cryptography
11 11 (0.70%) Clustering
12 10 (0.64%) NHS
13 8 (0.51%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.51%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.45%) Fintech
14 7 (0.45%) IVR
15 6 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.24%) Windows
2 118 (7.53%) Linux
3 79 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 69 (4.40%) Unix
5 61 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 29 (1.85%) Solaris
10 20 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.38%) CatOS
12 6 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.38%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.26%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.19%) Android
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.13%) SUSE
16 1 (0.064%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (12.56%) ITIL
2 184 (11.73%) Network Design
3 183 (11.67%) Load Balancing
4 118 (7.53%) Migration
5 75 (4.78%) Project Management
6 74 (4.72%) Change Management
7 73 (4.66%) Network Management
8 70 (4.46%) Network Monitoring
9 54 (3.44%) High Availability
10 50 (3.19%) Network Architecture
11 41 (2.61%) Service Management
12 39 (2.49%) Incident Management
13 38 (2.42%) Information Security
13 38 (2.42%) Kalman Filter
14 35 (2.23%) Change Control
14 35 (2.23%) Service Delivery
15 34 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
16 33 (2.10%) Problem Management
17 32 (2.04%) Configuration Management
18 31 (1.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.55%) Perl
2 29 (1.85%) C
3 24 (1.53%) SQL
4 19 (1.21%) Python
5 13 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.51%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.51%) Tcl
8 5 (0.32%) Ruby
9 4 (0.26%) Java
9 4 (0.26%) PHP
9 4 (0.26%) VB
10 3 (0.19%) Lisp
11 2 (0.13%) C#
11 2 (0.13%) VBScript
12 1 (0.064%) C++
12 1 (0.064%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.064%) MapBasic
12 1 (0.064%) Scala
Qualifications
1 802 (51.15%) Cisco Certification
2 565 (36.03%) CCNP
3 392 (25.00%) CCNA
4 264 (16.84%) Security Cleared
5 211 (13.46%) SC Cleared
6 151 (9.63%) CCIE
7 79 (5.04%) Degree
8 46 (2.93%) JNCIP
9 45 (2.87%) CCSE
10 38 (2.42%) CCDP
11 35 (2.23%) CCSA
12 31 (1.98%) JNCIS
13 30 (1.91%) DV Cleared
14 29 (1.85%) JNCIA
15 23 (1.47%) JNCIE
16 18 (1.15%) CISSP
17 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (1.02%) MCSE
19 14 (0.89%) HND
20 13 (0.83%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.68%) SLA
2 22 (1.40%) QA
3 21 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.26%) COBIT
8 3 (0.19%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.19%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.064%) Def Stans
System Software
1 99 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 83 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.53%) Firmware
4 18 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.08%) ProxySG
6 15 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.57%) vSphere
8 9 (0.57%) XenApp
9 8 (0.51%) Snort
10 6 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.38%) vCloud
10 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.19%) iptables
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.064%) BIND 9
13 1 (0.064%) pfSense
13 1 (0.064%) Samba
Systems Management
1 61 (3.89%) FortiGate
2 38 (2.42%) CiscoWorks
3 30 (1.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 17 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
6 14 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
7 10 (0.64%) Nagios
7 10 (0.64%) Puppet
8 9 (0.57%) OpenView
9 8 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.45%) Cacti
10 7 (0.45%) Proventia
11 6 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.38%) Sysprep
11 6 (0.38%) WSUS
12 5 (0.32%) Nessus
12 5 (0.32%) SCCM
13 4 (0.26%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1204 (76.79%) Cisco
2 395 (25.19%) CheckPoint
3 387 (24.68%) Juniper
4 313 (19.96%) F5
5 139 (8.86%) Palo Alto
6 121 (7.72%) VMware
7 120 (7.65%) Microsoft
8 103 (6.57%) HP
9 96 (6.12%) SolarWinds
10 87 (5.55%) Fortinet
11 80 (5.10%) Blue Coat
12 74 (4.72%) Citrix
13 68 (4.34%) Aruba
14 54 (3.44%) Riverbed
15 32 (2.04%) Nokia
16 31 (1.98%) Avaya
17 30 (1.91%) Infoblox
18 26 (1.66%) Intel Security
19 25 (1.59%) Brocade
19 25 (1.59%) IronPort
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