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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 152 170 188
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 818 660 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.31% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.42% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 364 306
Average daily rate
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£346 £336 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 29
Average hourly rate £22.67 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.90 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -31.61%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +15 289 £400 +8.10% 71
South East +23 232 £338 +3.05% 38
Yorkshire +17 71 £325 - 8
North West -5 52 £325 +18.18% 10
South West -5 48 £350 +16.66% 14
West Midlands -2 44 £305 +15.09% 18
East of England -20 37 £250 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -11 18 £325 -7.14% 4
North East -14 18 £310 -10.78% 3
Midlands +5 4 £320 -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1238 (77.42%) Cisco
2 892 (55.78%) Firewall
3 874 (54.66%) Cisco Certification
4 634 (39.65%) CCNP
5 599 (37.46%) WAN
6 589 (36.84%) LAN
7 471 (29.46%) CheckPoint
8 454 (28.39%) Juniper
9 443 (27.70%) CCNA
10 426 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
11 399 (24.95%) Network Security
12 388 (24.27%) BGP
13 375 (23.45%) VPN
14 368 (23.01%) F5
15 349 (21.83%) Wireless
16 342 (21.39%) MPLS
16 342 (21.39%) OSPF
17 284 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 282 (17.64%) Data Centre
19 254 (15.88%) TCP/IP
20 252 (15.76%) Security Cleared
21 226 (14.13%) Load Balancing
22 209 (13.07%) DNS
23 207 (12.95%) VoIP
24 199 (12.45%) Finance
25 196 (12.26%) EIGRP
26 195 (12.20%) Network Design
27 194 (12.13%) VLAN
28 192 (12.01%) Windows
29 176 (11.01%) SC Cleared

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (1.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (0.50%) Lync
3 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.38%) IIS
5 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.13%) Apache
7 2 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.063%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.063%) nginx
8 1 (0.063%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.063%) CloudStack
Applications
1 46 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.44%) MS Office
3 32 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.063%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.44%) SaaS
3 7 (0.44%) Office 365
4 6 (0.38%) HP Helion
5 5 (0.31%) PaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.063%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 892 (55.78%) Firewall
2 599 (37.46%) WAN
3 589 (36.84%) LAN
4 426 (26.64%) Cisco ASA
5 399 (24.95%) Network Security
6 388 (24.27%) BGP
7 375 (23.45%) VPN
8 349 (21.83%) Wireless
9 342 (21.39%) MPLS
9 342 (21.39%) OSPF
10 284 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 254 (15.88%) TCP/IP
12 209 (13.07%) DNS
13 207 (12.95%) VoIP
14 196 (12.26%) EIGRP
15 194 (12.13%) VLAN
16 167 (10.44%) IPsec
17 158 (9.88%) DHCP
18 149 (9.32%) Cisco IOS
19 113 (7.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.06%) MySQL
2 11 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.38%) MS Access
4 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.063%) Redis
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.063%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.063%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.063%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.063%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.063%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.19%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.19%) JIRA
4 2 (0.13%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.13%) CANoe
4 2 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.063%) GCC
5 1 (0.063%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.063%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.063%) MSI
5 1 (0.063%) JMeter
General
1 199 (12.45%) Finance
2 136 (8.51%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.38%) Banking
4 29 (1.81%) Multimedia
5 16 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 13 (0.81%) Retail
7 12 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.63%) Legal
8 10 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.56%) Advertising
9 9 (0.56%) Local Government
9 9 (0.56%) Automotive
10 8 (0.50%) Marketing
11 7 (0.44%) Publishing
12 6 (0.38%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.38%) Electronics
13 5 (0.31%) Games
14 4 (0.25%) Back Office
15 3 (0.19%) Law
15 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (4.88%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.81%) CSS
3 13 (0.81%) XMPP
4 9 (0.56%) Web Services
5 8 (0.50%) XML
6 7 (0.44%) LAMP
7 4 (0.25%) SOAP
8 3 (0.19%) REST
8 3 (0.19%) JSON
9 2 (0.13%) Middleware
9 2 (0.13%) HTML
9 2 (0.13%) .NET
10 1 (0.063%) JSP
10 1 (0.063%) VXML
10 1 (0.063%) WAP
10 1 (0.063%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.063%) JSF
10 1 (0.063%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 282 (17.64%) Data Centre
2 52 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 45 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.38%) PKI
5 29 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
6 28 (1.75%) Clustering
7 20 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 11 (0.69%) NHS
10 10 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.63%) IVR
11 9 (0.56%) Cryptography
11 9 (0.56%) User Experience
12 8 (0.50%) e-Health
13 7 (0.44%) Statistics
13 7 (0.44%) Eurex
14 6 (0.38%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.38%) SecurID
15 5 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 192 (12.01%) Windows
2 109 (6.82%) Linux
3 59 (3.69%) UNIX
4 48 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (1.50%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.00%) Solaris
8 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.44%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.44%) CentOS
9 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.38%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.25%) Android
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.063%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.063%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (14.13%) Load Balancing
2 195 (12.20%) Network Design
3 169 (10.57%) ITIL
4 112 (7.00%) Network Management
5 89 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
5 89 (5.57%) Migration
6 57 (3.56%) Service Delivery
7 55 (3.44%) Project Management
7 55 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
8 48 (3.00%) Change Management
9 46 (2.88%) Service Management
10 44 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
11 40 (2.50%) Change Control
12 37 (2.31%) DDoS Mitigation
13 36 (2.25%) WAN Optimisation
13 36 (2.25%) Incident Management
14 31 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
15 30 (1.88%) Network Architecture
16 24 (1.50%) Root Cause Analysis
17 22 (1.38%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 28 (1.75%) SQL
2 22 (1.38%) Perl
3 17 (1.06%) C
4 15 (0.94%) Python
5 14 (0.88%) VB
6 10 (0.63%) PHP
7 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.31%) Lisp
9 5 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.19%) VBScript
10 3 (0.19%) C++
11 2 (0.13%) C#
11 2 (0.13%) Ruby
11 2 (0.13%) Korn
12 1 (0.063%) MapBasic
12 1 (0.063%) Tcl
12 1 (0.063%) Java
Qualifications
1 874 (54.66%) Cisco Certification
2 634 (39.65%) CCNP
3 443 (27.70%) CCNA
4 252 (15.76%) Security Cleared
5 176 (11.01%) SC Cleared
6 133 (8.32%) CCIE
7 82 (5.13%) Degree
8 49 (3.06%) CCDP
9 40 (2.50%) CCSA
10 35 (2.19%) CCSE
11 31 (1.94%) CCIP
11 31 (1.94%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (1.44%) CCDA
14 22 (1.38%) JNCIA
14 22 (1.38%) JNCIS
14 22 (1.38%) JNCIP
15 19 (1.19%) CCSP
16 18 (1.13%) CISSP
17 15 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.50%) SLA
2 22 (1.38%) QA
3 15 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.50%) JSP 440
4 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.81%) ProxySG
4 25 (1.56%) vSphere
5 23 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.81%) Snort
8 7 (0.44%) NFS
8 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.38%) XenServer
9 6 (0.38%) Firmware
9 6 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.31%) XenApp
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.25%) vCloud
12 2 (0.13%) pfSense
13 1 (0.063%) KVM
13 1 (0.063%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 64 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
4 24 (1.50%) FortiGate
5 19 (1.19%) RANCID
6 18 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
7 16 (1.00%) OPNET
7 16 (1.00%) Nagios
7 16 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
8 13 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
8 13 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
9 12 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
9 12 (0.75%) OpenView
10 11 (0.69%) SCCM
11 9 (0.56%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.56%) Cacti
11 9 (0.56%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
13 6 (0.38%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 1238 (77.42%) Cisco
2 471 (29.46%) CheckPoint
3 454 (28.39%) Juniper
4 368 (23.01%) F5
5 161 (10.07%) SolarWinds
6 138 (8.63%) VMware
7 131 (8.19%) Blue Coat
8 112 (7.00%) HP
9 96 (6.00%) Microsoft
9 96 (6.00%) Aruba
10 79 (4.94%) Citrix
11 77 (4.82%) Fortinet
12 55 (3.44%) McAfee
13 53 (3.31%) Infoblox
14 52 (3.25%) Riverbed
15 44 (2.75%) Nokia
16 34 (2.13%) Websense
17 32 (2.00%) Brocade
18 29 (1.81%) TippingPoint
19 28 (1.75%) Sourcefire
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Robert Half
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago