The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 46 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.45% 1.72% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.88% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£165 £293 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% +17.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
438 425 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.68% 91.40% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 205 244
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £38.00 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Essex region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Essex region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Basildon - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £213 -
Epping - - - -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) DHCP
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) NAS
6 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 4 (23.53%) Use Case
6 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (23.53%) Redmine
6 4 (23.53%) Trac
6 4 (23.53%) Ruby
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 4 (23.53%) Telnet
6 4 (23.53%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
6 4 (23.53%) Firmware
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) PHP
6 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) JUnit

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) NAS
4 4 (23.53%) Telnet
4 4 (23.53%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Broadband
4 4 (23.53%) FTP
4 4 (23.53%) HTTP
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (23.53%) Redmine
1 4 (23.53%) Trac
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
1 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
1 4 (23.53%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Use Case
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (23.53%) Ruby
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
1 4 (23.53%) PHP
1 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Zeacom
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds