The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 58 42 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 20 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.38% 2.27% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 2.41% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
Average daily rate
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£335 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £18.50 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.83% -7.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
Network Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
798 457 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.77% 94.42% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 218 412
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £400 -
Stevenage - 3 £275 - 1
Watford -8 2 £260 -26.76% 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 - 3
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Abbots Langley - - - -
Baldock - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 23 (69.70%) Firewall
3 16 (48.48%) CCNP
3 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (39.39%) WAN
5 12 (36.36%) LAN
6 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 10 (30.30%) ITIL
7 10 (30.30%) SolarWinds
8 9 (27.27%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) VPN
9 8 (24.24%) Wireless
10 7 (21.21%) Network Security
10 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) Coaching
11 6 (18.18%) DNS
11 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
12 5 (15.15%) MPLS
12 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (12.12%) F5
13 4 (12.12%) CCIE
13 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
13 4 (12.12%) HP
13 4 (12.12%) Linux
14 3 (9.09%) VoIP
14 3 (9.09%) OSPF
14 3 (9.09%) Sophos
14 3 (9.09%) BGP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) WAN
3 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 9 (27.27%) VPN
5 8 (24.24%) Wireless
6 7 (21.21%) Network Security
7 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.18%) DNS
8 5 (15.15%) MPLS
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.09%) IPsec
9 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
9 3 (9.09%) OSPF
9 3 (9.09%) BGP
9 3 (9.09%) VoIP
10 2 (6.06%) SNMP
10 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
11 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) e-Health
1 1 (3.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Coaching
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Data Security
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Network Design
4 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Tcl
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) CCNP
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
4 3 (9.09%) CCSE
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 2 (6.06%) CCIP
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) CCSA
6 1 (3.03%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 10 (30.30%) SolarWinds
4 4 (12.12%) F5
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Juniper
5 3 (9.09%) Sophos
6 2 (6.06%) SonicWALL
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Sage
6 2 (6.06%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.06%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Lumension
7 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) CA
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Mitel