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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 51 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.10% 2.14% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.26% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£473 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.04% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £221 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £390 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +37.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.82%
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
750 753 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.59% 94.96% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 423 246
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 51 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £104.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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
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 2 September 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
Stevenage 0 8 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 3 £470 +17.50%
St Albans - 1 £475 -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 27 (87.10%) Cisco
2 23 (74.19%) Firewall
3 18 (58.06%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (48.39%) Juniper
5 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (38.71%) LAN
6 12 (38.71%) Blue Coat
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (32.26%) CCNA
8 9 (29.03%) DNS
9 8 (25.81%) SLA
9 8 (25.81%) FTP
9 8 (25.81%) DHCP
9 8 (25.81%) Remedy
9 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
9 8 (25.81%) Barracuda Networks
9 8 (25.81%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (25.81%) Websense
9 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
12 5 (16.13%) CCNP
12 5 (16.13%) F5
12 5 (16.13%) Verint
13 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
13 4 (12.90%) Network Security

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 23 (74.19%) Firewall
2 18 (58.06%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (38.71%) LAN
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (29.03%) DNS
6 8 (25.81%) FTP
6 8 (25.81%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (25.81%) DHCP
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.90%) Network Security
8 4 (12.90%) VPN
9 3 (9.68%) Wireless
9 3 (9.68%) MPLS
9 3 (9.68%) OSPF
9 3 (9.68%) BGP
10 2 (6.45%) SSL
10 2 (6.45%) Internet
10 2 (6.45%) WAN
10 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
General
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) UNIX
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.68%) Network Design
3 3 (9.68%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Validation
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Kanban
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNA
3 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CCNP
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
7 1 (3.23%) CCDP
7 1 (3.23%) CCSA
7 1 (3.23%) CCVP
7 1 (3.23%) CCSE
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (3.23%) RANCID
Vendors
1 27 (87.10%) Cisco
2 15 (48.39%) Juniper
3 12 (38.71%) Blue Coat
4 8 (25.81%) Barracuda Networks
4 8 (25.81%) Remedy
4 8 (25.81%) Websense
5 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.13%) F5
6 5 (16.13%) Verint
7 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.45%) Infoblox
8 2 (6.45%) Brocade
8 2 (6.45%) Citrix
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle
9 1 (3.23%) HP
9 1 (3.23%) VMware
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.23%) Agilent
9 1 (3.23%) IronPort
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