The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 57 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.84% 0.26% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.28% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£338 £196 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.97% -33.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £35.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-39.86% +37.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
771 712 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.00% 93.93% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 350 360
Average daily rate £368 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 53
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £23.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) VPN
3 11 (57.89%) WAN
4 10 (52.63%) LAN
4 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (42.11%) OSPF
5 8 (42.11%) BGP
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (36.84%) F5
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) CCNP
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (21.05%) Network Security
9 4 (21.05%) CCNA
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper
9 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
9 4 (21.05%) MPLS
10 3 (15.79%) VRRP
10 3 (15.79%) CCSA
10 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
10 3 (15.79%) Snort
10 3 (15.79%) ProxySG
10 3 (15.79%) HP
10 3 (15.79%) VLAN
10 3 (15.79%) HSRP
11 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) VPN
2 11 (57.89%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
4 8 (42.11%) OSPF
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (31.58%) VoIP
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (21.05%) Network Security
8 4 (21.05%) MPLS
9 3 (15.79%) VRRP
9 3 (15.79%) VLAN
9 3 (15.79%) HSRP
10 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (10.53%) PABX
10 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (10.53%) EMC Centera
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
2 1 (5.26%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Network Management
1 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
1 2 (10.53%) B2B
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.26%) Change Control
2 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) CCSA
5 2 (10.53%) CCDP
5 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.26%) CCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCDA
6 1 (5.26%) CCIP
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Snort
1 3 (15.79%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 7 (36.84%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) 3PAR
6 2 (10.53%) Brocade
6 2 (10.53%) Draytek
6 2 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (10.53%) CA
6 2 (10.53%) Hitachi
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) BT
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.26%) Nokia
7 1 (5.26%) Avaya