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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 64 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.97% 0.41% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.44% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£315 £238 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.63% -31.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
Network Engineer
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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
759 689 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.34% 93.49% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 324 325
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £206 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 58
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.27 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -8.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £23.25 £20.00
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 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 19 September 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 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) CheckPoint
3 11 (52.38%) VPN
4 10 (47.62%) WAN
5 9 (42.86%) LAN
5 9 (42.86%) F5
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (38.10%) OSPF
6 8 (38.10%) BGP
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 6 (28.57%) VoIP
9 5 (23.81%) CCNP
9 5 (23.81%) Juniper
9 5 (23.81%) MPLS
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
10 4 (19.05%) CCNA
11 3 (14.29%) HP
11 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
11 3 (14.29%) Snort
11 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
11 3 (14.29%) VRRP
11 3 (14.29%) CCSA
11 3 (14.29%) VLAN
11 3 (14.29%) HSRP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) OSPF
5 8 (38.10%) BGP
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) VoIP
8 5 (23.81%) MPLS
8 5 (23.81%) Network Security
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (14.29%) VRRP
10 3 (14.29%) VLAN
10 3 (14.29%) HSRP
11 2 (9.52%) DMVPN
11 2 (9.52%) PABX
11 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.52%) EMC Centera
3 1 (4.76%) e-Health
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Network Management
1 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
1 2 (9.52%) B2B
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Network Design
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) People Management
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 3 (14.29%) CCSA
5 2 (9.52%) CCDP
5 2 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (4.76%) CCDA
6 1 (4.76%) CCIP
6 1 (4.76%) CCSE
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Snort
1 3 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) CheckPoint
3 9 (42.86%) F5
4 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 4 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
7 2 (9.52%) Brocade
7 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) EMC
7 2 (9.52%) CA
7 2 (9.52%) Hitachi
7 2 (9.52%) NetApp
7 2 (9.52%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) Avaya
8 1 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (4.76%) BT