The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 37 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 6 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.78% 0.43% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 0.45% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£323 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £313 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £313 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
Network Engineer
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
311 220 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.28% 95.24% 97.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 118 127
Average daily rate £385 £305 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £388 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) PHP
4 4 (26.67%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Network Design
4 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (13.33%) Snort
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) F5
6 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
7 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (6.67%) Multicast
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Multicast
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) HSRP
5 1 (6.67%) IPv6
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) VRRP
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) ISDN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
1 4 (26.67%) Network Design
1 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Forensics
2 2 (13.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Snort
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Dell