The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 42 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 21 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.84% 0.59% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 0.61% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£325 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -8.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £18.03 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -38.88%
Network Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
688 488 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 93.10% 96.25% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 275 227
Average daily rate £395 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £168 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 42 49
Average hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.09 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Oxford -4 11 £325 +4.00% 1
Banbury - 1 £300 -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 16 (61.54%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Cisco
3 14 (53.85%) UNIX
4 12 (46.15%) WAN
5 11 (42.31%) Network Security
6 10 (38.46%) Windows
7 9 (34.62%) DNS
7 9 (34.62%) Juniper
7 9 (34.62%) SAN
7 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
7 9 (34.62%) VMware
8 8 (30.77%) ADSL
9 7 (26.92%) Firewall
9 7 (26.92%) Degree
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (23.08%) Network Design
10 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
11 5 (19.23%) Perl
11 5 (19.23%) PHP
11 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
11 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (15.38%) LAN
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (11.54%) VoIP
13 3 (11.54%) VPN
13 3 (11.54%) Snort
13 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
13 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) WAN
2 11 (42.31%) Network Security
3 9 (34.62%) DNS
3 9 (34.62%) SAN
4 8 (30.77%) ADSL
5 7 (26.92%) Firewall
6 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) VoIP
8 3 (11.54%) VPN
9 2 (7.69%) SMTP
9 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 2 (7.69%) Internet
9 2 (7.69%) MPLS
9 2 (7.69%) OSPF
9 2 (7.69%) BGP
10 1 (3.85%) VLAN
10 1 (3.85%) Wireless
10 1 (3.85%) ISDN
10 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Replication
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) UNIX
3 10 (38.46%) Windows
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
4 3 (11.54%) Cyber Security
5 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
6 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
1 5 (19.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Snort
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Juniper
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) F5
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Fortinet