The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 50 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.01% 1.20% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.36% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £190 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -18.46%
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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
872 885 726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.37% 88.41% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 455 279
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 54
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.34 £175.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
3 17 (47.22%) Firewall
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (36.11%) CCNP
6 12 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (27.78%) Network Security
8 8 (22.22%) F5
8 8 (22.22%) Juniper
8 8 (22.22%) BGP
9 7 (19.44%) Citrix
9 7 (19.44%) WAN
10 6 (16.67%) LAN
10 6 (16.67%) VoIP
10 6 (16.67%) OSPF
10 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
11 5 (13.89%) Network Design
11 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.89%) CCIE
11 5 (13.89%) SAN
11 5 (13.89%) HP
12 4 (11.11%) CCNA
12 4 (11.11%) Wireless
12 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
12 4 (11.11%) VLAN
12 4 (11.11%) iSCSI

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) Firewall
2 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (27.78%) Network Security
5 8 (22.22%) BGP
6 7 (19.44%) WAN
7 6 (16.67%) LAN
7 6 (16.67%) VoIP
7 6 (16.67%) OSPF
8 5 (13.89%) SAN
9 4 (11.11%) Wireless
9 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (11.11%) VLAN
9 4 (11.11%) iSCSI
9 4 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (8.33%) FDDI
10 3 (8.33%) Internet
10 3 (8.33%) ISDN
10 3 (8.33%) PPP
10 3 (8.33%) ATM
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) CMDB
1 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) Network Design
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Business Development
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) CCIE
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) VCP4
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.78%) XenServer
2 1 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
3 8 (22.22%) F5
3 8 (22.22%) Juniper
4 7 (19.44%) Citrix
5 6 (16.67%) VMware
6 5 (13.89%) HP
7 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.33%) Infoblox
8 3 (8.33%) Tufin
8 3 (8.33%) IBM
9 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.78%) Crossbeam
10 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.78%) Remedy
10 1 (2.78%) Dell
10 1 (2.78%) NetApp
10 1 (2.78%) Nokia
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