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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 54 45 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 14 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.56% 3.01% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 3.37% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -4.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -9.09%
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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
817 891 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.98% 89.28% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 421 350
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (45.45%) CCNP
3 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 14 (42.42%) Firewall
5 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (27.27%) F5
8 8 (24.24%) VoIP
9 6 (18.18%) CCNA
9 6 (18.18%) Network Architecture
9 6 (18.18%) Network Security
9 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
10 5 (15.15%) VMware
10 5 (15.15%) Juniper
10 5 (15.15%) BGP
10 5 (15.15%) LAN
10 5 (15.15%) WAN
11 4 (12.12%) Windows
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) OSPF
11 4 (12.12%) HP
11 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.12%) CCIE
11 4 (12.12%) Citrix
11 4 (12.12%) Wireless
11 4 (12.12%) Network Design
11 4 (12.12%) iSCSI
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco PIX

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (24.24%) VoIP
5 6 (18.18%) Network Security
6 5 (15.15%) WAN
6 5 (15.15%) LAN
6 5 (15.15%) BGP
7 4 (12.12%) OSPF
7 4 (12.12%) iSCSI
7 4 (12.12%) Wireless
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (12.12%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (9.09%) SAN
8 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.06%) VPN
9 2 (6.06%) VLAN
10 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.03%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) VMS
2 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
2 1 (3.03%) HPUX
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.12%) Network Design
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
4 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Business Development
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) VB
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNP
3 6 (18.18%) CCNA
4 4 (12.12%) CCIE
5 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) SCSA
7 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) XenServer
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.09%) Infoblox
6 3 (9.09%) Tufin
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 1 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) Sun
8 1 (3.03%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) Huawei
8 1 (3.03%) Sophos
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp