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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 56 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 2.47% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.77% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 9
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £195 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £419 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -15.25%
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
914 937 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.13% 88.90% 92.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 481 312
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £196
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 28 28 51
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.84 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -19.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £13.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £23.28 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (78.13%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (53.13%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (46.88%) CCNP
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (31.25%) F5
8 9 (28.13%) Network Security
9 8 (25.00%) VoIP
10 7 (21.88%) VMware
11 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
11 6 (18.75%) BGP
11 6 (18.75%) OSPF
12 5 (15.63%) Juniper
12 5 (15.63%) CCNA
13 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
13 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
13 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (12.50%) LAN
13 4 (12.50%) Citrix
13 4 (12.50%) WAN
13 4 (12.50%) SAN
14 3 (9.38%) Change Management
14 3 (9.38%) Wireless
14 3 (9.38%) VPN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 16 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (28.13%) Network Security
5 8 (25.00%) VoIP
6 6 (18.75%) BGP
6 6 (18.75%) OSPF
7 4 (12.50%) iSCSI
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (12.50%) LAN
7 4 (12.50%) WAN
7 4 (12.50%) SAN
8 3 (9.38%) Wireless
8 3 (9.38%) VPN
8 3 (9.38%) VLAN
9 2 (6.25%) xDSL
9 2 (6.25%) ATM
9 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.25%) PPP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.13%) Statistics
1 1 (3.13%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) VMS
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.38%) Change Management
2 3 (9.38%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Entry
4 1 (3.13%) Business Development
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) CCNA
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.38%) CCIE
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.13%) Sun Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CISSP
7 1 (3.13%) Degree
7 1 (3.13%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Cisco
2 18 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 10 (31.25%) F5
4 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 5 (15.63%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Infoblox
7 3 (9.38%) Tufin
7 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) Sophos
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Veritas
8 1 (3.13%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) Dell