The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 50 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.11% 1.04% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.14% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £283 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £363 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 875 1061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.78% 91.34% 89.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 379 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
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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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (48.89%) CCNP
3 21 (46.67%) Cisco
4 19 (42.22%) WAN
5 18 (40.00%) LAN
6 17 (37.78%) Firewall
7 14 (31.11%) Network Design
7 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
7 14 (31.11%) VPN
7 14 (31.11%) DNS
8 13 (28.89%) MPLS
9 12 (26.67%) IPsec
10 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
10 11 (24.44%) CCIE
10 11 (24.44%) Juniper
11 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
12 9 (20.00%) Network Security
12 9 (20.00%) CCNA
13 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
13 8 (17.78%) WLAN
13 8 (17.78%) DHCP
13 8 (17.78%) Wireless
13 8 (17.78%) Network Architecture
13 8 (17.78%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (17.78%) F5
14 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
14 6 (13.33%) OSPF
14 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
14 6 (13.33%) BGP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (42.22%) WAN
2 18 (40.00%) LAN
3 17 (37.78%) Firewall
4 14 (31.11%) DNS
4 14 (31.11%) VPN
5 13 (28.89%) MPLS
6 12 (26.67%) IPsec
7 9 (20.00%) Network Security
8 8 (17.78%) Wireless
8 8 (17.78%) DHCP
8 8 (17.78%) WLAN
9 6 (13.33%) OSPF
9 6 (13.33%) BGP
10 5 (11.11%) VoIP
10 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (8.89%) BIG-IP
11 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (8.89%) Internet
12 3 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Network Design
2 10 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.78%) Network Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.89%) Network Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
5 3 (6.67%) Fault Management
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.44%) Workflow
7 1 (2.22%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.22%) Demand Forecasting
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) Data Security
7 1 (2.22%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.22%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) C
1 2 (4.44%) Python
1 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (48.89%) CCNP
3 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) CCIE
5 9 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.89%) Degree
7 3 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (6.67%) CISSP
8 2 (4.44%) MCSA
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.44%) CCSP
9 1 (2.22%) CCDP
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.78%) F5
4 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.67%) Nokia
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Huawei
6 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle
7 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Actix
7 1 (2.22%) Tufin
7 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (2.22%) Mapinfo
7 1 (2.22%) Velocent