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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 47 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 18 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.09% 1.00% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.09% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-31.61% +30.76%
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
776 919 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.02% 91.44% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 419 361
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 23 (47.92%) CCNP
2 23 (47.92%) WAN
3 21 (43.75%) LAN
3 21 (43.75%) Firewall
4 16 (33.33%) Network Design
5 15 (31.25%) VPN
5 15 (31.25%) DNS
6 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 13 (27.08%) IPsec
7 13 (27.08%) CCIE
7 13 (27.08%) Juniper
7 13 (27.08%) MPLS
8 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (22.92%) Network Security
9 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
10 9 (18.75%) Wireless
10 9 (18.75%) CCNA
10 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
10 9 (18.75%) WLAN
10 9 (18.75%) DHCP
10 9 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (18.75%) Network Architecture
10 9 (18.75%) F5
11 8 (16.67%) Blue Coat
12 7 (14.58%) BGP
13 6 (12.50%) OSPF
13 6 (12.50%) VoIP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (47.92%) WAN
2 21 (43.75%) LAN
2 21 (43.75%) Firewall
3 15 (31.25%) DNS
3 15 (31.25%) VPN
4 13 (27.08%) MPLS
4 13 (27.08%) IPsec
5 11 (22.92%) Network Security
6 9 (18.75%) Wireless
6 9 (18.75%) DHCP
6 9 (18.75%) WLAN
7 7 (14.58%) BGP
8 6 (12.50%) OSPF
8 6 (12.50%) VoIP
9 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (8.33%) BIG-IP
10 4 (8.33%) SSL
10 4 (8.33%) Internet
11 3 (6.25%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) SecurID
1 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Network Design
2 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (18.75%) Network Architecture
3 9 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.33%) Network Management
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL
5 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.17%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.17%) Workflow
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.08%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.08%) Data Security
6 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.08%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.08%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Python
2 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.17%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (47.92%) CCNP
3 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 13 (27.08%) CCIE
5 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (18.75%) CCNA
7 5 (10.42%) Degree
8 4 (8.33%) CISSP
9 3 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (4.17%) MCSA
10 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (4.17%) CCSP
11 1 (2.08%) CCDP
11 1 (2.08%) CCSA
11 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
11 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) Juniper
3 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.75%) F5
4 8 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 4 (8.33%) Nokia
6 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) VMware
8 1 (2.08%) Sourcefire
8 1 (2.08%) Huawei
8 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.08%) Velocent
8 1 (2.08%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.08%) Nortel
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) Ericsson