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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 49 75 53
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 18 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.99% 0.98% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.08% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -30.17%
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
816 1017 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.07% 91.05% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 530 371
Average daily rate £400 £375 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
4 11 (30.56%) Juniper
4 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
5 10 (27.78%) LAN
5 10 (27.78%) CCNP
5 10 (27.78%) Network Design
5 10 (27.78%) Network Security
6 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (25.00%) CCIE
7 8 (22.22%) Citrix
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
8 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
8 6 (16.67%) BGP
9 5 (13.89%) MPLS
9 5 (13.89%) HP
9 5 (13.89%) VPN
9 5 (13.89%) PPP
9 5 (13.89%) VMware
9 5 (13.89%) FDDI
9 5 (13.89%) VLAN
10 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
10 4 (11.11%) SMDS
10 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 10 (27.78%) LAN
3 10 (27.78%) Network Security
4 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (16.67%) BGP
7 5 (13.89%) MPLS
7 5 (13.89%) VPN
7 5 (13.89%) PPP
7 5 (13.89%) FDDI
7 5 (13.89%) VLAN
8 4 (11.11%) SMDS
8 4 (11.11%) DHCP
8 4 (11.11%) SNA
8 4 (11.11%) IGRP
8 4 (11.11%) X.25
8 4 (11.11%) Wireless
8 4 (11.11%) IPsec
9 3 (8.33%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) CMDB
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (2.78%) Business Development
5 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.78%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) CCIE
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) CISSP
7 1 (2.78%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CCSA
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Juniper
2 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 5 (13.89%) HP
5 5 (13.89%) VMware
6 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 4 (11.11%) F5
7 3 (8.33%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.33%) Tufin
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
8 2 (5.56%) Nokia
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (2.78%) Siemens
9 1 (2.78%) Nortel
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire