The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 91 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 40 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 0.75% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 0.81% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 9
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£275 £171 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.58% -48.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £126 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.09%
Network Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2671 2341 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.03% 92.02% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1310 1088
Average daily rate £360 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 68 59
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Scotland region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Scotland region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 11 £350 +150.00%
Renfrewshire - 11 £307 -
Highlands -2 6 - -
Glasgow -6 6 £228 -42.22% 4
West Lothian - 3 £275 -
Dundee - 2 - -
Aberdeen +8 1 £285 -8.80%
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 50 (83.33%) Cisco
2 36 (60.00%) Firewall
3 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (43.33%) LAN
4 23 (38.33%) CheckPoint
5 20 (33.33%) Juniper
6 18 (30.00%) CCNA
7 17 (28.33%) WAN
8 16 (26.67%) CCNP
8 16 (26.67%) Network Security
8 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 15 (25.00%) ITIL
10 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 12 (20.00%) HP
12 11 (18.33%) F5
13 10 (16.67%) Network Design
13 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 9 (15.00%) VPN
14 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
14 9 (15.00%) TippingPoint
14 9 (15.00%) Banking
15 8 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
15 8 (13.33%) MPLS
15 8 (13.33%) McAfee
15 8 (13.33%) Wireless
15 8 (13.33%) Finance
15 8 (13.33%) Network Management
16 7 (11.67%) Network Monitoring

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 36 (60.00%) Firewall
2 26 (43.33%) LAN
3 17 (28.33%) WAN
4 16 (26.67%) Network Security
5 13 (21.67%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (15.00%) VPN
6 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 8 (13.33%) MPLS
7 8 (13.33%) Wireless
8 7 (11.67%) BGP
8 7 (11.67%) OSPF
9 6 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.00%) RSVP
9 6 (10.00%) IPsec
9 6 (10.00%) Junos
10 5 (8.33%) SAN
10 5 (8.33%) WLAN
11 4 (6.67%) BIG-IP
11 4 (6.67%) Broadband
11 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (15.00%) Banking
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 3 (5.00%) CMDB
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Network Design
3 8 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 8 (13.33%) Network Management
4 7 (11.67%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (11.67%) Incident Management
5 6 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (8.33%) Change Management
6 5 (8.33%) Service Management
6 5 (8.33%) Time Management
6 5 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 4 (6.67%) Change Control
8 3 (5.00%) Malware Analysis
8 3 (5.00%) Project Management
8 3 (5.00%) Release Management
8 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
1 4 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (30.00%) CCNA
3 16 (26.67%) CCNP
3 16 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 3 (5.00%) CCSE
5 3 (5.00%) CCSA
6 2 (3.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) vSphere
5 2 (3.33%) Squid
5 2 (3.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.67%) Netcool
Vendors
1 50 (83.33%) Cisco
2 23 (38.33%) CheckPoint
3 20 (33.33%) Juniper
4 12 (20.00%) HP
5 11 (18.33%) F5
6 9 (15.00%) TippingPoint
7 8 (13.33%) McAfee
8 6 (10.00%) Crossbeam
8 6 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 6 (10.00%) Aruba
9 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (5.00%) Remedy
10 3 (5.00%) EMC
10 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (3.33%) VMware
11 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
11 2 (3.33%) ProCurve
11 2 (3.33%) Avaya
12 1 (1.67%) Infoblox