The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / South East
Rank 74 61 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 206 266 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 3.05% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 3.23% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 149 84
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £20.03 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £44.80 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £24.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+17.34% -7.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7107 8235 9165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.70% 94.52% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 5028 4901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 381 427
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -15 69 £375 +7.14% 8
Berkshire -14 52 £350 - 5
Oxfordshire +10 23 £331 +3.51% 6
Surrey -3 21 £450 +9.09% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £346 +245.75% 3
West Sussex -5 8 £300 -
Middlesex - 8 £343 - 1
Sussex +5 3 £350 +12.00%
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 5
Kent +1 1 £160 -5.88%
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 318 (78.91%) Cisco
2 221 (54.84%) Firewall
3 216 (53.60%) Cisco Certification
4 152 (37.72%) CCNP
5 130 (32.26%) LAN
6 122 (30.27%) Juniper
7 113 (28.04%) CCNA
8 108 (26.80%) CheckPoint
9 107 (26.55%) WAN
10 105 (26.05%) Security Cleared
11 97 (24.07%) Network Security
12 87 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
12 87 (21.59%) Data Centre
13 86 (21.34%) F5
14 82 (20.35%) Telecoms
15 76 (18.86%) SC Cleared
16 71 (17.62%) Wireless
16 71 (17.62%) Network Design
17 63 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
18 62 (15.38%) VoIP
19 60 (14.89%) ITIL
19 60 (14.89%) MPLS
20 56 (13.90%) OSPF
21 52 (12.90%) Palo Alto
22 51 (12.66%) CCIE
23 50 (12.41%) VPN
24 46 (11.41%) BGP
24 46 (11.41%) Load Balancing
25 45 (11.17%) DNS
26 40 (9.93%) HP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.25%) Confluence
3 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (2.23%) MS Excel
1 9 (2.23%) MS Office
2 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 221 (54.84%) Firewall
2 130 (32.26%) LAN
3 107 (26.55%) WAN
4 97 (24.07%) Network Security
5 87 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
6 71 (17.62%) Wireless
7 63 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 62 (15.38%) VoIP
9 60 (14.89%) MPLS
10 56 (13.90%) OSPF
11 50 (12.41%) VPN
12 46 (11.41%) BGP
13 45 (11.17%) DNS
14 35 (8.68%) SSL
15 33 (8.19%) TCP/IP
16 29 (7.20%) NetScaler
17 28 (6.95%) SNMP
18 27 (6.70%) VLAN
19 25 (6.20%) Unified Communications
20 21 (5.21%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.25%) MS Access
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (1.49%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 82 (20.35%) Telecoms
2 23 (5.71%) Finance
3 5 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.99%) Banking
4 4 (0.99%) Retail
5 2 (0.50%) Billing
5 2 (0.50%) Local Government
5 2 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.99%) 802.1X
1 8 (1.99%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.50%) CSS
2 2 (0.50%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.25%) CGI
3 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.48%) Driving Licence
5 8 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.49%) PKI
7 5 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.99%) CMDB
9 3 (0.74%) BBC
9 3 (0.74%) Clustering
10 2 (0.50%) BYOD
10 2 (0.50%) e-Health
10 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.50%) NHS
10 2 (0.50%) Replication
10 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.50%) Wiki
11 1 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.25%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.71%) Linux
1 23 (5.71%) Windows
2 11 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.74%) Unix
5 6 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.50%) CentOS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.25%) Solaris
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.62%) Network Design
2 60 (14.89%) ITIL
3 46 (11.41%) Load Balancing
4 33 (8.19%) Migration
5 27 (6.70%) Service Management
6 24 (5.96%) Project Management
7 23 (5.71%) Change Management
8 20 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
8 20 (4.96%) Web Filtering
9 17 (4.22%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.47%) ITSM
10 14 (3.47%) Network Management
11 12 (2.98%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (2.73%) Network Architecture
12 11 (2.73%) SIEM
13 9 (2.23%) Capacity Management
13 9 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (2.23%) Incident Management
13 9 (2.23%) Information Security
13 9 (2.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.74%) C
2 3 (0.74%) SQL
3 1 (0.25%) C++
3 1 (0.25%) Perl
3 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.25%) Python
3 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.25%) VB
3 1 (0.25%) VB6
3 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 216 (53.60%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (37.72%) CCNP
3 113 (28.04%) CCNA
4 105 (26.05%) Security Cleared
5 76 (18.86%) SC Cleared
6 51 (12.66%) CCIE
7 31 (7.69%) Degree
8 29 (7.20%) DV Cleared
8 29 (7.20%) JNCIA
9 25 (6.20%) CCSE
10 24 (5.96%) CCDP
11 21 (5.21%) CCSA
12 17 (4.22%) JNCIE
13 16 (3.97%) CCIP
13 16 (3.97%) HP ASE
14 13 (3.23%) HP MASE
14 13 (3.23%) JNCIS
15 11 (2.73%) CISSP
16 9 (2.23%) JNCIP
17 7 (1.74%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.71%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (2.73%) QA
3 11 (2.73%) SLA
4 10 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 9 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.74%) vSphere
4 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.25%) vCloud
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (5.46%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (2.98%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.74%) OpenView
5 3 (0.74%) OPNET
6 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.50%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.50%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.25%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 318 (78.91%) Cisco
2 122 (30.27%) Juniper
3 108 (26.80%) CheckPoint
4 86 (21.34%) F5
5 52 (12.90%) Palo Alto
6 40 (9.93%) HP
7 32 (7.94%) Riverbed
8 30 (7.44%) Blue Coat
9 29 (7.20%) Aruba
10 28 (6.95%) Fortinet
11 22 (5.46%) Citrix
12 21 (5.21%) VMware
13 19 (4.71%) Brocade
14 13 (3.23%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.98%) Dell
15 12 (2.98%) Extreme Networks
16 10 (2.48%) Microsoft
16 10 (2.48%) Nokia
17 9 (2.23%) Intel Security
18 8 (1.99%) Huawei
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