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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 79 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 233 173 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.59% 1.86% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 1.96% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 101 76
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £321
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 5
Median hourly rate £44.42 £24.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.21% +43.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £34.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +53.93%
Network Engineer
England

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
8527 8821 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.97% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5088 5044 4690
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 418 443
Median hourly rate £19.44 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.78% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Berkshire +32 99 £375 +25.00% 7
Hampshire +31 83 £375 -3.22% 15
Surrey -19 18 £380 +26.66% 7
West Sussex -4 11 £365 -18.88%
Kent +3 6 £226 +17.53% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £438 +16.66%
Oxfordshire +5 5 £325 +1.56%
East Sussex +11 3 £419 +44.39% 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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.

1 375 (78.13%) Cisco
2 255 (53.13%) Firewall
3 254 (52.92%) Cisco Certification
4 170 (35.42%) WAN
5 168 (35.00%) LAN
6 164 (34.17%) CCNP
7 151 (31.46%) Security Cleared
8 134 (27.92%) CCNA
9 133 (27.71%) CheckPoint
10 130 (27.08%) Wireless
11 129 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
12 117 (24.38%) SC Cleared
13 109 (22.71%) Network Security
14 97 (20.21%) Data Centre
15 96 (20.00%) BGP
15 96 (20.00%) Juniper
16 91 (18.96%) MPLS
17 88 (18.33%) Telecoms
18 87 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 74 (15.42%) OSPF
20 71 (14.79%) VoIP
20 71 (14.79%) DNS
21 68 (14.17%) ITIL
21 68 (14.17%) F5
22 65 (13.54%) VPN
23 62 (12.92%) TCP/IP
24 61 (12.71%) Windows
24 61 (12.71%) Palo Alto
25 59 (12.29%) DHCP
26 58 (12.08%) Network Design

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 13 (2.71%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.42%) assyst
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) GitHub
3 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 255 (53.13%) Firewall
2 170 (35.42%) WAN
3 168 (35.00%) LAN
4 130 (27.08%) Wireless
5 129 (26.88%) Cisco ASA
6 109 (22.71%) Network Security
7 96 (20.00%) BGP
8 91 (18.96%) MPLS
9 87 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 74 (15.42%) OSPF
11 71 (14.79%) DNS
11 71 (14.79%) VoIP
12 65 (13.54%) VPN
13 62 (12.92%) TCP/IP
14 59 (12.29%) DHCP
15 49 (10.21%) IPsec
16 40 (8.33%) SSL
17 36 (7.50%) EIGRP
18 32 (6.67%) Ethernet
19 28 (5.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 13 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (2.29%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (2.08%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.42%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 88 (18.33%) Telecoms
2 36 (7.50%) Finance
3 9 (1.88%) Marketing
4 5 (1.04%) Military
5 4 (0.83%) Back Office
6 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.42%) Electronics
7 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.21%) Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.08%) CSS
2 9 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.25%) REST
3 6 (1.25%) SOAP
4 2 (0.42%) .NET
4 2 (0.42%) CGI
4 2 (0.42%) JSON
4 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.42%) XML
5 1 (0.21%) Django
5 1 (0.21%) Guice
5 1 (0.21%) Play Framework
5 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.21%) Sensu
5 1 (0.21%) Spring
5 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (20.21%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.54%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.67%) PKI
6 8 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.46%) FlexPod
7 7 (1.46%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.04%) e-Health
9 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.63%) DataPower
10 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.21%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.21%) Eurex
11 1 (0.21%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.71%) Windows
2 40 (8.33%) Linux
3 32 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 28 (5.83%) Unix
5 23 (4.79%) Solaris
6 12 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.63%) CatOS
11 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.21%) AIX
13 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.17%) ITIL
2 58 (12.08%) Network Design
3 50 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 31 (6.46%) Network Management
5 30 (6.25%) Change Management
6 26 (5.42%) Migration
7 19 (3.96%) Configuration Management
7 19 (3.96%) Network Architecture
8 14 (2.92%) Change Control
9 12 (2.50%) Information Management
9 12 (2.50%) Information Security
10 11 (2.29%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (2.08%) Capacity Management
11 10 (2.08%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.08%) WAN Optimisation
12 9 (1.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (1.88%) Incident Management
12 9 (1.88%) Operations Management
12 9 (1.88%) Problem Management
12 9 (1.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.96%) C
2 12 (2.50%) Tcl
3 11 (2.29%) Perl
4 10 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.88%) SQL
5 9 (1.88%) VB
6 6 (1.25%) Python
7 3 (0.63%) C#
8 2 (0.42%) C++
8 2 (0.42%) Ruby
8 2 (0.42%) VBScript
9 1 (0.21%) Java
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 254 (52.92%) Cisco Certification
2 164 (34.17%) CCNP
3 151 (31.46%) Security Cleared
4 134 (27.92%) CCNA
5 117 (24.38%) SC Cleared
6 42 (8.75%) Degree
7 29 (6.04%) CCIE
8 22 (4.58%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.29%) CCDP
10 10 (2.08%) CCSE
11 9 (1.88%) CCDA
11 9 (1.88%) MCSE
11 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.46%) CCSA
12 7 (1.46%) MCSA
12 7 (1.46%) MCSD
13 6 (1.25%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.25%) NCDA
14 5 (1.04%) CCENT
15 4 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.58%) SLA
2 15 (3.13%) QA
3 9 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.04%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.42%) GLP
6 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.88%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.88%) vSphere
4 5 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.04%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.04%) XenServer
5 2 (0.42%) iptables
5 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.42%) NFS
5 2 (0.42%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.21%) vCloud
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 34 (7.08%) FortiGate
2 20 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.92%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.46%) Netcool
5 7 (1.46%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.25%) OPNET
7 5 (1.04%) WSUS
8 4 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.63%) Puppet
9 3 (0.63%) SCCM
9 3 (0.63%) SCOM
10 2 (0.42%) Sysprep
11 1 (0.21%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.21%) Nagios
11 1 (0.21%) Nessus
11 1 (0.21%) OpenView
11 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 375 (78.13%) Cisco
2 133 (27.71%) CheckPoint
3 96 (20.00%) Juniper
4 68 (14.17%) F5
5 61 (12.71%) Palo Alto
6 41 (8.54%) Microsoft
7 39 (8.13%) SolarWinds
8 34 (7.08%) VMware
9 31 (6.46%) Fortinet
10 27 (5.63%) HP
11 25 (5.21%) Aruba
12 20 (4.17%) Riverbed
13 18 (3.75%) Tufin
14 17 (3.54%) Blue Coat
14 17 (3.54%) Oracle
15 15 (3.13%) Citrix
15 15 (3.13%) Sybase
16 14 (2.92%) IBM
16 14 (2.92%) Nokia
17 13 (2.71%) AlgoSec
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