The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 104 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 151 126 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.65% 1.44% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.55% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 66
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£328 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £131 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.27% -2.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £46.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-31.61% +30.76%
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
8409 8126 9029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.93% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4692 4296 4210
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
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 the South East

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

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Berkshire +23 58 £331 +1.92% 11
Hampshire +15 39 £289 -22.16% 8
Kent +5 17 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 14 £325 +62.50% 7
Surrey -29 14 £350 +12.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - - 1
Middlesex -11 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 209 (72.32%) Cisco
2 150 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
3 146 (50.52%) Firewall
4 112 (38.75%) CCNP
5 103 (35.64%) LAN
6 94 (32.53%) WAN
7 89 (30.80%) CheckPoint
8 78 (26.99%) Security Cleared
9 76 (26.30%) Cisco ASA
10 74 (25.61%) Network Security
11 73 (25.26%) CCNA
12 71 (24.57%) Juniper
13 67 (23.18%) SC Cleared
14 63 (21.80%) VPN
15 51 (17.65%) OSPF
16 49 (16.96%) Telecoms
17 47 (16.26%) MPLS
18 46 (15.92%) Network Design
19 44 (15.22%) F5
20 41 (14.19%) Windows
21 39 (13.49%) TCP/IP
22 37 (12.80%) HP
23 34 (11.76%) BGP
23 34 (11.76%) DNS
23 34 (11.76%) VoIP
24 32 (11.07%) CCIE
25 30 (10.38%) Microsoft
25 30 (10.38%) Wireless
26 28 (9.69%) Active Directory
26 28 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (1.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.38%) Apache
3 2 (0.69%) IIS
3 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (50.52%) Firewall
2 103 (35.64%) LAN
3 94 (32.53%) WAN
4 76 (26.30%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (25.61%) Network Security
6 63 (21.80%) VPN
7 51 (17.65%) OSPF
8 47 (16.26%) MPLS
9 39 (13.49%) TCP/IP
10 34 (11.76%) DNS
10 34 (11.76%) VoIP
10 34 (11.76%) BGP
11 30 (10.38%) Wireless
12 28 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (8.30%) Cisco IOS
14 21 (7.27%) VLAN
15 20 (6.92%) DHCP
16 19 (6.57%) Internet
16 19 (6.57%) Cisco PIX
17 18 (6.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
General
1 49 (16.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.27%) Finance
3 5 (1.73%) Advertising
4 3 (1.04%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Games
5 2 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.73%) WAP
2 4 (1.38%) JSP
3 3 (1.04%) CSS
4 2 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (1.04%) Statistics
2 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.69%) EMC Centera
3 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.35%) Wiki
4 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.35%) IVR
4 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.35%) e-Health
4 1 (0.35%) SecurID
4 1 (0.35%) Replication
4 1 (0.35%) AVVID
4 1 (0.35%) NHS
4 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.19%) Windows
2 21 (7.27%) UNIX
3 16 (5.54%) Linux
3 16 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.77%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.92%) Network Design
2 26 (9.00%) ITIL
3 22 (7.61%) Load Balancing
4 21 (7.27%) Network Management
5 20 (6.92%) Migration
6 16 (5.54%) Network Architecture
7 15 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.50%) Change Management
8 13 (4.50%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (3.81%) Service Management
10 10 (3.46%) Project Management
10 10 (3.46%) Time Management
11 9 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 7 (2.42%) ITSM
13 6 (2.08%) eTOM
14 4 (1.38%) Information Security
14 4 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (1.38%) Validation
14 4 (1.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.46%) C
2 7 (2.42%) Perl
3 6 (2.08%) PHP
4 3 (1.04%) SQL
4 3 (1.04%) Python
5 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.69%) Java
5 2 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 150 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (38.75%) CCNP
3 78 (26.99%) Security Cleared
4 73 (25.26%) CCNA
5 67 (23.18%) SC Cleared
6 32 (11.07%) CCIE
7 17 (5.88%) Degree
8 16 (5.54%) CCSA
9 12 (4.15%) DV Cleared
9 12 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.46%) CCSE
11 9 (3.11%) CCSP
12 8 (2.77%) CISSP
13 7 (2.42%) MCSE
14 6 (2.08%) CCDP
15 5 (1.73%) Check Point Certification
16 4 (1.38%) CCVP
16 4 (1.38%) JNCIP
17 3 (1.04%) JNCIE
17 3 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) QA
2 7 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.08%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (9.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.50%) ProxySG
3 11 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.11%) vSphere
6 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (1.73%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.04%) Snort
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.69%) KVM
10 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.35%) Xen
10 1 (0.35%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.73%) FortiGate
1 5 (1.73%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.38%) WSUS
2 4 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (1.04%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.69%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.69%) SCCM
4 2 (0.69%) OpenView
4 2 (0.69%) Netcool
5 1 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.35%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 209 (72.32%) Cisco
2 89 (30.80%) CheckPoint
3 71 (24.57%) Juniper
4 44 (15.22%) F5
5 37 (12.80%) HP
6 30 (10.38%) Microsoft
7 24 (8.30%) Blue Coat
8 21 (7.27%) Avaya
9 17 (5.88%) Brocade
10 15 (5.19%) VMware
11 13 (4.50%) Nokia
12 11 (3.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (3.11%) McAfee
13 9 (3.11%) 3PAR
14 8 (2.77%) Citrix
15 7 (2.42%) Fortinet
16 6 (2.08%) Crossbeam
16 6 (2.08%) Nortel
17 5 (1.73%) Sourcefire
17 5 (1.73%) Symantec
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