The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 110 126 114
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 133 112 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.45% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.43% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 54 43
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8418 7840 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.72% 92.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4093 4133
Average daily rate £350 £358 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 522 635
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
England

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 1 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
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 1 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 +22 51 £350 +16.66% 14
Hampshire +2 35 £324 +0.38% 9
Kent +2 12 £375 -16.66% 2
Surrey -22 11 £363 +13.72% 4
Oxfordshire -4 9 £295 -1.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £331 +20.45% 2
West Sussex +2 6 £350 - 1
Middlesex -7 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
Home Counties - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 202 (71.89%) Cisco
2 144 (51.25%) Cisco Certification
3 139 (49.47%) Firewall
4 104 (37.01%) CCNP
5 94 (33.45%) LAN
6 89 (31.67%) CheckPoint
7 88 (31.32%) Security Cleared
8 85 (30.25%) WAN
9 78 (27.76%) Juniper
10 77 (27.40%) Network Security
11 76 (27.05%) SC Cleared
12 72 (25.62%) CCNA
13 67 (23.84%) VPN
14 65 (23.13%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (18.86%) Telecoms
15 53 (18.86%) MPLS
16 49 (17.44%) OSPF
17 48 (17.08%) Network Design
18 42 (14.95%) TCP/IP
19 40 (14.23%) Windows
20 38 (13.52%) BGP
21 34 (12.10%) F5
22 33 (11.74%) DNS
23 32 (11.39%) HP
24 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
25 29 (10.32%) Wireless
26 28 (9.96%) CCIE
26 28 (9.96%) Active Directory
27 27 (9.61%) VoIP
28 26 (9.25%) Ethernet

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (2.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.42%) Apache
3 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Office 365
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (49.47%) Firewall
2 94 (33.45%) LAN
3 85 (30.25%) WAN
4 77 (27.40%) Network Security
5 67 (23.84%) VPN
6 65 (23.13%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (18.86%) MPLS
8 49 (17.44%) OSPF
9 42 (14.95%) TCP/IP
10 38 (13.52%) BGP
11 33 (11.74%) DNS
12 29 (10.32%) Wireless
13 27 (9.61%) VoIP
14 26 (9.25%) Ethernet
15 25 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (8.19%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (7.47%) Internet
18 19 (6.76%) DHCP
19 18 (6.41%) VLAN
20 17 (6.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.71%) MS Access
2 2 (0.71%) MySQL
2 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (18.86%) Telecoms
2 19 (6.76%) Finance
3 5 (1.78%) Advertising
4 3 (1.07%) Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Local Government
6 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.36%) Retail
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.14%) JSP
2 5 (1.78%) WAP
3 2 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.07%) Statistics
3 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.36%) SecurID
4 1 (0.36%) e-Health
4 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.36%) CESG
4 1 (0.36%) IVR
4 1 (0.36%) AVVID
4 1 (0.36%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.36%) NHS
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.36%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.23%) Windows
2 20 (7.12%) UNIX
3 18 (6.41%) Linux
4 16 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.07%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.36%) VMS
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.08%) Network Design
2 25 (8.90%) ITIL
3 21 (7.47%) Network Management
4 19 (6.76%) Load Balancing
5 17 (6.05%) Change Management
6 16 (5.69%) Migration
7 14 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.63%) Network Architecture
8 13 (4.63%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (3.91%) Service Management
9 11 (3.91%) Project Management
10 8 (2.85%) Time Management
10 8 (2.85%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.14%) Capacity Management
11 6 (2.14%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.14%) Information Security
11 6 (2.14%) eTOM
12 5 (1.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.78%) Fault Management
12 5 (1.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.56%) C
2 7 (2.49%) Perl
3 6 (2.14%) PHP
4 5 (1.78%) SQL
5 2 (0.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.71%) Python
5 2 (0.71%) VB
5 2 (0.71%) VBA
6 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 144 (51.25%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (37.01%) CCNP
3 88 (31.32%) Security Cleared
4 76 (27.05%) SC Cleared
5 72 (25.62%) CCNA
6 28 (9.96%) CCIE
7 18 (6.41%) Degree
8 14 (4.98%) CCSA
9 12 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.20%) CCSE
11 8 (2.85%) CISSP
11 8 (2.85%) MCSE
12 7 (2.49%) CCSP
13 6 (2.14%) CCIP
13 6 (2.14%) CCDP
14 5 (1.78%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (1.42%) JNCIP
16 3 (1.07%) JNCIE
16 3 (1.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.49%) JSP 440
2 7 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.78%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (9.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.85%) vSphere
3 8 (2.85%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.85%) ProxySG
4 5 (1.78%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.71%) KVM
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.71%) Snort
6 1 (0.36%) NLBS
6 1 (0.36%) Squid
6 1 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (1.78%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (1.42%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (1.42%) WSUS
3 3 (1.07%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.07%) SCCM
3 3 (1.07%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.71%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.71%) OPNET
5 1 (0.36%) OpenView
5 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.36%) Netcool
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 202 (71.89%) Cisco
2 89 (31.67%) CheckPoint
3 78 (27.76%) Juniper
4 34 (12.10%) F5
5 32 (11.39%) HP
6 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
7 22 (7.83%) Blue Coat
8 20 (7.12%) VMware
9 18 (6.41%) Avaya
10 16 (5.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 15 (5.34%) Brocade
12 13 (4.63%) McAfee
13 10 (3.56%) Nokia
13 10 (3.56%) Citrix
14 9 (3.20%) SolarWinds
15 8 (2.85%) Nortel
16 7 (2.49%) Riverbed
17 6 (2.14%) 3PAR
17 6 (2.14%) Fortinet
18 5 (1.78%) BT
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