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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 82 92 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 239 180 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.62% 1.96% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 2.07% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 97 76
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 3
Median hourly rate £34.25 £30.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.40 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £33.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +94.11%
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
8659 8713 8503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.99% 94.71% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5243 4898 4634
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 £245 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 414 458
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.35% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +22 95 £363 +25.54% 14
Hampshire +26 82 £350 +0.14% 10
Surrey -18 23 £380 +26.66% 5
West Sussex -20 11 £365 - 2
Oxfordshire +1 10 £275 -14.72% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Kent -17 6 £226 +13.12%
East Sussex +1 3 £419 +86.11% 1
M4 Corridor -1 2 £230 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 383 (78.64%) Cisco
2 258 (52.98%) Firewall
3 253 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
4 166 (34.09%) LAN
5 164 (33.68%) WAN
6 153 (31.42%) CCNP
7 149 (30.60%) Security Cleared
8 138 (28.34%) CCNA
9 128 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
10 123 (25.26%) Wireless
11 120 (24.64%) CheckPoint
12 112 (23.00%) SC Cleared
13 111 (22.79%) Juniper
14 98 (20.12%) Network Security
15 95 (19.51%) BGP
16 93 (19.10%) Data Centre
17 91 (18.69%) MPLS
18 89 (18.28%) Telecoms
19 88 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
20 76 (15.61%) OSPF
21 75 (15.40%) F5
22 74 (15.20%) ITIL
23 73 (14.99%) DNS
24 69 (14.17%) VPN
25 67 (13.76%) TCP/IP
26 64 (13.14%) Windows
27 63 (12.94%) DHCP
28 59 (12.11%) Network Design
29 57 (11.70%) VoIP
30 51 (10.47%) IPsec

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 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (0.62%) CMS
3 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) assyst
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) GitHub
3 2 (0.41%) IaaS
3 2 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 258 (52.98%) Firewall
2 166 (34.09%) LAN
3 164 (33.68%) WAN
4 128 (26.28%) Cisco ASA
5 123 (25.26%) Wireless
6 98 (20.12%) Network Security
7 95 (19.51%) BGP
8 91 (18.69%) MPLS
9 88 (18.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 76 (15.61%) OSPF
11 73 (14.99%) DNS
12 69 (14.17%) VPN
13 67 (13.76%) TCP/IP
14 63 (12.94%) DHCP
15 57 (11.70%) VoIP
16 51 (10.47%) IPsec
17 43 (8.83%) SSL
18 41 (8.42%) EIGRP
19 33 (6.78%) SNMP
20 32 (6.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.64%) 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 (2.26%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (2.05%) StarTeam
3 6 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.41%) GitLab
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 89 (18.28%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.60%) Finance
3 7 (1.44%) Marketing
4 5 (1.03%) Military
5 4 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.41%) Banking
6 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Electronics
7 1 (0.21%) French Language
7 1 (0.21%) German Language
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.85%) CSS
3 7 (1.44%) REST
3 7 (1.44%) SOAP
4 3 (0.62%) CGI
5 2 (0.41%) .NET
5 2 (0.41%) JSON
5 2 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.41%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) Django
6 1 (0.21%) Guice
6 1 (0.21%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.21%) Sensu
6 1 (0.21%) Spring
6 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 24 (4.93%) Computer Science
3 22 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.31%) Driving Licence
5 9 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.64%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.64%) PKI
7 7 (1.44%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.23%) e-Health
9 5 (1.03%) FlexPod
10 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.82%) DataPower
11 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Eurex
11 1 (0.21%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.21%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (13.14%) Windows
2 45 (9.24%) Linux
3 33 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.37%) Unix
5 23 (4.72%) Solaris
6 14 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.62%) CatOS
11 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (15.20%) ITIL
2 59 (12.11%) Network Design
3 48 (9.86%) Load Balancing
4 32 (6.57%) Change Management
5 31 (6.37%) Migration
5 31 (6.37%) Network Management
6 19 (3.90%) Configuration Management
7 17 (3.49%) Information Security
7 17 (3.49%) Network Architecture
8 16 (3.29%) Change Control
9 14 (2.87%) Incident Management
9 14 (2.87%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (2.67%) Capacity Management
11 12 (2.46%) High Availability
11 12 (2.46%) Information Management
11 12 (2.46%) Project Management
12 11 (2.26%) Problem Management
13 10 (2.05%) WAN Optimisation
14 9 (1.85%) Operations Management
14 9 (1.85%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.52%) C
2 13 (2.67%) Tcl
3 12 (2.46%) Perl
4 10 (2.05%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.05%) SQL
5 9 (1.85%) VB
6 6 (1.23%) Python
7 3 (0.62%) C#
8 2 (0.41%) C++
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.21%) Java
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 253 (51.95%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (31.42%) CCNP
3 149 (30.60%) Security Cleared
4 138 (28.34%) CCNA
5 112 (23.00%) SC Cleared
6 42 (8.62%) Degree
7 28 (5.75%) DV Cleared
8 27 (5.54%) CCIE
9 11 (2.26%) CCSE
10 10 (2.05%) MCSE
10 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.85%) CCDP
12 8 (1.64%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.44%) CCSA
14 6 (1.23%) CCDA
14 6 (1.23%) CCENT
14 6 (1.23%) HND
14 6 (1.23%) MCSA
14 6 (1.23%) MCSD
15 5 (1.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.70%) SLA
2 13 (2.67%) QA
3 11 (2.26%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.82%) HIPAA
4 4 (0.82%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.41%) GLP
6 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.23%) vSphere
5 5 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (1.03%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.82%) XenServer
7 3 (0.62%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.41%) iptables
8 2 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) vCloud
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (4.93%) FortiGate
2 21 (4.31%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.87%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.44%) Netcool
5 7 (1.44%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.03%) WSUS
7 4 (0.82%) OPNET
7 4 (0.82%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.62%) OpenView
8 3 (0.62%) Puppet
8 3 (0.62%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.41%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.41%) SCCM
9 2 (0.41%) SCOM
10 1 (0.21%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.21%) Nagios
10 1 (0.21%) Nessus
10 1 (0.21%) Nmap
Vendors
1 383 (78.64%) Cisco
2 120 (24.64%) CheckPoint
3 111 (22.79%) Juniper
4 75 (15.40%) F5
5 48 (9.86%) Palo Alto
6 42 (8.62%) Microsoft
7 37 (7.60%) SolarWinds
8 34 (6.98%) HP
9 31 (6.37%) VMware
10 30 (6.16%) Aruba
11 26 (5.34%) Fortinet
12 20 (4.11%) Riverbed
13 19 (3.90%) Blue Coat
14 17 (3.49%) Huawei
14 17 (3.49%) Oracle
15 15 (3.08%) Citrix
15 15 (3.08%) Sybase
16 14 (2.87%) IBM
17 12 (2.46%) Nokia
17 12 (2.46%) Remedy
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