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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 119 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 143 118 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.37% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.48% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 53 65
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£325 £313 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -8.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £16.40 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £46.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -15.17%
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
8890 7970 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.01% 92.83% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4242 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 504 607
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +2 48 £303 -6.92% 7
Hampshire -7 33 £288 -8.73% 9
Surrey -12 17 £325 +4.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £280 -26.55% 4
Kent - 10 £305 - 8
East Sussex 0 8 £325 - 1
Oxfordshire -20 8 £338 +58.82% 1
West Sussex +5 2 £338 -28.94% 2
Middlesex +2 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 195 (70.40%) Cisco
2 139 (50.18%) Firewall
3 134 (48.38%) Cisco Certification
4 92 (33.21%) CCNP
5 91 (32.85%) LAN
6 89 (32.13%) WAN
7 84 (30.32%) CheckPoint
8 77 (27.80%) CCNA
9 72 (25.99%) Network Security
9 72 (25.99%) Cisco ASA
10 69 (24.91%) Security Cleared
11 57 (20.58%) SC Cleared
12 55 (19.86%) Juniper
13 48 (17.33%) OSPF
14 47 (16.97%) HP
15 45 (16.25%) VPN
16 44 (15.88%) Telecoms
17 43 (15.52%) Network Design
17 43 (15.52%) F5
18 38 (13.72%) Windows
19 36 (13.00%) ITIL
20 35 (12.64%) TCP/IP
20 35 (12.64%) MPLS
21 30 (10.83%) Wireless
22 29 (10.47%) VLAN
22 29 (10.47%) VoIP
23 28 (10.11%) CCIE
24 27 (9.75%) DNS
24 27 (9.75%) BGP
25 26 (9.39%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (1.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) Apache
3 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
1 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (50.18%) Firewall
2 91 (32.85%) LAN
3 89 (32.13%) WAN
4 72 (25.99%) Network Security
4 72 (25.99%) Cisco ASA
5 48 (17.33%) OSPF
6 45 (16.25%) VPN
7 35 (12.64%) TCP/IP
7 35 (12.64%) MPLS
8 30 (10.83%) Wireless
9 29 (10.47%) VLAN
9 29 (10.47%) VoIP
10 27 (9.75%) DNS
10 27 (9.75%) BGP
11 26 (9.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (7.94%) Cisco PIX
13 20 (7.22%) WLAN
13 20 (7.22%) DHCP
14 19 (6.86%) SAN
14 19 (6.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 44 (15.88%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.22%) Finance
3 5 (1.81%) Advertising
4 3 (1.08%) Banking
4 3 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (0.72%) German Language
5 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.36%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.89%) WAP
2 4 (1.44%) JSP
3 3 (1.08%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (1.81%) Statistics
1 5 (1.81%) Mobile App
1 5 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.44%) Cryptography
2 4 (1.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (1.44%) AVVID
3 3 (1.08%) EMC Centera
4 2 (0.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.36%) Replication
5 1 (0.36%) Clustering
5 1 (0.36%) IVR
5 1 (0.36%) Wiki
5 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.36%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.36%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.72%) Windows
2 21 (7.58%) UNIX
3 16 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (4.33%) Linux
5 8 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.17%) Solaris
7 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.52%) Network Design
2 36 (13.00%) ITIL
3 25 (9.03%) Migration
4 21 (7.58%) Network Management
5 20 (7.22%) Load Balancing
6 16 (5.78%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.78%) Network Architecture
7 12 (4.33%) Incident Management
8 11 (3.97%) Time Management
8 11 (3.97%) Change Management
8 11 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.61%) Project Management
10 9 (3.25%) Service Management
10 9 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (2.89%) ITSM
11 8 (2.89%) Fault Management
12 7 (2.53%) Mentoring
13 6 (2.17%) ITIL V3
13 6 (2.17%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.44%) Python
2 3 (1.08%) SQL
3 2 (0.72%) C
3 2 (0.72%) VBA
4 1 (0.36%) Java
4 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (48.38%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (33.21%) CCNP
3 77 (27.80%) CCNA
4 69 (24.91%) Security Cleared
5 57 (20.58%) SC Cleared
6 28 (10.11%) CCIE
7 16 (5.78%) DV Cleared
8 15 (5.42%) Degree
8 15 (5.42%) CCSA
9 13 (4.69%) CCSE
9 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.97%) CCSP
11 8 (2.89%) MCSE
11 8 (2.89%) CISSP
12 4 (1.44%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.44%) BC Cleared
13 3 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (1.08%) CCVP
13 3 (1.08%) MCSA
13 3 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) SLA
2 8 (2.89%) QA
3 5 (1.81%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.61%) ProxySG
2 10 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.89%) vSphere
5 4 (1.44%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.08%) Snort
7 1 (0.36%) Nmap
7 1 (0.36%) Squid
7 1 (0.36%) Xen
7 1 (0.36%) NLBS
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.17%) FortiGate
1 6 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (1.81%) OpenView
2 5 (1.81%) Netcool
3 4 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (1.44%) WSUS
3 4 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.08%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.72%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.36%) Nessus
6 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.36%) Cacti
6 1 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 195 (70.40%) Cisco
2 84 (30.32%) CheckPoint
3 55 (19.86%) Juniper
4 47 (16.97%) HP
5 43 (15.52%) F5
6 25 (9.03%) Microsoft
7 24 (8.66%) Blue Coat
8 20 (7.22%) Avaya
9 18 (6.50%) VMware
10 14 (5.05%) Citrix
11 13 (4.69%) Fortinet
12 12 (4.33%) Nokia
13 10 (3.61%) Nortel
13 10 (3.61%) Brocade
14 9 (3.25%) 3PAR
14 9 (3.25%) McAfee
15 8 (2.89%) ProCurve
15 8 (2.89%) Crossbeam
15 8 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 6 (2.17%) Riverbed
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