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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / South East
Rank 76 76 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 195 220 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.68% 2.68% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.85% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 121 82
Median daily rate £356 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.71% +2.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 8
Median hourly rate £25.50 £36.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +96.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.15 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%

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
6785 7731 8654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.15% 94.23% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4531 4709
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 405 424
Median hourly rate £17.06 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +1 65 £400 +18.51% 7
Berkshire -7 58 £350 -1.06% 7
Oxfordshire +5 22 £338 +36.36% 7
Surrey +14 20 £450 +12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £350 +250.00% 4
Middlesex +10 7 £388 +17.42% 1
West Sussex +3 5 £345 - 1
Sussex 0 1 £350 +12.00%
Kent -5 1 £205 -14.58% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 313 (77.09%) Cisco
2 229 (56.40%) Firewall
3 210 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
4 143 (35.22%) CCNP
5 134 (33.00%) LAN
6 124 (30.54%) CheckPoint
7 115 (28.33%) Network Security
8 108 (26.60%) Juniper
9 107 (26.35%) CCNA
10 103 (25.37%) WAN
11 98 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (19.95%) Telecoms
12 81 (19.95%) F5
13 78 (19.21%) Data Centre
14 74 (18.23%) Security Cleared
15 69 (17.00%) Wireless
16 68 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 65 (16.01%) VoIP
18 61 (15.02%) DNS
19 60 (14.78%) Palo Alto
20 56 (13.79%) ITIL
21 55 (13.55%) Network Design
22 54 (13.30%) SSL
22 54 (13.30%) SC Cleared
22 54 (13.30%) Load Balancing
23 51 (12.56%) VPN
24 49 (12.07%) OSPF
25 45 (11.08%) MPLS
26 42 (10.34%) CCIE
27 40 (9.85%) BGP

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 8 (1.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 8 (1.97%) MS Excel
1 8 (1.97%) MS Office
2 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 229 (56.40%) Firewall
2 134 (33.00%) LAN
3 115 (28.33%) Network Security
4 103 (25.37%) WAN
5 98 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (17.00%) Wireless
7 68 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
8 65 (16.01%) VoIP
9 61 (15.02%) DNS
10 54 (13.30%) SSL
11 51 (12.56%) VPN
12 49 (12.07%) OSPF
13 45 (11.08%) MPLS
14 40 (9.85%) BGP
15 34 (8.37%) NetScaler
16 29 (7.14%) TCP/IP
17 28 (6.90%) SNMP
18 26 (6.40%) Internet
19 19 (4.68%) VLAN
20 18 (4.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.49%) GIS
4 1 (0.25%) MS Access
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (1.23%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 81 (19.95%) Telecoms
2 24 (5.91%) Finance
3 4 (0.99%) Retail
4 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.49%) Advertising
5 2 (0.49%) Banking
5 2 (0.49%) Billing
5 2 (0.49%) Legal
5 2 (0.49%) Local Government
5 2 (0.49%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) German Language
6 1 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.94%) Regular Expression
2 8 (1.97%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.25%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.25%) HEVC
4 1 (0.25%) PlayReady
4 1 (0.25%) SOAP
4 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.25%) Widevine
4 1 (0.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (19.21%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.99%) CMDB
7 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
7 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.99%) Statistics
8 3 (0.74%) Clustering
8 3 (0.74%) PKI
9 2 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.49%) IVR
9 2 (0.49%) Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.49%) Wiki
10 1 (0.25%) BBC
10 1 (0.25%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.25%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.13%) Linux
2 21 (5.17%) Windows
3 11 (2.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.99%) Unix
7 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE
10 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.79%) ITIL
2 55 (13.55%) Network Design
3 54 (13.30%) Load Balancing
4 35 (8.62%) Change Management
5 30 (7.39%) Migration
6 29 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 29 (7.14%) Web Filtering
7 24 (5.91%) Project Management
8 20 (4.93%) Service Management
9 17 (4.19%) Problem Management
10 16 (3.94%) Email Filtering
11 15 (3.69%) Network Management
12 11 (2.71%) Data Protection
12 11 (2.71%) Network Architecture
13 10 (2.46%) Capacity Management
13 10 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.46%) Incident Management
13 10 (2.46%) Information Security
14 9 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
14 9 (2.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.72%) C
2 3 (0.74%) SQL
3 1 (0.25%) C#
3 1 (0.25%) Perl
3 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.25%) Python
3 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 210 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 143 (35.22%) CCNP
3 107 (26.35%) CCNA
4 74 (18.23%) Security Cleared
5 54 (13.30%) SC Cleared
6 42 (10.34%) CCIE
7 28 (6.90%) Degree
8 20 (4.93%) CCSE
9 18 (4.43%) CCSA
9 18 (4.43%) JNCIA
10 17 (4.19%) DV Cleared
11 16 (3.94%) CCDP
12 11 (2.71%) CCIP
13 10 (2.46%) CCVP
13 10 (2.46%) CISSP
14 9 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
14 9 (2.22%) HP ASE
14 9 (2.22%) JNCIE
14 9 (2.22%) JNCIP
14 9 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.45%) SLA
3 13 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (2.46%) QA
6 9 (2.22%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.74%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.25%) Firmware
4 1 (0.25%) vCloud
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.69%) FortiGate
2 14 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 8 (1.97%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (0.99%) OpenView
7 3 (0.74%) Nagios
7 3 (0.74%) OPNET
8 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.49%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.25%) Cacti
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco CME
9 1 (0.25%) SCCM
9 1 (0.25%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 313 (77.09%) Cisco
2 124 (30.54%) CheckPoint
3 108 (26.60%) Juniper
4 81 (19.95%) F5
5 60 (14.78%) Palo Alto
6 36 (8.87%) HP
7 29 (7.14%) Citrix
8 25 (6.16%) Blue Coat
9 21 (5.17%) Aruba
9 21 (5.17%) VMware
10 20 (4.93%) Dell
10 20 (4.93%) Extreme Networks
10 20 (4.93%) Riverbed
11 18 (4.43%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.43%) Microsoft
12 17 (4.19%) Brocade
13 16 (3.94%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.22%) Avaya
14 9 (2.22%) Nokia
14 9 (2.22%) TippingPoint
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