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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 100 120 111
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 154 137 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 1.57% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.69% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 66 64
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£325 £313 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.80 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £46.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 62 £315 -3.07% 14
Hampshire +5 35 £259 -26.14% 5
Kent +11 18 £375 -
Surrey -27 16 £344 +10.00% 11
Oxfordshire +4 12 £325 +62.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £315 +22.92%
West Sussex +2 1 £325 -31.57%
Middlesex -4 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 216 (72.48%) Cisco
2 154 (51.68%) Firewall
3 152 (51.01%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (36.91%) CCNP
5 97 (32.55%) LAN
6 92 (30.87%) CheckPoint
7 90 (30.20%) WAN
8 78 (26.17%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (25.84%) CCNA
10 74 (24.83%) Network Security
10 74 (24.83%) Security Cleared
11 73 (24.50%) Juniper
12 65 (21.81%) SC Cleared
13 60 (20.13%) VPN
14 51 (17.11%) OSPF
15 50 (16.78%) MPLS
15 50 (16.78%) Telecoms
16 48 (16.11%) F5
17 45 (15.10%) Network Design
17 45 (15.10%) TCP/IP
18 44 (14.77%) Windows
18 44 (14.77%) HP
19 34 (11.41%) VoIP
20 33 (11.07%) DNS
20 33 (11.07%) BGP
21 31 (10.40%) CCIE
22 30 (10.07%) Microsoft
23 29 (9.73%) ITIL
23 29 (9.73%) Active Directory
23 29 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.34%) Apache
3 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.34%) IIS
4 1 (0.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.67%) Office 365
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (51.68%) Firewall
2 97 (32.55%) LAN
3 90 (30.20%) WAN
4 78 (26.17%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (24.83%) Network Security
6 60 (20.13%) VPN
7 51 (17.11%) OSPF
8 50 (16.78%) MPLS
9 45 (15.10%) TCP/IP
10 34 (11.41%) VoIP
11 33 (11.07%) DNS
11 33 (11.07%) BGP
12 29 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (9.40%) Wireless
14 26 (8.72%) VLAN
15 24 (8.05%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (7.05%) Ethernet
16 21 (7.05%) Cisco PIX
17 20 (6.71%) DHCP
18 19 (6.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 50 (16.78%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.71%) Finance
3 6 (2.01%) Advertising
4 3 (1.01%) Banking
5 2 (0.67%) German Language
5 2 (0.67%) Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Games
5 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.35%) WAP
2 4 (1.34%) JSP
3 3 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
2 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (1.34%) Statistics
2 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.67%) EMC Centera
3 2 (0.67%) NHS
4 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.34%) Replication
4 1 (0.34%) AVVID
4 1 (0.34%) IVR
4 1 (0.34%) SecurID
4 1 (0.34%) e-Health
4 1 (0.34%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.34%) Wiki
4 1 (0.34%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.34%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.77%) Windows
2 23 (7.72%) UNIX
3 19 (6.38%) Linux
4 16 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.68%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.68%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.10%) Network Design
2 29 (9.73%) ITIL
3 24 (8.05%) Network Management
4 23 (7.72%) Load Balancing
5 21 (7.05%) Migration
6 19 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 16 (5.37%) Network Architecture
8 13 (4.36%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (4.03%) Change Management
9 12 (4.03%) Service Management
10 11 (3.69%) Incident Management
10 11 (3.69%) Time Management
11 10 (3.36%) Project Management
12 8 (2.68%) ITSM
13 7 (2.35%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (2.01%) Mentoring
14 6 (2.01%) eTOM
15 4 (1.34%) Change Control
15 4 (1.34%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.02%) C
2 7 (2.35%) Perl
3 6 (2.01%) PHP
4 3 (1.01%) Python
5 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.67%) SQL
5 2 (0.67%) VBA
5 2 (0.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 152 (51.01%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (36.91%) CCNP
3 77 (25.84%) CCNA
4 74 (24.83%) Security Cleared
5 65 (21.81%) SC Cleared
6 31 (10.40%) CCIE
7 19 (6.38%) Degree
8 17 (5.70%) CCSA
9 13 (4.36%) DV Cleared
10 12 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.69%) CCSE
12 10 (3.36%) CCSP
13 8 (2.68%) CISSP
14 7 (2.35%) MCSE
15 6 (2.01%) CCDP
16 5 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
17 4 (1.34%) JNCIP
17 4 (1.34%) CCIP
18 3 (1.01%) MCP
18 3 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.36%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) QA
3 7 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.01%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.36%) ProxySG
3 12 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.36%) vSphere
6 5 (1.68%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.01%) Snort
8 2 (0.67%) KVM
8 2 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) NLBS
9 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
1 6 (2.01%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.34%) WSUS
2 4 (1.34%) Netcool
2 4 (1.34%) OpenView
3 3 (1.01%) SCCM
3 3 (1.01%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.67%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.34%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 216 (72.48%) Cisco
2 92 (30.87%) CheckPoint
3 73 (24.50%) Juniper
4 48 (16.11%) F5
5 44 (14.77%) HP
6 30 (10.07%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.72%) Blue Coat
8 21 (7.05%) Avaya
9 18 (6.04%) Brocade
10 16 (5.37%) VMware
11 15 (5.03%) Nokia
12 13 (4.36%) Citrix
13 11 (3.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 10 (3.36%) Fortinet
14 10 (3.36%) 3PAR
15 9 (3.02%) McAfee
15 9 (3.02%) Nortel
16 7 (2.35%) Crossbeam
17 5 (1.68%) Symantec
17 5 (1.68%) Sourcefire
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