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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 86 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 231 152 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.33% 1.63% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.77% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 80 60
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£338 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £324 £295
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +9.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £17.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.26 £38.75 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -25.00%
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
9149 8591 8283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.22% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 4807 4386
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 429 502
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +12 75 £355 +5.18% 13
Hampshire +10 52 £375 +29.87% 11
Surrey +19 35 £325 -7.14% 5
Oxfordshire -3 28 £275 -15.38% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £350 +11.11% 3
West Sussex - 12 £350 - 2
Kent -7 8 £300 -14.28% 1
East Sussex - 2 £254 -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 261 (66.08%) Cisco
2 184 (46.58%) Firewall
3 182 (46.08%) Cisco Certification
4 134 (33.92%) WAN
5 133 (33.67%) LAN
6 125 (31.65%) CCNP
7 120 (30.38%) CCNA
8 103 (26.08%) CheckPoint
9 94 (23.80%) Juniper
10 91 (23.04%) Wireless
11 87 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (20.76%) F5
13 80 (20.25%) VPN
14 79 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 79 (20.00%) Network Security
15 78 (19.75%) Security Cleared
16 76 (19.24%) BGP
17 74 (18.73%) Data Centre
18 73 (18.48%) OSPF
19 62 (15.70%) Load Balancing
20 61 (15.44%) SC Cleared
21 58 (14.68%) Network Design
22 55 (13.92%) Windows
23 54 (13.67%) ITIL
23 54 (13.67%) VMware
24 52 (13.16%) Telecoms
25 50 (12.66%) IPsec
26 49 (12.41%) Cisco Nexus
27 47 (11.90%) VoIP
28 46 (11.65%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.01%) IIS
3 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.25%) nginx
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.29%) MS Office
3 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metrica
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.77%) SaaS
2 6 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (46.58%) Firewall
2 134 (33.92%) WAN
3 133 (33.67%) LAN
4 91 (23.04%) Wireless
5 87 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
6 80 (20.25%) VPN
7 79 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 79 (20.00%) Network Security
8 76 (19.24%) BGP
9 73 (18.48%) OSPF
10 50 (12.66%) IPsec
11 49 (12.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 47 (11.90%) VoIP
13 46 (11.65%) DNS
14 44 (11.14%) SSL
15 41 (10.38%) VLAN
15 41 (10.38%) MPLS
16 33 (8.35%) EIGRP
17 31 (7.85%) DHCP
18 28 (7.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.27%) MySQL
2 3 (0.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.25%) Redis
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) MS Access
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.51%) CANoe
2 2 (0.51%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.59%) Finance
3 8 (2.03%) Automotive
4 6 (1.52%) Banking
5 4 (1.01%) Marketing
5 4 (1.01%) Legal
6 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.51%) Advertising
6 2 (0.51%) Publishing
6 2 (0.51%) Military
6 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) German Language
7 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.56%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.03%) CSS
3 2 (0.51%) HTML
3 2 (0.51%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
3 2 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.25%) VXML
4 1 (0.25%) JSF
4 1 (0.25%) Ajax
4 1 (0.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (18.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.03%) Clustering
3 8 (2.03%) e-Health
4 7 (1.77%) PKI
4 7 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.51%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.51%) Replication
7 2 (0.51%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.25%) CMDB
8 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.25%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.92%) Windows
2 32 (8.10%) Linux
3 22 (5.57%) UNIX
4 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.70%) Load Balancing
2 58 (14.68%) Network Design
3 54 (13.67%) ITIL
4 25 (6.33%) Migration
5 22 (5.57%) Network Monitoring
6 20 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (4.56%) Network Management
7 18 (4.56%) Project Management
8 16 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.54%) Network Architecture
10 13 (3.29%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.04%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.04%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.78%) Change Management
12 11 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (2.28%) Service Management
15 8 (2.03%) Supplier Management
15 8 (2.03%) Change Control
16 7 (1.77%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.29%) Perl
2 12 (3.04%) C
3 7 (1.77%) SQL
4 5 (1.27%) Python
5 4 (1.01%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.76%) VB
6 3 (0.76%) PHP
6 3 (0.76%) C++
7 2 (0.51%) C#
7 2 (0.51%) VBScript
7 2 (0.51%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 182 (46.08%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (31.65%) CCNP
3 120 (30.38%) CCNA
4 78 (19.75%) Security Cleared
5 61 (15.44%) SC Cleared
6 24 (6.08%) Degree
7 18 (4.56%) DV Cleared
8 16 (4.05%) CCSE
9 14 (3.54%) CCIE
10 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (3.04%) MCSA
12 11 (2.78%) CCSP
12 11 (2.78%) CCDP
13 10 (2.53%) A+ Certification
13 10 (2.53%) Network+ Certification
14 9 (2.28%) CCSA
14 9 (2.28%) CISSP
15 8 (2.03%) HND
16 7 (1.77%) CCENT
17 6 (1.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.58%) SLA
2 12 (3.04%) QA
3 5 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.27%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.03%) ProxySG
4 8 (2.03%) Snort
5 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) vCloud
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) HDFS
8 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.03%) CA Spectrum
3 7 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (1.77%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (1.01%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.76%) Cacti
7 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.51%) OPNET
7 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.51%) Netcool
7 2 (0.51%) Nagios
7 2 (0.51%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.25%) vMotion
8 1 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.25%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 261 (66.08%) Cisco
2 103 (26.08%) CheckPoint
3 94 (23.80%) Juniper
4 82 (20.76%) F5
5 54 (13.67%) VMware
6 37 (9.37%) Microsoft
7 28 (7.09%) HP
7 28 (7.09%) Nokia
8 27 (6.84%) Fortinet
9 22 (5.57%) Blue Coat
10 18 (4.56%) IronPort
10 18 (4.56%) McAfee
11 16 (4.05%) SolarWinds
12 15 (3.80%) Citrix
13 10 (2.53%) Sourcefire
14 9 (2.28%) Aerohive Networks
15 8 (2.03%) Tufin
15 8 (2.03%) Aruba
15 8 (2.03%) CA
16 7 (1.77%) Symantec
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