The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Switch Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 245 270 245
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 12 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.021% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.022% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £319
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £48.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 - £17.50
Switch 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
8311 9058 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.86% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 5335 4693
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £40.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Switch Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Switch Engineer in the job title.

Switch Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer across the South East region.

Switch Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Switch Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Switch Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Switch Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer across the South East region.

Switch Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -1 6 £450 -
Hampshire - 4 £325 -
Kent - 1 £218 -
Switch Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Network Design
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (26.67%) People Management
4 4 (26.67%) OSPF
4 4 (26.67%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) Front Office
4 4 (26.67%) Back Office
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
4 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Fault Management
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (13.33%) L2TP
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) RIP
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows

Switch 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) BGP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) L2TP
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) RIP
4 2 (13.33%) SSL
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
General
1 4 (26.67%) Back Office
1 4 (26.67%) Front Office
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Network Design
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
3 4 (26.67%) Fault Management
3 4 (26.67%) Functional Testing
3 4 (26.67%) People Management
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Email Filtering
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia