The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 10 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 32 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.15% 1.88% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.76% 1.96% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 1
Average daily rate £350 £333 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +121.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £34.00 £17.64
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +92.74%
Network Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
272 408 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.77% 95.77% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 292 259
Average daily rate £350 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £21.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -40.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Southampton region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Southampton region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 46 (97.87%) Cisco
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (65.96%) Wireless
5 30 (63.83%) LAN
6 29 (61.70%) WAN
6 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
6 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
7 27 (57.45%) VoIP
8 20 (42.55%) CCNP
8 20 (42.55%) CCNA
9 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
10 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (29.79%) Network Security
12 13 (27.66%) IP Telephony
12 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
13 11 (23.40%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (21.28%) Palo Alto
15 6 (12.77%) Fortinet
15 6 (12.77%) CCIE
16 4 (8.51%) Fault Management
16 4 (8.51%) Juniper
16 4 (8.51%) VPN
16 4 (8.51%) ITIL
16 4 (8.51%) SLA
16 4 (8.51%) MPLS
16 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
17 3 (6.38%) AlgoSec
17 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence
17 3 (6.38%) HP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 39 (82.98%) Firewall
2 31 (65.96%) Wireless
3 30 (63.83%) LAN
4 29 (61.70%) WAN
5 27 (57.45%) VoIP
6 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (29.79%) Network Security
8 13 (27.66%) IP Telephony
9 11 (23.40%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (8.51%) MPLS
10 4 (8.51%) VPN
11 2 (4.26%) BGP
11 2 (4.26%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.26%) OSPF
11 2 (4.26%) SSL
12 1 (2.13%) DNS
12 1 (2.13%) Junos
12 1 (2.13%) MRTG
12 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) CGI
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) Fault Management
1 4 (8.51%) ITIL
2 2 (4.26%) Change Control
2 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (2.13%) Change Management
3 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.13%) ITSM
3 1 (2.13%) Migration
3 1 (2.13%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 34 (72.34%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (61.70%) SC Cleared
2 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
3 20 (42.55%) CCNA
3 20 (42.55%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 46 (97.87%) Cisco
2 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
3 10 (21.28%) Palo Alto
4 6 (12.77%) Fortinet
5 4 (8.51%) Juniper
6 3 (6.38%) AlgoSec
6 3 (6.38%) HP
6 3 (6.38%) Tufin
7 2 (4.26%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.13%) Avaya
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL