The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 27 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.99% 1.39% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.50% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
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£338 £250 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £23.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.05% -15.17%
Network Engineer
East of 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 Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
197 200 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.52% 92.59% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 133 171
Average daily rate £413 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 16
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.50 £17.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -38.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £9.41 £9.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £25.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Ipswich +2 2 £338 +35.00%
Newmarket - - - -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) IPsec
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) SSL
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
3 3 (33.33%) CCSA
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) CCSE
3 3 (33.33%) SSH
3 3 (33.33%) Sourcefire
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) VLAN
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 2 (22.22%) Splunk
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (22.22%) VMware

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) IPsec
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) SSH
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCSA
1 3 (33.33%) CCSE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Check Point Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Sourcefire
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper