The median contractor rate for a IP Engineer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IP Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 612 550
Rank change year-on-year +18 -62  
Contract jobs requiring an IP Engineer 11 36 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.067% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.070% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 8
Median daily rate £335 £279 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.17% -5.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £270 £293
% change year-on-year -0.37% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

IP Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IP Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IP Engineer in the UK

IP Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IP Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Engineer in the UK

IP Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IP Engineer in the UK

IP Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Engineer in the UK

IP Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
England +26 11 £335 +16.52% 4
South East -1 6 £218 -16.15% 1
London +34 4 £400 - 1
Berkshire +14 4 £350 +48.93%
Hampshire +10 2 £218 -18.88%
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £320 +4.83%
West Yorkshire +14 1 £320 +4.83%
Reading +3 1 - -
Slough - 1 £350 -
Wakefield - 1 £320 -

IP Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IP 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 featuring IP Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco
3 16 (57.14%) MPLS
4 15 (53.57%) Juniper
5 14 (50.00%) OSPF
6 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
7 12 (42.86%) BGP
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (35.71%) DNS
9 9 (32.14%) SNMP
10 8 (28.57%) CRM
10 8 (28.57%) Broadband
10 8 (28.57%) Huawei
11 7 (25.00%) Network Design
12 6 (21.43%) CCNP
12 6 (21.43%) CCNA
13 4 (14.29%) Nortel
13 4 (14.29%) Internet
13 4 (14.29%) Firewall
13 4 (14.29%) ITIL
13 4 (14.29%) PABX
13 4 (14.29%) HSRP
13 4 (14.29%) DMS-100
14 3 (10.71%) VPLS
14 3 (10.71%) F5
14 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
14 3 (10.71%) ISDN
14 3 (10.71%) IPv6
14 3 (10.71%) CCIE

IP Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) MPLS
2 14 (50.00%) OSPF
3 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
4 12 (42.86%) BGP
5 10 (35.71%) DNS
6 9 (32.14%) SNMP
7 8 (28.57%) Broadband
8 4 (14.29%) DMS-100
8 4 (14.29%) Firewall
8 4 (14.29%) HSRP
8 4 (14.29%) Internet
8 4 (14.29%) PABX
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.71%) DPNSS
9 3 (10.71%) ICMP
9 3 (10.71%) IPv6
9 3 (10.71%) ISDN
9 3 (10.71%) Q.931
9 3 (10.71%) VPLS
10 2 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
General
1 21 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) CRM
2 7 (25.00%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Business Development
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Presales
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNA
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) CCIE
4 2 (7.14%) CCDA
4 2 (7.14%) CCIP
4 2 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 2 (7.14%) JNCIE
4 2 (7.14%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) HND
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) Huawei
4 4 (14.29%) Nortel
5 3 (10.71%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) BT
6 2 (7.14%) Meraki
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) Nokia
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy