The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 145 150 186
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 928 885 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.55% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.64% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 546 335
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 25
Median hourly rate £35.75 £29.22 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.34% +21.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £18.83 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £49.19 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.16% +36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +2 846 £375 +7.14% 200
London -16 291 £418 +11.33% 77
South East +22 231 £365 +8.14% 49
Hampshire +37 92 £375 -3.22% 16
Berkshire +18 87 £375 +15.38% 5
South West +31 80 £346 -1.07% 12
Yorkshire +16 66 £351 +0.14% 11
East of England +50 61 £310 -1.19% 14
City of London +15 56 £425 - 19
West Midlands -27 48 £350 +10.23% 14
West Yorkshire +9 39 £360 +2.85% 8
Reading +19 38 £375 +13.20% 3
Scotland -5 35 £275 -8.33% 3
North West -28 34 £375 +15.38% 19
Hertfordshire +33 33 £318 -24.85% 5
Wiltshire +11 33 £350 - 2
Leeds +3 33 £360 +2.85% 7
Southampton +23 30 £388 - 5
Wales +17 25 £350 - 2
Swindon +18 22 £350 -
South Wales +15 21 £350 -1.75% 2
Birmingham -12 19 £338 +12.50% 2
Surrey -27 18 £375 +25.00% 8
Gloucestershire +7 16 £330 -21.42% 2
South Yorkshire +11 15 £320 +31.95% 1
North East -34 15 £288 -9.30% 1
Northern Ireland +1 14 £315 +90.90% 1
East Midlands -7 14 £300 +1.95% 3
Manchester -19 14 £375 +15.38% 14
Devon +17 13 £355 +18.33%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Network 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 Network Engineer in the job title.

1 1504 (79.24%) Cisco
2 1121 (59.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1116 (58.80%) Firewall
4 854 (44.99%) CCNP
5 622 (32.77%) WAN
6 620 (32.67%) LAN
7 579 (30.51%) CheckPoint
8 573 (30.19%) CCNA
9 492 (25.92%) Cisco ASA
10 469 (24.71%) Network Security
11 462 (24.34%) Juniper
12 452 (23.81%) Wireless
13 394 (20.76%) Security Cleared
14 360 (18.97%) F5
15 352 (18.55%) BGP
16 337 (17.76%) Data Centre
17 334 (17.60%) SC Cleared
18 325 (17.12%) VPN
19 299 (15.75%) OSPF
20 294 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
21 277 (14.59%) MPLS
22 256 (13.49%) VoIP
23 249 (13.12%) TCP/IP
24 245 (12.91%) ITIL
25 233 (12.28%) Network Design
26 219 (11.54%) DNS
27 209 (11.01%) Palo Alto
28 203 (10.70%) Load Balancing
28 203 (10.70%) CCIE
29 193 (10.17%) Telecoms

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 22 (1.16%) OpenStack
2 17 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 14 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.26%) Apache
7 5 (0.26%) IIS
8 4 (0.21%) Confluence
8 4 (0.21%) SAS
9 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.053%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.053%) nginx
11 1 (0.053%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.053%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 59 (3.11%) MS Excel
2 57 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 29 (1.53%) MS Office
4 11 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) assyst
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.053%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.58%) IaaS
2 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.53%) PaaS
3 10 (0.53%) SaaS
4 7 (0.37%) Office 365
5 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.16%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Heroku
8 1 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.053%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.053%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1116 (58.80%) Firewall
2 622 (32.77%) WAN
3 620 (32.67%) LAN
4 492 (25.92%) Cisco ASA
5 469 (24.71%) Network Security
6 452 (23.81%) Wireless
7 352 (18.55%) BGP
8 325 (17.12%) VPN
9 299 (15.75%) OSPF
10 294 (15.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 277 (14.59%) MPLS
12 256 (13.49%) VoIP
13 249 (13.12%) TCP/IP
14 219 (11.54%) DNS
15 161 (8.48%) DHCP
16 159 (8.38%) EIGRP
17 134 (7.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 123 (6.48%) VLAN
19 122 (6.43%) IPsec
20 106 (5.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.90%) Oracle Database
3 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.26%) MySQL
5 4 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.16%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.11%) Informix
7 2 (0.11%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.053%) DB2
8 1 (0.053%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.053%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.053%) OLAP
8 1 (0.053%) Redis
8 1 (0.053%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 15 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (0.74%) StarTeam
4 5 (0.26%) JIRA
5 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.11%) GitLab
5 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.11%) Subversion
5 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.053%) Hudson
6 1 (0.053%) JUnit
6 1 (0.053%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 193 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 182 (9.59%) Finance
3 60 (3.16%) Banking
4 44 (2.32%) Retail
5 18 (0.95%) Legal
6 17 (0.90%) Marketing
7 15 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.68%) Military
9 9 (0.47%) Electronics
9 9 (0.47%) Games
10 8 (0.42%) Law
11 7 (0.37%) German Language
11 7 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.37%) Publishing
12 6 (0.32%) Back Office
12 6 (0.32%) Local Government
13 5 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.21%) French Language
15 3 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (3.42%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.37%) CSS
3 13 (0.68%) Regular Expression
4 9 (0.47%) Middleware
5 7 (0.37%) SOAP
6 5 (0.26%) REST
6 5 (0.26%) WAP
7 4 (0.21%) OCX
8 3 (0.16%) .NET
8 3 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.16%) XMPP
9 2 (0.11%) CGI
9 2 (0.11%) JSON
9 2 (0.11%) RESTful
9 2 (0.11%) XML
9 2 (0.11%) YAML
10 1 (0.053%) J2EE
10 1 (0.053%) MFC
10 1 (0.053%) RSS
10 1 (0.053%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 337 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 45 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 31 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (1.16%) PKI
8 20 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 16 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 15 (0.79%) NHS
11 14 (0.74%) Cryptography
12 13 (0.68%) CMDB
13 10 (0.53%) FlexPod
14 9 (0.47%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (0.37%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.37%) e-Health
15 7 (0.37%) User Experience
16 6 (0.32%) BBC
16 6 (0.32%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 186 (9.80%) Windows
2 138 (7.27%) Linux
3 105 (5.53%) Windows Server
4 64 (3.37%) Unix
5 35 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (1.58%) Solaris
7 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.47%) CatOS
12 6 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.21%) CentOS
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (12.91%) ITIL
2 233 (12.28%) Network Design
3 203 (10.70%) Load Balancing
4 134 (7.06%) Network Management
5 118 (6.22%) Network Monitoring
6 109 (5.74%) Change Management
7 107 (5.64%) Migration
8 72 (3.79%) Project Management
9 65 (3.42%) Change Control
10 61 (3.21%) Network Architecture
11 57 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
12 47 (2.48%) High Availability
13 44 (2.32%) Incident Management
13 44 (2.32%) ITIL V3
14 38 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
15 37 (1.95%) Problem Management
16 35 (1.84%) Service Management
17 31 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
17 31 (1.63%) Service Delivery
18 30 (1.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (1.84%) C
2 30 (1.58%) SQL
3 25 (1.32%) Python
4 24 (1.26%) Perl
5 20 (1.05%) Tcl
6 15 (0.79%) Shell Script
7 14 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.47%) VB
9 8 (0.42%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.26%) Java
11 4 (0.21%) C#
12 3 (0.16%) C++
12 3 (0.16%) Ruby
13 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.11%) PHP
13 2 (0.11%) VBScript
14 1 (0.053%) Korn
14 1 (0.053%) Lisp
14 1 (0.053%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1121 (59.06%) Cisco Certification
2 854 (44.99%) CCNP
3 573 (30.19%) CCNA
4 394 (20.76%) Security Cleared
5 334 (17.60%) SC Cleared
6 203 (10.70%) CCIE
7 99 (5.22%) CCDP
8 98 (5.16%) Degree
9 45 (2.37%) CCSE
10 41 (2.16%) CCDA
11 39 (2.05%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.05%) JNCIP
12 36 (1.90%) CCSA
13 35 (1.84%) JNCIA
14 33 (1.74%) JNCIS
15 22 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
16 17 (0.90%) CCVP
16 17 (0.90%) MCSE
16 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (0.84%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.11%) SLA
2 33 (1.74%) QA
3 18 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 15 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.26%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.16%) BS7799
7 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) GLP
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.053%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 49 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.26%) ProxySG
4 21 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.05%) vSphere
6 15 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.58%) vCloud
7 11 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.47%) Firmware
8 9 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.37%) XenServer
10 5 (0.26%) NFS
10 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.21%) Docker
11 4 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.21%) Snort
12 3 (0.16%) iptables
12 3 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 82 (4.32%) FortiGate
2 46 (2.42%) Cisco Prime
3 37 (1.95%) Nagios
4 29 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 25 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
6 21 (1.11%) Cacti
6 21 (1.11%) OPNET
7 16 (0.84%) Netcool
8 14 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
9 12 (0.63%) OpenView
10 11 (0.58%) TrustSec
11 10 (0.53%) SCCM
12 9 (0.47%) Puppet
12 9 (0.47%) SmokePing
12 9 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.47%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
14 7 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (0.37%) SCOM
15 6 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1504 (79.24%) Cisco
2 579 (30.51%) CheckPoint
3 462 (24.34%) Juniper
4 360 (18.97%) F5
5 209 (11.01%) Palo Alto
6 187 (9.85%) Fortinet
7 139 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 134 (7.06%) HP
8 134 (7.06%) Microsoft
9 125 (6.59%) VMware
10 98 (5.16%) Aruba
11 85 (4.48%) Citrix
12 78 (4.11%) Blue Coat
12 78 (4.11%) Riverbed
13 52 (2.74%) TippingPoint
14 41 (2.16%) Intel Security
14 41 (2.16%) Nokia
15 35 (1.84%) Remedy
16 31 (1.63%) Meraki
17 29 (1.53%) NICE Systems
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £185 - £215 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Volt
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £210 - £225 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day £400-500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Vesta Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Intech 7
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Michael Page Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Flow Communications Uk Ltd
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago