The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 178 188 163
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 632 556 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.09% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.18% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 309 325
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £215 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 80
Average hourly rate £24.50 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £44.60 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
England +39 596 £335 +11.66% 166
London +34 260 £350 +7.69% 65
South East +16 133 £345 +15.00% 36
City of London +59 80 £350 -6.66% 28
East of England -2 53 £291 +14.21% 20
Berkshire +22 51 £350 +16.66% 10
West Midlands -8 37 £300 -3.22% 14
Hampshire +2 35 £324 +0.38% 12
South West -24 35 £300 +9.09% 6
Yorkshire -12 22 £325 +6.20% 17
North West -6 19 £250 -9.09% 8
Wiltshire +7 16 £400 +25.49%
Reading +7 16 £425 +41.66% 3
West Yorkshire -6 14 £338 +3.84% 12
East Midlands -6 14 £350 +16.66% 2
Birmingham +5 13 £250 -21.87% 8
Leeds -3 13 £350 +7.69% 10
Cambridgeshire -5 13 £310 +19.23% 3
Bedfordshire -12 13 £300 +3.44% 5
Hertfordshire +6 12 £263 -14.28% 9
Kent +2 12 £375 -16.66% 3
North East -11 11 £347 -0.72%
Surrey -22 11 £363 +13.72% 4
Cambridge -3 10 £325 +25.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -9 10 £347 -0.72%
Scotland -32 10 £289 -3.68% 1
Southampton -3 9 £325 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire -4 9 £295 -1.66% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 9 £349 -0.36%
Manchester +4 8 £275 - 5

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 877 (71.30%) Cisco
2 604 (49.11%) Firewall
3 590 (47.97%) Cisco Certification
4 424 (34.47%) CCNP
5 391 (31.79%) WAN
6 381 (30.98%) LAN
7 337 (27.40%) CheckPoint
8 311 (25.28%) Juniper
9 295 (23.98%) Network Security
10 281 (22.85%) CCNA
11 240 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
12 224 (18.21%) VPN
13 219 (17.80%) F5
14 207 (16.83%) Windows
15 200 (16.26%) BGP
16 196 (15.93%) Wireless
17 179 (14.55%) Security Cleared
18 175 (14.23%) Cisco Nexus
18 175 (14.23%) MPLS
19 169 (13.74%) OSPF
20 159 (12.93%) TCP/IP
21 147 (11.95%) ITIL
22 143 (11.63%) SC Cleared
23 136 (11.06%) DNS
24 134 (10.89%) Finance
25 132 (10.73%) Network Design
26 126 (10.24%) HP
27 124 (10.08%) VoIP
27 124 (10.08%) Telecoms
28 119 (9.67%) Microsoft

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 37 (3.01%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (1.22%) IIS
5 13 (1.06%) Apache
6 10 (0.81%) Lync
7 9 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.65%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.49%) CMS
11 4 (0.33%) Liferay
12 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.081%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.41%) MS Office
3 25 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.49%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Summit
3 1 (0.081%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.16%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) SaaS
3 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 604 (49.11%) Firewall
2 391 (31.79%) WAN
3 381 (30.98%) LAN
4 295 (23.98%) Network Security
5 240 (19.51%) Cisco ASA
6 224 (18.21%) VPN
7 200 (16.26%) BGP
8 196 (15.93%) Wireless
9 175 (14.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 175 (14.23%) MPLS
10 169 (13.74%) OSPF
11 159 (12.93%) TCP/IP
12 136 (11.06%) DNS
13 124 (10.08%) VoIP
14 116 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
15 91 (7.40%) VLAN
16 89 (7.24%) EIGRP
17 76 (6.18%) IPsec
18 73 (5.93%) Cisco PIX
19 71 (5.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.81%) MySQL
3 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.24%) MS Access
4 3 (0.24%) DB2
4 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.16%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Bugzilla
1 5 (0.41%) JIRA
1 5 (0.41%) Redmine
1 5 (0.41%) Trac
2 4 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (0.33%) JUnit
2 4 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.33%) Selenium
3 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.081%) Ant
General
1 134 (10.89%) Finance
2 124 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 75 (6.10%) Banking
4 26 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.14%) Back Office
6 14 (1.14%) Retail
7 10 (0.81%) Front Office
8 7 (0.57%) Local Government
9 6 (0.49%) French Language
9 6 (0.49%) Games
10 5 (0.41%) Advertising
10 5 (0.41%) Publishing
10 5 (0.41%) Law
11 4 (0.33%) German Language
11 4 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.33%) Legal
11 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.24%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.30%) CSS
2 12 (0.98%) .NET
2 12 (0.98%) JSP
3 6 (0.49%) WAP
4 3 (0.24%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.16%) Web Services
5 2 (0.16%) EDI
6 1 (0.081%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.081%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.081%) JSON
6 1 (0.081%) XMPP
6 1 (0.081%) Ajax
6 1 (0.081%) Flash
6 1 (0.081%) DCOM
6 1 (0.081%) HTML
6 1 (0.081%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (1.54%) Statistics
1 19 (1.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (1.14%) Firmware
4 11 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 9 (0.73%) Blackberry
6 8 (0.65%) NHS
6 8 (0.65%) PKI
6 8 (0.65%) Cryptography
6 8 (0.65%) Clustering
7 7 (0.57%) Hedge funds
7 7 (0.57%) EqualLogic
8 4 (0.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.33%) Online Games
8 4 (0.33%) IVR
9 3 (0.24%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.24%) GIS
10 2 (0.16%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.16%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.16%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 207 (16.83%) Windows
2 100 (8.13%) Linux
3 68 (5.53%) UNIX
4 64 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (2.85%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.22%) Solaris
10 10 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.41%) AIX
12 4 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.24%) SUSE
13 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.16%) HPUX
14 2 (0.16%) NetWare
15 1 (0.081%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (11.95%) ITIL
2 132 (10.73%) Network Design
3 110 (8.94%) Load Balancing
4 103 (8.37%) Network Management
5 75 (6.10%) Migration
6 59 (4.80%) Service Delivery
7 49 (3.98%) Change Management
8 45 (3.66%) Service Management
9 44 (3.58%) Change Control
10 41 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
10 41 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 40 (3.25%) Project Management
12 37 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 29 (2.36%) Network Architecture
14 28 (2.28%) Time Management
15 23 (1.87%) Problem Management
16 21 (1.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (1.63%) Root Cause Analysis
18 19 (1.54%) Low Latency
19 18 (1.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (2.76%) SQL
2 27 (2.20%) Perl
3 19 (1.54%) C
4 13 (1.06%) Java
5 12 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 12 (0.98%) PHP
6 8 (0.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.65%) Ruby
7 5 (0.41%) Python
7 5 (0.41%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.24%) Lisp
8 3 (0.24%) VB
8 3 (0.24%) C++
9 2 (0.16%) R
9 2 (0.16%) VBA
9 2 (0.16%) Tcl
9 2 (0.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.081%) Korn
10 1 (0.081%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 590 (47.97%) Cisco Certification
2 424 (34.47%) CCNP
3 281 (22.85%) CCNA
4 179 (14.55%) Security Cleared
5 143 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 94 (7.64%) CCIE
7 47 (3.82%) Degree
8 40 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (3.25%) CCSE
9 37 (3.01%) CCDP
10 34 (2.76%) CCSA
11 29 (2.36%) CISSP
12 26 (2.11%) MCSE
13 23 (1.87%) DV Cleared
14 17 (1.38%) JNCIA
15 16 (1.30%) CCSP
15 16 (1.30%) CCIP
15 16 (1.30%) JNCIS
16 15 (1.22%) CCVP
16 15 (1.22%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.15%) SLA
2 17 (1.38%) QA
2 17 (1.38%) JSP 440
3 16 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.081%) HIPAA
System Software
1 84 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.79%) vSphere
5 21 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (1.63%) ProxySG
7 11 (0.89%) Snort
8 6 (0.49%) XenApp
8 6 (0.49%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.24%) Xen
9 3 (0.24%) XenServer
9 3 (0.24%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.24%) UAG
9 3 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) Squid
10 2 (0.16%) Nmap
10 2 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (1.30%) FortiGate
3 15 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
4 12 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
5 11 (0.89%) OPNET
6 9 (0.73%) CiscoWorks
6 9 (0.73%) SCCM
6 9 (0.73%) SCOM
7 8 (0.65%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (0.49%) OpenView
10 5 (0.41%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.41%) WSUS
11 4 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.33%) HP NNM
12 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.24%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 877 (71.30%) Cisco
2 337 (27.40%) CheckPoint
3 311 (25.28%) Juniper
4 219 (17.80%) F5
5 126 (10.24%) HP
6 119 (9.67%) Microsoft
7 102 (8.29%) Blue Coat
8 94 (7.64%) VMware
9 83 (6.75%) Citrix
9 83 (6.75%) McAfee
10 50 (4.07%) Riverbed
11 47 (3.82%) SolarWinds
12 38 (3.09%) Avaya
13 33 (2.68%) Fortinet
13 33 (2.68%) Nortel
14 29 (2.36%) Nokia
15 28 (2.28%) Mitel
16 27 (2.20%) Aruba
17 26 (2.11%) Oracle
18 25 (2.03%) BT
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