The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 149 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 929 711 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.26% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.36% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 384 331
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 30
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £17.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.98 £47.00 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.82%

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +15 827 £350 +4.47% 163
London +3 292 £400 +8.10% 59
South East +28 235 £338 +3.84% 35
City of London -7 77 £425 +21.25% 17
Berkshire +11 75 £355 +9.23% 12
Yorkshire +18 72 £325 - 13
Hampshire +22 56 £375 +29.87% 8
South West +6 50 £350 +16.66% 9
North West -3 50 £325 +18.18% 12
West Midlands +3 45 £310 +20.38% 15
Scotland +19 37 £275 -7.40% 8
West Yorkshire -4 36 £350 +7.69% 7
East of England -22 36 £250 -20.00% 10
Surrey +13 35 £325 -7.14% 5
Reading +11 35 £388 -8.82% 6
South Yorkshire +6 30 £278 -7.50% 1
Wales +10 29 £288 -42.50% 7
Leeds -9 29 £375 +15.38% 6
Sheffield +5 28 £278 -7.50% 1
Oxfordshire -5 27 £275 -15.38% 3
South Wales +6 25 £275 -45.00% 7
Wiltshire -1 23 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 20 £350 +11.11% 3
Milton Keynes +4 19 £350 +11.11% 3
East Midlands -7 19 £325 -7.14% 7
Manchester -13 19 £325 -4.69% 8
North East -17 19 £310 -10.78% 3
Birmingham +9 17 £325 +30.00% 1
Hertfordshire +7 17 £473 +41.04% 3
Southampton +11 15 £375 +14.50% 1

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1383 (77.78%) Cisco
2 992 (55.79%) Firewall
3 980 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
4 717 (40.33%) CCNP
5 674 (37.91%) WAN
6 663 (37.29%) LAN
7 532 (29.92%) CheckPoint
8 505 (28.40%) Juniper
9 494 (27.78%) CCNA
10 452 (25.42%) Cisco ASA
11 437 (24.58%) BGP
12 427 (24.02%) Network Security
13 407 (22.89%) VPN
14 390 (21.93%) F5
15 377 (21.20%) OSPF
16 375 (21.09%) MPLS
17 373 (20.98%) Wireless
18 302 (16.99%) Data Centre
19 296 (16.65%) Cisco Nexus
20 288 (16.20%) Security Cleared
21 267 (15.02%) TCP/IP
22 246 (13.84%) Load Balancing
23 222 (12.49%) Network Design
24 221 (12.43%) VLAN
24 221 (12.43%) Finance
25 220 (12.37%) DNS
26 215 (12.09%) VoIP
26 215 (12.09%) EIGRP
27 203 (11.42%) SC Cleared
28 201 (11.30%) Windows

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 28 (1.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (0.45%) Lync
3 7 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.34%) IIS
5 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
5 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.22%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.11%) Apache
9 1 (0.056%) nginx
9 1 (0.056%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.056%) CMS
9 1 (0.056%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.056%) CloudStack
Applications
1 56 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.76%) MS Office
3 32 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.056%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.67%) HP Helion
4 9 (0.51%) SaaS
5 7 (0.39%) Office 365
6 5 (0.28%) PaaS
7 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.056%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 992 (55.79%) Firewall
2 674 (37.91%) WAN
3 663 (37.29%) LAN
4 452 (25.42%) Cisco ASA
5 437 (24.58%) BGP
6 427 (24.02%) Network Security
7 407 (22.89%) VPN
8 377 (21.20%) OSPF
9 375 (21.09%) MPLS
10 373 (20.98%) Wireless
11 296 (16.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 267 (15.02%) TCP/IP
13 221 (12.43%) VLAN
14 220 (12.37%) DNS
15 215 (12.09%) VoIP
15 215 (12.09%) EIGRP
16 179 (10.07%) IPsec
17 175 (9.84%) Cisco IOS
18 170 (9.56%) DHCP
19 133 (7.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (0.96%) MySQL
2 11 (0.62%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.34%) MS Access
4 4 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.056%) Redis
7 1 (0.056%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.056%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.056%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.056%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.056%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.17%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.17%) JIRA
5 2 (0.11%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.11%) CANoe
6 1 (0.056%) GCC
6 1 (0.056%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.056%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.056%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.056%) MSI
6 1 (0.056%) JMeter
General
1 221 (12.43%) Finance
2 151 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.43%) Banking
4 33 (1.86%) Multimedia
5 17 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 13 (0.73%) Retail
7 12 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.62%) Legal
8 11 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.62%) Military
9 10 (0.56%) Advertising
10 9 (0.51%) Automotive
11 8 (0.45%) Back Office
11 8 (0.45%) Local Government
11 8 (0.45%) Marketing
12 7 (0.39%) Publishing
13 6 (0.34%) Games
13 6 (0.34%) Electronics
13 6 (0.34%) Law
13 6 (0.34%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (4.72%) 802.1X
2 26 (1.46%) CSS
3 12 (0.67%) XMPP
4 10 (0.56%) Web Services
5 8 (0.45%) XML
6 7 (0.39%) LAMP
7 4 (0.22%) SOAP
8 3 (0.17%) REST
8 3 (0.17%) JSON
9 2 (0.11%) Middleware
9 2 (0.11%) HTML
9 2 (0.11%) .NET
10 1 (0.056%) JSP
10 1 (0.056%) VXML
10 1 (0.056%) WAP
10 1 (0.056%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.056%) JSF
10 1 (0.056%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 302 (16.99%) Data Centre
2 56 (3.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 50 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.08%) PKI
5 31 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
6 27 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.52%) Clustering
7 14 (0.79%) Cryptography
8 12 (0.67%) NHS
9 11 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 11 (0.62%) Private Cloud
10 10 (0.56%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.56%) e-Health
11 9 (0.51%) IVR
12 8 (0.45%) User Experience
12 8 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.39%) Eurex
13 7 (0.39%) CCTV
13 7 (0.39%) Statistics
14 6 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 201 (11.30%) Windows
2 116 (6.52%) Linux
3 69 (3.88%) UNIX
4 50 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.07%) Solaris
8 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.39%) CentOS
9 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.22%) AIX
12 4 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.22%) Android
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.056%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (13.84%) Load Balancing
2 222 (12.49%) Network Design
3 196 (11.02%) ITIL
4 131 (7.37%) Network Management
5 100 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
6 95 (5.34%) Migration
7 65 (3.66%) Service Delivery
8 59 (3.32%) Kalman Filter
9 58 (3.26%) Project Management
10 56 (3.15%) Change Management
11 51 (2.87%) Service Management
12 46 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
12 46 (2.59%) Change Control
13 43 (2.42%) Incident Management
14 40 (2.25%) DDoS Mitigation
15 34 (1.91%) WAN Optimisation
16 31 (1.74%) Performance Monitoring
17 27 (1.52%) Network Architecture
18 25 (1.41%) Time Management
18 25 (1.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (1.69%) SQL
2 23 (1.29%) Perl
3 22 (1.24%) Python
4 17 (0.96%) C
5 14 (0.79%) VB
6 10 (0.56%) PHP
7 8 (0.45%) PowerShell
8 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.22%) Lisp
12 3 (0.17%) VBScript
12 3 (0.17%) C++
13 2 (0.11%) C#
13 2 (0.11%) Ruby
13 2 (0.11%) Korn
14 1 (0.056%) Java
14 1 (0.056%) MapBasic
14 1 (0.056%) VBA
14 1 (0.056%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 980 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
2 717 (40.33%) CCNP
3 494 (27.78%) CCNA
4 288 (16.20%) Security Cleared
5 203 (11.42%) SC Cleared
6 159 (8.94%) CCIE
7 96 (5.40%) Degree
8 51 (2.87%) CCDP
8 51 (2.87%) CCSA
9 47 (2.64%) CCSE
10 33 (1.86%) CCIP
10 33 (1.86%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 28 (1.57%) JNCIS
13 24 (1.35%) JNCIP
13 24 (1.35%) CCDA
14 23 (1.29%) JNCIA
15 22 (1.24%) CCSP
16 19 (1.07%) CISSP
17 16 (0.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.67%) SLA
2 28 (1.57%) QA
3 17 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (4.22%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.63%) ProxySG
4 27 (1.52%) vSphere
5 25 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (0.79%) Snort
8 8 (0.45%) Firmware
9 7 (0.39%) NFS
9 7 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.34%) XenServer
11 5 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.28%) XenApp
12 4 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.22%) vCloud
13 2 (0.11%) pfSense
13 2 (0.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 63 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
3 28 (1.57%) FortiGate
4 27 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
5 19 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
5 19 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
6 18 (1.01%) RANCID
7 17 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
7 17 (0.96%) Nagios
8 14 (0.79%) OPNET
9 13 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
10 12 (0.67%) OpenView
11 11 (0.62%) Cisco UCCE
11 11 (0.62%) SCCM
12 9 (0.51%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.51%) Cacti
12 9 (0.51%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
13 7 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.34%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1383 (77.78%) Cisco
2 532 (29.92%) CheckPoint
3 505 (28.40%) Juniper
4 390 (21.93%) F5
5 160 (9.00%) SolarWinds
6 152 (8.55%) HP
7 143 (8.04%) Blue Coat
8 136 (7.65%) VMware
9 110 (6.19%) Microsoft
10 107 (6.02%) Aruba
11 92 (5.17%) Citrix
12 90 (5.06%) Fortinet
13 70 (3.94%) McAfee
14 59 (3.32%) Riverbed
15 55 (3.09%) Infoblox
16 53 (2.98%) Nokia
17 39 (2.19%) TippingPoint
18 38 (2.14%) Websense
19 36 (2.02%) Brocade
20 31 (1.74%) Avaya
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