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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 153 207 197
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 828 565 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.07% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.15% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 321 262
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £70.25 £44.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+45.34% -36.76%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +28 738 £338 +0.74% 213
London +36 317 £350 -5.40% 80
South East -5 150 £325 - 49
City of London +3 82 £400 +14.28% 29
North West +25 65 £300 +33.33% 12
Yorkshire +19 52 £299 -8.07% 13
West Midlands +22 47 £320 -8.57% 20
Berkshire 0 44 £300 -20.00% 9
Hampshire +3 43 £388 +40.90% 4
Scotland +35 40 £310 +121.42% 1
West Yorkshire +9 36 £350 - 12
South West -8 33 £350 +11.55% 14
Manchester +15 32 £300 +33.33% 3
Leeds -2 30 £350 - 11
East of England -6 30 £325 +15.04% 13
Surrey +7 26 £300 -17.24% 19
Birmingham +15 25 £320 -4.47% 4
Wales - 23 £350 - 5
East Midlands +6 21 £300 -20.00% 7
South Wales - 17 £356 - 4
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £375 +13.20% 5
North East -13 14 £343 +5.68% 1
Milton Keynes +3 13 £375 +13.20% 3
Merseyside -5 13 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -13 13 £343 +2.14% 1
Southampton -3 11 £381 +17.30%
North Yorkshire - 11 £293 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £398 -
Erskine - 11 £398 -
Edinburgh +10 10 £350 +150.00%

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1324 (79.52%) Cisco
2 926 (55.62%) Cisco Certification
3 894 (53.69%) Firewall
4 672 (40.36%) CCNP
5 582 (34.95%) WAN
6 571 (34.29%) LAN
7 486 (29.19%) Juniper
8 473 (28.41%) CheckPoint
9 444 (26.67%) CCNA
10 433 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
11 392 (23.54%) BGP
12 391 (23.48%) Network Security
13 369 (22.16%) F5
14 349 (20.96%) VPN
15 346 (20.78%) MPLS
16 342 (20.54%) OSPF
17 331 (19.88%) Wireless
18 269 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
19 264 (15.86%) Security Cleared
20 249 (14.95%) TCP/IP
21 242 (14.53%) Data Centre
22 213 (12.79%) Finance
23 205 (12.31%) Windows
24 196 (11.77%) DNS
25 195 (11.71%) Load Balancing
26 194 (11.65%) Network Design
27 188 (11.29%) EIGRP
28 187 (11.23%) VoIP
29 179 (10.75%) ITIL
30 178 (10.69%) SC Cleared

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 12 (0.72%) IIS
3 10 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.54%) Apache
5 7 (0.42%) Lync
6 6 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (0.36%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.24%) CMS
8 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.18%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.060%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.060%) nginx
10 1 (0.060%) Moodle
Applications
1 50 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.94%) MS Office
3 27 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.060%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.66%) SaaS
3 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.12%) Office 365
5 1 (0.060%) IaaS
5 1 (0.060%) PaaS
5 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 894 (53.69%) Firewall
2 582 (34.95%) WAN
3 571 (34.29%) LAN
4 433 (26.01%) Cisco ASA
5 392 (23.54%) BGP
6 391 (23.48%) Network Security
7 349 (20.96%) VPN
8 346 (20.78%) MPLS
9 342 (20.54%) OSPF
10 331 (19.88%) Wireless
11 269 (16.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 249 (14.95%) TCP/IP
13 196 (11.77%) DNS
14 188 (11.29%) EIGRP
15 187 (11.23%) VoIP
16 161 (9.67%) VLAN
17 150 (9.01%) Cisco IOS
18 134 (8.05%) DHCP
19 128 (7.69%) IPsec
20 125 (7.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (0.78%) MySQL
2 12 (0.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.30%) MS Access
4 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.060%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.060%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.060%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.060%) Redis
6 1 (0.060%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.24%) JIRA
4 3 (0.18%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.12%) CANoe
6 1 (0.060%) GCC
6 1 (0.060%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.060%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.060%) MSI
6 1 (0.060%) JMeter
General
1 213 (12.79%) Finance
2 143 (8.59%) Telecoms
3 69 (4.14%) Banking
4 29 (1.74%) Multimedia
5 21 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.08%) Retail
7 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.54%) Games
9 8 (0.48%) Military
9 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.48%) Local Government
10 7 (0.42%) Law
11 5 (0.30%) Legal
11 5 (0.30%) Automotive
11 5 (0.30%) Advertising
12 4 (0.24%) Publishing
12 4 (0.24%) Back Office
13 3 (0.18%) Electronics
13 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.44%) CSS
2 11 (0.66%) XMPP
3 6 (0.36%) Web Services
3 6 (0.36%) XML
4 5 (0.30%) JSP
4 5 (0.30%) LAMP
5 4 (0.24%) SOAP
5 4 (0.24%) JSON
6 3 (0.18%) HTML
6 3 (0.18%) REST
6 3 (0.18%) WAP
7 1 (0.060%) Middleware
7 1 (0.060%) OLE
7 1 (0.060%) VXML
7 1 (0.060%) Ajax
7 1 (0.060%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.060%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 242 (14.53%) Data Centre
2 41 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 27 (1.62%) PKI
5 23 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (1.20%) Clustering
7 14 (0.84%) Cryptography
7 14 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.72%) IVR
8 12 (0.72%) NHS
9 10 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.60%) e-Health
9 10 (0.60%) User Experience
10 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.48%) Eurex
11 7 (0.42%) Statistics
12 6 (0.36%) Replication
13 5 (0.30%) SecurID
13 5 (0.30%) CMDB
13 5 (0.30%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 205 (12.31%) Windows
2 103 (6.19%) Linux
3 62 (3.72%) UNIX
4 44 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.60%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.60%) Solaris
9 8 (0.48%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.30%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.18%) Android
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.060%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (11.71%) Load Balancing
2 194 (11.65%) Network Design
3 179 (10.75%) ITIL
4 122 (7.33%) Network Management
5 89 (5.35%) Network Monitoring
6 79 (4.74%) Migration
7 71 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 52 (3.12%) Service Management
8 52 (3.12%) Incident Management
9 41 (2.46%) Change Management
10 39 (2.34%) Project Management
10 39 (2.34%) Change Control
11 38 (2.28%) Kalman Filter
12 36 (2.16%) Capacity Planning
13 32 (1.92%) Low Latency
14 27 (1.62%) WAN Optimisation
14 27 (1.62%) Mentoring
15 26 (1.56%) DDoS Mitigation
16 25 (1.50%) Information Security
16 25 (1.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (1.38%) SQL
2 22 (1.32%) Perl
3 17 (1.02%) Python
4 13 (0.78%) PHP
4 13 (0.78%) C
5 11 (0.66%) Lisp
6 9 (0.54%) PowerShell
7 6 (0.36%) VB
8 5 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.24%) VBA
9 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.12%) Java
11 1 (0.060%) C++
11 1 (0.060%) VBScript
11 1 (0.060%) JCL
11 1 (0.060%) Ruby
11 1 (0.060%) Lua
11 1 (0.060%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.060%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 926 (55.62%) Cisco Certification
2 672 (40.36%) CCNP
3 444 (26.67%) CCNA
4 264 (15.86%) Security Cleared
5 178 (10.69%) SC Cleared
6 152 (9.13%) CCIE
7 80 (4.80%) Degree
8 55 (3.30%) CCDP
9 40 (2.40%) CCIP
10 38 (2.28%) DV Cleared
11 37 (2.22%) CCSE
12 33 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (1.92%) CCSA
14 25 (1.50%) JNCIS
15 22 (1.32%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.02%) JNCIP
17 15 (0.90%) CISSP
17 15 (0.90%) MCSE
17 15 (0.90%) MCSA
18 14 (0.84%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.08%) SLA
2 31 (1.86%) QA
3 17 (1.02%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 60 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.04%) vSphere
4 26 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.08%) XenServer
6 18 (1.08%) vCloud
7 16 (0.96%) Snort
8 14 (0.84%) ProxySG
9 8 (0.48%) Firmware
10 6 (0.36%) XenApp
11 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.30%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.24%) NFS
13 3 (0.18%) Xen
13 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.18%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.12%) UAG
14 2 (0.12%) pfSense
14 2 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 65 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (2.46%) FortiGate
3 31 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
4 29 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
5 19 (1.14%) OPNET
5 19 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
6 17 (1.02%) RANCID
7 15 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
7 15 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
8 14 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
9 13 (0.78%) SCCM
10 12 (0.72%) OpenView
10 12 (0.72%) Nagios
11 10 (0.60%) Netcool
12 9 (0.54%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.42%) NetCrunch
14 7 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
15 6 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1324 (79.52%) Cisco
2 486 (29.19%) Juniper
3 473 (28.41%) CheckPoint
4 369 (22.16%) F5
5 157 (9.43%) SolarWinds
6 143 (8.59%) HP
7 142 (8.53%) Blue Coat
8 130 (7.81%) VMware
9 100 (6.01%) Microsoft
10 87 (5.23%) Citrix
11 84 (5.05%) Aruba
12 79 (4.74%) McAfee
13 69 (4.14%) Infoblox
14 65 (3.90%) Fortinet
15 44 (2.64%) Riverbed
16 37 (2.22%) Avaya
17 36 (2.16%) TippingPoint
18 35 (2.10%) Nokia
19 33 (1.98%) Nortel
20 28 (1.68%) Brocade
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