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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 135 209 183
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 857 475 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 0.93% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.00% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 259 249
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 15 49
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £18.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £34.75 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.57%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +82 797 £325 - 164
London +142 376 £358 +2.14% 76
South East +29 157 £325 +2.76% 30
City of London +54 105 £375 -0.66% 33
South West -5 61 £250 -20.94% 14
Berkshire +23 56 £350 +12.00% 7
West Midlands -8 45 £300 +1.69% 6
Yorkshire +12 44 £310 +26.53% 21
North West +8 41 £306 -23.43% 8
Hampshire -1 34 £324 -10.68% 8
East of England -9 32 £256 +2.50% 7
Scotland -8 26 £314 -10.35% 6
Cheshire +22 25 £313 -23.78% 3
Surrey +13 25 £325 -6.47% 7
West Yorkshire 0 25 £325 +38.29% 10
Leeds -1 20 £325 +44.44% 6
East Midlands +18 19 £313 +21.95% 2
Milton Keynes +3 19 £290 -32.75% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £290 -32.75% 4
Reading +22 17 £350 +9.37% 1
South Yorkshire +9 17 £260 -16.80% 2
Wales -21 17 £300 -25.00% 2
Wiltshire -6 16 £346 +6.53% 2
Gloucestershire -12 16 £224 -45.75% 2
North East -17 14 £365 -
Nottinghamshire +13 13 £306 +22.50%
Nottingham +10 13 £306 +22.50%
Hertfordshire +6 13 £335 +27.61% 4
Sheffield +3 13 £260 -20.00% 2
Birmingham -7 13 £300 +20.00% 1

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1269 (78.97%) Cisco
2 893 (55.57%) Firewall
3 854 (53.14%) Cisco Certification
4 610 (37.96%) CCNP
5 563 (35.03%) LAN
6 554 (34.47%) WAN
7 476 (29.62%) CheckPoint
8 427 (26.57%) CCNA
9 410 (25.51%) Juniper
10 372 (23.15%) BGP
11 360 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
12 353 (21.97%) F5
13 342 (21.28%) Network Security
14 307 (19.10%) OSPF
15 305 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 303 (18.86%) VPN
17 252 (15.68%) Wireless
18 249 (15.49%) MPLS
19 231 (14.37%) Security Cleared
20 217 (13.50%) TCP/IP
21 206 (12.82%) Windows
22 205 (12.76%) Load Balancing
23 194 (12.07%) ITIL
24 193 (12.01%) Network Design
25 189 (11.76%) Finance
25 189 (11.76%) HP
26 183 (11.39%) DNS
27 174 (10.83%) CCIE
27 174 (10.83%) SC Cleared
28 168 (10.45%) EIGRP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.12%) IIS
3 12 (0.75%) Apache
4 11 (0.68%) Lync
5 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.19%) CMS
10 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.062%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.062%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.062%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 78 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.55%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.55%) MS Office
3 7 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.25%) MS Project
4 4 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) Summit
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.12%) SaaS
1 2 (0.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.062%) IaaS
2 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 893 (55.57%) Firewall
2 563 (35.03%) LAN
3 554 (34.47%) WAN
4 372 (23.15%) BGP
5 360 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
6 342 (21.28%) Network Security
7 307 (19.10%) OSPF
8 305 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
9 303 (18.86%) VPN
10 252 (15.68%) Wireless
11 249 (15.49%) MPLS
12 217 (13.50%) TCP/IP
13 183 (11.39%) DNS
14 168 (10.45%) EIGRP
15 160 (9.96%) VLAN
16 146 (9.09%) VoIP
17 119 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
18 112 (6.97%) DHCP
19 111 (6.91%) IPsec
20 102 (6.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (0.62%) DB2
3 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.19%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.062%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.062%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.062%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.062%) MS Access
7 1 (0.062%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.19%) JIRA
3 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.062%) Redmine
4 1 (0.062%) Trac
4 1 (0.062%) Selenium
4 1 (0.062%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.062%) MSI
4 1 (0.062%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.062%) Ant
4 1 (0.062%) JUnit
General
1 189 (11.76%) Finance
2 167 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 85 (5.29%) Banking
4 31 (1.93%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.06%) Retail
7 15 (0.93%) Games
8 11 (0.68%) Local Government
9 7 (0.44%) Back Office
10 5 (0.31%) Legal
10 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.25%) German Language
11 4 (0.25%) Advertising
11 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.19%) Military
12 3 (0.19%) Law
13 2 (0.12%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.062%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.43%) CSS
2 15 (0.93%) JSP
3 12 (0.75%) WAP
4 10 (0.62%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.19%) HTML
5 3 (0.19%) JSON
6 2 (0.12%) .NET
6 2 (0.12%) HTML5
6 2 (0.12%) Ajax
7 1 (0.062%) Laravel
7 1 (0.062%) Backbone.js
7 1 (0.062%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.062%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.062%) RESTful
7 1 (0.062%) CGI
7 1 (0.062%) Middleware
7 1 (0.062%) LAMP
7 1 (0.062%) Web Services
7 1 (0.062%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (1.49%) Cryptography
3 20 (1.24%) Computer Science
3 20 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (1.18%) PKI
5 15 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 14 (0.87%) NHS
6 14 (0.87%) Statistics
7 13 (0.81%) Online Games
8 11 (0.68%) Clustering
8 11 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.56%) Open Source
9 9 (0.56%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.50%) Blackberry
10 8 (0.50%) SecurID
11 7 (0.44%) e-Health
11 7 (0.44%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.44%) User Experience
12 6 (0.37%) IVR
12 6 (0.37%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 206 (12.82%) Windows
2 89 (5.54%) Linux
3 66 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (3.80%) UNIX
5 48 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 24 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 16 (1.00%) Solaris
9 11 (0.68%) SUSE
9 11 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 10 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (0.62%) AIX
11 9 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.50%) CentOS
13 5 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.19%) VMS
15 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (12.76%) Load Balancing
2 194 (12.07%) ITIL
3 193 (12.01%) Network Design
4 141 (8.77%) Network Management
5 88 (5.48%) Migration
6 84 (5.23%) Network Monitoring
7 63 (3.92%) Service Management
8 62 (3.86%) Change Management
9 59 (3.67%) Service Delivery
10 54 (3.36%) Incident Management
10 54 (3.36%) Network Architecture
11 48 (2.99%) Change Control
12 43 (2.68%) Low Latency
13 38 (2.36%) Kalman Filter
14 36 (2.24%) Mentoring
15 34 (2.12%) Project Management
15 34 (2.12%) E-Commerce
16 30 (1.87%) Time Management
17 28 (1.74%) Capacity Planning
18 27 (1.68%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.56%) SQL
2 20 (1.24%) Perl
3 17 (1.06%) Python
4 10 (0.62%) Lisp
4 10 (0.62%) C
5 7 (0.44%) Java
6 6 (0.37%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.19%) VBA
9 3 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.12%) R
10 2 (0.12%) Ruby
10 2 (0.12%) Tcl
10 2 (0.12%) PHP
10 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.12%) VBScript
11 1 (0.062%) VB
11 1 (0.062%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.062%) C#
Qualifications
1 854 (53.14%) Cisco Certification
2 610 (37.96%) CCNP
3 427 (26.57%) CCNA
4 231 (14.37%) Security Cleared
5 174 (10.83%) SC Cleared
5 174 (10.83%) CCIE
6 65 (4.04%) CCSE
7 63 (3.92%) Degree
8 56 (3.48%) CCSA
9 51 (3.17%) CCDP
10 45 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 41 (2.55%) CCSP
12 39 (2.43%) CISSP
13 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 24 (1.49%) JNCIP
15 22 (1.37%) CCVP
16 18 (1.12%) CCIP
17 17 (1.06%) JNCIE
18 16 (1.00%) MCSE
19 15 (0.93%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.42%) SLA
2 31 (1.93%) QA
3 27 (1.68%) JSP 440
3 27 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.062%) COBIT
6 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
System Software
1 74 (4.60%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.48%) ProxySG
3 54 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.80%) vSphere
4 45 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.49%) Snort
6 24 (1.49%) Firmware
7 11 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
8 7 (0.44%) Nmap
8 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.37%) Squid
9 6 (0.37%) UAG
10 5 (0.31%) XenApp
11 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.19%) XenServer
12 3 (0.19%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 44 (2.74%) FortiGate
2 23 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
2 23 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
3 22 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
4 21 (1.31%) CiscoWorks
5 18 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
6 13 (0.81%) OPNET
6 13 (0.81%) OpenView
7 12 (0.75%) Nessus
8 10 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (0.56%) Netcool
10 8 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
13 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.19%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1269 (78.97%) Cisco
2 476 (29.62%) CheckPoint
3 410 (25.51%) Juniper
4 353 (21.97%) F5
5 189 (11.76%) HP
6 149 (9.27%) VMware
7 145 (9.02%) Blue Coat
8 122 (7.59%) Microsoft
9 101 (6.29%) Citrix
10 74 (4.60%) SolarWinds
11 67 (4.17%) Fortinet
12 66 (4.11%) McAfee
13 62 (3.86%) Riverbed
14 56 (3.48%) Nortel
15 50 (3.11%) Avaya
15 50 (3.11%) Nokia
16 41 (2.55%) TippingPoint
17 39 (2.43%) BT
18 34 (2.12%) Brocade
19 32 (1.99%) BMC
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City of London
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Cambridge
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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Worcester
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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