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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 142 147 191
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 867 804 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.55% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.64% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 486 294
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 22
Average hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.08 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £53.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.94 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-0.25% -7.40%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 770 £350 +7.69% 197
South East +44 259 £350 - 61
London -34 258 £388 +10.71% 66
Hampshire +72 108 £350 +11.11% 15
Berkshire +12 85 £350 -4.43% 15
Yorkshire -4 74 £300 - 14
South West -15 47 £350 +12.00% 14
Reading +20 44 £375 +3.44% 9
North West -14 43 £365 +16.80% 9
East of England +18 38 £278 +11.55% 13
Scotland +4 34 £288 -14.81% 11
West Midlands -14 31 £375 +41.04% 13
City of London -28 31 £413 +11.48% 14
West Yorkshire +6 30 £325 -7.14% 13
Surrey -11 28 £425 +30.76% 15
Basingstoke - 25 £275 - 5
Southampton +37 23 £400 +15.94% 4
South Yorkshire 0 23 £280 +6.16%
Leeds -1 22 £320 -6.90% 11
Manchester -12 22 £400 +29.55% 7
Wales 0 19 £319 -12.06% 3
Hertfordshire +20 18 £275 +20.21% 8
South Wales -1 18 £313 -13.79% 3
East Midlands -13 18 £275 -12.00% 6
Sheffield -10 17 £280 +6.16%
Birmingham -1 15 £313 +20.19% 2
Wiltshire -14 15 £363 +3.57% 3
Glasgow +20 14 £300 -14.28% 7
Oxfordshire +11 14 £323 -21.81% 6
Cheshire -9 14 £201 -34.36% 1

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1356 (76.31%) Cisco
2 950 (53.46%) Firewall
3 920 (51.77%) Cisco Certification
4 649 (36.52%) LAN
5 628 (35.34%) CCNP
6 612 (34.44%) WAN
7 476 (26.79%) CCNA
8 416 (23.41%) CheckPoint
9 415 (23.35%) Juniper
10 401 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
11 374 (21.05%) Network Security
12 372 (20.93%) VPN
13 369 (20.77%) Wireless
14 353 (19.86%) F5
15 322 (18.12%) BGP
16 313 (17.61%) Security Cleared
17 289 (16.26%) OSPF
18 286 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 286 (16.09%) Data Centre
19 284 (15.98%) MPLS
20 252 (14.18%) DNS
20 252 (14.18%) SC Cleared
21 248 (13.96%) TCP/IP
22 245 (13.79%) ITIL
23 218 (12.27%) DHCP
24 213 (11.99%) VoIP
25 202 (11.37%) Load Balancing
26 201 (11.31%) Windows
27 198 (11.14%) Network Design
28 193 (10.86%) Telecoms

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (1.63%) MS Exchange
2 17 (0.96%) Skype for Business
3 13 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (0.45%) IIS
6 5 (0.28%) CMS
7 3 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.056%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.056%) Confluence
9 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.056%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.056%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.056%) Smallworld
Applications
1 54 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.97%) MS Office
3 32 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.51%) Office 365
4 8 (0.45%) SaaS
5 7 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.23%) IaaS
7 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.056%) GitHub
9 1 (0.056%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.056%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 950 (53.46%) Firewall
2 649 (36.52%) LAN
3 612 (34.44%) WAN
4 401 (22.57%) Cisco ASA
5 374 (21.05%) Network Security
6 372 (20.93%) VPN
7 369 (20.77%) Wireless
8 322 (18.12%) BGP
9 289 (16.26%) OSPF
10 286 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 284 (15.98%) MPLS
12 252 (14.18%) DNS
13 248 (13.96%) TCP/IP
14 218 (12.27%) DHCP
15 213 (11.99%) VoIP
16 181 (10.19%) VLAN
17 167 (9.40%) EIGRP
18 149 (8.38%) IPsec
19 143 (8.05%) SSL
20 115 (6.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 8 (0.45%) MySQL
4 6 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.28%) Informix
5 5 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.11%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.056%) Big Data
9 1 (0.056%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.056%) MS Access
9 1 (0.056%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (0.79%) StarTeam
3 11 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.17%) Subversion
6 2 (0.11%) Hudson
6 2 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.056%) Ant
7 1 (0.056%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.056%) GitLab
7 1 (0.056%) JUnit
General
1 193 (10.86%) Telecoms
2 184 (10.35%) Finance
3 38 (2.14%) Banking
4 22 (1.24%) Retail
5 18 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 15 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 12 (0.68%) Legal
8 11 (0.62%) Law
8 11 (0.62%) Marketing
8 11 (0.62%) Military
9 10 (0.56%) Games
10 8 (0.45%) Advertising
10 8 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 7 (0.39%) Electronics
12 6 (0.34%) Local Government
13 5 (0.28%) Back Office
13 5 (0.28%) Publishing
14 4 (0.23%) French Language
14 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.79%) Web Services
3 9 (0.51%) XMPP
4 7 (0.39%) REST
4 7 (0.39%) SOAP
4 7 (0.39%) WAP
5 6 (0.34%) CSS
6 5 (0.28%) .NET
6 5 (0.28%) XML
7 4 (0.23%) HTML
8 3 (0.17%) CGI
8 3 (0.17%) jQuery
8 3 (0.17%) JSON
8 3 (0.17%) Leaflet
8 3 (0.17%) Middleware
8 3 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.17%) RFC 2833
9 2 (0.11%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.11%) Flash
10 1 (0.056%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 286 (16.09%) Data Centre
2 46 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 33 (1.86%) e-Health
5 32 (1.80%) Driving Licence
6 27 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 17 (0.96%) Cryptography
10 14 (0.79%) PKI
10 14 (0.79%) Statistics
11 11 (0.62%) Clustering
12 10 (0.56%) NHS
13 9 (0.51%) CCTV
14 8 (0.45%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.45%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.39%) BYOD
15 7 (0.39%) Fintech
15 7 (0.39%) IVR
16 6 (0.34%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 201 (11.31%) Windows
2 131 (7.37%) Linux
3 94 (5.29%) Unix
4 85 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 61 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (2.36%) Solaris
7 41 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 20 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.45%) CatOS
12 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.34%) AIX
13 6 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.34%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.23%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.17%) Android
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (13.79%) ITIL
2 202 (11.37%) Load Balancing
3 198 (11.14%) Network Design
4 123 (6.92%) Migration
5 104 (5.85%) Network Management
6 89 (5.01%) Network Monitoring
7 86 (4.84%) Change Management
8 80 (4.50%) Project Management
9 70 (3.94%) Network Architecture
10 57 (3.21%) High Availability
11 50 (2.81%) Incident Management
12 46 (2.59%) Change Control
13 45 (2.53%) Service Delivery
14 44 (2.48%) Information Security
15 42 (2.36%) Service Management
16 41 (2.31%) Problem Management
17 38 (2.14%) Kalman Filter
18 37 (2.08%) Configuration Management
19 34 (1.91%) Root Cause Analysis
20 32 (1.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (2.25%) Perl
2 35 (1.97%) C
3 25 (1.41%) SQL
4 21 (1.18%) Python
5 13 (0.73%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.51%) PowerShell
7 8 (0.45%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.45%) Tcl
8 5 (0.28%) Ruby
9 4 (0.23%) Java
9 4 (0.23%) PHP
9 4 (0.23%) VB
10 3 (0.17%) Lisp
11 2 (0.11%) C#
11 2 (0.11%) VBScript
12 1 (0.056%) C++
12 1 (0.056%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.056%) MapBasic
12 1 (0.056%) Scala
Qualifications
1 920 (51.77%) Cisco Certification
2 628 (35.34%) CCNP
3 476 (26.79%) CCNA
4 313 (17.61%) Security Cleared
5 252 (14.18%) SC Cleared
6 175 (9.85%) CCIE
7 87 (4.90%) Degree
8 47 (2.64%) JNCIP
9 45 (2.53%) CCSE
10 42 (2.36%) CCDP
11 36 (2.03%) CCSA
12 32 (1.80%) JNCIS
13 31 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 29 (1.63%) JNCIA
15 25 (1.41%) JNCIE
16 20 (1.13%) CISSP
17 18 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (0.96%) MCSE
19 15 (0.84%) HND
19 15 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.25%) SLA
2 27 (1.52%) QA
3 24 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.28%) BS7799
6 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.17%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.056%) Def Stans
System Software
1 101 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.41%) Firmware
4 22 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 15 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.51%) vSphere
8 9 (0.51%) XenApp
9 8 (0.45%) ISA Server
9 8 (0.45%) Snort
10 7 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.34%) vCloud
12 3 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.17%) iptables
12 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.056%) BIND 9
14 1 (0.056%) pfSense
14 1 (0.056%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 61 (3.43%) FortiGate
2 46 (2.59%) CiscoWorks
3 36 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (1.18%) OpenView
5 20 (1.13%) SolarWinds Orion
6 19 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
7 18 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
8 14 (0.79%) OPNET
9 11 (0.62%) Nagios
10 10 (0.56%) Puppet
11 9 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
11 9 (0.51%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.45%) Netcool
12 8 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (0.39%) Cacti
13 7 (0.39%) Proventia
13 7 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 6 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.34%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1356 (76.31%) Cisco
2 416 (23.41%) CheckPoint
3 415 (23.35%) Juniper
4 353 (19.86%) F5
5 143 (8.05%) Palo Alto
6 133 (7.48%) VMware
7 132 (7.43%) HP
8 130 (7.32%) Microsoft
9 97 (5.46%) Fortinet
9 97 (5.46%) SolarWinds
10 94 (5.29%) Blue Coat
11 85 (4.78%) Citrix
12 70 (3.94%) Aruba
13 60 (3.38%) Riverbed
14 35 (1.97%) Avaya
15 32 (1.80%) Nokia
16 31 (1.74%) CA
17 30 (1.69%) Infoblox
18 27 (1.52%) Brocade
18 27 (1.52%) Intel Security
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AAP3
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
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Northamptonshire
Initi8 Recruitment
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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