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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 138 201 200
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 882 591 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.60% 1.09% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.18% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 363 226
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 12 40
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.20 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+59.52% -23.63%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +53 790 £335 +3.07% 175
London +53 330 £350 - 60
South East +6 169 £300 -7.69% 51
City of London +19 79 £400 +1.26% 28
West Midlands +34 62 £333 -16.87% 21
North West +18 56 £303 +23.46% 13
Berkshire +5 55 £289 -17.50% 15
East of England +20 48 £331 +20.45% 6
Yorkshire +21 47 £293 -19.86% 7
Scotland +19 43 £285 +40.74% 6
Hampshire +9 42 £342 +36.78% 9
Birmingham +23 34 £340 +0.74% 9
South West -1 29 £305 -12.85% 12
East Midlands +16 27 £369 -4.83% 3
Manchester +14 26 £288 +29.21% 6
West Yorkshire +6 24 £350 -4.10% 5
Surrey +25 22 £300 +20.00% 9
Leeds +3 21 £350 -4.10% 4
Wales +8 19 £275 -24.65% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £375 +11.11% 8
Oxfordshire -1 16 £336 +7.60% 6
Merseyside -1 16 £313 +56.25% 1
North East +3 15 £347 - 2
Edinburgh +6 14 £340 +142.85% 2
Hertfordshire -3 14 £345 +56.81% 3
Reading -12 14 £288 -11.53% 5
Essex +2 13 £278 +0.90% 1
North Yorkshire - 13 £293 - 1
Renfrewshire +12 11 £307 +11.45%
Milton Keynes +1 11 £375 +11.11% 4

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1318 (80.81%) Cisco
2 902 (55.30%) Firewall
3 899 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
4 645 (39.55%) CCNP
5 550 (33.72%) WAN
5 550 (33.72%) LAN
6 505 (30.96%) Juniper
7 472 (28.94%) CheckPoint
8 428 (26.24%) Cisco ASA
9 426 (26.12%) CCNA
10 393 (24.10%) F5
11 389 (23.85%) Network Security
12 387 (23.73%) BGP
13 352 (21.58%) VPN
14 349 (21.40%) MPLS
15 343 (21.03%) OSPF
16 285 (17.47%) Wireless
17 261 (16.00%) Security Cleared
17 261 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 248 (15.21%) TCP/IP
19 239 (14.65%) Data Centre
20 235 (14.41%) Finance
21 212 (13.00%) Windows
22 197 (12.08%) EIGRP
23 196 (12.02%) Load Balancing
24 193 (11.83%) Network Design
25 192 (11.77%) DNS
26 186 (11.40%) ITIL
27 171 (10.48%) SC Cleared
28 167 (10.24%) VoIP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (1.59%) MS Exchange
2 11 (0.67%) IIS
3 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.55%) Apache
4 9 (0.55%) Lync
5 6 (0.37%) CMS
5 6 (0.37%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.18%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.061%) Moodle
Applications
1 57 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.07%) MS Office
3 31 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.061%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.43%) SaaS
3 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 902 (55.30%) Firewall
2 550 (33.72%) WAN
2 550 (33.72%) LAN
3 428 (26.24%) Cisco ASA
4 389 (23.85%) Network Security
5 387 (23.73%) BGP
6 352 (21.58%) VPN
7 349 (21.40%) MPLS
8 343 (21.03%) OSPF
9 285 (17.47%) Wireless
10 261 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 248 (15.21%) TCP/IP
12 197 (12.08%) EIGRP
13 192 (11.77%) DNS
14 167 (10.24%) VoIP
15 144 (8.83%) VLAN
16 136 (8.34%) Cisco IOS
17 122 (7.48%) DHCP
18 121 (7.42%) IPsec
19 119 (7.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (0.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.67%) MySQL
3 5 (0.31%) MS Access
4 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.12%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.061%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.061%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.061%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.061%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.25%) JIRA
3 3 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.061%) Metasploit
General
1 235 (14.41%) Finance
2 143 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 90 (5.52%) Banking
4 36 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.47%) Multimedia
6 17 (1.04%) Retail
7 14 (0.86%) Games
8 13 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.61%) Local Government
10 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.37%) Back Office
12 5 (0.31%) Law
12 5 (0.31%) Military
13 4 (0.25%) Advertising
13 4 (0.25%) Publishing
14 3 (0.18%) German Language
14 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.12%) Legal
15 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.04%) CSS
2 6 (0.37%) XMPP
2 6 (0.37%) XML
3 5 (0.31%) Web Services
3 5 (0.31%) JSP
3 5 (0.31%) JSON
4 4 (0.25%) WAP
5 3 (0.18%) HTML
5 3 (0.18%) SOAP
5 3 (0.18%) REST
6 2 (0.12%) LAMP
6 2 (0.12%) Ajax
7 1 (0.061%) Middleware
7 1 (0.061%) OLE
7 1 (0.061%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 239 (14.65%) Data Centre
2 41 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 29 (1.78%) PKI
5 25 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (1.29%) Cryptography
6 21 (1.29%) Clustering
7 14 (0.86%) NHS
8 13 (0.80%) Computer Science
9 11 (0.67%) IVR
10 9 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.49%) User Experience
11 8 (0.49%) Online Games
12 7 (0.43%) e-Health
13 6 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.37%) CESG
13 6 (0.37%) Statistics
13 6 (0.37%) SecurID
13 6 (0.37%) CMDB
13 6 (0.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 212 (13.00%) Windows
2 98 (6.01%) Linux
3 57 (3.49%) UNIX
4 51 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.67%) Windows 2000
8 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.61%) CentOS
8 10 (0.61%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.49%) Solaris
10 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.18%) Android
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
14 1 (0.061%) AIX
14 1 (0.061%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (12.02%) Load Balancing
2 193 (11.83%) Network Design
3 186 (11.40%) ITIL
4 130 (7.97%) Network Management
5 92 (5.64%) Network Monitoring
6 73 (4.48%) Migration
7 72 (4.41%) Service Delivery
8 62 (3.80%) Incident Management
9 59 (3.62%) Service Management
10 55 (3.37%) Low Latency
11 40 (2.45%) Change Management
11 40 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
12 37 (2.27%) Project Management
13 36 (2.21%) E-Commerce
14 29 (1.78%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (1.72%) Network Architecture
15 28 (1.72%) ITIL V3
15 28 (1.72%) Information Security
16 27 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (1.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (1.53%) Perl
2 21 (1.29%) Python
3 20 (1.23%) SQL
4 14 (0.86%) C
5 13 (0.80%) Lisp
6 12 (0.74%) PHP
7 10 (0.61%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.31%) Java
9 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.25%) VBA
11 2 (0.12%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.061%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.061%) Tcl
12 1 (0.061%) C++
12 1 (0.061%) VB
12 1 (0.061%) JCL
12 1 (0.061%) Lua
12 1 (0.061%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 899 (55.12%) Cisco Certification
2 645 (39.55%) CCNP
3 426 (26.12%) CCNA
4 261 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 171 (10.48%) SC Cleared
6 163 (9.99%) CCIE
7 83 (5.09%) Degree
8 52 (3.19%) CCDP
9 44 (2.70%) DV Cleared
10 38 (2.33%) CCSE
11 36 (2.21%) CCIP
12 29 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (1.78%) CCSA
13 26 (1.59%) JNCIS
14 21 (1.29%) JNCIA
15 20 (1.23%) CISSP
16 19 (1.16%) JNCIP
17 15 (0.92%) CCSP
18 14 (0.86%) MCSA
19 11 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.80%) SLA
2 33 (2.02%) QA
3 22 (1.35%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 71 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 61 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (2.45%) vSphere
4 29 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.16%) XenServer
7 18 (1.10%) vCloud
7 18 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 16 (0.98%) Snort
9 15 (0.92%) Firmware
10 5 (0.31%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.31%) XenApp
11 4 (0.25%) NFS
12 3 (0.18%) Xen
12 3 (0.18%) Squid
12 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) UAG
13 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 52 (3.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 28 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
4 20 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.10%) RANCID
5 18 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
5 18 (1.10%) OPNET
6 16 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
7 14 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
8 13 (0.80%) OpenView
9 11 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (0.61%) SCCM
10 10 (0.61%) Netcool
11 9 (0.55%) Nagios
11 9 (0.55%) AirWatch
12 8 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
13 7 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.37%) Cacti
15 5 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
16 4 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1318 (80.81%) Cisco
2 505 (30.96%) Juniper
3 472 (28.94%) CheckPoint
4 393 (24.10%) F5
5 152 (9.32%) Blue Coat
6 149 (9.14%) SolarWinds
7 144 (8.83%) HP
8 139 (8.52%) VMware
9 107 (6.56%) Microsoft
10 103 (6.32%) Citrix
11 81 (4.97%) McAfee
12 75 (4.60%) Fortinet
13 71 (4.35%) Aruba
14 69 (4.23%) Infoblox
15 46 (2.82%) Riverbed
16 41 (2.51%) TippingPoint
17 35 (2.15%) Avaya
18 32 (1.96%) Nokia
19 28 (1.72%) Nortel
20 27 (1.66%) Remedy
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