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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 162 188 173
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 755 596 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.15% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.24% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 319 338
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 65
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £16.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%

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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +34 709 £328 +2.74% 187
London +37 280 £363 +3.57% 76
South East +15 156 £325 +4.00% 31
City of London +74 98 £365 -4.26% 28
East of England -1 62 £340 +23.63% 16
Berkshire +15 60 £305 -6.15% 15
West Midlands +4 59 £267 -16.56% 12
South West -9 48 £320 +16.36% 15
Hampshire +11 40 £265 -24.28% 4
North West -17 30 £275 - 16
East Midlands +21 29 £350 +21.73% 4
Yorkshire +6 22 £325 -3.70% 18
Cambridgeshire +16 20 £350 +47.36% 3
Hertfordshire -16 20 £335 -2.54% 12
Reading +18 18 £288 -13.53% 4
Kent +11 18 £375 -
Wiltshire 0 18 £350 +48.93% 2
Birmingham +8 17 £250 -21.87% 7
Surrey -22 15 £344 +10.00% 10
Nottinghamshire +16 14 £445 +61.81% 2
Cambridge +10 14 £360 +80.00% 3
Manchester -10 14 £295 +4.42% 8
Scotland -31 14 £304 -7.87% 3
Nottingham +18 13 £450 +63.63% 2
Oxfordshire -1 12 £325 +62.50% 1
Telford -5 12 £320 -20.49% 1
West Yorkshire -6 12 £325 -5.45% 14
Shropshire -8 12 £320 -8.57% 1
Leeds 0 11 £325 - 11
Bedfordshire -9 10 £300 +9.09% 3

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 949 (71.73%) Cisco
2 680 (51.40%) Firewall
3 639 (48.30%) Cisco Certification
4 469 (35.45%) CCNP
5 437 (33.03%) WAN
6 424 (32.05%) LAN
7 370 (27.97%) CheckPoint
8 342 (25.85%) Juniper
9 313 (23.66%) CCNA
10 287 (21.69%) Network Security
11 262 (19.80%) Cisco ASA
12 261 (19.73%) VPN
13 259 (19.58%) F5
14 239 (18.07%) BGP
15 210 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
16 200 (15.12%) OSPF
17 199 (15.04%) Wireless
17 199 (15.04%) Windows
18 193 (14.59%) Security Cleared
19 191 (14.44%) MPLS
20 180 (13.61%) TCP/IP
21 178 (13.45%) ITIL
22 155 (11.72%) SC Cleared
23 151 (11.41%) DNS
24 150 (11.34%) HP
25 145 (10.96%) Load Balancing
26 143 (10.81%) Network Design
27 141 (10.66%) Finance
28 128 (9.67%) Telecoms
29 127 (9.60%) Microsoft

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 30 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 18 (1.36%) IIS
2 18 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (1.13%) Apache
3 15 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.53%) Lync
5 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.53%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.30%) CMS
7 2 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.076%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 43 (3.25%) MS Office
3 39 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.53%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.30%) MS Project
7 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) Summit
3 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.30%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) Office 365
3 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 680 (51.40%) Firewall
2 437 (33.03%) WAN
3 424 (32.05%) LAN
4 287 (21.69%) Network Security
5 262 (19.80%) Cisco ASA
6 261 (19.73%) VPN
7 239 (18.07%) BGP
8 210 (15.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 200 (15.12%) OSPF
10 199 (15.04%) Wireless
11 191 (14.44%) MPLS
12 180 (13.61%) TCP/IP
13 151 (11.41%) DNS
14 122 (9.22%) VoIP
14 122 (9.22%) VLAN
15 113 (8.54%) Cisco IOS
16 100 (7.56%) EIGRP
17 88 (6.65%) IPsec
18 85 (6.42%) DHCP
19 74 (5.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.38%) DB2
3 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.23%) MySQL
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.15%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.076%) MS Access
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.38%) JIRA
3 4 (0.30%) Selenium
3 4 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (0.30%) JUnit
3 4 (0.30%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.30%) Redmine
3 4 (0.30%) Trac
4 1 (0.076%) Ant
4 1 (0.076%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.076%) MSI
4 1 (0.076%) Metasploit
General
1 141 (10.66%) Finance
2 128 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 70 (5.29%) Banking
4 25 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.13%) Retail
7 13 (0.98%) Back Office
8 8 (0.60%) Front Office
8 8 (0.60%) Games
9 6 (0.45%) Advertising
9 6 (0.45%) Local Government
9 6 (0.45%) French Language
10 5 (0.38%) German Language
10 5 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.38%) Publishing
10 5 (0.38%) Legal
10 5 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.74%) CSS
2 10 (0.76%) JSP
2 10 (0.76%) .NET
2 10 (0.76%) WAP
3 5 (0.38%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.15%) Ajax
4 2 (0.15%) JSON
4 2 (0.15%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (0.15%) Apache Flex
4 2 (0.15%) HTML5
4 2 (0.15%) HTML
4 2 (0.15%) Web Services
4 2 (0.15%) Flash
5 1 (0.076%) EDI
5 1 (0.076%) Middleware
5 1 (0.076%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 22 (1.66%) Statistics
4 17 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 12 (0.91%) PKI
6 11 (0.83%) Firmware
6 11 (0.83%) Cryptography
7 9 (0.68%) NHS
8 8 (0.60%) Clustering
8 8 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 8 (0.60%) EqualLogic
8 8 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.53%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.53%) Open Source
10 6 (0.45%) Online Games
10 6 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.38%) User Experience
12 4 (0.30%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.30%) IVR
12 4 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 199 (15.04%) Windows
2 93 (7.03%) Linux
3 64 (4.84%) UNIX
4 62 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.51%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 14 (1.06%) Solaris
10 7 (0.53%) AIX
11 6 (0.45%) SUSE
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.15%) HPUX
14 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.076%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.076%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.076%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (13.45%) ITIL
2 145 (10.96%) Load Balancing
3 143 (10.81%) Network Design
4 118 (8.92%) Network Management
5 81 (6.12%) Migration
6 61 (4.61%) Service Delivery
7 54 (4.08%) Service Management
8 53 (4.01%) Change Control
8 53 (4.01%) Network Monitoring
9 46 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
10 44 (3.33%) Network Architecture
11 43 (3.25%) Change Management
12 39 (2.95%) Project Management
12 39 (2.95%) Incident Management
13 32 (2.42%) Mentoring
14 31 (2.34%) Kalman Filter
15 30 (2.27%) Time Management
16 28 (2.12%) Low Latency
17 24 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 23 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (2.49%) SQL
2 28 (2.12%) Perl
3 18 (1.36%) C
4 12 (0.91%) Java
5 11 (0.83%) PHP
5 11 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.60%) PowerShell
6 8 (0.60%) Python
7 7 (0.53%) Ruby
8 4 (0.30%) Lisp
8 4 (0.30%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.15%) C#
9 2 (0.15%) C++
9 2 (0.15%) VBA
9 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.15%) Tcl
9 2 (0.15%) R
10 1 (0.076%) sed
10 1 (0.076%) Korn
Qualifications
1 639 (48.30%) Cisco Certification
2 469 (35.45%) CCNP
3 313 (23.66%) CCNA
4 193 (14.59%) Security Cleared
5 155 (11.72%) SC Cleared
6 116 (8.77%) CCIE
7 58 (4.38%) Degree
8 51 (3.85%) CCSE
9 38 (2.87%) CCSA
9 38 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (2.72%) CISSP
11 34 (2.57%) CCDP
12 28 (2.12%) DV Cleared
13 23 (1.74%) CCSP
13 23 (1.74%) MCSE
14 19 (1.44%) JNCIP
15 18 (1.36%) JNCIS
16 17 (1.28%) JNCIA
16 17 (1.28%) CCVP
17 14 (1.06%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.01%) SLA
2 23 (1.74%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.66%) QA
4 17 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
System Software
1 85 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.17%) ProxySG
3 38 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
4 37 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.34%) vSphere
6 21 (1.59%) Snort
7 7 (0.53%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.45%) Nmap
8 6 (0.45%) XenApp
9 4 (0.30%) UAG
9 4 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.23%) KVM
10 3 (0.23%) NFS
10 3 (0.23%) XenServer
10 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.076%) NLBS
12 1 (0.076%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (1.66%) FortiGate
3 19 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
5 12 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
5 12 (0.91%) OPNET
6 10 (0.76%) OpenView
7 9 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (0.60%) Nessus
8 8 (0.60%) SCCM
8 8 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.60%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.45%) SCOM
10 5 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.38%) Netcool
10 5 (0.38%) WSUS
11 4 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
11 4 (0.30%) HP NNM
12 3 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 949 (71.73%) Cisco
2 370 (27.97%) CheckPoint
3 342 (25.85%) Juniper
4 259 (19.58%) F5
5 150 (11.34%) HP
6 127 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 114 (8.62%) Blue Coat
8 105 (7.94%) VMware
9 85 (6.42%) Citrix
10 67 (5.06%) McAfee
11 52 (3.93%) SolarWinds
12 51 (3.85%) Nortel
13 43 (3.25%) Nokia
14 42 (3.17%) Riverbed
15 41 (3.10%) Avaya
16 39 (2.95%) Fortinet
17 29 (2.19%) Sourcefire
18 27 (2.04%) BMC
19 26 (1.97%) Brocade
19 26 (1.97%) Aruba
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