The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 138 140 143
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 939 918 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.68% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.77% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 558 497
Median daily rate £375 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.25% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 69
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +8.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.82 £13.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.10 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.56 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.81% +27.65%

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 811 £375 +2.73% 154
London -8 282 £425 +6.25% 54
South East +12 204 £375 +7.14% 36
Berkshire +8 68 £350 -1.06% 10
Hampshire +3 68 £375 - 8
West Midlands -4 65 £400 +23.07% 21
Yorkshire +20 63 £375 +20.00% 5
North West +14 59 £325 -7.14% 14
Scotland +21 52 £325 +8.33% 5
East of England -11 47 £400 +21.21% 7
Wales +7 41 £350 +12.00% 1
City of London +4 36 £440 +6.66% 11
South West -15 36 £275 -24.65% 9
Manchester +20 35 £325 -10.34% 7
South Wales +8 35 £375 +20.00%
Reading +9 33 £325 -23.52% 8
West Yorkshire +16 32 £375 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +3 30 £313 +7.75% 8
Hertfordshire -8 28 £415 +44.34% 1
South Yorkshire +4 23 £365 +30.35%
Southampton -5 22 £388 - 3
Shropshire +17 21 £388 +40.90% 2
Telford +11 21 £388 +55.00% 2
North East -21 21 £350 +7.69%
Leeds +7 19 £375 +11.94% 3
Sheffield -2 19 £413 +47.41%
Oxfordshire -1 17 £331 +1.92% 3
Birmingham -6 17 £400 -5.88% 6
Cheshire +16 16 £406 +25.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -25 15 £325 -

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 1401 (76.14%) Cisco
2 1075 (58.42%) Firewall
3 1019 (55.38%) Cisco Certification
4 728 (39.57%) CCNP
5 604 (32.83%) LAN
6 556 (30.22%) CheckPoint
7 549 (29.84%) CCNA
8 520 (28.26%) WAN
9 465 (25.27%) Juniper
10 449 (24.40%) Cisco ASA
11 411 (22.34%) Network Security
12 386 (20.98%) Security Cleared
13 360 (19.57%) Wireless
14 350 (19.02%) Data Centre
15 327 (17.77%) F5
16 314 (17.07%) SC Cleared
17 304 (16.52%) VPN
18 296 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
19 270 (14.67%) BGP
20 265 (14.40%) OSPF
21 242 (13.15%) Network Design
22 226 (12.28%) Palo Alto
23 223 (12.12%) DNS
24 196 (10.65%) ITIL
25 191 (10.38%) MPLS
26 189 (10.27%) Windows
26 189 (10.27%) CCIE
27 187 (10.16%) VoIP
28 179 (9.73%) TCP/IP
29 177 (9.62%) Finance

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (1.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (0.82%) Skype for Business
4 7 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.33%) IIS
6 5 (0.27%) Confluence
7 4 (0.22%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.16%) Apache
8 3 (0.16%) SAS
9 2 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.054%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.054%) CMS
10 1 (0.054%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.054%) JBoss
10 1 (0.054%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.054%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.054%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (3.04%) MS Visio
2 55 (2.99%) MS Office
3 47 (2.55%) MS Excel
4 10 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.27%) assyst
2 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.054%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.92%) Office 365
4 4 (0.22%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.11%) G Suite
6 2 (0.11%) Heroku
6 2 (0.11%) SaaS
7 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.054%) GitHub
7 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.054%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.054%) Trello
7 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1075 (58.42%) Firewall
2 604 (32.83%) LAN
3 520 (28.26%) WAN
4 449 (24.40%) Cisco ASA
5 411 (22.34%) Network Security
6 360 (19.57%) Wireless
7 304 (16.52%) VPN
8 296 (16.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 270 (14.67%) BGP
10 265 (14.40%) OSPF
11 223 (12.12%) DNS
12 191 (10.38%) MPLS
13 187 (10.16%) VoIP
14 179 (9.73%) TCP/IP
15 137 (7.45%) VLAN
16 136 (7.39%) DHCP
17 111 (6.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 109 (5.92%) IPsec
19 108 (5.87%) EIGRP
19 108 (5.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (0.71%) MySQL
3 7 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.11%) GIS
6 2 (0.11%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.054%) Big Data
7 1 (0.054%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.49%) JIRA
2 9 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (0.27%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.054%) Ant
6 1 (0.054%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.054%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.054%) Gradle
6 1 (0.054%) Hudson
6 1 (0.054%) Maven
6 1 (0.054%) Psake
6 1 (0.054%) Selenium
6 1 (0.054%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.054%) Subversion
6 1 (0.054%) TeamCity
General
1 177 (9.62%) Finance
2 138 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 60 (3.26%) Banking
4 33 (1.79%) Retail
5 18 (0.98%) Financial Institution
6 13 (0.71%) Legal
7 11 (0.60%) Local Government
7 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.43%) Marketing
10 6 (0.33%) Advertising
10 6 (0.33%) Billing
10 6 (0.33%) Electronics
10 6 (0.33%) Military
11 5 (0.27%) Automotive
12 4 (0.22%) German Language
13 3 (0.16%) Law
13 3 (0.16%) Publishing
13 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 18 (0.98%) CSS
3 10 (0.54%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.43%) Web Services
4 8 (0.43%) XMPP
5 4 (0.22%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.16%) COM
6 3 (0.16%) Middleware
7 2 (0.11%) REST
7 2 (0.11%) RESTful
7 2 (0.11%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.11%) Velocity
8 1 (0.054%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.054%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.054%) HEVC
8 1 (0.054%) PlayReady
8 1 (0.054%) Widevine
8 1 (0.054%) XML
8 1 (0.054%) XSLT
8 1 (0.054%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 350 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 54 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 27 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.30%) NHS
7 19 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 17 (0.92%) CMDB
10 12 (0.65%) Hedge funds
11 11 (0.60%) PKI
12 9 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.38%) Statistics
14 6 (0.33%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.33%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.27%) Handset
15 5 (0.27%) RSA SecurID
15 5 (0.27%) User Experience
15 5 (0.27%) Virtual Team
16 4 (0.22%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 189 (10.27%) Windows
2 108 (5.87%) Linux
2 108 (5.87%) Windows Server
3 45 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (1.74%) Unix
5 28 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.43%) SUSE
10 7 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.33%) CentOS
12 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.16%) CatOS
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.16%) Solaris
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (13.15%) Network Design
2 196 (10.65%) ITIL
3 143 (7.77%) Load Balancing
4 125 (6.79%) Network Management
5 118 (6.41%) Migration
6 96 (5.22%) Change Management
7 86 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
8 70 (3.80%) Network Architecture
9 67 (3.64%) Change Control
10 61 (3.32%) Project Management
11 52 (2.83%) Service Management
12 39 (2.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (2.07%) Kalman Filter
14 35 (1.90%) Problem Management
15 34 (1.85%) Service Delivery
16 33 (1.79%) Configuration Management
17 32 (1.74%) Capacity Planning
17 32 (1.74%) Penetration Testing
17 32 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (1.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (1.74%) SQL
2 18 (0.98%) C
3 17 (0.92%) Python
4 10 (0.54%) Perl
4 10 (0.54%) PowerShell
4 10 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 6 (0.33%) Java
5 6 (0.33%) PHP
6 5 (0.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.11%) C#
8 1 (0.054%) Ruby
8 1 (0.054%) VB
8 1 (0.054%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1019 (55.38%) Cisco Certification
2 728 (39.57%) CCNP
3 549 (29.84%) CCNA
4 386 (20.98%) Security Cleared
5 314 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 189 (10.27%) CCIE
7 75 (4.08%) CCDP
8 59 (3.21%) Degree
9 56 (3.04%) CCSA
10 52 (2.83%) CCDA
11 46 (2.50%) DV Cleared
12 42 (2.28%) CCSE
13 37 (2.01%) JNCIA
14 31 (1.68%) JNCIP
15 25 (1.36%) CCVP
15 25 (1.36%) JNCIS
16 23 (1.25%) Check Point Certification
17 19 (1.03%) CISSP
18 17 (0.92%) CCSP
19 14 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.83%) SLA
2 43 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.76%) QA
5 10 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.33%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.11%) RMADS
9 1 (0.054%) BS7799
9 1 (0.054%) GPG13
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 83 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.47%) ProxySG
4 26 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.98%) Firmware
6 18 (0.98%) vSphere
7 11 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.49%) vCloud
9 6 (0.33%) BIND 9
9 6 (0.33%) NFS
10 5 (0.27%) Docker
10 5 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.16%) iptables
11 3 (0.16%) KVM
11 3 (0.16%) XenApp
11 3 (0.16%) XenServer
12 2 (0.11%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 62 (3.37%) FortiGate
2 43 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
4 33 (1.79%) Nagios
5 23 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
6 19 (1.03%) Cacti
7 17 (0.92%) OpenView
8 16 (0.87%) OPNET
8 16 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
9 10 (0.54%) Puppet
9 10 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
10 9 (0.49%) SCCM
11 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
12 7 (0.38%) WSUS
13 6 (0.33%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 5 (0.27%) SmokePing
14 5 (0.27%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1401 (76.14%) Cisco
2 556 (30.22%) CheckPoint
3 465 (25.27%) Juniper
4 327 (17.77%) F5
5 226 (12.28%) Palo Alto
6 149 (8.10%) Microsoft
7 133 (7.23%) Fortinet
8 132 (7.17%) VMware
9 127 (6.90%) HP
10 113 (6.14%) Blue Coat
11 98 (5.33%) SolarWinds
12 94 (5.11%) Aruba
13 83 (4.51%) Riverbed
14 80 (4.35%) Citrix
15 47 (2.55%) Intel Security
16 44 (2.39%) Brocade
17 40 (2.17%) Avaya
18 34 (1.85%) Dell
19 32 (1.74%) Meraki
20 30 (1.63%) TippingPoint
Berkshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
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City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
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Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Network ITR
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Network ITR
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
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City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
AAP3
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
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Coventry
CPS Group Limited
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London
JM
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Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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SAI Global
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Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
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