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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 141 190 199
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 826 602 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.20% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 316 249
Average daily rate
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£320 £332 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 35
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.65 £16.68 £19.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.19%

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +54 769 £325 -2.98% 215
London +24 295 £328 -6.42% 84
South East +16 197 £318 -5.92% 46
City of London +38 79 £330 -9.09% 33
Berkshire +9 75 £363 +11.53% 16
Yorkshire +31 59 £300 +4.34% 17
East of England +33 47 £305 +3.38% 16
West Midlands +15 46 £313 -5.87% 16
South West +13 43 £338 -3.57% 17
North West -4 43 £304 +38.06% 10
Hampshire -10 37 £240 -32.39% 8
Surrey +14 29 £325 -2.98% 6
Scotland -23 24 £300 +9.09% 14
Birmingham +14 23 £368 +13.07% 9
East Midlands +12 23 £425 +18.05% 7
Manchester +6 23 £306 +13.42% 7
Reading +3 19 £300 -2.04% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 18 £350 -20.00% 6
West Yorkshire +3 17 £350 +7.69% 9
Oxfordshire -7 17 £325 +1.56% 4
Wiltshire +12 16 £350 +59.09% 7
Hertfordshire +15 15 £281 +22.28% 4
Milton Keynes +5 15 £350 -12.50% 1
South Yorkshire +4 15 £294 +6.81%
Sheffield +9 14 £294 -9.61%
Leeds -3 14 £360 +30.90% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £300 +9.09% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 12 £308 - 2
Swindon +12 11 £350 +70.73% 2
North Yorkshire +6 11 £425 +70.00% 4

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1350 (81.28%) Cisco
2 937 (56.41%) Cisco Certification
3 892 (53.70%) Firewall
4 680 (40.94%) CCNP
5 584 (35.16%) WAN
6 582 (35.04%) LAN
7 466 (28.06%) CheckPoint
8 454 (27.33%) Juniper
9 445 (26.79%) CCNA
10 419 (25.23%) Cisco ASA
11 397 (23.90%) F5
12 377 (22.70%) BGP
13 364 (21.91%) Network Security
14 335 (20.17%) VPN
15 331 (19.93%) OSPF
16 312 (18.78%) MPLS
17 289 (17.40%) Cisco Nexus
18 267 (16.07%) Wireless
19 251 (15.11%) TCP/IP
20 243 (14.63%) Security Cleared
21 229 (13.79%) Windows
22 196 (11.80%) Network Design
23 195 (11.74%) DNS
24 194 (11.68%) Finance
25 191 (11.50%) Load Balancing
26 188 (11.32%) VoIP
27 183 (11.02%) ITIL
28 182 (10.96%) EIGRP
29 170 (10.23%) CCIE
30 167 (10.05%) Telecoms

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (1.57%) MS Exchange
2 20 (1.20%) IIS
3 15 (0.90%) Apache
4 13 (0.78%) Lync
5 7 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.36%) CMS
6 6 (0.36%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.30%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.060%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.060%) Moodle
Applications
1 58 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.65%) MS Office
3 30 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.060%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.060%) Office 365
4 1 (0.060%) IaaS
4 1 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 892 (53.70%) Firewall
2 584 (35.16%) WAN
3 582 (35.04%) LAN
4 419 (25.23%) Cisco ASA
5 377 (22.70%) BGP
6 364 (21.91%) Network Security
7 335 (20.17%) VPN
8 331 (19.93%) OSPF
9 312 (18.78%) MPLS
10 289 (17.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 267 (16.07%) Wireless
12 251 (15.11%) TCP/IP
13 195 (11.74%) DNS
14 188 (11.32%) VoIP
15 182 (10.96%) EIGRP
16 147 (8.85%) VLAN
17 126 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
18 121 (7.28%) DHCP
19 116 (6.98%) IPsec
20 109 (6.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.42%) DB2
3 5 (0.30%) MySQL
3 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.18%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.060%) MS Access
6 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.060%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.060%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.060%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.060%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.24%) JIRA
3 2 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.060%) Ant
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.060%) Metasploit
General
1 194 (11.68%) Finance
2 167 (10.05%) Telecoms
3 92 (5.54%) Banking
4 37 (2.23%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.14%) Retail
6 17 (1.02%) Games
7 12 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.54%) Local Government
10 8 (0.48%) Multimedia
10 8 (0.48%) Back Office
11 7 (0.42%) Law
12 3 (0.18%) Electronics
12 3 (0.18%) Advertising
12 3 (0.18%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.12%) Marketing
13 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.12%) German Language
13 2 (0.12%) Military
13 2 (0.12%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (0.90%) CSS
2 9 (0.54%) JSP
3 8 (0.48%) WAP
4 7 (0.42%) Regular Expression
5 6 (0.36%) JSON
6 4 (0.24%) XMPP
6 4 (0.24%) Web Services
7 3 (0.18%) XML
7 3 (0.18%) SOAP
7 3 (0.18%) HTML
7 3 (0.18%) REST
8 2 (0.12%) RESTful
9 1 (0.060%) OLE
9 1 (0.060%) CGI
9 1 (0.060%) LAMP
9 1 (0.060%) Ajax
9 1 (0.060%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.060%) Laravel
9 1 (0.060%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.060%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 45 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (1.20%) Cryptography
4 18 (1.08%) PKI
5 15 (0.90%) Clustering
6 13 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 12 (0.72%) Online Games
7 12 (0.72%) NHS
8 10 (0.60%) IVR
8 10 (0.60%) Blackberry
8 10 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.54%) e-Health
9 9 (0.54%) SecurID
10 8 (0.48%) Statistics
11 7 (0.42%) Replication
11 7 (0.42%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.42%) Open Source
12 6 (0.36%) CMDB
12 6 (0.36%) Handset
12 6 (0.36%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 229 (13.79%) Windows
2 104 (6.26%) Linux
3 60 (3.61%) UNIX
4 57 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 21 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.78%) CentOS
10 11 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.60%) Solaris
12 9 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.42%) AIX
13 7 (0.42%) SUSE
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (0.42%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.18%) VMS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (11.80%) Network Design
2 191 (11.50%) Load Balancing
3 183 (11.02%) ITIL
4 111 (6.68%) Network Management
5 83 (5.00%) Migration
5 83 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 74 (4.46%) Service Delivery
7 62 (3.73%) Incident Management
8 59 (3.55%) Service Management
9 55 (3.31%) Low Latency
10 44 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
11 43 (2.59%) Change Management
12 41 (2.47%) Network Architecture
13 39 (2.35%) E-Commerce
14 35 (2.11%) Project Management
15 30 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (1.63%) ITIL V3
16 27 (1.63%) Mentoring
17 25 (1.51%) Configuration Management
18 24 (1.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (1.57%) SQL
2 16 (0.96%) Perl
2 16 (0.96%) Python
3 15 (0.90%) Lisp
4 12 (0.72%) C
5 8 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.36%) PHP
7 6 (0.36%) VBA
8 5 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.24%) Java
9 4 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.12%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.060%) JCL
11 1 (0.060%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.060%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.060%) VBScript
11 1 (0.060%) Lua
Qualifications
1 937 (56.41%) Cisco Certification
2 680 (40.94%) CCNP
3 445 (26.79%) CCNA
4 243 (14.63%) Security Cleared
5 170 (10.23%) CCIE
6 166 (9.99%) SC Cleared
7 71 (4.27%) Degree
8 57 (3.43%) CCDP
9 51 (3.07%) DV Cleared
10 48 (2.89%) CCSE
11 36 (2.17%) CCSA
11 36 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (2.05%) CCIP
13 29 (1.75%) CCSP
13 29 (1.75%) CISSP
14 21 (1.26%) JNCIS
15 20 (1.20%) JNCIA
16 18 (1.08%) JNCIP
17 14 (0.84%) CCVP
17 14 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.55%) SLA
2 30 (1.81%) QA
3 23 (1.38%) JSP 440
4 21 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 68 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.83%) vSphere
4 27 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.57%) Firmware
5 26 (1.57%) ProxySG
6 22 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (1.20%) vCloud
8 16 (0.96%) Snort
9 14 (0.84%) XenServer
10 8 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
10 8 (0.48%) Squid
11 6 (0.36%) UAG
11 6 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.30%) NFS
13 4 (0.24%) XenApp
13 4 (0.24%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 58 (3.49%) FortiGate
2 47 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 20 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
4 19 (1.14%) CiscoWorks
5 18 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
5 18 (1.08%) WhatsUp Gold
5 18 (1.08%) OPNET
6 13 (0.78%) RANCID
7 11 (0.66%) Netcool
8 10 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
9 9 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
10 8 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.42%) OpenView
12 6 (0.36%) SCCM
12 6 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
13 5 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
14 4 (0.24%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.24%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1350 (81.28%) Cisco
2 466 (28.06%) CheckPoint
3 454 (27.33%) Juniper
4 397 (23.90%) F5
5 164 (9.87%) VMware
6 147 (8.85%) HP
7 143 (8.61%) Blue Coat
8 127 (7.65%) Microsoft
9 124 (7.47%) SolarWinds
10 102 (6.14%) Citrix
11 78 (4.70%) McAfee
12 71 (4.27%) Fortinet
13 52 (3.13%) Riverbed
14 50 (3.01%) Infoblox
15 48 (2.89%) Avaya
16 40 (2.41%) Aruba
17 37 (2.23%) TippingPoint
18 35 (2.11%) Nortel
19 33 (1.99%) Brocade
20 29 (1.75%) BMC
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