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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
UK
Rank 140 151 152
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 814 855 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.64% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.73% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 467 464
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 37
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.63 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.16%

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +11 715 £366 +4.64% 160
London +4 224 £413 +6.45% 61
South East -6 210 £350 - 41
Hampshire -12 72 £388 +10.71% 11
North West +37 54 £338 -3.57% 13
West Midlands +29 53 £360 -12.30% 12
Berkshire -5 53 £350 - 6
South West +23 51 £295 -21.33% 14
East of England +14 43 £260 -5.45% 12
Scotland +28 40 £319 +15.90% 4
Manchester +27 35 £350 -8.19% 8
City of London +2 34 £425 +3.03% 15
Wales +29 33 £375 +15.38%
Birmingham +20 31 £336 +3.46% 5
Yorkshire -20 30 £375 +24.89% 4
South Wales +28 28 £375 +15.38%
Reading +6 27 £363 +5.45% 5
North East +2 24 £345 -1.42%
Oxfordshire +14 23 £331 +3.51% 7
Tyne and Wear +6 22 £345 +31.42%
East Midlands +7 21 £300 +14.28% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 21 £353 +34.28%
Surrey +5 21 £450 +9.09% 9
Wiltshire +9 18 £264 -30.59% 3
Hertfordshire +2 18 £300 -16.66% 5
West Yorkshire +11 15 £400 +10.34% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £346 +245.75% 2
Bristol 0 13 £370 -1.33% 4
Milton Keynes - 13 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 12 £310 -1.58% 2

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 1351 (77.91%) Cisco
2 996 (57.44%) Firewall
3 937 (54.04%) Cisco Certification
4 667 (38.47%) CCNP
5 617 (35.58%) LAN
6 544 (31.37%) WAN
7 494 (28.49%) Juniper
8 481 (27.74%) CCNA
9 475 (27.39%) CheckPoint
10 424 (24.45%) Security Cleared
11 381 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
12 366 (21.11%) Network Security
13 364 (20.99%) Wireless
14 363 (20.93%) F5
15 344 (19.84%) SC Cleared
16 321 (18.51%) Data Centre
17 280 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 264 (15.22%) OSPF
18 264 (15.22%) VPN
19 263 (15.17%) BGP
20 260 (14.99%) MPLS
21 253 (14.59%) Network Design
22 243 (14.01%) ITIL
23 202 (11.65%) CCIE
24 200 (11.53%) Palo Alto
25 181 (10.44%) DNS
26 178 (10.27%) Finance
27 165 (9.52%) TCP/IP
28 162 (9.34%) Fortinet
29 161 (9.28%) VoIP

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 17 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 14 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.46%) Confluence
3 8 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.35%) IIS
6 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.12%) Apache
8 2 (0.12%) SAS
8 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.058%) CMS
9 1 (0.058%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.058%) Hubot
9 1 (0.058%) JBoss
9 1 (0.058%) nginx
9 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (2.36%) MS Visio
2 37 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.73%) MS Office
4 6 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.29%) assyst
1 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.92%) Office 365
4 7 (0.40%) IaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Akamai
5 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
5 3 (0.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 996 (57.44%) Firewall
2 617 (35.58%) LAN
3 544 (31.37%) WAN
4 381 (21.97%) Cisco ASA
5 366 (21.11%) Network Security
6 364 (20.99%) Wireless
7 280 (16.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 264 (15.22%) OSPF
8 264 (15.22%) VPN
9 263 (15.17%) BGP
10 260 (14.99%) MPLS
11 181 (10.44%) DNS
12 165 (9.52%) TCP/IP
13 161 (9.28%) VoIP
14 127 (7.32%) VLAN
15 114 (6.57%) Cisco IOS
16 104 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
17 97 (5.59%) DHCP
17 97 (5.59%) EIGRP
18 90 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
2 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (0.40%) MySQL
4 6 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.058%) Big Data
5 1 (0.058%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.058%) Informix
5 1 (0.058%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.63%) JIRA
2 11 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (0.46%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.35%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.12%) JMeter
6 2 (0.12%) JUnit
7 1 (0.058%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.058%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.058%) Subversion
7 1 (0.058%) Travis CI
General
1 178 (10.27%) Finance
2 147 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.15%) Banking
4 33 (1.90%) Retail
5 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 14 (0.81%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.40%) Local Government
8 6 (0.35%) Legal
9 5 (0.29%) Advertising
10 4 (0.23%) Electronics
10 4 (0.23%) Marketing
10 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.17%) Billing
11 3 (0.17%) French Language
11 3 (0.17%) Law
12 2 (0.12%) Automotive
12 2 (0.12%) Back Office
12 2 (0.12%) Military
12 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.34%) 802.1X
2 14 (0.81%) CSS
3 10 (0.58%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.46%) Software Packaging
4 8 (0.46%) Web Services
5 4 (0.23%) XMPP
6 2 (0.12%) COM
6 2 (0.12%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.12%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.12%) SOAP
6 2 (0.12%) Velocity
7 1 (0.058%) CGI
7 1 (0.058%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.058%) Middleware
7 1 (0.058%) Node.js
7 1 (0.058%) RESTful
7 1 (0.058%) WAP
7 1 (0.058%) XML
7 1 (0.058%) XSLT
7 1 (0.058%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 321 (18.51%) Data Centre
2 58 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 32 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 25 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.33%) CMDB
6 23 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.15%) NHS
9 10 (0.58%) PKI
10 8 (0.46%) Wiki
11 7 (0.40%) Clustering
11 7 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.35%) Handset
13 4 (0.23%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.23%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.23%) Social Media
13 4 (0.23%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.17%) BBC
14 3 (0.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 157 (9.05%) Windows
2 97 (5.59%) Linux
3 86 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.36%) Unix
5 40 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.75%) CatOS
11 7 (0.40%) SUSE
12 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.23%) CentOS
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.17%) Solaris
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.12%) AIX
15 2 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (14.59%) Network Design
2 243 (14.01%) ITIL
3 130 (7.50%) Load Balancing
4 120 (6.92%) Migration
5 111 (6.40%) Network Management
6 92 (5.31%) Service Management
7 80 (4.61%) Project Management
8 74 (4.27%) Change Management
9 67 (3.86%) Network Monitoring
10 56 (3.23%) Problem Management
11 55 (3.17%) ITSM
12 54 (3.11%) Change Control
13 53 (3.06%) Configuration Management
13 53 (3.06%) Network Architecture
14 40 (2.31%) Incident Management
14 40 (2.31%) Kalman Filter
15 38 (2.19%) High Availability
15 38 (2.19%) Service Delivery
16 33 (1.90%) Customer Requirements
17 32 (1.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (1.61%) C
2 26 (1.50%) SQL
3 15 (0.87%) Python
4 13 (0.75%) Perl
4 13 (0.75%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.29%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.29%) Java
6 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.17%) Lisp
7 3 (0.17%) PHP
8 2 (0.12%) C++
8 2 (0.12%) VB
8 2 (0.12%) VBScript
9 1 (0.058%) C#
9 1 (0.058%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.058%) Korn
9 1 (0.058%) Prolog
9 1 (0.058%) Ruby
9 1 (0.058%) VB6
9 1 (0.058%) VC++
Qualifications
1 937 (54.04%) Cisco Certification
2 667 (38.47%) CCNP
3 481 (27.74%) CCNA
4 424 (24.45%) Security Cleared
5 344 (19.84%) SC Cleared
6 202 (11.65%) CCIE
7 100 (5.77%) CCDP
8 84 (4.84%) JNCIA
9 83 (4.79%) CCSE
10 81 (4.67%) Degree
11 80 (4.61%) CCSA
12 57 (3.29%) DV Cleared
13 43 (2.48%) CCIP
14 41 (2.36%) JNCIE
15 40 (2.31%) CCDA
16 38 (2.19%) CCSP
17 30 (1.73%) JNCIS
18 29 (1.67%) JNCIP
19 27 (1.56%) HP ASE
20 26 (1.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.00%) SLA
2 38 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.75%) QA
5 12 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.058%) BS7799
8 1 (0.058%) GPG13
System Software
1 68 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.73%) Hyper-V
3 30 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (1.61%) ProxySG
5 18 (1.04%) vSphere
6 16 (0.92%) Firmware
7 11 (0.63%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.46%) vCloud
9 5 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.23%) BIND 9
10 4 (0.23%) KVM
11 3 (0.17%) pfSense
11 3 (0.17%) Snort
12 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.12%) NFS
12 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.12%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.12%) Xen
12 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 102 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 41 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
3 34 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (0.81%) Nagios
6 13 (0.75%) Puppet
7 12 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
8 10 (0.58%) Forum Sentry
9 9 (0.52%) OpenView
9 9 (0.52%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.46%) Cacti
11 7 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.40%) Stealthwatch
11 7 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
12 6 (0.35%) OPNET
12 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.29%) WSUS
14 4 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.23%) Foglight
15 3 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1351 (77.91%) Cisco
2 494 (28.49%) Juniper
3 475 (27.39%) CheckPoint
4 363 (20.93%) F5
5 200 (11.53%) Palo Alto
6 162 (9.34%) Fortinet
7 159 (9.17%) HP
8 146 (8.42%) VMware
9 130 (7.50%) Blue Coat
10 108 (6.23%) Riverbed
11 106 (6.11%) Aruba
12 91 (5.25%) Microsoft
13 88 (5.07%) Citrix
13 88 (5.07%) SolarWinds
14 55 (3.17%) Intel Security
15 43 (2.48%) Brocade
16 38 (2.19%) Dell
17 35 (2.02%) Nokia
18 34 (1.96%) Avaya
19 32 (1.85%) Arista
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Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IntaPeople
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London
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London
Square One Resources
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Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
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Somerset
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450.00 - £451.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
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Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £45,000 - £55,000
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Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £45,000 - £55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Somerset
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Rate: £450.00 - £451.00 per day
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London
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Basingstoke
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CPS Group Limited
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