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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 158 184 202
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 730 549 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.19% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 271 218
Average daily rate
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£325 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +11.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.46% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.10 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -18.46%

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
47948 46300 40780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.45% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29326 27479 23389
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £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 1820 1938 2165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.65 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +38 684 £325 -2.10% 247
London +33 263 £353 +0.71% 106
South East +6 178 £347 +3.72% 51
City of London +40 73 £365 +0.68% 45
Berkshire +16 73 £356 +10.46% 13
Yorkshire +18 62 £294 +18.68% 16
South West +13 52 £291 -29.39% 21
West Midlands -3 36 £300 -9.63% 21
North West -5 35 £306 +80.14% 19
Surrey +21 31 £346 +3.35% 11
Hampshire -29 27 £315 -16.00% 12
East of England +20 26 £275 -15.38% 5
Manchester +9 21 £318 +67.10% 8
Reading +6 20 £325 +0.77% 5
Scotland -12 20 £340 +2.87% 6
East Midlands +13 19 £370 +60.86% 5
Sheffield +9 19 £275 -15.38%
South Yorkshire +6 19 £275 -15.38%
West Yorkshire -5 18 £350 +55.55% 12
Birmingham +11 17 £288 -11.53% 9
Leeds -8 16 £344 +52.77% 11
Buckinghamshire +10 15 £273 -42.63% 7
Wiltshire +10 15 £350 +59.09% 3
Milton Keynes +4 14 £273 - 2
Oxfordshire -12 13 £325 +1.56% 2
Gloucestershire -14 13 £250 -39.39% 5
Nottinghamshire 0 12 £306 -
Oxford -9 11 £336 +7.60% 1
Hertfordshire +12 10 £269 - 1
North Yorkshire +1 10 £425 +88.88% 1

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1271 (80.54%) Cisco
2 860 (54.50%) Firewall
3 856 (54.25%) Cisco Certification
4 607 (38.47%) CCNP
5 557 (35.30%) WAN
6 542 (34.35%) LAN
7 443 (28.07%) CheckPoint
8 419 (26.55%) Juniper
9 413 (26.17%) CCNA
10 375 (23.76%) BGP
11 373 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
12 357 (22.62%) F5
13 325 (20.60%) OSPF
14 323 (20.47%) Network Security
15 306 (19.39%) VPN
16 287 (18.19%) MPLS
17 271 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
18 246 (15.59%) Wireless
19 243 (15.40%) TCP/IP
20 232 (14.70%) Security Cleared
21 217 (13.75%) Windows
22 182 (11.53%) Finance
23 181 (11.47%) EIGRP
23 181 (11.47%) Load Balancing
24 177 (11.22%) CCIE
25 176 (11.15%) DNS
26 175 (11.09%) Network Design
27 170 (10.77%) ITIL
28 168 (10.65%) VoIP
28 168 (10.65%) SC Cleared

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 27 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 19 (1.20%) IIS
3 15 (0.95%) Apache
4 13 (0.82%) Lync
5 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.32%) CMS
7 5 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.063%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.063%) Moodle
Applications
1 53 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.03%) MS Office
3 29 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.13%) SaaS
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.063%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.063%) IaaS
3 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 860 (54.50%) Firewall
2 557 (35.30%) WAN
3 542 (34.35%) LAN
4 375 (23.76%) BGP
5 373 (23.64%) Cisco ASA
6 325 (20.60%) OSPF
7 323 (20.47%) Network Security
8 306 (19.39%) VPN
9 287 (18.19%) MPLS
10 271 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 246 (15.59%) Wireless
12 243 (15.40%) TCP/IP
13 181 (11.47%) EIGRP
14 176 (11.15%) DNS
15 168 (10.65%) VoIP
16 135 (8.56%) VLAN
17 113 (7.16%) DHCP
18 109 (6.91%) Cisco IOS
19 105 (6.65%) IPsec
20 96 (6.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.44%) DB2
3 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.063%) MySQL
6 1 (0.063%) MS Access
6 1 (0.063%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.063%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.063%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.063%) Ant
3 1 (0.063%) Metasploit
General
1 182 (11.53%) Finance
2 158 (10.01%) Telecoms
3 89 (5.64%) Banking
4 35 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.08%) Retail
6 15 (0.95%) Games
7 12 (0.76%) Local Government
8 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.44%) Back Office
10 5 (0.32%) Law
11 4 (0.25%) Legal
12 3 (0.19%) German Language
12 3 (0.19%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Military
14 1 (0.063%) Marketing
14 1 (0.063%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.14%) CSS
2 12 (0.76%) JSP
3 9 (0.57%) WAP
4 7 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.25%) HTML
5 4 (0.25%) JSON
6 2 (0.13%) RESTful
6 2 (0.13%) HTML5
6 2 (0.13%) Ajax
7 1 (0.063%) XMPP
7 1 (0.063%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.063%) LAMP
7 1 (0.063%) OLE
7 1 (0.063%) Web Services
7 1 (0.063%) Flash
7 1 (0.063%) CGI
7 1 (0.063%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.063%) Laravel
7 1 (0.063%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
3 22 (1.39%) Cryptography
4 15 (0.95%) NHS
5 12 (0.76%) Clustering
6 11 (0.70%) Online Games
6 11 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 11 (0.70%) Visualisation
7 10 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.63%) SecurID
7 10 (0.63%) Statistics
7 10 (0.63%) PKI
8 9 (0.57%) e-Health
9 8 (0.51%) IVR
10 7 (0.44%) Replication
10 7 (0.44%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.44%) User Experience
11 6 (0.38%) Open Source
11 6 (0.38%) CMDB
12 5 (0.32%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 217 (13.75%) Windows
2 94 (5.96%) Linux
3 67 (4.25%) UNIX
4 57 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 11 (0.70%) Solaris
10 11 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.63%) CentOS
11 10 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.44%) SUSE
12 7 (0.44%) AIX
12 7 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.19%) VMS
14 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (11.47%) Load Balancing
2 175 (11.09%) Network Design
3 170 (10.77%) ITIL
4 105 (6.65%) Network Management
5 87 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
6 84 (5.32%) Migration
7 64 (4.06%) Service Delivery
8 59 (3.74%) Incident Management
9 57 (3.61%) Low Latency
10 55 (3.49%) Service Management
11 45 (2.85%) Network Architecture
11 45 (2.85%) Change Management
12 37 (2.34%) E-Commerce
13 36 (2.28%) Kalman Filter
14 34 (2.15%) Project Management
15 28 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
16 27 (1.71%) Configuration Management
16 27 (1.71%) Time Management
17 25 (1.58%) Mentoring
18 24 (1.52%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (1.20%) Perl
2 18 (1.14%) SQL
3 17 (1.08%) Python
4 14 (0.89%) C
4 14 (0.89%) Lisp
5 6 (0.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.32%) VBA
6 5 (0.32%) Java
6 5 (0.32%) PHP
7 4 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.063%) Lua
9 1 (0.063%) JCL
9 1 (0.063%) C#
9 1 (0.063%) C++
9 1 (0.063%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.063%) VBScript
9 1 (0.063%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 856 (54.25%) Cisco Certification
2 607 (38.47%) CCNP
3 413 (26.17%) CCNA
4 232 (14.70%) Security Cleared
5 177 (11.22%) CCIE
6 168 (10.65%) SC Cleared
7 52 (3.30%) CCDP
8 51 (3.23%) CCSE
9 50 (3.17%) Degree
10 48 (3.04%) DV Cleared
11 46 (2.92%) VCP4
12 36 (2.28%) CCSA
13 32 (2.03%) CCSP
14 31 (1.96%) CCIP
15 30 (1.90%) CISSP
16 29 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (1.01%) JNCIP
17 16 (1.01%) CCVP
18 15 (0.95%) MCSE
19 14 (0.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.98%) SLA
2 30 (1.90%) QA
3 27 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 26 (1.65%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.98%) vSphere
4 35 (2.22%) ProxySG
5 32 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 27 (1.71%) Firmware
8 18 (1.14%) vCloud
9 15 (0.95%) Snort
10 13 (0.82%) XenServer
11 8 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
12 6 (0.38%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.38%) Squid
13 5 (0.32%) XenApp
14 4 (0.25%) UAG
15 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (3.49%) FortiGate
2 33 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
4 20 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
5 19 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
6 17 (1.08%) OPNET
7 11 (0.70%) Netcool
7 11 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
9 9 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
10 8 (0.51%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.44%) Nessus
11 7 (0.44%) OpenView
12 6 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.38%) SCCM
13 5 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
14 4 (0.25%) RANCID
14 4 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1271 (80.54%) Cisco
2 443 (28.07%) CheckPoint
3 419 (26.55%) Juniper
4 357 (22.62%) F5
5 158 (10.01%) VMware
6 153 (9.70%) HP
7 141 (8.94%) Blue Coat
8 125 (7.92%) Microsoft
9 99 (6.27%) Citrix
9 99 (6.27%) SolarWinds
10 77 (4.88%) Fortinet
11 69 (4.37%) McAfee
12 55 (3.49%) Riverbed
13 42 (2.66%) Nortel
13 42 (2.66%) Avaya
14 33 (2.09%) TippingPoint
14 33 (2.09%) Infoblox
14 33 (2.09%) Nokia
15 31 (1.96%) Brocade
15 31 (1.96%) BMC
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Experis Ltd
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Consol Partners
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Rate: £240 - £340 per day
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