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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 134 149 206
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 970 877 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.57% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.65% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 533 350
Median daily rate £363 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 44 17
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.18 £18.85 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £49.19 £75.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +70.73%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +15 873 £375 +11.11% 151
London -14 284 £400 +14.28% 55
South East +33 232 £375 +15.38% 32
Berkshire +30 99 £375 +25.00% 8
South West +47 85 £350 +7.69% 11
Hampshire +25 82 £375 -3.22% 15
West Midlands -2 69 £350 +7.69% 17
Scotland +5 63 £310 +14.18% 2
North West -17 56 £325 +8.33% 10
East of England +32 55 £310 -1.58% 13
Reading +34 51 £394 +36.95% 4
Yorkshire +1 49 £350 +18.14% 10
City of London +5 48 £413 +3.12% 20
Wiltshire +18 37 £350 +14.75% 2
Renfrewshire -21 32 £310 +1.14%
Erskine -22 32 £310 +1.14%
West Yorkshire -5 30 £400 +14.28% 6
Leeds -8 28 £390 +11.42% 4
Birmingham -9 27 £350 +7.69% 4
Hertfordshire +28 26 £350 -6.66% 7
North East -40 26 £315 -8.28%
Swindon +15 24 £350 +14.28% 1
Cheshire +11 22 £325 -13.33% 1
Manchester -19 20 £285 -5.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -48 20 £340 -1.00%
Portsmouth +6 18 - - 2
Surrey -24 18 £380 +26.66% 7
Southampton +20 17 £375 -1.63% 4
Wales +14 17 £350 -3.44% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 16 £350 +1.90%

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1459 (79.51%) Cisco
2 1081 (58.91%) Cisco Certification
3 1043 (56.84%) Firewall
4 801 (43.65%) CCNP
5 617 (33.62%) WAN
6 609 (33.19%) LAN
7 555 (30.25%) CCNA
8 524 (28.56%) CheckPoint
9 464 (25.29%) Cisco ASA
10 448 (24.41%) Juniper
11 439 (23.92%) Wireless
12 434 (23.65%) Network Security
13 368 (20.05%) Security Cleared
14 351 (19.13%) BGP
15 346 (18.86%) F5
16 320 (17.44%) Data Centre
17 311 (16.95%) VPN
18 303 (16.51%) SC Cleared
19 299 (16.29%) MPLS
20 294 (16.02%) OSPF
21 288 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
22 263 (14.33%) ITIL
23 250 (13.62%) VoIP
24 240 (13.08%) TCP/IP
25 211 (11.50%) Network Design
26 204 (11.12%) Load Balancing
27 203 (11.06%) DNS
28 197 (10.74%) Telecoms
29 188 (10.25%) CCIE
30 179 (9.75%) Palo Alto

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 21 (1.14%) OpenStack
2 14 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (0.71%) Skype for Business
4 12 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.27%) Apache
7 5 (0.27%) IIS
8 4 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.22%) SAS
9 3 (0.16%) Confluence
9 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.054%) CMS
11 1 (0.054%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.054%) nginx
11 1 (0.054%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.054%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 55 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.89%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.47%) MS Office
4 10 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.16%) MS Project
5 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.16%) assyst
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.054%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.60%) IaaS
3 10 (0.54%) PaaS
4 9 (0.49%) SaaS
5 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.27%) Office 365
7 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.11%) GitHub
8 2 (0.11%) Heroku
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.054%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1043 (56.84%) Firewall
2 617 (33.62%) WAN
3 609 (33.19%) LAN
4 464 (25.29%) Cisco ASA
5 439 (23.92%) Wireless
6 434 (23.65%) Network Security
7 351 (19.13%) BGP
8 311 (16.95%) VPN
9 299 (16.29%) MPLS
10 294 (16.02%) OSPF
11 288 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 250 (13.62%) VoIP
13 240 (13.08%) TCP/IP
14 203 (11.06%) DNS
15 167 (9.10%) DHCP
16 157 (8.56%) EIGRP
17 122 (6.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 121 (6.59%) IPsec
19 116 (6.32%) VLAN
20 108 (5.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.33%) MySQL
5 5 (0.27%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.16%) Informix
7 3 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.11%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.054%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.054%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.054%) DB2
9 1 (0.054%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.054%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.054%) OLAP
9 1 (0.054%) Redis
9 1 (0.054%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.054%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
3 19 (1.04%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.22%) JIRA
6 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.11%) GitLab
6 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.054%) Hudson
7 1 (0.054%) JUnit
7 1 (0.054%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 197 (10.74%) Telecoms
2 177 (9.65%) Finance
3 51 (2.78%) Banking
4 46 (2.51%) Retail
5 19 (1.04%) Legal
5 19 (1.04%) Marketing
6 14 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 13 (0.71%) Law
8 10 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.54%) Games
8 10 (0.54%) Military
9 8 (0.44%) Electronics
10 7 (0.38%) Back Office
10 7 (0.38%) German Language
10 7 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.38%) Publishing
11 5 (0.27%) French Language
11 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.00%) 802.1X
2 21 (1.14%) CSS
3 7 (0.38%) Middleware
3 7 (0.38%) SOAP
4 6 (0.33%) REST
5 5 (0.27%) .NET
5 5 (0.27%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.27%) WAP
6 4 (0.22%) OCX
7 3 (0.16%) jQuery
7 3 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.16%) Web Services
8 2 (0.11%) CGI
8 2 (0.11%) JSON
8 2 (0.11%) XML
8 2 (0.11%) XMPP
8 2 (0.11%) YAML
9 1 (0.054%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.054%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.054%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 320 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 46 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.51%) Computer Science
3 34 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 24 (1.31%) Driving Licence
4 24 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (1.14%) PKI
6 16 (0.87%) NHS
6 16 (0.87%) Public Cloud
7 15 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 11 (0.60%) CMDB
9 10 (0.54%) e-Health
10 9 (0.49%) FlexPod
11 8 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.38%) BBC
12 7 (0.38%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.38%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.33%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 173 (9.43%) Windows
2 131 (7.14%) Linux
3 96 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 79 (4.31%) Unix
5 33 (1.80%) Solaris
6 30 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (0.65%) CatOS
11 11 (0.60%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.33%) AIX
12 6 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.16%) VMS
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (14.33%) ITIL
2 211 (11.50%) Network Design
3 204 (11.12%) Load Balancing
4 132 (7.19%) Network Management
5 120 (6.54%) Network Monitoring
6 106 (5.78%) Migration
7 104 (5.67%) Change Management
8 71 (3.87%) Project Management
9 62 (3.38%) Change Control
10 60 (3.27%) Network Architecture
11 54 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
12 51 (2.78%) Incident Management
13 49 (2.67%) High Availability
14 43 (2.34%) Problem Management
15 42 (2.29%) ITIL V3
16 38 (2.07%) Service Delivery
17 34 (1.85%) Service Management
18 33 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
19 31 (1.69%) Configuration Management
19 31 (1.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 37 (2.02%) C
2 29 (1.58%) Perl
2 29 (1.58%) Python
3 27 (1.47%) SQL
4 21 (1.14%) Tcl
5 14 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 13 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 9 (0.49%) VB
8 7 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.27%) PHP
10 4 (0.22%) Java
11 3 (0.16%) C#
11 3 (0.16%) C++
11 3 (0.16%) Ruby
12 2 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.11%) VBScript
13 1 (0.054%) Korn
13 1 (0.054%) Lisp
13 1 (0.054%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1081 (58.91%) Cisco Certification
2 801 (43.65%) CCNP
3 555 (30.25%) CCNA
4 368 (20.05%) Security Cleared
5 303 (16.51%) SC Cleared
6 188 (10.25%) CCIE
7 101 (5.50%) Degree
8 86 (4.69%) CCDP
9 47 (2.56%) JNCIP
10 40 (2.18%) DV Cleared
11 39 (2.13%) CCSE
12 36 (1.96%) JNCIS
13 32 (1.74%) CCDA
13 32 (1.74%) JNCIA
14 30 (1.63%) CCSA
15 21 (1.14%) Check Point Certification
16 19 (1.04%) JNCIE
17 14 (0.76%) CCVP
17 14 (0.76%) MCSE
17 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (3.43%) SLA
2 37 (2.02%) QA
3 16 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.27%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 2 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.11%) GLP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 44 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.25%) ProxySG
4 19 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.87%) vSphere
6 13 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.49%) vCloud
9 8 (0.44%) Firmware
9 8 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.38%) XenServer
11 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.22%) Docker
13 4 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.22%) NFS
13 4 (0.22%) Snort
14 3 (0.16%) iptables
14 3 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 81 (4.41%) FortiGate
2 52 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (1.58%) Nagios
4 26 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
5 24 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
6 21 (1.14%) OPNET
7 16 (0.87%) Netcool
8 15 (0.82%) Cacti
9 14 (0.76%) OpenView
10 13 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
12 10 (0.54%) TrustSec
13 9 (0.49%) Puppet
13 9 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.38%) SmokePing
15 6 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
15 6 (0.33%) WSUS
16 5 (0.27%) Ansible
16 5 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
16 5 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1459 (79.51%) Cisco
2 524 (28.56%) CheckPoint
3 448 (24.41%) Juniper
4 346 (18.86%) F5
5 179 (9.75%) Palo Alto
6 172 (9.37%) Fortinet
7 136 (7.41%) HP
8 135 (7.36%) SolarWinds
9 116 (6.32%) Microsoft
9 116 (6.32%) VMware
10 91 (4.96%) Aruba
11 80 (4.36%) Riverbed
12 73 (3.98%) Citrix
13 71 (3.87%) Blue Coat
14 47 (2.56%) TippingPoint
15 40 (2.18%) Intel Security
15 40 (2.18%) Nokia
16 37 (2.02%) Remedy
17 29 (1.58%) Meraki
17 29 (1.58%) Oracle
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