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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 135 141 200
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 945 888 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.64% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.73% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 508 369
Median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £209 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 13
Median hourly rate £35.25 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.20 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.98 £49.43 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -1 832 £363 +11.53% 199
London -38 268 £400 +14.28% 78
South East +15 236 £350 +16.66% 47
Berkshire +16 90 £363 +26.08% 17
Hampshire +31 83 £338 +0.29% 11
Scotland +14 71 £310 +8.59% 3
West Midlands -2 71 £350 +5.26% 10
South West +32 70 £350 +16.66% 16
North West -16 51 £315 +14.54% 8
East of England +7 50 £305 -6.15% 17
Yorkshire +2 47 £350 +19.65% 18
City of London +21 46 £400 +3.22% 27
Reading +10 36 £350 +21.73% 6
Birmingham -2 30 £350 -2.09% 2
Renfrewshire -18 30 £310 +1.14%
Erskine -20 30 £310 +1.14%
Hertfordshire +25 27 £400 +22.13% 10
Wiltshire +13 26 £375 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire +1 25 £395 +12.85% 11
Surrey -12 25 £375 +25.00% 5
Leeds -1 23 £390 +11.42% 8
Wales +9 21 £350 +27.27% 3
Manchester -15 19 £285 +3.63% 7
North East -42 19 £350 +0.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 18 £350 +0.72%
Tyne and Wear -42 18 £350 +0.72%
East Midlands +5 17 £300 -19.93% 5
Cheshire +3 17 £315 -
Basingstoke -7 17 £229 -44.60% 4
Portsmouth +7 16 £425 +129.72% 2

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 1443 (79.55%) Cisco
2 1045 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
3 987 (54.41%) Firewall
4 753 (41.51%) CCNP
5 623 (34.34%) LAN
6 606 (33.41%) WAN
7 544 (29.99%) CCNA
8 474 (26.13%) CheckPoint
9 460 (25.36%) Cisco ASA
10 443 (24.42%) Wireless
11 442 (24.37%) Juniper
12 415 (22.88%) Network Security
13 355 (19.57%) Security Cleared
14 353 (19.46%) F5
15 335 (18.47%) BGP
16 314 (17.31%) VPN
17 303 (16.70%) MPLS
18 291 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
19 288 (15.88%) SC Cleared
20 287 (15.82%) OSPF
21 281 (15.49%) Data Centre
22 275 (15.16%) ITIL
23 248 (13.67%) TCP/IP
24 237 (13.07%) VoIP
25 210 (11.58%) Telecoms
26 209 (11.52%) DNS
26 209 (11.52%) Load Balancing
27 194 (10.69%) Network Design
28 178 (9.81%) CCIE
28 178 (9.81%) 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 19 (1.05%) OpenStack
2 14 (0.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
3 11 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.55%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.28%) IIS
7 4 (0.22%) CMS
8 3 (0.17%) Apache
8 3 (0.17%) SAS
8 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.055%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.055%) Confluence
10 1 (0.055%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.055%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.055%) nginx
10 1 (0.055%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.055%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 58 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.32%) MS Office
4 9 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.055%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (0.61%) IaaS
2 10 (0.55%) SaaS
3 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.44%) PaaS
5 4 (0.22%) Office 365
6 3 (0.17%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 987 (54.41%) Firewall
2 623 (34.34%) LAN
3 606 (33.41%) WAN
4 460 (25.36%) Cisco ASA
5 443 (24.42%) Wireless
6 415 (22.88%) Network Security
7 335 (18.47%) BGP
8 314 (17.31%) VPN
9 303 (16.70%) MPLS
10 291 (16.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 287 (15.82%) OSPF
12 248 (13.67%) TCP/IP
13 237 (13.07%) VoIP
14 209 (11.52%) DNS
15 168 (9.26%) DHCP
16 155 (8.54%) EIGRP
17 131 (7.22%) IPsec
18 113 (6.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 109 (6.01%) Cisco IOS
19 109 (6.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.27%) Oracle Database
2 19 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.28%) MySQL
5 5 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.22%) Informix
7 2 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.055%) Big Data
8 1 (0.055%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.055%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.055%) DB2
8 1 (0.055%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.055%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.055%) OLAP
8 1 (0.055%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.055%) Redis
8 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
1 21 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 20 (1.10%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.11%) GitLab
4 2 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.11%) JIRA
4 2 (0.11%) Subversion
5 1 (0.055%) Hudson
5 1 (0.055%) JUnit
5 1 (0.055%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 210 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 178 (9.81%) Finance
3 44 (2.43%) Banking
3 44 (2.43%) Retail
4 16 (0.88%) Marketing
5 15 (0.83%) Legal
6 12 (0.66%) Law
6 12 (0.66%) Military
7 11 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.55%) Games
9 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.39%) Back Office
10 7 (0.39%) Publishing
11 6 (0.33%) Electronics
12 5 (0.28%) German Language
13 4 (0.22%) Advertising
13 4 (0.22%) French Language
13 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.36%) 802.1X
2 15 (0.83%) CSS
3 9 (0.50%) SOAP
4 8 (0.44%) REST
5 7 (0.39%) Middleware
5 7 (0.39%) WAP
6 5 (0.28%) .NET
6 5 (0.28%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.22%) JSON
7 4 (0.22%) OCX
7 4 (0.22%) XML
8 3 (0.17%) CGI
8 3 (0.17%) jQuery
8 3 (0.17%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.17%) Web Services
8 3 (0.17%) XMPP
9 2 (0.11%) HTML
9 2 (0.11%) YAML
10 1 (0.055%) J2EE
10 1 (0.055%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 281 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 48 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.49%) Driving Licence
6 23 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (1.16%) PKI
8 18 (0.99%) Cryptography
8 18 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 16 (0.88%) e-Health
10 15 (0.83%) NHS
11 13 (0.72%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.50%) BBC
13 8 (0.44%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.39%) CMDB
14 7 (0.39%) FlexPod
14 7 (0.39%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.33%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.33%) Statistics
16 5 (0.28%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 174 (9.59%) Windows
2 128 (7.06%) Linux
3 90 (4.96%) Unix
4 89 (4.91%) Windows Server
5 34 (1.87%) Solaris
5 34 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.66%) CatOS
10 7 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.33%) AIX
11 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.17%) Android
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (15.16%) ITIL
2 209 (11.52%) Load Balancing
3 194 (10.69%) Network Design
4 127 (7.00%) Network Management
5 116 (6.39%) Network Monitoring
6 109 (6.01%) Migration
7 105 (5.79%) Change Management
8 74 (4.08%) Project Management
9 66 (3.64%) Change Control
10 56 (3.09%) Incident Management
11 53 (2.92%) High Availability
11 53 (2.92%) Network Architecture
12 45 (2.48%) Capacity Planning
13 44 (2.43%) Problem Management
14 40 (2.21%) Service Management
15 37 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
16 36 (1.98%) Information Security
17 35 (1.93%) Service Delivery
18 34 (1.87%) ITIL V3
19 33 (1.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (2.32%) C
2 34 (1.87%) Perl
3 29 (1.60%) Python
4 26 (1.43%) SQL
5 23 (1.27%) Tcl
6 14 (0.77%) PowerShell
7 12 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.50%) VB
9 4 (0.22%) Java
10 3 (0.17%) C#
10 3 (0.17%) C++
10 3 (0.17%) PHP
10 3 (0.17%) Ruby
11 2 (0.11%) VBScript
12 1 (0.055%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.055%) Korn
12 1 (0.055%) Lisp
12 1 (0.055%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1045 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
2 753 (41.51%) CCNP
3 544 (29.99%) CCNA
4 355 (19.57%) Security Cleared
5 288 (15.88%) SC Cleared
6 178 (9.81%) CCIE
7 107 (5.90%) Degree
8 75 (4.13%) CCDP
9 54 (2.98%) JNCIP
10 43 (2.37%) CCSE
11 42 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 40 (2.21%) JNCIS
13 35 (1.93%) CCSA
13 35 (1.93%) JNCIA
14 23 (1.27%) CCDA
15 18 (0.99%) JNCIE
16 17 (0.94%) MCSE
16 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
18 14 (0.77%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.08%) SLA
2 35 (1.93%) QA
3 19 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.28%) BS7799
6 5 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.11%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.11%) GLP
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.055%) ISO27002
System Software
1 71 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 48 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.05%) ProxySG
4 18 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.66%) vSphere
6 11 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.50%) vCloud
7 9 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.39%) Firmware
10 6 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.33%) XenServer
11 5 (0.28%) Snort
12 3 (0.17%) XenApp
13 2 (0.11%) iptables
13 2 (0.11%) UAG
14 1 (0.055%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.055%) FreeRADIUS
14 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 70 (3.86%) FortiGate
2 56 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 25 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
5 18 (0.99%) Nagios
6 16 (0.88%) Netcool
7 15 (0.83%) Cisco UCCX
7 15 (0.83%) OpenView
8 14 (0.77%) OPNET
9 13 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
10 12 (0.66%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.55%) Cacti
12 9 (0.50%) TrustSec
13 8 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.39%) Puppet
15 6 (0.33%) SCCM
15 6 (0.33%) WSUS
16 5 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
17 4 (0.22%) Proventia
Vendors
1 1443 (79.55%) Cisco
2 474 (26.13%) CheckPoint
3 442 (24.37%) Juniper
4 353 (19.46%) F5
5 160 (8.82%) Palo Alto
6 155 (8.54%) Fortinet
7 147 (8.10%) HP
8 129 (7.11%) SolarWinds
9 117 (6.45%) VMware
10 108 (5.95%) Microsoft
11 88 (4.85%) Aruba
12 80 (4.41%) Blue Coat
13 74 (4.08%) Riverbed
14 71 (3.91%) Citrix
15 39 (2.15%) Remedy
16 37 (2.04%) Nokia
16 37 (2.04%) TippingPoint
17 36 (1.98%) Avaya
18 34 (1.87%) Intel Security
19 32 (1.76%) Meraki
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
South Wales
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £230 - £270 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
East Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
aap3
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Portsmouth
People Source Consulting
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Basingstoke
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago