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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 153 188 174
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 804 561 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.07% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.16% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 289 324
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£325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £304
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 55
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £16.70 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £45.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £22.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -18.91%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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 +43 753 £325 - 212
London +93 319 £365 -2.66% 75
South East +11 149 £315 +0.80% 37
City of London +54 97 £375 -3.22% 31
West Midlands +5 67 £267 -16.56% 23
South West -7 54 £288 +4.54% 18
Berkshire +6 50 £288 -11.53% 15
East of England -4 50 £350 +40.00% 22
Yorkshire +18 35 £325 -3.70% 20
Hampshire -4 35 £250 -19.67% 7
North West -27 32 £336 +13.72% 14
East Midlands +13 26 £350 +9.37% 3
West Yorkshire +7 20 £325 -10.65% 15
Hertfordshire -12 20 £375 +11.11% 7
Scotland -18 20 £313 -5.30% 2
Reading +24 19 £275 -31.25% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 17 £350 +27.27% 8
Telford -4 17 £301 -25.26% 1
Shropshire -7 17 £301 -25.26% 1
Leeds +10 16 £325 -1.88% 10
Buckinghamshire +3 16 £280 -26.55% 1
Surrey -10 16 £331 +6.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +20 15 £388 +29.16% 1
Milton Keynes +1 15 £280 -26.55%
Wiltshire -6 15 £321 +13.71% 5
Nottingham +22 14 £440 +46.66% 1
South Yorkshire +13 14 £275 -18.51% 3
Cheshire +2 13 £330 -2.22% 6
Birmingham -6 13 £300 -3.22% 8
Bristol -18 13 £325 +18.18% 5

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1028 (73.59%) Cisco
2 719 (51.47%) Firewall
3 699 (50.04%) Cisco Certification
4 507 (36.29%) CCNP
5 463 (33.14%) WAN
6 459 (32.86%) LAN
7 381 (27.27%) CheckPoint
8 339 (24.27%) CCNA
9 337 (24.12%) Juniper
10 287 (20.54%) Network Security
11 282 (20.19%) BGP
12 277 (19.83%) F5
13 270 (19.33%) Cisco ASA
14 264 (18.90%) VPN
15 243 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 229 (16.39%) OSPF
17 221 (15.82%) Wireless
18 201 (14.39%) Security Cleared
19 190 (13.60%) MPLS
19 190 (13.60%) TCP/IP
20 180 (12.88%) ITIL
21 178 (12.74%) Windows
22 170 (12.17%) HP
23 163 (11.67%) Network Design
24 159 (11.38%) SC Cleared
25 154 (11.02%) Finance
25 154 (11.02%) Load Balancing
26 143 (10.24%) CCIE
27 142 (10.16%) DNS
28 136 (9.74%) VLAN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 17 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.07%) IIS
3 14 (1.00%) Apache
4 7 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.29%) CMS
6 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.29%) Lync
7 2 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.072%) JBoss
Applications
1 68 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.01%) MS Office
3 38 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.14%) Summit
3 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.29%) SaaS
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.072%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.072%) IaaS
3 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 719 (51.47%) Firewall
2 463 (33.14%) WAN
3 459 (32.86%) LAN
4 287 (20.54%) Network Security
5 282 (20.19%) BGP
6 270 (19.33%) Cisco ASA
7 264 (18.90%) VPN
8 243 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 229 (16.39%) OSPF
10 221 (15.82%) Wireless
11 190 (13.60%) MPLS
11 190 (13.60%) TCP/IP
12 142 (10.16%) DNS
13 136 (9.74%) VLAN
14 119 (8.52%) VoIP
15 115 (8.23%) EIGRP
16 109 (7.80%) Cisco IOS
17 102 (7.30%) IPsec
18 84 (6.01%) Cisco PIX
19 82 (5.87%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.36%) DB2
3 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.21%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.072%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.072%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.43%) JIRA
3 4 (0.29%) JUnit
3 4 (0.29%) Bugzilla
3 4 (0.29%) Redmine
3 4 (0.29%) Trac
3 4 (0.29%) Selenium
3 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.072%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.072%) MSI
4 1 (0.072%) Ant
General
1 154 (11.02%) Finance
2 129 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 73 (5.23%) Banking
4 23 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 20 (1.43%) Retail
6 8 (0.57%) Local Government
7 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.50%) Back Office
8 6 (0.43%) Games
9 5 (0.36%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.36%) German Language
9 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.36%) Advertising
9 5 (0.36%) Publishing
10 4 (0.29%) Legal
11 3 (0.21%) Military
11 3 (0.21%) Law
11 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.57%) CSS
2 12 (0.86%) JSP
3 9 (0.64%) WAP
3 9 (0.64%) .NET
4 5 (0.36%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (0.21%) HTML
7 2 (0.14%) Flash
7 2 (0.14%) Web Services
7 2 (0.14%) Ajax
7 2 (0.14%) JSON
7 2 (0.14%) Apache Flex
7 2 (0.14%) HTML5
8 1 (0.072%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.072%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (1.36%) Computer Science
2 19 (1.36%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.22%) Cryptography
4 13 (0.93%) PKI
5 12 (0.86%) Statistics
6 10 (0.72%) NHS
6 10 (0.72%) Visualisation
7 9 (0.64%) Open Source
8 8 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.50%) User Experience
9 7 (0.50%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.43%) Replication
10 6 (0.43%) Online Games
11 5 (0.36%) Clustering
11 5 (0.36%) AVVID
12 4 (0.29%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.29%) IVR
12 4 (0.29%) e-Health
12 4 (0.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 178 (12.74%) Windows
2 77 (5.51%) Linux
3 63 (4.51%) UNIX
4 59 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.29%) Solaris
9 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.43%) SUSE
12 5 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.36%) AIX
13 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.14%) CentOS
15 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (12.88%) ITIL
2 163 (11.67%) Network Design
3 154 (11.02%) Load Balancing
4 125 (8.95%) Network Management
5 82 (5.87%) Migration
6 77 (5.51%) Network Monitoring
7 53 (3.79%) Change Control
8 50 (3.58%) Service Management
9 49 (3.51%) Network Architecture
10 48 (3.44%) Change Management
11 46 (3.29%) Service Delivery
12 42 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 40 (2.86%) Project Management
14 36 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (2.22%) Time Management
16 30 (2.15%) Mentoring
17 27 (1.93%) Low Latency
18 26 (1.86%) Configuration Management
19 23 (1.65%) Kalman Filter
20 22 (1.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.72%) SQL
2 23 (1.65%) Perl
3 11 (0.79%) C
3 11 (0.79%) Java
3 11 (0.79%) Python
4 9 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 9 (0.64%) Lisp
5 8 (0.57%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.50%) Ruby
7 5 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.36%) PHP
8 4 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.21%) VBA
10 2 (0.14%) C#
10 2 (0.14%) C++
10 2 (0.14%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.14%) Tcl
10 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.14%) R
11 1 (0.072%) sed
Qualifications
1 699 (50.04%) Cisco Certification
2 507 (36.29%) CCNP
3 339 (24.27%) CCNA
4 201 (14.39%) Security Cleared
5 159 (11.38%) SC Cleared
6 143 (10.24%) CCIE
7 61 (4.37%) CCSE
8 53 (3.79%) Degree
9 47 (3.36%) CCDP
10 41 (2.93%) CCSA
11 34 (2.43%) DV Cleared
11 34 (2.43%) CCSP
12 31 (2.22%) CISSP
13 25 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (1.50%) CCVP
15 18 (1.29%) MCSE
15 18 (1.29%) JNCIP
16 17 (1.22%) JNCIE
17 15 (1.07%) JNCIA
17 15 (1.07%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.44%) SLA
2 27 (1.93%) QA
3 22 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 18 (1.29%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.36%) ProxySG
3 45 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (2.22%) vSphere
5 31 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 26 (1.86%) Snort
7 14 (1.00%) Firmware
8 7 (0.50%) Nmap
9 6 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.36%) NFS
11 4 (0.29%) XenApp
12 3 (0.21%) XenServer
12 3 (0.21%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
13 2 (0.14%) UAG
13 2 (0.14%) vCloud
14 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.072%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (2.08%) FortiGate
2 24 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
3 23 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (1.43%) WhatsUp Gold
5 16 (1.15%) CA Spectrum
6 15 (1.07%) OPNET
7 14 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
8 10 (0.72%) Nessus
8 10 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (0.64%) OpenView
10 7 (0.50%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.50%) Netcool
11 6 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
12 4 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.29%) HP NNM
12 4 (0.29%) WSUS
12 4 (0.29%) SCCM
13 3 (0.21%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 1028 (73.59%) Cisco
2 381 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 337 (24.12%) Juniper
4 277 (19.83%) F5
5 170 (12.17%) HP
6 118 (8.45%) VMware
7 114 (8.16%) Blue Coat
8 106 (7.59%) Microsoft
9 77 (5.51%) Citrix
10 61 (4.37%) McAfee
11 59 (4.22%) SolarWinds
12 55 (3.94%) Nortel
13 52 (3.72%) Riverbed
14 47 (3.36%) Nokia
15 41 (2.93%) Avaya
16 40 (2.86%) Fortinet
17 36 (2.58%) BMC
18 33 (2.36%) BT
18 33 (2.36%) TippingPoint
19 32 (2.29%) Sourcefire
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