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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 152 189 192
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 846 617 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.48% 1.13% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.22% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 333 299
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 38
Average hourly rate £28.67 £24.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £40.55 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 757 £350 +4.47% 226
London +34 310 £375 +2.45% 84
South East +16 182 £338 -2.17% 51
City of London +8 87 £425 +21.42% 28
North West +23 66 £325 +36.84% 11
Berkshire +8 56 £325 -7.14% 13
West Midlands +20 46 £315 +2.43% 22
Hampshire +12 45 £388 +19.23% 6
Yorkshire -1 41 £350 +7.69% 22
South West +10 40 £350 +16.66% 12
Scotland +23 38 £288 -0.14% 10
Surrey +20 33 £300 -17.24% 12
West Yorkshire -3 32 £350 +3.70% 12
East of England -23 30 £313 +25.00% 14
Manchester +2 28 £325 +18.18% 4
Leeds -10 27 £350 - 12
Wales +19 24 £350 -30.00% 2
Reading -1 24 £338 +3.84% 6
East Midlands -5 21 £288 -20.68% 7
Birmingham +14 18 £300 +14.28% 5
South Wales +10 17 £356 -28.75% 2
Merseyside 0 16 £328 +63.75% 1
Wiltshire -1 16 £350 -12.50% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 15 £375 +13.20% 5
Edinburgh +5 13 £300 +114.28% 3
Milton Keynes +2 13 £375 +13.20% 4
Oxfordshire -17 12 £316 +7.11% 4
Erskine +18 11 £300 +1.01%
Renfrewshire +12 11 £300 +1.01%
Southampton +2 11 £388 +19.23%

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1334 (78.24%) Cisco
2 954 (55.95%) Cisco Certification
3 934 (54.78%) Firewall
4 695 (40.76%) CCNP
5 629 (36.89%) WAN
6 603 (35.37%) LAN
7 503 (29.50%) Juniper
7 503 (29.50%) CheckPoint
8 474 (27.80%) CCNA
9 440 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
10 423 (24.81%) Network Security
11 415 (24.34%) BGP
12 395 (23.17%) F5
13 357 (20.94%) OSPF
13 357 (20.94%) VPN
14 350 (20.53%) Wireless
15 347 (20.35%) MPLS
16 279 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
16 279 (16.36%) Security Cleared
17 271 (15.89%) Data Centre
18 258 (15.13%) TCP/IP
19 221 (12.96%) Load Balancing
20 212 (12.43%) Network Design
21 209 (12.26%) Finance
22 207 (12.14%) DNS
23 205 (12.02%) EIGRP
24 200 (11.73%) Windows
25 194 (11.38%) VoIP
26 193 (11.32%) SC Cleared
27 187 (10.97%) VLAN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (0.41%) Lync
4 6 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (0.35%) IIS
5 4 (0.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.18%) CMS
6 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.059%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.059%) nginx
8 1 (0.059%) Moodle
8 1 (0.059%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.059%) CloudStack
Applications
1 51 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.87%) MS Office
3 27 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (0.65%) SaaS
2 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.53%) HP Helion
3 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.18%) Office 365
5 1 (0.059%) IaaS
5 1 (0.059%) PaaS
5 1 (0.059%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.059%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 934 (54.78%) Firewall
2 629 (36.89%) WAN
3 603 (35.37%) LAN
4 440 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
5 423 (24.81%) Network Security
6 415 (24.34%) BGP
7 357 (20.94%) OSPF
7 357 (20.94%) VPN
8 350 (20.53%) Wireless
9 347 (20.35%) MPLS
10 279 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 258 (15.13%) TCP/IP
12 207 (12.14%) DNS
13 205 (12.02%) EIGRP
14 194 (11.38%) VoIP
15 187 (10.97%) VLAN
16 162 (9.50%) Cisco IOS
17 149 (8.74%) IPsec
18 145 (8.50%) DHCP
19 130 (7.62%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (0.76%) MySQL
2 12 (0.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.29%) MS Access
4 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.059%) Redis
6 1 (0.059%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.059%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.059%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.059%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.059%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.18%) JIRA
2 3 (0.18%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.12%) CANoe
4 1 (0.059%) GCC
4 1 (0.059%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.059%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.059%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.059%) MSI
4 1 (0.059%) JMeter
General
1 209 (12.26%) Finance
2 143 (8.39%) Telecoms
3 65 (3.81%) Banking
4 29 (1.70%) Multimedia
5 17 (1.00%) Retail
5 17 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.59%) Legal
8 9 (0.53%) Advertising
8 9 (0.53%) Automotive
8 9 (0.53%) Local Government
8 9 (0.53%) Military
9 8 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.41%) Games
11 6 (0.35%) Publishing
11 6 (0.35%) Electronics
12 4 (0.23%) Back Office
12 4 (0.23%) Law
12 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 29 (1.70%) CSS
3 13 (0.76%) XMPP
4 6 (0.35%) Web Services
4 6 (0.35%) XML
5 5 (0.29%) LAMP
6 4 (0.23%) JSON
6 4 (0.23%) SOAP
7 3 (0.18%) HTML
7 3 (0.18%) JSP
7 3 (0.18%) REST
8 1 (0.059%) Ajax
8 1 (0.059%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.059%) RESTful
8 1 (0.059%) WAP
8 1 (0.059%) Middleware
8 1 (0.059%) OLE
8 1 (0.059%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 271 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 43 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 33 (1.94%) PKI
5 29 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (1.41%) Clustering
7 21 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 14 (0.82%) Cryptography
9 12 (0.70%) IVR
10 11 (0.65%) NHS
10 11 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.59%) e-Health
11 10 (0.59%) User Experience
12 8 (0.47%) Private Cloud
12 8 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.47%) Statistics
13 7 (0.41%) SecurID
13 7 (0.41%) Eurex
14 5 (0.29%) EMC VNX
14 5 (0.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 200 (11.73%) Windows
2 117 (6.86%) Linux
3 69 (4.05%) UNIX
4 46 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.65%) Solaris
9 8 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.41%) CentOS
11 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.23%) Android
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 3 (0.18%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (12.96%) Load Balancing
2 212 (12.43%) Network Design
3 185 (10.85%) ITIL
4 118 (6.92%) Network Management
5 100 (5.87%) Network Monitoring
6 89 (5.22%) Migration
7 74 (4.34%) Service Delivery
8 54 (3.17%) Service Management
9 52 (3.05%) Incident Management
10 47 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
11 44 (2.58%) Change Control
11 44 (2.58%) Change Management
12 40 (2.35%) Project Management
12 40 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
13 34 (1.99%) WAN Optimisation
14 29 (1.70%) DDoS Mitigation
15 28 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (1.47%) Mentoring
17 24 (1.41%) ITIL V3
18 23 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (1.52%) SQL
2 21 (1.23%) Perl
3 20 (1.17%) Python
4 14 (0.82%) PHP
5 11 (0.65%) C
5 11 (0.65%) VB
6 10 (0.59%) Lisp
7 9 (0.53%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.23%) VBA
11 1 (0.059%) VBScript
11 1 (0.059%) C++
11 1 (0.059%) Java
11 1 (0.059%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.059%) Tcl
11 1 (0.059%) Ruby
11 1 (0.059%) Lua
Qualifications
1 954 (55.95%) Cisco Certification
2 695 (40.76%) CCNP
3 474 (27.80%) CCNA
4 279 (16.36%) Security Cleared
5 193 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 154 (9.03%) CCIE
7 97 (5.69%) Degree
8 55 (3.23%) CCDP
9 44 (2.58%) CCSA
10 43 (2.52%) CCSE
11 39 (2.29%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.11%) CCIP
13 30 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (1.64%) JNCIS
15 27 (1.58%) JNCIA
16 21 (1.23%) CCSP
17 19 (1.11%) CCDA
17 19 (1.11%) JNCIP
18 16 (0.94%) MCSE
19 15 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.16%) SLA
2 28 (1.64%) QA
3 15 (0.88%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 63 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.82%) vSphere
4 26 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.41%) ProxySG
6 20 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.06%) Snort
8 12 (0.70%) XenServer
9 6 (0.35%) vCloud
9 6 (0.35%) NFS
9 6 (0.35%) XenApp
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.29%) Firmware
10 5 (0.29%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.23%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.18%) Xen
13 2 (0.12%) Squid
13 2 (0.12%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 76 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (2.11%) FortiGate
3 33 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
4 29 (1.70%) CiscoWorks
5 20 (1.17%) CA Spectrum
6 18 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
6 18 (1.06%) OPNET
7 16 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
7 16 (0.94%) RANCID
8 15 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
9 14 (0.82%) Nagios
10 13 (0.76%) SCCM
11 12 (0.70%) OpenView
12 10 (0.59%) Netcool
12 10 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (0.53%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.41%) Cacti
14 7 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.41%) NetCrunch
14 7 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1334 (78.24%) Cisco
2 503 (29.50%) Juniper
2 503 (29.50%) CheckPoint
3 395 (23.17%) F5
4 164 (9.62%) SolarWinds
5 147 (8.62%) HP
6 143 (8.39%) Blue Coat
7 125 (7.33%) VMware
8 99 (5.81%) Aruba
9 94 (5.51%) Microsoft
10 85 (4.99%) Citrix
11 78 (4.57%) McAfee
12 77 (4.52%) Fortinet
13 54 (3.17%) Infoblox
14 53 (3.11%) Riverbed
15 41 (2.40%) Nokia
16 40 (2.35%) TippingPoint
17 36 (2.11%) Nortel
18 34 (1.99%) Avaya
19 33 (1.94%) Sourcefire
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