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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 140 189 188
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 771 518 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.06% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.15% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 267 228
Average daily rate
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£325 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 36
Average hourly rate £25.75 £27.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £17.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -14.51%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +49 718 £325 - 262
London +102 329 £365 -2.66% 109
South East +12 155 £350 +5.90% 47
City of London +73 98 £375 - 52
Berkshire +38 68 £370 +16.99% 10
South West +1 64 £313 -3.84% 30
Yorkshire +5 49 £285 +3.63% 23
North West +23 40 £313 -5.30% 24
West Midlands -15 32 £266 -10.63% 13
Surrey +18 28 £325 -2.98% 10
Scotland -13 26 £320 -8.57% 8
Wiltshire +11 25 £350 +7.69% 3
Hampshire -40 22 £290 -25.16% 14
Cheshire +14 20 £313 -5.30% 5
East of England -6 19 £249 -12.71% 11
Milton Keynes +8 17 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £300 -36.84% 1
Manchester +10 16 £300 -29.41% 13
Reading +13 15 £369 +15.23% 3
Sheffield +7 15 £265 -18.46% 1
South Yorkshire +6 15 £265 -18.46% 1
East Midlands +22 14 £313 +30.20% 4
Gloucestershire -18 13 £313 -24.24% 2
Nottinghamshire +6 12 £313 +25.00% 1
West Yorkshire -10 12 £331 +40.95% 12
Nottingham +4 11 £313 +25.00% 1
Bracknell +10 10 £300 -
Swindon -2 10 £350 - 2
Leeds -15 10 £318 +41.11% 7
Wales -18 10 £363 -3.26% 6

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1265 (80.32%) Cisco
2 881 (55.94%) Firewall
3 859 (54.54%) Cisco Certification
4 618 (39.24%) CCNP
5 553 (35.11%) WAN
6 550 (34.92%) LAN
7 458 (29.08%) CheckPoint
8 419 (26.60%) CCNA
9 404 (25.65%) Juniper
10 384 (24.38%) BGP
11 358 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
12 346 (21.97%) F5
13 328 (20.83%) OSPF
13 328 (20.83%) VPN
14 319 (20.25%) Network Security
15 292 (18.54%) MPLS
16 287 (18.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 247 (15.68%) Wireless
18 236 (14.98%) TCP/IP
19 225 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 201 (12.76%) Windows
21 195 (12.38%) ITIL
22 194 (12.32%) Load Balancing
23 193 (12.25%) Finance
24 187 (11.87%) CCIE
25 180 (11.43%) DNS
26 178 (11.30%) Network Design
27 174 (11.05%) EIGRP
28 168 (10.67%) SC Cleared
29 163 (10.35%) VMware

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 23 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 21 (1.33%) IIS
3 17 (1.08%) Apache
4 10 (0.63%) Lync
5 7 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 6 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.25%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.19%) CMS
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.063%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.063%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 60 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 30 (1.90%) MS Office
4 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.19%) SaaS
2 2 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.063%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 881 (55.94%) Firewall
2 553 (35.11%) WAN
3 550 (34.92%) LAN
4 384 (24.38%) BGP
5 358 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 328 (20.83%) OSPF
6 328 (20.83%) VPN
7 319 (20.25%) Network Security
8 292 (18.54%) MPLS
9 287 (18.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 247 (15.68%) Wireless
11 236 (14.98%) TCP/IP
12 180 (11.43%) DNS
13 174 (11.05%) EIGRP
14 153 (9.71%) VoIP
15 150 (9.52%) VLAN
16 117 (7.43%) Cisco IOS
16 117 (7.43%) DHCP
17 106 (6.73%) IPsec
18 95 (6.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (1.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.57%) DB2
3 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.063%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.063%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.063%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.063%) MySQL
6 1 (0.063%) MS Access
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.063%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.19%) JIRA
3 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.063%) Ant
4 1 (0.063%) MSI
General
1 193 (12.25%) Finance
2 161 (10.22%) Telecoms
3 92 (5.84%) Banking
4 36 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 15 (0.95%) Retail
6 15 (0.95%) Games
7 11 (0.70%) Local Government
8 8 (0.51%) Back Office
9 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.32%) Law
10 5 (0.32%) Legal
10 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.25%) German Language
11 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.19%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.19%) Military
12 3 (0.19%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.063%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.21%) CSS
2 13 (0.83%) JSP
2 13 (0.83%) WAP
3 9 (0.57%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.19%) HTML
4 3 (0.19%) JSON
5 2 (0.13%) Ajax
5 2 (0.13%) HTML5
6 1 (0.063%) RESTful
6 1 (0.063%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.063%) Laravel
6 1 (0.063%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.063%) Web Services
6 1 (0.063%) Flash
6 1 (0.063%) CGI
6 1 (0.063%) Middleware
6 1 (0.063%) LAMP
6 1 (0.063%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 40 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 20 (1.27%) Cryptography
4 15 (0.95%) PKI
5 14 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 14 (0.89%) NHS
6 12 (0.76%) Online Games
6 12 (0.76%) Blackberry
7 10 (0.63%) Statistics
7 10 (0.63%) Clustering
7 10 (0.63%) Open Source
7 10 (0.63%) Visualisation
8 9 (0.57%) SecurID
9 8 (0.51%) e-Health
9 8 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.38%) CMDB
10 6 (0.38%) Replication
10 6 (0.38%) CESG
10 6 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 201 (12.76%) Windows
2 87 (5.52%) Linux
3 56 (3.56%) UNIX
3 56 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.27%) Windows XP
8 11 (0.70%) Solaris
9 10 (0.63%) SUSE
9 10 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.57%) CentOS
10 9 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.57%) AIX
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.19%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.063%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (12.38%) ITIL
2 194 (12.32%) Load Balancing
3 178 (11.30%) Network Design
4 124 (7.87%) Network Management
5 79 (5.02%) Migration
6 76 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
7 58 (3.68%) Low Latency
7 58 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 54 (3.43%) Service Management
9 52 (3.30%) Incident Management
10 51 (3.24%) Change Management
11 47 (2.98%) Network Architecture
12 41 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (2.41%) E-Commerce
14 36 (2.29%) Project Management
15 35 (2.22%) Change Control
16 29 (1.84%) Configuration Management
16 29 (1.84%) Mentoring
17 26 (1.65%) Time Management
17 26 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (1.14%) SQL
1 18 (1.14%) Python
2 17 (1.08%) Perl
3 13 (0.83%) C
4 9 (0.57%) Lisp
5 7 (0.44%) Java
6 4 (0.25%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.13%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.13%) VBScript
8 2 (0.13%) VBA
8 2 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.063%) VB
9 1 (0.063%) C#
9 1 (0.063%) C++
9 1 (0.063%) PHP
9 1 (0.063%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.063%) JCL
Qualifications
1 859 (54.54%) Cisco Certification
2 618 (39.24%) CCNP
3 419 (26.60%) CCNA
4 225 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 187 (11.87%) CCIE
6 168 (10.67%) SC Cleared
7 61 (3.87%) Degree
8 60 (3.81%) CCSE
9 47 (2.98%) CCDP
10 46 (2.92%) CCSA
11 44 (2.79%) DV Cleared
12 40 (2.54%) CCSP
13 39 (2.48%) CISSP
14 29 (1.84%) CCIP
15 27 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (1.52%) CCVP
17 19 (1.21%) JNCIP
18 15 (0.95%) JNCIS
19 14 (0.89%) MCSE
20 13 (0.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.05%) SLA
2 30 (1.90%) QA
3 25 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.46%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 54 (3.43%) ProxySG
4 47 (2.98%) vSphere
5 40 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (1.78%) Hyper-V
7 27 (1.71%) Firmware
8 18 (1.14%) Snort
9 17 (1.08%) vCloud
10 10 (0.63%) FreeRADIUS
11 7 (0.44%) XenServer
11 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.38%) Squid
12 6 (0.38%) Nmap
12 6 (0.38%) UAG
12 6 (0.38%) XenApp
13 4 (0.25%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.19%) NFS
14 3 (0.19%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 24 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 23 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
4 20 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
4 20 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
5 15 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
6 11 (0.70%) OPNET
6 11 (0.70%) Nessus
7 10 (0.63%) OpenView
7 10 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (0.51%) Netcool
8 8 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
9 6 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.32%) SCCM
11 4 (0.25%) RANCID
11 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.19%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1265 (80.32%) Cisco
2 458 (29.08%) CheckPoint
3 404 (25.65%) Juniper
4 346 (21.97%) F5
5 163 (10.35%) VMware
6 159 (10.10%) HP
7 149 (9.46%) Blue Coat
8 130 (8.25%) Microsoft
9 107 (6.79%) Citrix
10 76 (4.83%) SolarWinds
11 69 (4.38%) Fortinet
12 60 (3.81%) McAfee
13 58 (3.68%) Riverbed
14 53 (3.37%) Nortel
15 47 (2.98%) Avaya
15 47 (2.98%) Nokia
16 38 (2.41%) Brocade
17 32 (2.03%) BT
18 29 (1.84%) TippingPoint
19 28 (1.78%) Remedy
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
QUANTICA
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago