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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
UK
Rank 129 149 137
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 866 827 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.63% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.72% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 474 489
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £457 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 57
Median hourly rate £29.81 £28.38 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +18.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.40 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.81 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-0.65% +26.31%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +16 768 £375 +3.44% 172
London +12 252 £400 - 61
South East +2 197 £350 - 44
Hampshire +2 68 £400 +18.51% 6
West Midlands +44 61 £350 +16.66% 19
North West +35 55 £338 -11.76% 17
Berkshire -6 55 £350 -1.06% 8
Scotland +54 52 £325 +8.33% 3
City of London +12 50 £436 +5.75% 14
Yorkshire -1 50 £375 +25.00% 4
East of England +3 49 £209 -24.18% 9
South West -5 43 £370 +5.71% 9
Manchester +29 30 £323 -19.37% 14
Birmingham +14 29 £305 +37.07% 8
North East +11 28 £348 -7.33% 1
West Yorkshire +29 26 £375 +15.38% 4
East Midlands +9 26 £300 -2.04% 8
Reading 0 25 £335 -10.66% 5
Wales -1 25 £375 +15.38% 1
Hertfordshire +2 24 £300 +14.28% 4
Surrey +14 23 £450 +9.09% 10
Oxfordshire +7 22 £338 +36.36% 7
Tyne and Wear -6 22 £340 -2.85% 1
South Wales +8 21 £375 +15.38% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 20 £345 -8.00% 1
Southampton +9 18 £381 -4.68%
Cheshire +23 16 £338 +12.78%
South Yorkshire -15 16 £400 +42.94%
Leeds +9 15 £375 +20.87% 3
Bristol +3 15 £373 +14.61% 4

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 1359 (76.69%) Cisco
2 1018 (57.45%) Firewall
3 967 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
4 676 (38.15%) CCNP
5 622 (35.10%) LAN
6 539 (30.42%) WAN
7 511 (28.84%) CCNA
8 503 (28.39%) CheckPoint
9 484 (27.31%) Juniper
10 401 (22.63%) Cisco ASA
11 381 (21.50%) Network Security
12 378 (21.33%) Security Cleared
13 353 (19.92%) Wireless
14 332 (18.74%) F5
15 328 (18.51%) Data Centre
16 306 (17.27%) SC Cleared
17 287 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 273 (15.41%) VPN
19 261 (14.73%) OSPF
20 259 (14.62%) BGP
21 242 (13.66%) Network Design
22 237 (13.37%) MPLS
23 232 (13.09%) ITIL
24 211 (11.91%) CCIE
25 199 (11.23%) DNS
26 190 (10.72%) Palo Alto
27 181 (10.21%) Windows
28 180 (10.16%) Finance
29 169 (9.54%) VoIP
30 168 (9.48%) TCP/IP

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 20 (1.13%) MS Exchange
2 17 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.51%) IIS
4 9 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.23%) Confluence
7 3 (0.17%) Apache
8 2 (0.11%) SAS
8 2 (0.11%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.056%) CMS
9 1 (0.056%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.056%) JBoss
9 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.056%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.056%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.056%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 41 (2.31%) MS Office
3 36 (2.03%) MS Excel
4 8 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.056%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.02%) Office 365
4 5 (0.28%) IaaS
5 4 (0.23%) Akamai
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.11%) G Suite
7 2 (0.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.056%) GitHub
8 1 (0.056%) PaaS
8 1 (0.056%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1018 (57.45%) Firewall
2 622 (35.10%) LAN
3 539 (30.42%) WAN
4 401 (22.63%) Cisco ASA
5 381 (21.50%) Network Security
6 353 (19.92%) Wireless
7 287 (16.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 273 (15.41%) VPN
9 261 (14.73%) OSPF
10 259 (14.62%) BGP
11 237 (13.37%) MPLS
12 199 (11.23%) DNS
13 169 (9.54%) VoIP
14 168 (9.48%) TCP/IP
15 130 (7.34%) VLAN
16 108 (6.09%) DHCP
17 103 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
18 100 (5.64%) Wi-Fi
19 99 (5.59%) SSL
20 96 (5.42%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.68%) MySQL
3 6 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.11%) GIS
7 1 (0.056%) Big Data
7 1 (0.056%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.056%) Informix
7 1 (0.056%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (0.45%) JIRA
4 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (0.34%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) JMeter
6 2 (0.11%) JUnit
7 1 (0.056%) Ant
7 1 (0.056%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.056%) Gradle
7 1 (0.056%) Hudson
7 1 (0.056%) Maven
7 1 (0.056%) Psake
7 1 (0.056%) Selenium
7 1 (0.056%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.056%) Subversion
7 1 (0.056%) TeamCity
General
1 180 (10.16%) Finance
2 151 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.72%) Banking
4 34 (1.92%) Retail
5 18 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 10 (0.56%) Investment Banking
6 10 (0.56%) Local Government
7 8 (0.45%) Legal
7 8 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.40%) Advertising
9 4 (0.23%) Billing
9 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.17%) Electronics
10 3 (0.17%) Marketing
11 2 (0.11%) Automotive
11 2 (0.11%) Back Office
11 2 (0.11%) French Language
11 2 (0.11%) German Language
11 2 (0.11%) Law
11 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.71%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.68%) CSS
3 10 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.45%) Web Services
5 7 (0.40%) XMPP
6 4 (0.23%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.11%) COM
7 2 (0.11%) Middleware
7 2 (0.11%) REST
7 2 (0.11%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.11%) SOAP
7 2 (0.11%) Velocity
7 2 (0.11%) XML
7 2 (0.11%) XSLT
8 1 (0.056%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.056%) HEVC
8 1 (0.056%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.056%) PlayReady
8 1 (0.056%) Widevine
8 1 (0.056%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 328 (18.51%) Data Centre
2 57 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (1.98%) Driving Licence
4 33 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 25 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.35%) NHS
8 22 (1.24%) CMDB
9 20 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.45%) Statistics
11 7 (0.40%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.40%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.34%) Clustering
12 6 (0.34%) Handset
12 6 (0.34%) Wiki
13 5 (0.28%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.28%) PKI
13 5 (0.28%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.28%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 181 (10.21%) Windows
2 102 (5.76%) Windows Server
3 99 (5.59%) Linux
4 49 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.14%) Unix
6 32 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.62%) CatOS
11 8 (0.45%) SUSE
11 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.23%) CentOS
13 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 2 (0.11%) Android
15 2 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (13.66%) Network Design
2 232 (13.09%) ITIL
3 138 (7.79%) Load Balancing
4 114 (6.43%) Network Management
5 108 (6.09%) Migration
6 87 (4.91%) Change Management
7 75 (4.23%) Service Management
8 72 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
9 70 (3.95%) Project Management
10 60 (3.39%) Network Architecture
11 58 (3.27%) Change Control
12 53 (2.99%) Problem Management
13 46 (2.60%) ITSM
14 42 (2.37%) Configuration Management
15 40 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
16 36 (2.03%) High Availability
16 36 (2.03%) Service Delivery
17 35 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
18 34 (1.92%) Incident Management
19 29 (1.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (1.75%) SQL
2 30 (1.69%) C
3 16 (0.90%) Python
4 14 (0.79%) Perl
5 10 (0.56%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.34%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.34%) PHP
6 6 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 5 (0.28%) Java
8 2 (0.11%) C#
8 2 (0.11%) Ruby
9 1 (0.056%) Korn
9 1 (0.056%) Prolog
9 1 (0.056%) VB
9 1 (0.056%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 967 (54.57%) Cisco Certification
2 676 (38.15%) CCNP
3 511 (28.84%) CCNA
4 378 (21.33%) Security Cleared
5 306 (17.27%) SC Cleared
6 211 (11.91%) CCIE
7 98 (5.53%) CCDP
8 80 (4.51%) CCSA
9 77 (4.35%) Degree
10 75 (4.23%) JNCIA
11 71 (4.01%) CCSE
12 47 (2.65%) DV Cleared
13 40 (2.26%) CCDA
14 39 (2.20%) JNCIE
15 37 (2.09%) CCIP
16 35 (1.98%) CCSP
17 34 (1.92%) JNCIP
18 28 (1.58%) JNCIS
19 23 (1.30%) CCVP
20 22 (1.24%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.05%) SLA
2 44 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.68%) QA
6 9 (0.51%) HIPAA
7 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) RMADS
9 1 (0.056%) BS7799
9 1 (0.056%) GPG13
System Software
1 73 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 56 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.19%) ProxySG
6 18 (1.02%) Firmware
7 17 (0.96%) vSphere
8 11 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.34%) BIND 9
9 6 (0.34%) vCloud
10 4 (0.23%) KVM
10 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.11%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.11%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) XenServer
12 1 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 76 (4.29%) FortiGate
2 40 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 33 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
4 23 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
5 17 (0.96%) Nagios
6 11 (0.62%) Cacti
6 11 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
8 9 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
8 9 (0.51%) OpenView
8 9 (0.51%) OPNET
8 9 (0.51%) Puppet
9 6 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
10 5 (0.28%) WSUS
11 4 (0.23%) Foglight
11 4 (0.23%) Nessus
11 4 (0.23%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1359 (76.69%) Cisco
2 503 (28.39%) CheckPoint
3 484 (27.31%) Juniper
4 332 (18.74%) F5
5 190 (10.72%) Palo Alto
6 153 (8.63%) HP
7 142 (8.01%) Fortinet
8 139 (7.84%) VMware
9 122 (6.88%) Blue Coat
10 112 (6.32%) Microsoft
11 101 (5.70%) Aruba
12 96 (5.42%) Riverbed
13 83 (4.68%) SolarWinds
14 82 (4.63%) Citrix
15 50 (2.82%) Intel Security
16 48 (2.71%) Avaya
17 43 (2.43%) Brocade
18 38 (2.14%) Dell
19 30 (1.69%) Meraki
19 30 (1.69%) Nokia
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