The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Operations Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Operations Engineer
Rank 639 652 627
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 9 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Median daily rate £350 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £388 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £388 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-41.93% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £15.25 -
% change year-on-year
+195.03% -

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Network Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Operations Engineer in the job title.

Network Operations Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK.

Network Operations Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Network Operations Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK.

Network Operations Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +21 9 £350 -9.67% 7
London - 3 £375 - 4
South West - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Reading +17 1 £225 -41.93%
South East +11 1 £225 -41.93%
Berkshire +5 1 £225 -41.93%
East of England 0 1 £170 - 2
North West - 1 £475 -
Norfolk - 1 £170 -
Somerset - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £375 - 3
Canary Wharf - 1 £325 -
Warrington - 1 £475 -
Bath - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -

Network Operations Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (70.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) CCNA
5 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (40.00%) CCNP
6 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 8 (40.00%) Wireless
7 7 (35.00%) WAN
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 5 (25.00%) Forcepoint
9 5 (25.00%) Retail
9 5 (25.00%) Aruba
10 4 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (15.00%) Windows
11 3 (15.00%) OSPF
11 3 (15.00%) BGP
11 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (15.00%) VLAN
11 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (15.00%) Service Design
12 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
12 2 (10.00%) HSRP

Network Operations 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 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) Wireless
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (15.00%) BGP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (15.00%) OSPF
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) HSRP
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) RIP
6 2 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.00%) SDH
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (15.00%) Service Design
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Network Packet Capture
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CCNA
3 8 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) CCIE
8 1 (5.00%) HNC
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Endace
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) WMI
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) Aruba
3 5 (25.00%) Forcepoint
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Ciena
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Tellabs
5 1 (5.00%) VMware