The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Operations Engineer
Rank 618 578 570
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 5 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.029% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.031% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate £306 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+31.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £45.31 £21.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.31 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
+72.59% -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Operations Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Operations Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 13 February 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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 5 £306 +16.66% 7
South East +6 2 £313 +38.88% 2
London -8 2 £356 +35.71% 3
City of London +47 1 £413 - 1
Berkshire +11 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £313 -
East of England - 1 £280 - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 £280 -

Network Operations Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
4 7 (41.18%) Juniper
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 6 (35.29%) WAN
5 6 (35.29%) CCNA
5 6 (35.29%) Remedy
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) BGP
6 5 (29.41%) MPLS
6 5 (29.41%) OSPF
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) SLA
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (23.53%) FTP
7 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
7 4 (23.53%) VLAN
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Ciena
8 3 (17.65%) WebEx
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (17.65%) F5
8 3 (17.65%) CCNP
8 3 (17.65%) DWDM

Network Operations Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) BGP
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) MPLS
4 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (23.53%) FTP
5 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) DWDM
6 3 (17.65%) SDH
6 3 (17.65%) WebEx
7 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) BYOD
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) CCNP
5 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.88%) CCDP
5 1 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) Remedy
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) Ciena
5 3 (17.65%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) Forcepoint
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Nokia
7 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.88%) Riverbed