The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Network Engineer
Rank 527 541 512
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 80 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.078% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.084% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 14
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£425 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £240 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 - -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Senior Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Senior Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Senior Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +2 67 £425 +9.67% 38
London -5 33 £438 +20.68% 11
South East -4 15 £425 +6.25% 17
City of London +6 9 £438 +76.76% 6
East of England - 7 £394 - 4
Milton Keynes +4 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £375 -6.25% 4
Yorkshire -11 4 - - 3
Scotland - 4 £340 - 2
Surrey - 4 £425 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £340 - 2
Hampshire -2 3 £550 -4.34% 6
New Malden - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £388 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £444 - 4
County Antrim - 3 - - 1
Belfast - 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
South West +11 2 £325 +68.83%
West Midlands -8 2 £468 +43.84% 3
West Yorkshire -9 2 - - 3
Leeds -12 2 - - 3
North West -19 2 £305 -32.22%
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £305 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 - -
Birmingham -7 1 - - 3
Bracknell - 1 £400 -

Senior Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in their job title.

1 150 (87.72%) Cisco
2 107 (62.57%) Cisco Certification
3 103 (60.23%) Firewall
4 75 (43.86%) CCNP
4 75 (43.86%) WAN
5 73 (42.69%) LAN
6 61 (35.67%) CheckPoint
7 60 (35.09%) F5
8 55 (32.16%) Juniper
9 46 (26.90%) CCIE
10 45 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (23.98%) Finance
12 40 (23.39%) VPN
13 38 (22.22%) MPLS
14 37 (21.64%) CCNA
14 37 (21.64%) Network Design
15 36 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 35 (20.47%) BGP
17 33 (19.30%) OSPF
18 31 (18.13%) Network Security
19 30 (17.54%) Wireless
20 29 (16.96%) TCP/IP
20 29 (16.96%) Blue Coat
21 26 (15.20%) Load Balancing
22 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
22 25 (14.62%) DNS
22 25 (14.62%) DHCP
23 24 (14.04%) VoIP
24 22 (12.87%) EIGRP
25 21 (12.28%) Low Latency

Senior Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) MS Office
2 2 (1.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (60.23%) Firewall
2 75 (43.86%) WAN
3 73 (42.69%) LAN
4 45 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (23.39%) VPN
6 38 (22.22%) MPLS
7 36 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (20.47%) BGP
9 33 (19.30%) OSPF
10 31 (18.13%) Network Security
11 30 (17.54%) Wireless
12 29 (16.96%) TCP/IP
13 25 (14.62%) DNS
13 25 (14.62%) DHCP
14 24 (14.04%) VoIP
15 22 (12.87%) EIGRP
16 20 (11.70%) Multicast
17 17 (9.94%) VLAN
17 17 (9.94%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (8.77%) Ethernet
General
1 41 (23.98%) Finance
2 19 (11.11%) Banking
3 14 (8.19%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (1.17%) Local Government
6 2 (1.17%) Retail
6 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) German Language
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (2.92%) Hedge funds
3 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.17%) Statistics
4 2 (1.17%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.58%) Replication
5 1 (0.58%) Tandem
5 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.58%) CMDB
5 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.19%) Windows
2 9 (5.26%) Linux
3 6 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.51%) CentOS
3 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.17%) UNIX
4 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) Network Design
2 26 (15.20%) Load Balancing
3 21 (12.28%) Low Latency
4 20 (11.70%) Network Management
4 20 (11.70%) ITIL
5 11 (6.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (5.85%) Change Management
7 9 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.68%) Project Management
9 7 (4.09%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.09%) Network Architecture
9 7 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.51%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (3.51%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.34%) Migration
11 4 (2.34%) Risk Management
12 3 (1.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.17%) Python
1 2 (1.17%) C
1 2 (1.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 107 (62.57%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (43.86%) CCNP
3 46 (26.90%) CCIE
4 37 (21.64%) CCNA
5 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.02%) Degree
7 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.09%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.51%) CCSE
10 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.34%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.34%) CCDA
12 3 (1.75%) CCSA
12 3 (1.75%) CCDP
12 3 (1.75%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.17%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.17%) CCSP
14 1 (0.58%) CCVP
14 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (3.51%) Firmware
2 5 (2.92%) Snort
3 4 (2.34%) vSphere
4 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.17%) XenApp
5 2 (1.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.58%) NFS
6 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.75%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.58%) Netcool
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 150 (87.72%) Cisco
2 61 (35.67%) CheckPoint
3 60 (35.09%) F5
4 55 (32.16%) Juniper
5 29 (16.96%) Blue Coat
6 16 (9.36%) SolarWinds
7 12 (7.02%) Sourcefire
8 11 (6.43%) Microsoft
8 11 (6.43%) Citrix
9 10 (5.85%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.68%) VMware
11 7 (4.09%) HP
12 5 (2.92%) McAfee
12 5 (2.92%) NetApp
13 4 (2.34%) Infoblox
13 4 (2.34%) Polycom
13 4 (2.34%) Brocade
14 3 (1.75%) Dell
14 3 (1.75%) BMC
14 3 (1.75%) IronPort
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