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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Network Engineer
Rank 535 517 534
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 80 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.099% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 32
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£401 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £465 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £334
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £59.00 £45.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £24.25

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 2014.

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
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 October 2014. 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 +8 79 £401 +0.12% 29
London +43 46 £450 +5.88% 14
South East -8 12 £350 -8.19% 6
City of London +20 11 £475 - 3
Berkshire +14 9 £350 -3.44% 4
South West -27 7 £413 - 2
West Midlands -14 6 £475 +48.43% 1
Wiltshire -9 5 £450 -
Reading +17 4 £450 - 2
East of England -19 4 £270 -1.81% 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £270 -
Bedford - 2 £270 -
Yorkshire -4 1 £330 -2.22% 2
West Yorkshire -4 1 £330 -2.22% 2
Slough -5 1 £275 -31.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Birmingham -6 1 £400 +25.00% 1
Milton Keynes -7 1 - -
Wales -28 1 - - 1
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £341 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £375 - 2
North West - 1 £341 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Senior Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 104 (75.36%) Cisco
2 84 (60.87%) Firewall
3 78 (56.52%) WAN
4 72 (52.17%) LAN
4 72 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (39.86%) CCNP
6 50 (36.23%) CheckPoint
6 50 (36.23%) BGP
7 48 (34.78%) OSPF
8 42 (30.43%) Juniper
9 41 (29.71%) F5
9 41 (29.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
11 34 (24.64%) ITIL
12 31 (22.46%) VPN
13 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
13 30 (21.74%) Finance
14 29 (21.01%) CCIE
14 29 (21.01%) Banking
15 28 (20.29%) Network Security
15 28 (20.29%) CCNA
16 27 (19.57%) VLAN
17 25 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (18.12%) MPLS
18 21 (15.22%) Blue Coat
18 21 (15.22%) HSRP
19 20 (14.49%) Load Balancing
20 18 (13.04%) DNS
21 17 (12.32%) VRRP
22 16 (11.59%) EIGRP

Senior Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.17%) MS Office
3 3 (2.17%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (60.87%) Firewall
2 78 (56.52%) WAN
3 72 (52.17%) LAN
4 50 (36.23%) BGP
5 48 (34.78%) OSPF
6 41 (29.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (26.09%) Cisco IOS
8 31 (22.46%) VPN
9 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
10 28 (20.29%) Network Security
11 27 (19.57%) VLAN
12 25 (18.12%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (18.12%) MPLS
13 21 (15.22%) HSRP
14 18 (13.04%) DNS
15 17 (12.32%) VRRP
16 16 (11.59%) EIGRP
16 16 (11.59%) Wireless
17 12 (8.70%) Multicast
18 9 (6.52%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.72%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (21.74%) Finance
2 29 (21.01%) Banking
3 13 (9.42%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.52%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.80%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.62%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) Statistics
3 4 (2.90%) User Experience
3 4 (2.90%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.45%) PKI
5 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.72%) Open Source
6 1 (0.72%) Wiki
6 1 (0.72%) Life Science
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) AVVID
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) UNIX
2 5 (3.62%) Windows
3 3 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (0.72%) VMS
4 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.64%) ITIL
2 20 (14.49%) Load Balancing
3 16 (11.59%) Network Design
4 14 (10.14%) Mentoring
5 11 (7.97%) Network Architecture
5 11 (7.97%) Network Management
6 10 (7.25%) Change Control
7 8 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.80%) Low Latency
8 6 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.62%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.90%) Service Management
10 4 (2.90%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.90%) eTOM
10 4 (2.90%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.90%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.90%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.17%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) VBA
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
3 1 (0.72%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (39.86%) CCNP
3 29 (21.01%) CCIE
4 28 (20.29%) CCNA
5 15 (10.87%) Security Cleared
6 13 (9.42%) CCSE
7 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.80%) DV Cleared
9 7 (5.07%) CCSA
10 6 (4.35%) Degree
11 5 (3.62%) CISSP
12 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.45%) CNA
13 2 (1.45%) Novell Certification
13 2 (1.45%) CCDA
13 2 (1.45%) CCDP
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.45%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.72%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (10.87%) Snort
2 11 (7.97%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) UAG
5 1 (0.72%) Xen
5 1 (0.72%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (2.90%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.90%) OPNET
1 4 (2.90%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.17%) HP NNM
2 3 (2.17%) OpenView
2 3 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.72%) Netcool
4 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 104 (75.36%) Cisco
2 50 (36.23%) CheckPoint
3 42 (30.43%) Juniper
4 41 (29.71%) F5
5 21 (15.22%) Blue Coat
6 14 (10.14%) Sourcefire
7 11 (7.97%) VMware
7 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.52%) SolarWinds
8 9 (6.52%) HP
9 8 (5.80%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.07%) Riverbed
10 7 (5.07%) Nokia
10 7 (5.07%) Citrix
11 6 (4.35%) BMC
12 4 (2.90%) BT
13 3 (2.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 3 (2.17%) SonicWALL
14 2 (1.45%) Remedy
14 2 (1.45%) McAfee
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