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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Network Engineer
Rank 539 530 537
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 75 48 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.098% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 29
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£450 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £59.00 £45.00 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +51.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 - £31.50

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +12 70 £450 +18.03% 31
London +33 35 £469 +13.22% 13
South East -6 14 £450 +30.90% 8
City of London +27 13 £500 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +14 11 £450 +30.90% 3
South West -16 10 £363 - 5
Wiltshire -1 8 £350 -
Reading +13 4 £450 +69.81%
East of England -24 4 £320 +16.36%
West Midlands -12 3 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Lincolnshire +7 1 £150 -
East Midlands +3 1 £150 -
Bracknell +1 1 £493 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 £341 - 1
Bristol - 1 £375 - 4
North West - 1 £341 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Whitehaven - - - -
Woking - - - -

Senior Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 97 (76.98%) Cisco
2 78 (61.90%) Firewall
3 72 (57.14%) WAN
4 66 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (46.83%) LAN
6 52 (41.27%) CCNP
7 48 (38.10%) CheckPoint
8 40 (31.75%) BGP
9 38 (30.16%) OSPF
9 38 (30.16%) F5
10 35 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (27.78%) Juniper
11 32 (25.40%) Cisco IOS
12 31 (24.60%) Network Security
12 31 (24.60%) ITIL
13 30 (23.81%) Finance
14 29 (23.02%) VPN
14 29 (23.02%) Cisco ASA
14 29 (23.02%) Banking
15 25 (19.84%) CCNA
16 23 (18.25%) VLAN
16 23 (18.25%) MPLS
16 23 (18.25%) CCIE
17 22 (17.46%) TCP/IP
17 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
18 19 (15.08%) Load Balancing
19 18 (14.29%) HSRP
20 17 (13.49%) DNS
20 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (11.11%) Mentoring

Senior Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
1 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.38%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (61.90%) Firewall
2 72 (57.14%) WAN
3 59 (46.83%) LAN
4 40 (31.75%) BGP
5 38 (30.16%) OSPF
6 35 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (25.40%) Cisco IOS
8 31 (24.60%) Network Security
9 29 (23.02%) Cisco ASA
9 29 (23.02%) VPN
10 23 (18.25%) MPLS
10 23 (18.25%) VLAN
11 22 (17.46%) TCP/IP
12 18 (14.29%) HSRP
13 17 (13.49%) DNS
14 14 (11.11%) VRRP
15 13 (10.32%) Wireless
16 12 (9.52%) EIGRP
17 11 (8.73%) Multicast
18 9 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (23.81%) Finance
2 29 (23.02%) Banking
3 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.97%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Local Government
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.79%) French Language
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) EqualLogic
2 5 (3.97%) Clustering
2 5 (3.97%) Statistics
3 3 (2.38%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Life Science
5 1 (0.79%) Wiki
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) PKI
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) AVVID
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Windows
2 7 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) ITIL
2 19 (15.08%) Load Balancing
3 14 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 13 (10.32%) Network Design
5 11 (8.73%) Network Management
5 11 (8.73%) Change Control
6 10 (7.94%) Network Architecture
7 8 (6.35%) Low Latency
8 6 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.17%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.17%) eTOM
10 4 (3.17%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 3 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.38%) Capacity Management
11 3 (2.38%) Line Management
11 3 (2.38%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) SQL
2 2 (1.59%) VBA
3 1 (0.79%) Python
3 1 (0.79%) Tcl
3 1 (0.79%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (41.27%) CCNP
3 25 (19.84%) CCNA
4 23 (18.25%) CCIE
5 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 10 (7.94%) CCSE
7 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
8 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.76%) CCSA
10 5 (3.97%) CISSP
10 5 (3.97%) MCSE
10 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (3.97%) MCITP
11 4 (3.17%) Degree
12 3 (2.38%) CCDA
12 3 (2.38%) CCDP
12 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.59%) CNA
13 2 (1.59%) Novell Certification
13 2 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) SLA
2 4 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) Snort
2 11 (8.73%) ProxySG
3 7 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.59%) vSphere
4 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) UAG
5 1 (0.79%) Nmap
5 1 (0.79%) Xen
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.38%) OpenView
2 3 (2.38%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.38%) OPNET
2 3 (2.38%) HP NNM
3 2 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) Netcool
4 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 97 (76.98%) Cisco
2 48 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 38 (30.16%) F5
4 35 (27.78%) Juniper
5 22 (17.46%) Blue Coat
6 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.32%) Citrix
8 12 (9.52%) Sourcefire
9 11 (8.73%) VMware
10 9 (7.14%) Nokia
11 8 (6.35%) HP
12 7 (5.56%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.76%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.97%) SonicWALL
14 5 (3.97%) Dell
15 4 (3.17%) BMC
15 4 (3.17%) BT
15 4 (3.17%) Riverbed
16 3 (2.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 3 (2.38%) McAfee
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