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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Network Engineer
Rank 527 521 523
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 73 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 27
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£400 £331 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -7.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £59.00 £44.60 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.28% +49.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £44.60 £29.75
% change year-on-year
+32.28% +49.91%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +10 68 £400 +23.07% 36
London +17 36 £403 +23.84% 19
South East -9 16 £450 +30.90% 12
City of London +30 12 £450 +24.13% 8
Berkshire +11 11 £453 +31.63% 3
Wiltshire -4 7 £350 -
South West -25 7 £350 - 1
Reading +11 3 £450 +69.81% 1
East of England -20 3 £240 -12.72%
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Wales -14 2 - - 2
Lincolnshire +9 1 £150 -
Bracknell +2 1 £493 - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £150 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £240 -12.72%
West Midlands -4 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 £450 - 5
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 3
Manchester - 1 £341 - 2
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £341 - 2
South Wales - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 3

Senior Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 90 (76.27%) Cisco
2 68 (57.63%) WAN
3 65 (55.08%) Firewall
4 58 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (46.61%) LAN
6 46 (38.98%) CCNP
7 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
8 35 (29.66%) Network Security
9 33 (27.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (27.12%) BGP
11 31 (26.27%) Juniper
12 30 (25.42%) OSPF
12 30 (25.42%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (24.58%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (22.88%) F5
15 26 (22.03%) Finance
15 26 (22.03%) VPN
16 25 (21.19%) ITIL
17 24 (20.34%) TCP/IP
18 23 (19.49%) MPLS
18 23 (19.49%) CCNA
18 23 (19.49%) Banking
19 22 (18.64%) VLAN
19 22 (18.64%) CCIE
20 20 (16.95%) Blue Coat
21 17 (14.41%) HSRP
22 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
23 14 (11.86%) DNS
23 14 (11.86%) Wireless
23 14 (11.86%) Multicast

Senior Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (5.93%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.93%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.54%) AutoCAD
2 3 (2.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (57.63%) WAN
2 65 (55.08%) Firewall
3 55 (46.61%) LAN
4 35 (29.66%) Network Security
5 33 (27.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (27.12%) BGP
7 30 (25.42%) OSPF
7 30 (25.42%) Cisco IOS
8 29 (24.58%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (22.03%) VPN
10 24 (20.34%) TCP/IP
11 23 (19.49%) MPLS
12 22 (18.64%) VLAN
13 17 (14.41%) HSRP
14 14 (11.86%) Multicast
14 14 (11.86%) Wireless
14 14 (11.86%) DNS
15 13 (11.02%) VRRP
16 12 (10.17%) VoIP
17 8 (6.78%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) MS Access
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.85%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 23 (19.49%) Banking
3 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.24%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.24%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.54%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.85%) French Language
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.24%) Clustering
1 5 (4.24%) Statistics
1 5 (4.24%) EqualLogic
2 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.85%) Life Science
3 1 (0.85%) Wiki
3 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.85%) PKI
3 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.85%) AVVID
3 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Windows
2 7 (5.93%) UNIX
3 2 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.19%) ITIL
2 11 (9.32%) Change Control
3 10 (8.47%) Network Management
3 10 (8.47%) Network Design
4 9 (7.63%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.63%) Network Architecture
5 8 (6.78%) Low Latency
6 5 (4.24%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.39%) Project Management
7 4 (3.39%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.39%) Time Management
7 4 (3.39%) eTOM
7 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.39%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.54%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 3 (2.54%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.54%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) SQL
2 2 (1.69%) VBA
3 1 (0.85%) Python
3 1 (0.85%) Tcl
3 1 (0.85%) Java
3 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (49.15%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (38.98%) CCNP
3 23 (19.49%) CCNA
4 22 (18.64%) CCIE
5 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.08%) CCSE
8 5 (4.24%) MCSE
8 5 (4.24%) CISSP
8 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.24%) MCITP
8 5 (4.24%) Degree
9 3 (2.54%) CCDA
9 3 (2.54%) CCDP
10 2 (1.69%) CNA
10 2 (1.69%) Novell Certification
10 2 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) SLA
2 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (9.32%) Snort
2 9 (7.63%) ProxySG
3 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.85%) Nmap
5 1 (0.85%) Xen
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) UAG
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.85%) KVM
5 1 (0.85%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.54%) HP NNM
2 3 (2.54%) OpenView
2 3 (2.54%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.85%) Netcool
3 1 (0.85%) Nagios
3 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.85%) OPNET
3 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 90 (76.27%) Cisco
2 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 31 (26.27%) Juniper
4 27 (22.88%) F5
5 20 (16.95%) Blue Coat
6 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
7 13 (11.02%) Citrix
8 12 (10.17%) Sourcefire
9 10 (8.47%) VMware
10 9 (7.63%) HP
11 7 (5.93%) Fortinet
12 6 (5.08%) SonicWALL
12 6 (5.08%) Nokia
12 6 (5.08%) Dell
13 4 (3.39%) BT
14 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds
14 3 (2.54%) Avaya
14 3 (2.54%) McAfee
14 3 (2.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 2 (1.69%) Radware
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