The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Switch Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 606 613 627
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 21 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.044% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.046% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 16
Median daily rate £350 £365 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £5.00 -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Switch Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Switch Engineer in the job title.

Switch Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Switch Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Switch Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Switch Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Switch Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Switch Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Switch Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Switch Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Switch Engineer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Switch Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 15 £350 -4.10% 6
London -5 9 £338 -10.00% 1
South East +11 3 £350 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire 0 2 £350 - 1
Oxford -6 2 £350 -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £313 -
South Wales - 2 £313 -
West Midlands - 2 £320 - 1
Wales - 2 £313 -
Port Talbot - 2 £313 -
Scotland +7 1 £325 -
Channel Islands - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Kidlington - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 £265 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Guernsey - 1 £375 -
Jersey - 1 £375 -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Switch Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Switch Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
1 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (37.84%) CCNP
4 13 (35.14%) LAN
4 13 (35.14%) CCNA
5 11 (29.73%) Juniper
5 11 (29.73%) WAN
6 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
6 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (18.92%) Network Design
6 7 (18.92%) Network Security
6 7 (18.92%) Wireless
7 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
7 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (16.22%) MPLS
7 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (13.51%) OSPF
8 5 (13.51%) BGP
9 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) CCIE
9 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
10 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
10 3 (8.11%) Finance
10 3 (8.11%) Migration
10 3 (8.11%) VMware
10 3 (8.11%) HP
10 3 (8.11%) ITIL
10 3 (8.11%) Windows

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) LAN
3 11 (29.73%) WAN
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (18.92%) Network Security
4 7 (18.92%) Wireless
5 6 (16.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (16.22%) MPLS
5 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.51%) BGP
6 5 (13.51%) OSPF
7 4 (10.81%) DNS
8 2 (5.41%) ATM
8 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.41%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) IPsec
8 2 (5.41%) L2TP
8 2 (5.41%) RIP
8 2 (5.41%) SS7
8 2 (5.41%) VLAN
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) STB
3 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Network Design
2 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.81%) Network Architecture
3 3 (8.11%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.70%) Change Management
5 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Email Filtering
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.70%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (2.70%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) C++
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
1 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) CCNP
3 13 (35.14%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) CCIP
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Nagios
2 1 (2.70%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Juniper
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Aruba
4 2 (5.41%) Brocade
4 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.41%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) Meraki
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Avaya
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.70%) Huawei
5 1 (2.70%) Mercator
5 1 (2.70%) Nortel
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat