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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 627 616 593
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 20 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.043% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.045% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 13
Median daily rate £375 £188 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £138 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £262 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £186 £263
% change year-on-year
+106.71% -29.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +126.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +166.66%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 26 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 3 May 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 -23 20 £375 +100.00% 7
London -26 8 £350 +55.55% 2
South East -6 3 £425 +129.72% 3
East Midlands - 3 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £372 - 1
Reading -3 2 £372 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £200 -
North West - 2 £385 -
East of England - 2 £200 - 1
City of London +32 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +12 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 1
Leeds -5 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £200 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £120 -
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £385 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 38 (82.61%) Cisco
2 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (43.48%) Firewall
4 16 (34.78%) CCNP
5 15 (32.61%) LAN
6 14 (30.43%) CCNA
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (21.74%) Juniper
9 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
9 9 (19.57%) OSPF
10 8 (17.39%) BGP
10 8 (17.39%) Wireless
10 8 (17.39%) WAN
10 8 (17.39%) VPN
10 8 (17.39%) VLAN
10 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.22%) Network Security
11 7 (15.22%) VoIP
12 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
13 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
13 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
13 5 (10.87%) DNS
13 5 (10.87%) CCIE
13 5 (10.87%) ISDN
13 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
14 4 (8.70%) WLAN
14 4 (8.70%) Linux
14 4 (8.70%) Internet
14 4 (8.70%) Migration
14 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared

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 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) Firewall
2 15 (32.61%) LAN
3 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (19.57%) OSPF
5 8 (17.39%) BGP
5 8 (17.39%) VLAN
5 8 (17.39%) VPN
5 8 (17.39%) WAN
5 8 (17.39%) Wireless
6 7 (15.22%) Network Security
6 7 (15.22%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) DNS
7 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
7 5 (10.87%) ISDN
7 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.70%) Internet
8 4 (8.70%) WLAN
9 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (6.52%) MPLS
9 3 (6.52%) SSL
General
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) MPEG
3 1 (2.17%) Informatics
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) CatOS
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.70%) Migration
2 3 (6.52%) ITIL
2 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.35%) Coaching
3 2 (4.35%) Network Design
3 2 (4.35%) Service Management
3 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.17%) Functional Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.17%) People Management
4 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (34.78%) CCNP
3 14 (30.43%) CCNA
4 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) CCIE
6 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) Juniper
3 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Mitel
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat