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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Switch Engineer
Rank 620 605 600
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 23 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.055% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.058% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Median daily rate £375 £225 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £138 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £193 £313
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -38.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 - £17.50

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 20 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 29 June 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 -11 23 £375 +66.66% 6
South East 0 10 £475 +156.75% 2
London -5 7 £223 -9.18% 4
Berkshire +1 6 £525 - 1
Reading -1 6 £525 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire +4 2 - -
North West -12 2 £385 -
East of England +14 1 £200 -
Cheshire -4 1 £385 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £200 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £200 -
Ilford - 1 £120 -
Hull - 1 - -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (37.78%) Firewall
4 11 (24.44%) CCNA
4 11 (24.44%) Juniper
5 10 (22.22%) CCNP
6 9 (20.00%) OSPF
6 9 (20.00%) LAN
6 9 (20.00%) Network Design
7 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
8 7 (15.56%) BGP
8 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
9 6 (13.33%) Validation
9 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 6 (13.33%) Front Office
9 6 (13.33%) Back Office
9 6 (13.33%) VLAN
9 6 (13.33%) Fault Management
9 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Capacity Management
9 6 (13.33%) People Management
10 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 5 (11.11%) MPLS
11 4 (8.89%) Migration
11 4 (8.89%) CCIE
11 4 (8.89%) WAN
11 4 (8.89%) ISDN

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) Firewall
2 9 (20.00%) LAN
2 9 (20.00%) OSPF
3 7 (15.56%) BGP
3 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (13.33%) VLAN
5 5 (11.11%) MPLS
6 4 (8.89%) ISDN
6 4 (8.89%) WAN
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.67%) DNS
7 3 (6.67%) Network Security
7 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.67%) VoIP
7 3 (6.67%) VPN
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.44%) Frame Relay
8 2 (4.44%) IPsec
8 2 (4.44%) Softswitch
8 2 (4.44%) Wireless
General
1 6 (13.33%) Back Office
1 6 (13.33%) Front Office
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Statistics
3 2 (4.44%) MPEG
4 1 (2.22%) Informatics
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) CatOS
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Network Design
2 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 6 (13.33%) Fault Management
3 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
3 6 (13.33%) People Management
3 6 (13.33%) Validation
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.22%) Network Management
7 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (24.44%) CCNA
3 10 (22.22%) CCNP
4 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.89%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.22%) Nagios
1 1 (2.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Ericsson
4 2 (4.44%) Mitel
4 2 (4.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Avaya
5 1 (2.22%) F5
5 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.22%) Mercator
5 1 (2.22%) Nokia
5 1 (2.22%) Nortel
5 1 (2.22%) Panasonic
5 1 (2.22%) Samsung
5 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.22%) Sonus
5 1 (2.22%) Tekelec