The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 28 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.42% 4.76% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 4.76% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £355 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% +14.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
Network Engineer
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region. 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
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
138 84 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 97.87% 100.00% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 26 30
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £50.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Watford region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Watford region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Network Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Aruba
4 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Meru Networks
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) ATM
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) PPP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCSA
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region that cited 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 Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) BGP
4 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (20.00%) PPP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (40.00%) Aruba
3 1 (20.00%) Meru Networks
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet