Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 63 33
Rank change year-on-year +21 -30 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 1 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.92% 0.15% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 0.15% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 13
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £138 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +209.07% -58.33% +1.54%
10th Percentile £311 £138 £185
90th Percentile £438 £138 £388
East of England median daily rate £400 £293 £320
% change year-on-year +36.75% -8.59% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £15.88 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -51.15% -18.75% +48.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 508 654 638
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.70% 96.32% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 453 428
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £162 £264 £216
90th Percentile £584 £575 £604
East of England median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 15
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.05 £11.90
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.35 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -2.00%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +6 7 £363 +163.62%
Luton - 5 £425 - 1
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) WAN
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
2 10 (62.50%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) CCSA
2 10 (62.50%) Network Security
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) Network Management
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (31.25%) CCSE
6 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 5 (31.25%) BGP
7 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
7 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
7 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) CCDP
8 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
9 2 (12.50%) Legal
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) VPN
9 2 (12.50%) DNS
9 2 (12.50%) SSL
9 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (6.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 10 (62.50%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) Network Security
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (31.25%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
6 4 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) SSL
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
8 1 (6.25%) IPv4
8 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
8 1 (6.25%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
2 10 (62.50%) CCSA
3 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 5 (31.25%) CCSE
5 4 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (18.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IronPort
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.25%) Ruckus Wireless