Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 35 44
Rank change year-on-year -27 +9 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.59% 4.20% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 4.44% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £360 £330 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -7.37% +37.02%
10th Percentile £182 £196 £285
90th Percentile £382 £388 £464
East of England median daily rate £261 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -18.36% +2.40% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
East of England median hourly rate £24.47 £34.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year -28.04% +51.96% -18.64%

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 642 585 633
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.51% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 378 420
Bedfordshire median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £192 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +117.39%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
% change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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
Luton -4 2 £360 +27.43%
Bedford -10 1 £138 -60.99%
Network Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Network 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) F5
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) PDA
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) DameWare
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NHS

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Adaptive Security
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (25.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) VMware