The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 33 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.75% 0.98% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.03% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £318 £263 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.95% -36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £213 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £293 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +0.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 257 291 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.25% 95.10% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 197 296
Median daily rate £440 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Bedfordshire

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) CCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Mitel
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Local Government
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Network Management
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) VRRP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) CCIE
4 1 (25.00%) CCSA
4 1 (25.00%) CCSE
4 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel