The median contractor rate for a Core Network Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Core Network Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 113 133
Rank change year-on-year +16 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Core Network Engineer 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.56% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.61% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £344 £305 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.70% -18.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £270 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £305 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £230 £373
% change year-on-year +63.04% -38.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Core Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Core Network Engineer in Berkshire

Core Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Core Network Engineer in Berkshire

Core Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Core Network Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +10 2 £344 +12.70%
Core Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Core 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 Berkshire region featuring Core Network Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) VoLTE
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (11.11%) GGSN
4 1 (11.11%) SGSN
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) LTE
4 1 (11.11%) MGW
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) 3G
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) INAP
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP

Core Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VoLTE
2 1 (11.11%) 3G
2 1 (11.11%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) GGSN
2 1 (11.11%) INAP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) LTE
2 1 (11.11%) MGW
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) MVNO
2 1 (11.11%) SGSN
2 1 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) VoWiFi
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Architecture
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Ericsson
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 1 (11.11%) SAP