The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 April 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 54 87 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.81% 3.48% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.73% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 40 29
Median daily rate £350 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £453 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +57.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -20.68% -14.70%  

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 1781 2335 2617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.52% 93.47% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1232 1365
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 63 86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Berkshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Berkshire

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 Network Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 +15 30 £381 +8.92% 2
Slough +8 8 £313 -11.03% 2
Bracknell -2 6 £450 +13.92% 1
Newbury 0 1 £213 -
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Berkshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 79 (72.48%) Cisco
2 47 (43.12%) Telecoms
3 43 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (34.86%) Firewall
5 35 (32.11%) CCNP
6 34 (31.19%) Juniper
7 26 (23.85%) CCNA
8 25 (22.94%) MPLS
9 22 (20.18%) OSPF
9 22 (20.18%) BGP
10 21 (19.27%) LAN
11 20 (18.35%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
12 19 (17.43%) WAN
12 19 (17.43%) VPN
13 18 (16.51%) CheckPoint
13 18 (16.51%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (15.60%) TCP/IP
14 17 (15.60%) VoIP
14 17 (15.60%) Network Design
15 15 (13.76%) Unified Communications
15 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
16 14 (12.84%) Migration
16 14 (12.84%) SNMP
17 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
18 12 (11.01%) Network Management
18 12 (11.01%) 4G
18 12 (11.01%) F5
18 12 (11.01%) DNS
18 12 (11.01%) Ethernet

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.92%) CMS
1 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 38 (34.86%) Firewall
2 25 (22.94%) MPLS
3 22 (20.18%) BGP
3 22 (20.18%) OSPF
4 21 (19.27%) LAN
5 20 (18.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 19 (17.43%) VPN
6 19 (17.43%) WAN
7 18 (16.51%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (15.60%) TCP/IP
8 17 (15.60%) VoIP
9 15 (13.76%) Unified Communications
10 14 (12.84%) SNMP
11 12 (11.01%) 3G
11 12 (11.01%) 4G
11 12 (11.01%) DNS
11 12 (11.01%) Ethernet
12 10 (9.17%) Network Security
12 10 (9.17%) VoLTE
13 9 (8.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Big Data
1 1 (0.92%) MySQL
General
1 47 (43.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.83%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Back Office
3 1 (0.92%) Billing
3 1 (0.92%) Electronics
3 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.92%) Marketing
3 1 (0.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) .NET
1 1 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.67%) CMDB
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (1.83%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.92%) e-Health
4 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.92%) PKI
4 1 (0.92%) Replication
4 1 (0.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 7 (6.42%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Network Design
2 14 (12.84%) Migration
3 12 (11.01%) Network Management
4 11 (10.09%) ITIL
5 9 (8.26%) CRM
6 8 (7.34%) Change Management
7 7 (6.42%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.42%) Validation
8 5 (4.59%) Project Management
9 4 (3.67%) High Availability
9 4 (3.67%) Process Improvement
9 4 (3.67%) Service Management
10 3 (2.75%) EAI
10 3 (2.75%) Network Architecture
10 3 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (1.83%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (1.83%) Matrix Organization
11 2 (1.83%) Mentoring
11 2 (1.83%) Performance Improvement
11 2 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.83%) Perl
2 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.92%) Java
2 1 (0.92%) Python
2 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (32.11%) CCNP
3 26 (23.85%) CCNA
4 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
5 13 (11.93%) DV Cleared
6 12 (11.01%) CCIE
7 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.75%) CCSE
8 3 (2.75%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.75%) Degree
9 2 (1.83%) CCIP
9 2 (1.83%) CISA
9 2 (1.83%) CISM
9 2 (1.83%) CISSP
9 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.92%) CCDA
10 1 (0.92%) CCDP
10 1 (0.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.75%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 9 (8.26%) Cisco UCCE
1 9 (8.26%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.67%) Nagios
3 3 (2.75%) OPNET
4 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.92%) OpenView
5 1 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 79 (72.48%) Cisco
2 34 (31.19%) Juniper
3 18 (16.51%) CheckPoint
4 12 (11.01%) F5
5 10 (9.17%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.34%) Huawei
7 6 (5.50%) Citrix
7 6 (5.50%) VMware
8 4 (3.67%) Arista
8 4 (3.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.67%) HP
8 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.75%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (2.75%) Nokia
9 3 (2.75%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.83%) Aruba
10 2 (1.83%) Brocade
10 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.83%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.92%) Clearswift
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