Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 48 71
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 82 174 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.15% 3.55% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 3.83% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 92 62
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +11.54% -4.41%
10th Percentile £206 £258 £188
90th Percentile £489 £488 £450
South East median daily rate £385 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.69% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £31.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.91% -13.78% +14.42%
10th Percentile £12.58 £25.85 £17.75
90th Percentile £14.25 £28.75 £76.65
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.30% +32.00% +19.05%

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 3524 4546 5040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.57% 92.87% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 2387 2634
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 167 194
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £18.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -24.43% +8.97%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.79
90th Percentile £40.30 £39.50 £39.85
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 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
Reading -1 39 £363 +1.75%
Bracknell +4 13 £269 -23.14% 3
Slough +5 10 £319 -5.56%
Newbury +1 5 £213 -
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 53 (64.63%) Cisco
2 34 (41.46%) Firewall
3 32 (39.02%) Telecoms
4 25 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (25.61%) CCNP
6 20 (24.39%) VPN
7 18 (21.95%) LAN
8 17 (20.73%) Linux
8 17 (20.73%) CCNA
8 17 (20.73%) 3G
8 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
9 15 (18.29%) LTE
9 15 (18.29%) 4G
9 15 (18.29%) WAN
10 14 (17.07%) Juniper
11 13 (15.85%) Migration
12 11 (13.41%) Validation
12 11 (13.41%) MPLS
12 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.41%) F5
12 11 (13.41%) Network Security
13 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
14 9 (10.98%) BGP
14 9 (10.98%) Windows
14 9 (10.98%) Data Centre
14 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
14 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (9.76%) Network Management

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 (1.22%) CMS
1 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (41.46%) Firewall
2 20 (24.39%) VPN
3 18 (21.95%) LAN
4 17 (20.73%) 3G
5 15 (18.29%) 4G
5 15 (18.29%) LTE
5 15 (18.29%) WAN
6 11 (13.41%) MPLS
6 11 (13.41%) Network Security
6 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (10.98%) BGP
8 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.76%) Ethernet
9 8 (9.76%) Value-Added Service
9 8 (9.76%) VoLTE
9 8 (9.76%) Wireless
10 7 (8.54%) DNS
10 7 (8.54%) OSPF
11 6 (7.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Big Data
1 1 (1.22%) MySQL
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 32 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.22%) Billing
2 1 (1.22%) Electronics
2 1 (1.22%) Finance
2 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.22%) e-Health
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Linux
2 9 (10.98%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Unix
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
4 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Migration
2 11 (13.41%) Validation
3 8 (9.76%) Network Management
4 7 (8.54%) ITIL
4 7 (8.54%) Network Design
5 3 (3.66%) Adaptive Security
5 3 (3.66%) Change Control
5 3 (3.66%) EAI
5 3 (3.66%) Project Management
5 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.66%) Service Management
6 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.44%) High Availability
6 2 (2.44%) Information Security
6 2 (2.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (1.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.22%) Information Management
7 1 (1.22%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (1.22%) C-shell
3 1 (1.22%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) Korn
3 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (25.61%) CCNP
3 17 (20.73%) CCNA
3 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
4 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 9 (10.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.88%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.66%) CCDA
7 3 (3.66%) CCIE
8 2 (2.44%) CISA
8 2 (2.44%) CISM
8 2 (2.44%) CISSP
8 2 (2.44%) Degree
9 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.22%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.22%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) NFS
2 1 (1.22%) Openswan
2 1 (1.22%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) SCOM
2 4 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.88%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (4.88%) Nagios
2 4 (4.88%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) SCSM
3 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 53 (64.63%) Cisco
2 14 (17.07%) Juniper
3 11 (13.41%) F5
4 10 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 8 (9.76%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.88%) VMware
8 3 (3.66%) Nokia
9 2 (2.44%) Arista
9 2 (2.44%) Brocade
9 2 (2.44%) Citrix
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Meraki
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle
9 2 (2.44%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.22%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.22%) Samsung
10 1 (1.22%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.22%) Vyatta