Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 62 54
Rank change year-on-year -36 -8 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 78 116 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.90% 2.87% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 3.10% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 81
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £241 £278 £216
90th Percentile £459 £475 £450
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £55.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.45% +22.22% +50.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £21.85 £25.40
90th Percentile £31.30 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £25.50 £29.19
% change year-on-year -39.22% -12.63% +53.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,758 3,741 4,487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.73% 92.67% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,005 2,004 2,410
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 170 240
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.33 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 17 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 2018. 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
Bracknell +8 26 £253 -27.86% 7
Reading -17 26 £380 +1.40% 5
Slough +7 6 £338 +12.59% 1
Newbury -12 4 £425 +39.34% 1
Windsor - 1 £250 -
Wokingham - 1 £250 - 2
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (67.95%) Cisco
2 35 (44.87%) Firewall
3 31 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
5 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 23 (29.49%) CCNP
7 17 (21.79%) VPN
7 17 (21.79%) Data Centre
8 15 (19.23%) SolarWinds
8 15 (19.23%) WAN
9 14 (17.95%) Juniper
10 13 (16.67%) CCIE
10 13 (16.67%) Network Management
10 13 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (15.38%) SCOM
11 12 (15.38%) CCNA
11 12 (15.38%) LAN
11 12 (15.38%) Windows
11 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
11 12 (15.38%) BGP
12 11 (14.10%) MPLS
12 11 (14.10%) Ethernet
12 11 (14.10%) Palo Alto
13 10 (12.82%) Cisco ISE
13 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
14 9 (11.54%) IPsec
14 9 (11.54%) VMware
14 9 (11.54%) Wireless
14 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus

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 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.87%) Firewall
2 17 (21.79%) VPN
3 15 (19.23%) WAN
4 13 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (15.38%) BGP
5 12 (15.38%) LAN
6 11 (14.10%) Ethernet
6 11 (14.10%) MPLS
7 10 (12.82%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
8 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (11.54%) IPsec
8 9 (11.54%) Wireless
9 7 (8.97%) Internet
9 7 (8.97%) Network Security
9 7 (8.97%) OSPF
10 6 (7.69%) EIGRP
11 5 (6.41%) ATM
11 5 (6.41%) DNS
11 5 (6.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.28%) JIRA
1 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) HTML
1 2 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.56%) FMCG
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
3 4 (5.13%) Unix
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Solaris
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) CentOS
6 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.28%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Network Management
2 9 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.41%) Change Management
3 5 (6.41%) ITIL
3 5 (6.41%) Migration
3 5 (6.41%) Network Design
3 5 (6.41%) SIEM
4 4 (5.13%) DevOps
5 3 (3.85%) High Availability
5 3 (3.85%) Security Architecture
6 2 (2.56%) Data Management
6 2 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.56%) Service Management
6 2 (2.56%) Test Automation
7 1 (1.28%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.28%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) Python
2 5 (6.41%) Perl
2 5 (6.41%) SQL
3 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.85%) C
3 3 (3.85%) C-shell
3 3 (3.85%) Korn
4 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (35.90%) Security Cleared
3 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 23 (29.49%) CCNP
5 13 (16.67%) CCIE
6 12 (15.38%) CCNA
7 9 (11.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.85%) BC Cleared
8 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.85%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.85%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.85%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.56%) CCDP
9 2 (2.56%) Degree
9 2 (2.56%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.28%) CCSA
10 1 (1.28%) CCSE
10 1 (1.28%) HND
10 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) NFS
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.28%) Firmware
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) KVM
4 1 (1.28%) Openswan
4 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (15.38%) SCOM
2 8 (10.26%) SCSM
3 7 (8.97%) SCCM
4 6 (7.69%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.85%) Ansible
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.56%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (67.95%) Cisco
2 15 (19.23%) SolarWinds
3 14 (17.95%) Juniper
4 11 (14.10%) Palo Alto
5 10 (12.82%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.54%) VMware
7 8 (10.26%) F5
7 8 (10.26%) SonicWALL
8 6 (7.69%) Arista
8 6 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (6.41%) Citrix
9 5 (6.41%) HP
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle
10 4 (5.13%) Fortinet
10 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.85%) Dell
12 2 (2.56%) Brocade
12 2 (2.56%) BT
12 2 (2.56%) Sun
12 2 (2.56%) Sybase