The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 30 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.

Network Engineer
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 75 69
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.55% 0.56% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.59% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Median daily rate £343 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 970 1016 1149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.72% 95.58% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 534 522
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +39.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Milton Keynes +11 13 £343 -14.37% 2
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) CCNP
3 17 (65.38%) Firewall
4 14 (53.85%) LAN
5 13 (50.00%) WAN
6 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
7 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
8 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (38.46%) F5
8 10 (38.46%) Juniper
9 9 (34.62%) VPN
9 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
10 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (30.77%) Network Security
11 6 (23.08%) BGP
11 6 (23.08%) Wireless
11 6 (23.08%) ITIL
11 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
12 5 (19.23%) OSPF
12 5 (19.23%) CCNA
12 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
13 4 (15.38%) Nokia
13 4 (15.38%) DNS
13 4 (15.38%) DHCP
13 4 (15.38%) VoIP
13 4 (15.38%) Internet
13 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
14 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
14 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 14 (53.85%) LAN
3 13 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (34.62%) VPN
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (30.77%) Network Security
7 6 (23.08%) BGP
7 6 (23.08%) Wireless
8 5 (19.23%) OSPF
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) Internet
9 4 (15.38%) VoIP
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (11.54%) MPLS
10 3 (11.54%) TACACS
10 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
10 3 (11.54%) VLAN
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) BYOD
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (65.38%) CCNP
3 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) CCNA
6 3 (11.54%) CCIE
6 3 (11.54%) CCSA
6 3 (11.54%) CCSE
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) CCDA
8 1 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (3.85%) CCVP
8 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
8 1 (3.85%) MCITP
8 1 (3.85%) MCSA
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) F5
2 10 (38.46%) Juniper
3 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Nokia
5 3 (11.54%) Aerohive Networks
5 3 (11.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.54%) Brocade
5 3 (11.54%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) Tufin
7 1 (3.85%) VMware