Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £204 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 54 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 10 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.44% 0.63% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.67% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 13
Cambridge median daily rate £204 £195 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% -22.00% -25.37%
10th Percentile £194 £193 £225
90th Percentile £260 £198 £453
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £208 £195 £250
% change year-on-year +6.67% -22.00% -26.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £15.73 - £48.50
10th Percentile £15.23 - £47.25
90th Percentile £16.23 - £49.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 - £48.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 654 600 913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 94.94% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 309 600
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £210 £250
90th Percentile £551 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 59 64
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +30.00%
10th Percentile £15.43 £13.92 £13.30
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.50 £56.13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +34.15% -16.33%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Cambridge

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cambridge region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) NHS
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (30.00%) Network Management
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (20.00%) ProCurve
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) HP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Wireless
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) ProCurve