The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 45 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.27% 0.48% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.49% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £386 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 - £388
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 Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 293 408 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.61% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 264 188
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
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 Cambridge

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

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 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 Cambridge region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) IPv4
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed

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 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) IPv4
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (20.00%) VMware