Period
to 18 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 53 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.78% 0.83% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.87% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 1
Cambridge median daily rate £425 - £400
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £260 £400
% change year-on-year +63.46% -35.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £13.00 £15.73 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.36% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.73 -
% change year-on-year -17.36% - -

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 628 576 565
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.90% 95.21% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 322 257
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £133
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 78 72
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +62.00% -35.06%
10th Percentile £16.99 £16.56 £11.45
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £38.63 £21.50
% change year-on-year -54.69% +79.65% -21.82%

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 February 2019, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (16.67%) Arista
6 2 (16.67%) Prometheus
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (16.67%) OpenVPN
6 2 (16.67%) Ansible
6 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (16.67%) Microservices
6 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
6 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) Network Planning
6 2 (16.67%) PKI
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) IPsec
4 2 (16.67%) L2TP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) OpenVPN
4 2 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) VXLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) DevOps
1 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (16.67%) Microservices
1 2 (16.67%) Network Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) SOA
1 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Arista
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow