Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 October 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 49 51
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.57% 1.21% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.28% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 1
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £204 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +4.62% -22.00%
10th Percentile £388 £194 £193
90th Percentile £443 £260 £198
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £208 £195
% change year-on-year +104.33% +6.67% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

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 712 626 593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.42% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 343 317
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £284 £200 £233
90th Percentile £586 £560 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 87 53
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.15 £12.48
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.35 £59.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £27.19
% change year-on-year -47.76% +23.22% +32.62%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 October 2018, 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 7 (58.33%) Python
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Change Management
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Ansible
3 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (41.67%) VXLAN
3 5 (41.67%) Arista
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) IPv6
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) SSL
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) Legal
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
6 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (16.67%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) PKI
6 2 (16.67%) Incident Management

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
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 5 (41.67%) VXLAN
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) IPv6
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (8.33%) IPFIX
6 1 (8.33%) Skype
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Arista
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) ShoreTel
5 1 (8.33%) Aruba
5 1 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos
5 1 (8.33%) VMware