Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 55 65
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.81% 1.01% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.06% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Cambridge median daily rate £369 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.47% +10.29% +40.00%
10th Percentile £296 £301 £335
90th Percentile £425 £406 £365
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £308
% change year-on-year +6.81% +21.79% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 527 566 729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.13% 97.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 267 458
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £269 £160 £233
90th Percentile £579 £538 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 90 55
Cambridge median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% -16.00% +79.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.33 £13.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £32.68
% change year-on-year -27.08% -26.55% +86.71%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) IPv6
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) Ansible
3 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (40.00%) VXLAN
3 4 (40.00%) Arista
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
6 1 (10.00%) IPFIX
6 1 (10.00%) Nmap
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) QA
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS

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 (40.00%) BGP
1 4 (40.00%) IPv6
1 4 (40.00%) VXLAN
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) IPFIX
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNP
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Arista
3 2 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper