Period
to 11 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £426 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 118 173 204
Rank change year-on-year +55 +31 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 43 113 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.31% 1.30% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.38% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 87 78
Median daily rate £426 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.32% +19.50% -6.47%
10th Percentile £321 £311 £263
90th Percentile £591 £588 £517
London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.75 - -
London median hourly rate £37.75 £34.09 £50.00
% change year-on-year +10.74% -31.83% +81.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 3,078 8,199 8,899
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.67% 94.24% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,186 6,323 6,903
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +4.17%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 89 147
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.11 £56.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Central London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Central London

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Central London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Central London

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in Central London

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Central London region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +46 35 £426 -10.32% 11
Camden - 2 £400 -
City of Westminster +21 1 - -
Network Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 Central London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (72.09%) Cisco
2 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (53.49%) Firewall
4 20 (46.51%) CCNP
5 19 (44.19%) Finance
6 16 (37.21%) BGP
7 15 (34.88%) OSPF
7 15 (34.88%) Palo Alto
8 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
8 12 (27.91%) F5
9 11 (25.58%) Juniper
10 10 (23.26%) Wireless
10 10 (23.26%) Banking
10 10 (23.26%) Network Design
11 9 (20.93%) Migration
11 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (18.60%) CCIE
12 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
12 8 (18.60%) LAN
12 8 (18.60%) WAN
13 7 (16.28%) DHCP
13 7 (16.28%) MPLS
13 7 (16.28%) CCNA
14 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
14 6 (13.95%) Network Security
14 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
15 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (11.63%) VXLAN

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Azure
2 3 (6.98%) AWS
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (53.49%) Firewall
2 16 (37.21%) BGP
3 15 (34.88%) OSPF
4 10 (23.26%) Wireless
5 8 (18.60%) LAN
5 8 (18.60%) WAN
6 7 (16.28%) DHCP
6 7 (16.28%) MPLS
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (13.95%) EIGRP
7 6 (13.95%) Network Security
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (11.63%) DNS
8 5 (11.63%) SNMP
8 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.63%) VPN
8 5 (11.63%) VXLAN
9 4 (9.30%) Ethernet
9 4 (9.30%) Internet
9 4 (9.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) 802.1X
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Social Media
4 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.33%) CentOS
3 1 (2.33%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Network Design
2 9 (20.93%) Migration
2 9 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (6.98%) Network Management
5 3 (6.98%) Project Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.65%) Low Latency
6 2 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.65%) SDLC
6 2 (4.65%) Strategic Roadmap
6 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Python
2 2 (4.65%) C
2 2 (4.65%) Lisp
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (46.51%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) CCIE
4 7 (16.28%) CCNA
5 2 (4.65%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) CCDA
6 1 (2.33%) CCENT
6 1 (2.33%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) MCSA
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (4.65%) PMO
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.65%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) Squid
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
2 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.65%) Nagios
1 2 (4.65%) TrustSec
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Endace
2 1 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Cisco
2 15 (34.88%) Palo Alto
3 12 (27.91%) F5
4 11 (25.58%) Juniper
5 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.98%) Arista
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix
6 3 (6.98%) VMware
7 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.33%) Aruba
8 1 (2.33%) CA
8 1 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (2.33%) Huawei
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.33%) Nokia
8 1 (2.33%) Remedy
8 1 (2.33%) Sun