Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 187 154
Rank change year-on-year +36 -33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 103 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.52% 0.97% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.03% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 58
City of London median daily rate £450 £413 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -5.44% +5.76%
10th Percentile £330 £225 £300
90th Percentile £531 £480 £538
Central London median daily rate £438 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +9.38% -7.51% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,419 6,723 5,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.48% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,022 5,347 4,667
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 97 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -12.81% -7.07%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.00 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.69
% change year-on-year +3.89% +1.74% -9.27%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
Moorgate - 1 £250 -
Network Engineer
Central London

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 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 City of London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (78.64%) Cisco
2 67 (65.05%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (65.05%) Firewall
3 50 (48.54%) CCNP
4 45 (43.69%) WAN
5 41 (39.81%) OSPF
6 40 (38.83%) BGP
7 37 (35.92%) Wireless
7 37 (35.92%) Cisco ASA
8 36 (34.95%) LAN
9 35 (33.98%) VPN
9 35 (33.98%) CheckPoint
10 33 (32.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 30 (29.13%) Palo Alto
12 29 (28.16%) Network Security
12 29 (28.16%) Finance
13 27 (26.21%) F5
14 23 (22.33%) CCNA
14 23 (22.33%) CCIE
14 23 (22.33%) ITIL
15 22 (21.36%) EIGRP
15 22 (21.36%) MPLS
15 22 (21.36%) Data Centre
16 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
16 20 (19.42%) DHCP
16 20 (19.42%) SolarWinds
16 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (16.50%) DNS
17 17 (16.50%) Windows
17 17 (16.50%) Juniper

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.94%) CMS
3 2 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.83%) IaaS
3 6 (5.83%) Office 365
4 4 (3.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.88%) PaaS
5 2 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.97%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 67 (65.05%) Firewall
2 45 (43.69%) WAN
3 41 (39.81%) OSPF
4 40 (38.83%) BGP
5 37 (35.92%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (35.92%) Wireless
6 36 (34.95%) LAN
7 35 (33.98%) VPN
8 33 (32.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (28.16%) Network Security
10 22 (21.36%) EIGRP
10 22 (21.36%) MPLS
11 20 (19.42%) DHCP
11 20 (19.42%) TCP/IP
12 17 (16.50%) DNS
13 16 (15.53%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (13.59%) Internet
15 13 (12.62%) IPsec
15 13 (12.62%) VLAN
16 12 (11.65%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 29 (28.16%) Finance
2 11 (10.68%) Banking
3 5 (4.85%) Law
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.85%) YAML
3 2 (1.94%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) JSON
3 2 (1.94%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.94%) XMPP
4 1 (0.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) CCTV
6 1 (0.97%) Clustering
6 1 (0.97%) Fintech
6 1 (0.97%) Handset
6 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.97%) NHS
6 1 (0.97%) Tandem
6 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.97%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Windows
2 9 (8.74%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.83%) Linux
3 6 (5.83%) Unix
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) ITIL
2 12 (11.65%) Migration
3 11 (10.68%) Change Management
4 10 (9.71%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (9.71%) Network Architecture
4 10 (9.71%) Web Filtering
5 8 (7.77%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.77%) Network Design
5 8 (7.77%) Network Management
5 8 (7.77%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.83%) High Availability
6 6 (5.83%) Information Security
6 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.85%) Change Control
7 5 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (4.85%) Project Management
8 4 (3.88%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (3.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.62%) Python
2 8 (7.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.85%) Perl
4 4 (3.88%) SQL
5 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.97%) C
5 1 (0.97%) C++
5 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (65.05%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (48.54%) CCNP
3 23 (22.33%) CCIE
3 23 (22.33%) CCNA
4 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.83%) CCDP
5 6 (5.83%) CISSP
5 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (3.88%) CCDE
7 4 (3.88%) Degree
7 4 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.91%) Avaya Certification
8 3 (2.91%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.91%) CCSE
8 3 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.94%) CCSM
9 2 (1.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) Firmware
3 2 (1.94%) Docker
3 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.74%) Ansible
1 9 (8.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.85%) SCCM
3 4 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.88%) Nagios
3 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.94%) Cacti
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.94%) Rundeck
4 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.94%) Terraform
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.97%) Puppet
5 1 (0.97%) SCOM
5 1 (0.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 81 (78.64%) Cisco
2 35 (33.98%) CheckPoint
3 30 (29.13%) Palo Alto
4 27 (26.21%) F5
5 20 (19.42%) SolarWinds
6 17 (16.50%) Juniper
7 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
8 14 (13.59%) Meraki
9 10 (9.71%) VMware
10 9 (8.74%) Aruba
11 8 (7.77%) Riverbed
12 7 (6.80%) Arista
12 7 (6.80%) HP
13 5 (4.85%) Forcepoint
13 5 (4.85%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.88%) ArcSight
14 4 (3.88%) Avaya
14 4 (3.88%) Google
15 3 (2.91%) Infoblox
15 3 (2.91%) Splunk