The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 127 137 113
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 26 24 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 0.73% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.77% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 60
Median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

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

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 54 (81.82%) Cisco
2 51 (77.27%) Firewall
3 27 (40.91%) CheckPoint
4 26 (39.39%) Finance
5 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (36.36%) CCNP
7 21 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (31.82%) Palo Alto
8 20 (30.30%) WAN
8 20 (30.30%) Juniper
9 19 (28.79%) LAN
9 19 (28.79%) Network Security
10 18 (27.27%) Wireless
11 16 (24.24%) F5
12 15 (22.73%) MPLS
13 14 (21.21%) Banking
14 13 (19.70%) BGP
15 11 (16.67%) Citrix
15 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 10 (15.15%) EIGRP
16 10 (15.15%) OSPF
16 10 (15.15%) Blue Coat
17 9 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (13.64%) Windows
17 9 (13.64%) High Availability
17 9 (13.64%) Riverbed
17 9 (13.64%) SolarWinds
18 8 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
18 8 (12.12%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (77.27%) Firewall
2 21 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (30.30%) WAN
4 19 (28.79%) LAN
4 19 (28.79%) Network Security
5 18 (27.27%) Wireless
6 15 (22.73%) MPLS
7 13 (19.70%) BGP
8 10 (15.15%) EIGRP
8 10 (15.15%) OSPF
9 9 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (12.12%) VPN
11 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
12 6 (9.09%) Internet
13 5 (7.58%) BIG-IP
13 5 (7.58%) DNS
13 5 (7.58%) VLAN
13 5 (7.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Games
5 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
1 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) CMDB
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Clustering
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.58%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
4 1 (1.52%) CentOS
4 1 (1.52%) Solaris
4 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) High Availability
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL
3 7 (10.61%) Change Management
3 7 (10.61%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Network Management
5 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.06%) ITSM
5 4 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.55%) Information Security
6 3 (4.55%) Network Design
6 3 (4.55%) Process Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) Change Control
7 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.03%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) Python
2 2 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.52%) Go
3 1 (1.52%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby
3 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (36.36%) CCNP
3 7 (10.61%) CCSP
4 6 (9.09%) CCMSE
4 6 (9.09%) CCSE
5 3 (4.55%) CCIE
5 3 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (3.03%) CCDP
6 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.52%) CCSA
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) OPNET
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.03%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.52%) Marathon
3 1 (1.52%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (81.82%) Cisco
2 27 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 21 (31.82%) Palo Alto
4 20 (30.30%) Juniper
5 16 (24.24%) F5
6 11 (16.67%) Citrix
7 10 (15.15%) Blue Coat
8 9 (13.64%) Riverbed
8 9 (13.64%) SolarWinds
9 8 (12.12%) VMware
10 7 (10.61%) Aruba
11 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
11 4 (6.06%) Meraki
11 4 (6.06%) NetScout
11 4 (6.06%) Tufin
12 3 (4.55%) Arista
12 3 (4.55%) FireEye
12 3 (4.55%) HP
12 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
12 3 (4.55%) TippingPoint
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £425 to £440 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago