Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 September 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 175 151
Rank change year-on-year -10 -24 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 68 66 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.99% 0.98% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.03% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 79
City of London median daily rate £398 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £308 £311 £302
90th Percentile £525 £538 £538
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £24.36 -
Central London median hourly rate - £24.36 -

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 6,525 6,416 6,463
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.24% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,154 4,987 5,169
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -1.10% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.28
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.23 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 23 September 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 City of London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (66.18%) Cisco
1 45 (66.18%) Cisco Certification
1 45 (66.18%) Firewall
2 31 (45.59%) CCNP
3 30 (44.12%) WAN
4 25 (36.76%) Finance
5 24 (35.29%) LAN
6 18 (26.47%) OSPF
6 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
7 17 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 17 (25.00%) Wireless
7 17 (25.00%) BGP
8 16 (23.53%) Migration
8 16 (23.53%) Windows
9 15 (22.06%) VPN
9 15 (22.06%) CCIE
10 14 (20.59%) CCNA
11 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
11 13 (19.12%) DHCP
11 13 (19.12%) F5
11 13 (19.12%) Network Security
12 12 (17.65%) DNS
12 12 (17.65%) Juniper
13 11 (16.18%) MPLS
13 11 (16.18%) Palo Alto
14 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
15 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
15 9 (13.24%) ITIL
15 9 (13.24%) VMware

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 4 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.35%) Office 365
3 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.88%) PaaS
4 3 (4.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (66.18%) Firewall
2 30 (44.12%) WAN
3 24 (35.29%) LAN
4 18 (26.47%) OSPF
5 17 (25.00%) BGP
5 17 (25.00%) Wireless
6 15 (22.06%) VPN
7 13 (19.12%) DHCP
7 13 (19.12%) Network Security
8 12 (17.65%) DNS
9 11 (16.18%) MPLS
10 10 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (10.29%) IPsec
13 7 (10.29%) VLAN
13 7 (10.29%) Wireshark
14 6 (8.82%) Internet
14 6 (8.82%) Multicast
General
1 25 (36.76%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.47%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) LDAP
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.47%) e-Health
5 1 (1.47%) Equities
5 1 (1.47%) Eurex
5 1 (1.47%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.41%) Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (1.47%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Network Design
3 8 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.82%) Network Management
5 5 (7.35%) Change Control
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.35%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (5.88%) Project Management
7 3 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.41%) Web Filtering
8 2 (2.94%) Coaching
8 2 (2.94%) Contingency Planning
8 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) Python
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (66.18%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (45.59%) CCNP
3 15 (22.06%) CCIE
4 14 (20.59%) CCNA
5 5 (7.35%) CISSP
6 3 (4.41%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
6 3 (4.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) CCSE
8 1 (1.47%) CCSM
8 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.47%) GIAC
8 1 (1.47%) HND
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) pfSense
4 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (1.47%) Cacti
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (66.18%) Cisco
2 17 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 13 (19.12%) F5
3 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.65%) Juniper
5 11 (16.18%) Palo Alto
6 9 (13.24%) SolarWinds
6 9 (13.24%) VMware
7 6 (8.82%) Citrix
7 6 (8.82%) McAfee
8 4 (5.88%) Meraki
9 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.41%) Infoblox
9 3 (4.41%) Zscaler
10 2 (2.94%) Arista
10 2 (2.94%) Aruba
10 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.94%) FireEye
10 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.94%) Riverbed