Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 111 126
Rank change year-on-year -40 +15 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 35 21 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 1.00% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.08% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 56
10th Percentile £313 £334 £297
25th Percentile £414 £386 £347
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £421
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +0.89% -5.07%
75th Percentile £595 £513 £500
90th Percentile £600 £603 £600
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.29% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
10th Percentile - - £34.75
25th Percentile £38.25 - £36.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £42.00
75th Percentile £40.75 - £48.25
90th Percentile - - £50.05
Central London median hourly rate £39.50 - £42.00

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 3,708 1,953 4,549
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.35% 92.60% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 1,491 3,570
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.73 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.25 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +23.75% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £37.06 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.53 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the City of London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London.

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 27 January 2022, 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 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 18 (51.43%) Firewall
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (34.29%) WAN
5 11 (31.43%) BGP
6 10 (28.57%) OSPF
6 10 (28.57%) CCIE
6 10 (28.57%) CCNP
6 10 (28.57%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) Network Design
7 9 (25.71%) F5
8 8 (22.86%) Network Security
8 8 (22.86%) DNS
8 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
8 8 (22.86%) LAN
9 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (20.00%) Multicast
10 6 (17.14%) VPN
10 6 (17.14%) DHCP
10 6 (17.14%) Juniper
10 6 (17.14%) MPLS
10 6 (17.14%) Financial Institution
11 5 (14.29%) Banking
11 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 5 (14.29%) Linux
11 5 (14.29%) Python
11 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
11 5 (14.29%) SD-WAN
12 4 (11.43%) Data Centre

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) WAN
3 11 (31.43%) BGP
4 10 (28.57%) OSPF
5 8 (22.86%) DNS
5 8 (22.86%) LAN
5 8 (22.86%) Network Security
6 7 (20.00%) Multicast
6 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (17.14%) DHCP
7 6 (17.14%) MPLS
7 6 (17.14%) VPN
8 5 (14.29%) SD-WAN
9 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (11.43%) VLAN
10 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (8.57%) IPv6
10 3 (8.57%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.86%) Terragrunt
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Financial Institution
3 5 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
1 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Equities
2 1 (2.86%) Eurex
2 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Network Design
2 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Management
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Leadership
5 2 (5.71%) Data Security
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (5.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Coaching
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (28.57%) CCIE
2 10 (28.57%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Nagios
2 2 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.71%) Terraform
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
2 9 (25.71%) F5
3 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.57%) Arista
7 3 (8.57%) Nokia
7 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.71%) VMware
9 1 (2.86%) AlgoSec
9 1 (2.86%) Aruba
9 1 (2.86%) Citrix
9 1 (2.86%) HP
9 1 (2.86%) McAfee
9 1 (2.86%) Reuters
9 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.86%) Zscaler