Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 184 157
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 80 73 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 1.03% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.09% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 60 62
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £313 £281 £276
90th Percentile £534 £538 £538
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 6,693 6,713 6,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.70% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 5,303 5,032
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 95 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.96% -4.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.40
90th Percentile £26.50 £29.18 £42.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -5.56%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 61 (76.25%) Cisco
2 59 (73.75%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (73.75%) Firewall
3 39 (48.75%) CCNP
4 36 (45.00%) BGP
5 35 (43.75%) OSPF
6 34 (42.50%) WAN
7 30 (37.50%) LAN
7 30 (37.50%) CheckPoint
8 28 (35.00%) Wireless
9 26 (32.50%) Finance
10 24 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 23 (28.75%) CCNA
12 21 (26.25%) VPN
13 20 (25.00%) Network Security
14 19 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 19 (23.75%) Windows
15 18 (22.50%) DHCP
15 18 (22.50%) CCIE
15 18 (22.50%) Migration
16 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
17 16 (20.00%) F5
17 16 (20.00%) Palo Alto
18 15 (18.75%) DNS
18 15 (18.75%) Juniper
18 15 (18.75%) EIGRP
19 14 (17.50%) IPsec
19 14 (17.50%) MPLS
19 14 (17.50%) ITIL

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 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.75%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.50%) IaaS
3 6 (7.50%) PaaS
4 4 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (73.75%) Firewall
2 36 (45.00%) BGP
3 35 (43.75%) OSPF
4 34 (42.50%) WAN
5 30 (37.50%) LAN
6 28 (35.00%) Wireless
7 24 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (26.25%) VPN
9 20 (25.00%) Network Security
10 19 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (22.50%) DHCP
12 17 (21.25%) TCP/IP
13 15 (18.75%) DNS
13 15 (18.75%) EIGRP
14 14 (17.50%) IPsec
14 14 (17.50%) MPLS
15 13 (16.25%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (13.75%) Multicast
16 11 (13.75%) VLAN
16 11 (13.75%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (32.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) XMPP
3 1 (1.25%) LDAP
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Migration
2 14 (17.50%) ITIL
3 11 (13.75%) Network Design
4 8 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 8 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.75%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (8.75%) Web Filtering
6 6 (7.50%) Change Control
6 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.50%) High Availability
6 6 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 6 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (6.25%) Information Security
7 5 (6.25%) Network Management
8 4 (5.00%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) Perl
3 4 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 59 (73.75%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (48.75%) CCNP
3 23 (28.75%) CCNA
4 18 (22.50%) CCIE
5 10 (12.50%) CISSP
6 5 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (3.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (3.75%) CCSE
8 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.75%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) GIAC
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.50%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (2.50%) CCSM
9 2 (2.50%) CCSP
9 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.25%) CWNA
10 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.50%) Firmware
3 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) pfSense
4 1 (1.25%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (2.50%) Ansible
3 2 (2.50%) Cacti
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.50%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.50%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (76.25%) Cisco
2 30 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 16 (20.00%) F5
3 16 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 15 (18.75%) Juniper
5 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.75%) SolarWinds
6 11 (13.75%) VMware
7 8 (10.00%) Meraki
8 6 (7.50%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.00%) Arista
9 4 (5.00%) Aruba
9 4 (5.00%) Google
9 4 (5.00%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.75%) Forcepoint
10 3 (3.75%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.75%) McAfee
10 3 (3.75%) Ruckus Wireless
10 3 (3.75%) Zscaler