Period
to 14 August 2020

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 14 August 2020.

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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 167 188
Rank change year-on-year +70 +21 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 32 69 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 1.07% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.14% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 54 61
Median daily rate £450 £475 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +20.25% -7.06%
10th Percentile £351 £302 £300
90th Percentile £578 £568 £515
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.75 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.53% - -
Central London median hourly rate £37.75 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -20.53% - -

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 1,987 6,064 6,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 93.84% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,391 4,724 5,207
Median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 76 129
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +2.56%
10th Percentile £14.75 £11.25 £13.30
90th Percentile £47.75 £58.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +0.05%

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 14 August 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 2020, 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 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (56.25%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) Finance
5 15 (46.88%) CCNP
6 13 (40.63%) BGP
7 11 (34.38%) F5
7 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
7 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
8 10 (31.25%) Banking
9 9 (28.13%) OSPF
10 8 (25.00%) CCIE
11 7 (21.88%) Network Design
11 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
12 6 (18.75%) Juniper
12 6 (18.75%) Network Security
12 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (18.75%) Wireless
13 5 (15.63%) Migration
13 5 (15.63%) CCNA
13 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
13 5 (15.63%) DHCP
13 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (12.50%) Arista
14 4 (12.50%) Multicast
14 4 (12.50%) SNMP
14 4 (12.50%) DNS
14 4 (12.50%) Python

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 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) SAS
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Azure
1 1 (3.13%) GCP
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) BGP
3 9 (28.13%) OSPF
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.75%) Network Security
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) DHCP
5 5 (15.63%) EIGRP
6 4 (12.50%) DNS
6 4 (12.50%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) Multicast
6 4 (12.50%) SNMP
6 4 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.38%) 2G
7 3 (9.38%) 4G
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (9.38%) TACACS
7 3 (9.38%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) Memcached
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Social Media
4 2 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) CentOS
2 1 (3.13%) Check Point GAiA
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Network Design
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Change Control
5 2 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) DNA
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) SIEM
5 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.13%) Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) Lisp
3 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) CCNP
3 8 (25.00%) CCIE
4 5 (15.63%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDA
5 1 (3.13%) CCENT
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) COBIT
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.13%) NIST
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Squid
1 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.25%) TrustSec
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) F5
2 11 (34.38%) Palo Alto
3 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.75%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) Arista
6 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.13%) CA
8 1 (3.13%) Google
8 1 (3.13%) Huawei
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.13%) Nokia
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) VMware