Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 165 179
Rank change year-on-year +37 +14 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 73 89 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 1.31% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.38% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 70 61
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% -4.05%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £243
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
Central London median daily rate £416 £416 £413
% change year-on-year - +0.91% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £42.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £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 4,641 6,464 6,665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 95.02% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,597 5,052 5,279
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 90
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.85 £30.00 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +11.39% +3.31% +4.35%

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 17 January 2020.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate -1 5 £300 +20.00%
London Bridge - 2 £363 -
Network Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 50 (68.49%) Cisco
2 47 (64.38%) Firewall
3 32 (43.84%) Network Security
4 29 (39.73%) WAN
5 27 (36.99%) LAN
5 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (31.51%) CCNP
7 22 (30.14%) VPN
8 21 (28.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (28.77%) Palo Alto
9 20 (27.40%) OSPF
9 20 (27.40%) BGP
10 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
11 17 (23.29%) Juniper
12 16 (21.92%) MPLS
13 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
14 13 (17.81%) Wireless
15 12 (16.44%) VoIP
15 12 (16.44%) ITIL
16 11 (15.07%) Linux
16 11 (15.07%) IPsec
16 11 (15.07%) F5
16 11 (15.07%) Load Balancing
17 10 (13.70%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (13.70%) Network Monitoring
17 10 (13.70%) Finance
17 10 (13.70%) Network Design
17 10 (13.70%) Python
17 10 (13.70%) WLAN

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 (1.37%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) AWS
2 4 (5.48%) Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (64.38%) Firewall
2 32 (43.84%) Network Security
3 29 (39.73%) WAN
4 27 (36.99%) LAN
5 22 (30.14%) VPN
6 21 (28.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (27.40%) BGP
7 20 (27.40%) OSPF
8 19 (26.03%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (21.92%) MPLS
10 13 (17.81%) Wireless
11 12 (16.44%) VoIP
12 11 (15.07%) IPsec
13 10 (13.70%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (13.70%) WLAN
14 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.96%) VLAN
15 7 (9.59%) Multicast
16 6 (8.22%) IP Telephony
16 6 (8.22%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.48%) Front Office
3 4 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.74%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Advertising
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) Velocity
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) Middleware
2 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.11%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.11%) Replication
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) Social Media
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) CentOS
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Load Balancing
3 10 (13.70%) Network Design
3 10 (13.70%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (12.33%) Migration
5 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (9.59%) SDLC
6 6 (8.22%) Project Management
6 6 (8.22%) Security Testing
7 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.85%) Network Management
7 5 (6.85%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (6.85%) Statistics
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.48%) Project Delivery
8 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.11%) Change Management
9 3 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.11%) High Availability
9 3 (4.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) Python
2 6 (8.22%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.22%) Ruby
3 3 (4.11%) Perl
4 2 (2.74%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (31.51%) CCNP
3 8 (10.96%) CCNA
4 6 (8.22%) CCIE
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) CCSP
5 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.74%) CCDA
6 2 (2.74%) CCDP
6 2 (2.74%) CCENT
6 2 (2.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCSA
7 1 (1.37%) CCSE
7 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.37%) NIST
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
2 2 (2.74%) Firmware
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Ansible
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.11%) Puppet
4 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.37%) Endace
5 1 (1.37%) Iperf
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (68.49%) Cisco
2 21 (28.77%) Palo Alto
3 17 (23.29%) Juniper
4 15 (20.55%) CheckPoint
5 11 (15.07%) F5
6 8 (10.96%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.85%) VMware
8 4 (5.48%) Citrix
8 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.74%) BT
10 2 (2.74%) ForeScout
10 2 (2.74%) Mitel
10 2 (2.74%) NetScout
10 2 (2.74%) Remedy
10 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.74%) Zscaler