Period
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The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 140 147 106
Rank change year-on-year +7 -41 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 56 21 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.29% 0.66% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.70% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 24
10th Percentile - £355 £316
25th Percentile £313 £400 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £425 £439
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% -3.08% -7.68%
75th Percentile £502 £491 £519
90th Percentile £705 £545 £596
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £426
% change year-on-year -5.88% -0.23% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile - - £36.78
25th Percentile £38.25 - £36.81
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £37.75
75th Percentile £40.75 - £47.56
90th Percentile - - £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £39.50 - £37.75

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 4,048 2,994 2,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 93.68% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,995 2,196 1,913
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 37
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.30 £12.47
25th Percentile £25.94 £14.06 £14.38
Median hourly rate £44.50 £23.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +93.48% -11.54% +30.00%
75th Percentile £55.38 £31.08 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £38.65 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £26.22
% change year-on-year +86.96% -12.28% +31.10%

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 2 July 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 2 July 2022, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 46 (82.14%) Cisco
2 30 (53.57%) F5
3 29 (51.79%) Finance
4 28 (50.00%) Juniper
5 26 (46.43%) Firewall
6 23 (41.07%) Fortinet
7 21 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 21 (37.50%) Arista
8 20 (35.71%) Financial Institution
8 20 (35.71%) NX-OS
9 16 (28.57%) WAN
10 13 (23.21%) LAN
11 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (19.64%) CCNP
12 11 (19.64%) Azure
13 10 (17.86%) Wireless
13 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
13 10 (17.86%) VPN
13 10 (17.86%) Palo Alto
14 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
15 8 (14.29%) Migration
15 8 (14.29%) Network Security
15 8 (14.29%) SD-WAN
16 7 (12.50%) NGFW
16 7 (12.50%) Aruba
17 6 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (10.71%) HP
18 5 (8.93%) Network Design
18 5 (8.93%) MPLS
18 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared

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 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Azure
2 5 (8.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 3 (5.36%) AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Storage
4 1 (1.79%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) Firewall
2 21 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 20 (35.71%) NX-OS
4 16 (28.57%) WAN
5 13 (23.21%) LAN
6 10 (17.86%) VPN
6 10 (17.86%) Wireless
7 8 (14.29%) Network Security
7 8 (14.29%) SD-WAN
8 7 (12.50%) NGFW
9 6 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (8.93%) MPLS
11 4 (7.14%) BGP
11 4 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (7.14%) IPsec
11 4 (7.14%) SSL
11 4 (7.14%) VLAN
General
1 29 (51.79%) Finance
2 20 (35.71%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.36%) Social Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) ARM Templates
1 1 (1.79%) Velocity
1 1 (1.79%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Equities
2 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Migration
2 5 (8.93%) Low Latency
2 5 (8.93%) Network Design
2 5 (8.93%) Network Management
3 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 4 (7.14%) Knowledge Transfer
4 3 (5.36%) DevOps
4 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.57%) Agile
5 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.57%) High-Frequency Trading
5 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL
5 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
5 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.57%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (3.57%) Validation
5 2 (3.57%) Zero Trust
6 1 (1.79%) B2B
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (1.79%) Bash
2 1 (1.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (19.64%) CCNP
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CWAP
5 1 (1.79%) CWDP
5 1 (1.79%) CWNA
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 3 (5.36%) Terraform
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (82.14%) Cisco
2 30 (53.57%) F5
3 28 (50.00%) Juniper
4 23 (41.07%) Fortinet
5 21 (37.50%) Arista
6 10 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 10 (17.86%) Palo Alto
7 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.50%) Aruba
9 6 (10.71%) HP
10 4 (7.14%) Zscaler
11 3 (5.36%) Meraki
12 2 (3.57%) Citrix
12 2 (3.57%) Infoblox
12 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
13 1 (1.79%) Draytek
13 1 (1.79%) NETGEAR
13 1 (1.79%) Oracle
13 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.79%) Sophos