The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 115 134
Rank change year-on-year -19 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 32 50 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.48% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.54% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 59
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £323 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -21.52% +5.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 24 June 2017, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (84.48%) Cisco
2 34 (58.62%) Firewall
3 29 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (44.83%) CCNP
4 26 (44.83%) WAN
5 22 (37.93%) LAN
6 17 (29.31%) Juniper
7 16 (27.59%) Finance
8 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
9 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (24.14%) MPLS
9 14 (24.14%) BGP
10 13 (22.41%) Network Security
11 12 (20.69%) Palo Alto
11 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
12 11 (18.97%) Wireless
12 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (17.24%) Banking
13 10 (17.24%) OSPF
13 10 (17.24%) Citrix
13 10 (17.24%) EIGRP
14 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
14 9 (15.52%) VMware
14 9 (15.52%) F5
15 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (13.79%) VPN
15 8 (13.79%) Internet
16 7 (12.07%) CCIE
16 7 (12.07%) VoIP

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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.72%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (58.62%) Firewall
2 26 (44.83%) WAN
3 22 (37.93%) LAN
4 14 (24.14%) BGP
4 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (24.14%) MPLS
5 13 (22.41%) Network Security
6 11 (18.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (18.97%) Wireless
7 10 (17.24%) EIGRP
7 10 (17.24%) OSPF
8 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (13.79%) Internet
9 8 (13.79%) VPN
9 8 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (12.07%) HSRP
10 7 (12.07%) VLAN
10 7 (12.07%) VoIP
11 5 (8.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Games
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) REST
2 1 (1.72%) SOAP
2 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Linux
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) AIX
4 1 (1.72%) CentOS
4 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) High Availability
3 4 (6.90%) Low Latency
3 4 (6.90%) Migration
3 4 (6.90%) Network Management
4 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.17%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.45%) Change Management
5 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.45%) ITSM
5 2 (3.45%) Project Management
5 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.45%) Statistics
6 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.72%) Network Design
6 1 (1.72%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Perl
1 4 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Go
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Lisp
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (44.83%) CCNP
3 7 (12.07%) CCIE
4 5 (8.62%) CCNA
5 4 (6.90%) CCSP
6 3 (5.17%) CCMSE
6 3 (5.17%) CCSE
7 2 (3.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.72%) CCDA
8 1 (1.72%) CCDP
8 1 (1.72%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.72%) CCSA
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Docker
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.72%) Cacti
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Marathon
3 1 (1.72%) Mesos
3 1 (1.72%) Nagios
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 49 (84.48%) Cisco
2 17 (29.31%) Juniper
3 12 (20.69%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.69%) Palo Alto
4 10 (17.24%) Citrix
5 9 (15.52%) F5
5 9 (15.52%) VMware
6 7 (12.07%) Fortinet
6 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
7 5 (8.62%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.90%) Arista
8 4 (6.90%) HP
9 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.45%) Aruba
10 2 (3.45%) Avaya
10 2 (3.45%) NetScout
11 1 (1.72%) Dell
11 1 (1.72%) IBM
11 1 (1.72%) Oracle