The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / East Midlands
Rank 74 78 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 25 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.68% 1.05% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.09% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 12
Median daily rate £300 £288 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -32.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £203 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.94 - £21.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.89 - £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.99 - £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1437 1565 1620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.51% 96.43% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 917 888
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 62 99
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £313 - 1
Northamptonshire +1 8 £300 +23.07% 1
Derbyshire -7 4 £300 -6.25% 2
Leicestershire -11 3 £283 +2.72% 6
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 East Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (86.54%) Cisco
2 38 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (73.08%) Firewall
3 29 (55.77%) CCNA
4 21 (40.38%) CCNP
5 20 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (34.62%) Juniper
6 18 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (30.77%) IP Telephony
8 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
9 13 (25.00%) ITIL
10 12 (23.08%) Meraki
11 11 (21.15%) LAN
11 11 (21.15%) MPLS
11 11 (21.15%) JNCIA
11 11 (21.15%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (17.31%) VLAN
13 8 (15.38%) Wireless
13 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
13 8 (15.38%) WAN
14 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
14 7 (13.46%) DNS
14 7 (13.46%) DHCP
14 7 (13.46%) VMware
15 6 (11.54%) Network Management
15 6 (11.54%) F5
15 6 (11.54%) VPN
15 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
16 5 (9.62%) Cisco Wireless

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (1.92%) IIS
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (73.08%) Firewall
2 20 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (34.62%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (30.77%) IP Telephony
5 14 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
7 11 (21.15%) LAN
7 11 (21.15%) MPLS
8 9 (17.31%) VLAN
9 8 (15.38%) WAN
9 8 (15.38%) Wireless
10 7 (13.46%) DHCP
10 7 (13.46%) DNS
11 6 (11.54%) VPN
12 5 (9.62%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
12 5 (9.62%) WLAN
13 4 (7.69%) OSPF
13 4 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
13 4 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Android
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.92%) CentOS
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Unix
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Network Management
3 4 (7.69%) Fault Management
3 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 4 (7.69%) Service Design
4 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.85%) Network Design
5 2 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.92%) Migration
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Physics
6 1 (1.92%) Project Management
6 1 (1.92%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (55.77%) CCNA
3 21 (40.38%) CCNP
4 11 (21.15%) JNCIA
5 5 (9.62%) DBS Check
6 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) CCDP
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) HND
8 1 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Cisco
2 18 (34.62%) Juniper
3 12 (23.08%) Meraki
4 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.46%) VMware
6 6 (11.54%) F5
7 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.69%) Computacenter
8 4 (7.69%) Intel
8 4 (7.69%) IronPort
9 3 (5.77%) Avaya
9 3 (5.77%) Dell
9 3 (5.77%) LANDesk
9 3 (5.77%) NetApp
10 2 (3.85%) Citrix
10 2 (3.85%) Mitel
10 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.92%) Remedy