Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 66 50 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 38 19 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.56% 2.41% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 2.52% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 31
10th Percentile £181 £127 £153
25th Percentile £185 £165 £182
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £182 £313
Median % change year-on-year +64.70% -41.71% -7.41%
75th Percentile £372 £316 £360
90th Percentile £463 £378 £438
England median daily rate £425 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
England median hourly rate £33.18 £40.00 £40.87
% change year-on-year -17.05% -2.13% +23.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,422 753 1,607
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 95.44% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 480 904
10th Percentile £158 £123 £163
25th Percentile £313 £263 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £372 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.70% -7.13% -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £546 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 44 138
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.66 £10.70
25th Percentile £11.87 £11.44 £11.53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.63 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year -4.03% +8.58% -0.76%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.79 £17.50
90th Percentile £29.33 £47.42 £43.30
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the East Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire - 11 £188 - 1
Nottinghamshire -26 9 £290 +1.75% 2
Northamptonshire -7 7 £306 - 4
Lincolnshire -8 7 £197 +19.25% 2
Leicestershire - 4 £390 - 2
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 East Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (60.53%) WAN
2 22 (57.89%) Wireless
3 21 (55.26%) Cisco
4 20 (52.63%) Firewall
5 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (42.11%) SD-WAN
6 11 (28.95%) CCNA
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco Firepower
8 9 (23.68%) MPLS
8 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (21.05%) LAN
10 7 (18.42%) VPN
11 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
12 5 (13.16%) CCNP
13 4 (10.53%) BGP
13 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 4 (10.53%) Internet
14 3 (7.89%) VMware
14 3 (7.89%) Migration
14 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
14 3 (7.89%) Retail
14 3 (7.89%) VLAN
14 3 (7.89%) HP
14 3 (7.89%) OSPF
14 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
14 3 (7.89%) Juniper
14 3 (7.89%) Windows
14 3 (7.89%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EKS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.63%) AWS Fargate
2 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.63%) GCP
2 1 (2.63%) Route 53
2 1 (2.63%) Serverless
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) WAN
2 22 (57.89%) Wireless
3 20 (52.63%) Firewall
4 16 (42.11%) SD-WAN
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco Firepower
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (23.68%) MPLS
6 9 (23.68%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (21.05%) LAN
8 7 (18.42%) VPN
9 4 (10.53%) BGP
9 4 (10.53%) Internet
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
10 3 (7.89%) OSPF
10 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
10 3 (7.89%) VLAN
11 2 (5.26%) DNS
11 2 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.63%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) BYOD
2 1 (2.63%) Derivative
2 1 (2.63%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (2.63%) FMCG
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL
1 3 (7.89%) Migration
2 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (5.26%) Line Management
2 2 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.63%) High Availability
3 1 (2.63%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (2.63%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (2.63%) Proactive Management
3 1 (2.63%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (2.63%) Security Patching
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Storage Management
3 1 (2.63%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (2.63%) Technology Roadmap
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (28.95%) CCNA
3 5 (13.16%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) HP APS
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) pfSense
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) NFS
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.63%) CloudForms
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
1 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Juniper
3 3 (7.89%) Meraki
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Aruba
4 2 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (2.63%) Brocade
5 1 (2.63%) Dell
5 1 (2.63%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (2.63%) Facebook
5 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.63%) Instagram
5 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (2.63%) Zscaler