Period
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The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 4 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 66 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 25 18 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.81% 1.65% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.74% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 9
10th Percentile £259 £217 £200
25th Percentile £311 £263 £225
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £367 £300
Median % change year-on-year +2.18% +22.33% -7.69%
75th Percentile £438 £388 £360
90th Percentile £460 £438 £383
England median daily rate £450 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
10th Percentile - £17.22 -
25th Percentile £13.25 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -40.00% -55.00% +143.90%
75th Percentile £13.75 - -
90th Percentile - £35.25 -
England median hourly rate £28.46 £23.50 £28.41
% change year-on-year +21.09% -17.27% -14.96%

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 1,277 1,037 799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 94.79% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 687 454
10th Percentile £180 £125 £130
25th Percentile £313 £250 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +17.33% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £475
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 69 61
10th Percentile £12.41 £9.46 £10.00
25th Percentile £15.13 £10.50 £11.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +36.89% +1.53% +2.79%
75th Percentile £34.13 £22.50 £18.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.80 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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
Leicestershire -5 8 £400 +6.67% 1
Nottinghamshire +5 5 £375 +4.17%
Lincolnshire +1 4 £373 +88.33% 1
Derbyshire -4 4 £319 -0.70%
Northamptonshire -5 4 £331 -22.06% 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 East Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) Firewall
3 13 (52.00%) Wireless
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 9 (36.00%) SD-WAN
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (24.00%) CCNA
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (20.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) VPN
8 5 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) Meraki
9 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
9 4 (16.00%) BGP
9 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (12.00%) OSPF
10 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (12.00%) CCIE
10 3 (12.00%) CCNP
10 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (12.00%) Azure
11 2 (8.00%) AWS
11 2 (8.00%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (8.00%) HSRP
11 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (8.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Fargate
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.00%) GCP
3 1 (4.00%) Route 53
3 1 (4.00%) Serverless
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) Wireless
3 9 (36.00%) SD-WAN
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (20.00%) LAN
6 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 5 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (12.00%) DNS
8 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (12.00%) OSPF
9 2 (8.00%) DHCP
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) IPsec
9 2 (8.00%) Network Security
9 2 (8.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
1 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Hudson
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Derivative
1 1 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
1 1 (4.00%) FMCG
1 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Database Security
3 1 (4.00%) High Availability
3 1 (4.00%) Information Security
3 1 (4.00%) Line Management
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Security Management
3 1 (4.00%) Storage Management
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCIE
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) NFS
2 1 (4.00%) pfSense
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (4.00%) CloudForms
1 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) Terraform
1 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Meraki
3 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) Avaya
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Nortel