Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £261 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 70 99
Rank change year-on-year -58 +29 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 85 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.65% 2.77% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.90% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 75 74
East of England median daily rate £261 £320 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.36% +1.99% +4.58%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £211
90th Percentile £390 £431 £462
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 15
East of England median hourly rate £24.47 £34.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.04% +51.96% -18.64%
10th Percentile £15.54 £24.55 £20.41
90th Percentile £38.13 £37.82 £44.65
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.87% +45.94% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4851 4659 5596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 95.59% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 2689 3270
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 535
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in the East of England

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -29 40 £375 +17.19% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 18 £208 +6.67% 2
Essex -30 13 £225 -10.00%
Suffolk +14 6 £266 -14.11% 1
Bedfordshire -29 6 £350 +6.06%
Norfolk -3 2 £253 +48.53%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 of England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 47 (55.29%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (52.94%) Firewall
4 39 (45.88%) LAN
5 31 (36.47%) WAN
6 30 (35.29%) CCNP
7 27 (31.76%) Wireless
8 23 (27.06%) CCNA
9 19 (22.35%) VPN
10 15 (17.65%) Linux
11 14 (16.47%) Degree
11 14 (16.47%) Network Security
12 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (15.29%) Windows
13 12 (14.12%) Data Centre
13 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.12%) Network Design
14 11 (12.94%) VLAN
14 11 (12.94%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (12.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (12.94%) ITIL
15 10 (11.76%) CISSP
15 10 (11.76%) Migration
15 10 (11.76%) CISM
15 10 (11.76%) Network Management
15 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
16 9 (10.59%) WLAN

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (52.94%) Firewall
2 39 (45.88%) LAN
3 31 (36.47%) WAN
4 27 (31.76%) Wireless
5 19 (22.35%) VPN
6 14 (16.47%) Network Security
7 11 (12.94%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (12.94%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (12.94%) VLAN
7 11 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (10.59%) WLAN
10 8 (9.41%) Cisco Wireless
10 8 (9.41%) DHCP
11 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.24%) VoIP
12 6 (7.06%) BGP
12 6 (7.06%) Broadband
12 6 (7.06%) OSPF
13 5 (5.88%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
1 1 (1.18%) Redmine
1 1 (1.18%) Trac
General
1 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.88%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.18%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (5.88%) NHS
3 4 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.71%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) PDA
5 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Windows
3 5 (5.88%) Unix
4 4 (4.71%) CentOS
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (14.12%) Network Design
3 11 (12.94%) ITIL
4 10 (11.76%) Migration
4 10 (11.76%) Network Management
5 8 (9.41%) Change Control
6 7 (8.24%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (8.24%) SIEM
7 5 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.71%) High Availability
9 3 (3.53%) Adaptive Security
9 3 (3.53%) ITIL V2
9 3 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.53%) Validation
10 2 (2.35%) Active Listening
10 2 (2.35%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.35%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
1 4 (4.71%) Perl
1 4 (4.71%) Python
2 3 (3.53%) C
3 2 (2.35%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.18%) C++
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 47 (55.29%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (35.29%) CCNP
3 23 (27.06%) CCNA
4 14 (16.47%) Degree
5 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
6 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
7 10 (11.76%) CISM
7 10 (11.76%) CISSP
8 6 (7.06%) CCIE
9 5 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 5 (5.88%) JNCIP
9 5 (5.88%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (3.53%) CCIP
10 3 (3.53%) MCSA
10 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.35%) CCSA
11 2 (2.35%) MCP
11 2 (2.35%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
1 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.71%) iptables
3 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) Firmware
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.35%) Cacti
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.35%) DameWare
2 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.35%) SmokePing
2 2 (2.35%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 9 (10.59%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.41%) Juniper
4 7 (8.24%) VMware
5 6 (7.06%) F5
6 5 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.88%) Nokia
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.71%) Tekelec
8 3 (3.53%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.53%) HP
8 3 (3.53%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.35%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.35%) McAfee
9 2 (2.35%) Meraki
9 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.35%) Polycom
9 2 (2.35%) Symantec