The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 82 86 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 44 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.03% 1.52% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 21
Median daily rate £300 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -11.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £247 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £427 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 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
Hertfordshire +2 18 £300 -25.00% 2
Essex -4 8 £198 -28.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 7 £386 +45.66% 3
Norfolk +5 6 £283 +1.80%
Suffolk -5 3 - - 1
Bedfordshire -1 2 £318 +20.95% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 62 (68.13%) Cisco
2 50 (54.95%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (47.25%) Firewall
4 35 (38.46%) LAN
5 31 (34.07%) WAN
5 31 (34.07%) Juniper
6 27 (29.67%) DNS
7 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 25 (27.47%) SC Cleared
9 24 (26.37%) CCNA
9 24 (26.37%) CCNP
9 24 (26.37%) CheckPoint
10 19 (20.88%) F5
11 17 (18.68%) Network Security
11 17 (18.68%) Wireless
12 16 (17.58%) MPLS
12 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 14 (15.38%) VPN
13 14 (15.38%) Blue Coat
14 12 (13.19%) Network Design
14 12 (13.19%) VoIP
15 11 (12.09%) ITIL
16 10 (10.99%) CCIE
16 10 (10.99%) OSPF
17 9 (9.89%) Remedy
17 9 (9.89%) BGP
18 8 (8.79%) Internet
18 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
18 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 43 (47.25%) Firewall
2 35 (38.46%) LAN
3 31 (34.07%) WAN
4 27 (29.67%) DNS
5 17 (18.68%) Network Security
5 17 (18.68%) Wireless
6 16 (17.58%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (17.58%) MPLS
7 14 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 14 (15.38%) VPN
8 12 (13.19%) VoIP
9 10 (10.99%) OSPF
10 9 (9.89%) BGP
11 8 (8.79%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (8.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 8 (8.79%) Internet
11 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
12 7 (7.69%) Broadband
12 7 (7.69%) DHCP
12 7 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) JMeter
1 2 (2.20%) JUnit
General
1 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Finance
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.59%) Wiki
3 5 (5.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) Handset
5 1 (1.10%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Unix
2 2 (2.20%) Windows
2 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) Linux
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) Network Design
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 7 (7.69%) Network Management
4 6 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.40%) Fault Management
6 4 (4.40%) Service Design
7 3 (3.30%) Line Management
7 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.30%) Validation
8 2 (2.20%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (2.20%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.10%) Change Control
9 1 (1.10%) High Availability
9 1 (1.10%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.10%) Network Optimisation
9 1 (1.10%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.10%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 50 (54.95%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 25 (27.47%) SC Cleared
4 24 (26.37%) CCNA
4 24 (26.37%) CCNP
5 10 (10.99%) CCIE
6 5 (5.49%) Degree
7 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) CCIP
8 1 (1.10%) CCSA
8 1 (1.10%) CCSE
8 1 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.10%) ISEB
8 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.10%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.10%) MCSE
8 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) KVM
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 62 (68.13%) Cisco
2 31 (34.07%) Juniper
3 24 (26.37%) CheckPoint
4 19 (20.88%) F5
5 14 (15.38%) Blue Coat
6 9 (9.89%) Remedy
7 6 (6.59%) VMware
8 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.40%) Computacenter
10 3 (3.30%) Huawei
10 3 (3.30%) NetApp
11 2 (2.20%) Citrix
11 2 (2.20%) HP
11 2 (2.20%) Meraki
11 2 (2.20%) Peregrine
11 2 (2.20%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.20%) Tellabs
12 1 (1.10%) Crossbeam
12 1 (1.10%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds