The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £221 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 75 104
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 27 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.16% 2.20% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 2.29% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 30
Median daily rate £221 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.62% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £251 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £24.47 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.83% -2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.04 £31.58 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £43.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +2.85%  

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 2185 2403 2918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.90% 96.16% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1368 1734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 192 253
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Cambridgeshire +4 8 £208 - 5
Essex -16 7 £325 +26.21% 2
Hertfordshire -22 7 £375 +7.14% 4
Norfolk +5 3 £120 - 2
Suffolk +8 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -15 1 £138 - 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 42 (60.87%) Cisco
1 42 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (47.83%) Firewall
3 31 (44.93%) CCNP
4 24 (34.78%) WAN
5 23 (33.33%) LAN
6 17 (24.64%) CCNA
7 15 (21.74%) DNS
8 14 (20.29%) Juniper
8 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
9 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
9 13 (18.84%) Wireless
10 12 (17.39%) ITIL
11 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
12 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (14.49%) F5
13 9 (13.04%) Degree
14 7 (10.14%) Network Security
14 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
14 7 (10.14%) NHS
14 7 (10.14%) MPLS
14 7 (10.14%) VoIP
14 7 (10.14%) WLAN
14 7 (10.14%) VPN
14 7 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (8.70%) VMware
15 6 (8.70%) Network Design
15 6 (8.70%) VLAN
15 6 (8.70%) Remedy

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 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 24 (34.78%) WAN
3 23 (33.33%) LAN
4 15 (21.74%) DNS
5 13 (18.84%) Wireless
6 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (10.14%) MPLS
7 7 (10.14%) Network Security
7 7 (10.14%) VoIP
7 7 (10.14%) VPN
7 7 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (10.14%) WLAN
8 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (8.70%) VLAN
9 5 (7.25%) BGP
9 5 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.25%) DHCP
9 5 (7.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
10 4 (5.80%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) Redmine
1 1 (1.45%) Trac
General
1 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Banking
2 1 (1.45%) Billing
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
1 7 (10.14%) NHS
2 4 (5.80%) Wiki
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.90%) PDA
4 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) STB
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Network Design
3 5 (7.25%) Migration
4 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.35%) Fault Management
5 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.35%) ITIL V2
5 3 (4.35%) Line Management
5 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.35%) Network Management
5 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.90%) Change Management
6 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (2.90%) Data Privacy
6 2 (2.90%) ITSM
6 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.90%) Service Design
6 2 (2.90%) Service Management
6 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.45%) C
1 1 (1.45%) C++
1 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
1 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 42 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (44.93%) CCNP
3 17 (24.64%) CCNA
4 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
6 9 (13.04%) Degree
7 5 (7.25%) CCIE
8 2 (2.90%) CCDP
8 2 (2.90%) CCIP
8 2 (2.90%) CISM
8 2 (2.90%) CISSP
8 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.90%) MCP
8 2 (2.90%) MCSA
8 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) Firmware
3 2 (2.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.90%) DameWare
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Cisco
2 14 (20.29%) Juniper
3 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
4 10 (14.49%) F5
5 6 (8.70%) Remedy
5 6 (8.70%) VMware
6 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.90%) Citrix
8 2 (2.90%) Computacenter
8 2 (2.90%) HP
8 2 (2.90%) Peregrine
8 2 (2.90%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.90%) Symantec
8 2 (2.90%) Zeacom
9 1 (1.45%) Huawei
9 1 (1.45%) Mitel
9 1 (1.45%) Nokia
9 1 (1.45%) Redknee
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