Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 116
Rank change year-on-year +16 +23 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 59 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.01% 1.19% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.23% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £355 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +57.78% -25.00%
10th Percentile £151 £253 £135
90th Percentile £446 £490 £394
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year - +18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -12.79% - +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2803 2030 3063
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.62% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1649 1186 1580
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.78%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £355 £365
% change year-on-year +9.15% -2.74% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £19.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +1.23% +23.72%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.56 £10.66
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £40.29
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.08% -24.85% +22.86%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Edinburgh

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Edinburgh

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 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 Edinburgh region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (86.44%) Cisco
2 45 (76.27%) Firewall
3 40 (67.80%) LAN
4 38 (64.41%) WAN
5 30 (50.85%) Wireless
6 26 (44.07%) BGP
7 25 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (40.68%) VPN
9 22 (37.29%) MPLS
10 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
11 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
11 18 (30.51%) F5
12 15 (25.42%) CCNA
13 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
14 13 (22.03%) SNMP
14 13 (22.03%) OSPF
14 13 (22.03%) CCNP
15 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
15 12 (20.34%) SSH
16 11 (18.64%) Project Management
16 11 (18.64%) Network Monitoring
17 9 (15.25%) Disclosure Scotland
17 9 (15.25%) Finance
17 9 (15.25%) Internet
17 9 (15.25%) Citrix
17 9 (15.25%) Linux
17 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (13.56%) HP
18 8 (13.56%) EIGRP
18 8 (13.56%) VMware

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (6.78%) JBoss
2 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
2 1 (1.69%) PaaS
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (76.27%) Firewall
2 40 (67.80%) LAN
3 38 (64.41%) WAN
4 30 (50.85%) Wireless
5 26 (44.07%) BGP
6 24 (40.68%) VPN
7 22 (37.29%) MPLS
8 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
9 13 (22.03%) OSPF
9 13 (22.03%) SNMP
10 12 (20.34%) SSH
11 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (15.25%) Internet
12 8 (13.56%) EIGRP
13 7 (11.86%) NetScaler
14 6 (10.17%) Cisco Wireless
14 6 (10.17%) DNS
15 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (8.47%) IPsec
15 5 (8.47%) Network Security
General
1 12 (20.34%) Telecoms
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) 802.1X
2 3 (5.08%) Java EE
2 3 (5.08%) LAMP
2 3 (5.08%) SOAP
2 3 (5.08%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) XSLT
3 2 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
3 3 (5.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (3.39%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
2 7 (11.86%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.64%) Network Monitoring
1 11 (18.64%) Project Management
2 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.47%) Network Design
3 4 (6.78%) Change Management
3 4 (6.78%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (5.08%) DevOps
4 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.08%) High Availability
4 3 (5.08%) Information Security
4 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.08%) Migration
5 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL
5 2 (3.39%) Kanban
5 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (25.42%) CCNA
3 13 (22.03%) CCNP
4 6 (10.17%) Degree
5 5 (8.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.08%) CCIE
6 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.69%) CCSA
7 1 (1.69%) CCSE
7 1 (1.69%) CISM
7 1 (1.69%) CISSP
7 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) VMware NSX
2 4 (6.78%) vSphere
3 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.39%) Docker
3 2 (3.39%) Firmware
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Cacti
2 3 (5.08%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.39%) Ansible
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (86.44%) Cisco
2 18 (30.51%) CheckPoint
2 18 (30.51%) F5
3 9 (15.25%) Citrix
4 8 (13.56%) HP
4 8 (13.56%) VMware
5 6 (10.17%) Blue Coat
6 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
6 5 (8.47%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.08%) Mitel
7 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.39%) Brocade
8 2 (3.39%) EMC
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec