The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 87 78
Rank change year-on-year +35 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 30 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.45% 0.81% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.85% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
Median daily rate £225 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -27.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.61% +5.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1174 1292 1342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.07% 95.70% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 706 701
Median daily rate £375 £395 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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 Edinburgh region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (81.08%) WAN
2 28 (75.68%) LAN
3 27 (72.97%) Cisco
4 25 (67.57%) Firewall
5 18 (48.65%) Wireless
6 14 (37.84%) BGP
7 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (29.73%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
10 9 (24.32%) MPLS
10 9 (24.32%) OSPF
10 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
10 9 (24.32%) VPN
10 9 (24.32%) CCNA
11 8 (21.62%) Internet
12 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
12 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
12 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
12 7 (18.92%) F5
13 6 (16.22%) Network Design
13 6 (16.22%) Finance
13 6 (16.22%) Citrix
13 6 (16.22%) HP
14 5 (13.51%) Unix
14 5 (13.51%) Linux
14 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
14 5 (13.51%) Network Security
15 4 (10.81%) Cacti

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 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) WAN
2 28 (75.68%) LAN
3 25 (67.57%) Firewall
4 18 (48.65%) Wireless
5 14 (37.84%) BGP
6 9 (24.32%) MPLS
6 9 (24.32%) OSPF
6 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
6 9 (24.32%) VPN
7 8 (21.62%) Internet
8 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
9 5 (13.51%) Network Security
10 4 (10.81%) 802.11
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (10.81%) HSRP
10 4 (10.81%) IPsec
10 4 (10.81%) NetScaler
10 4 (10.81%) SNMP
10 4 (10.81%) SSH
10 4 (10.81%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) Internet of Things
3 3 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
2 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
3 6 (16.22%) Network Design
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Kanban
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.70%) DevOps
7 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
1 4 (10.81%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) Lisp
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) CCNP
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) CCSA
5 1 (2.70%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Cacti
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (72.97%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
2 7 (18.92%) F5
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 6 (16.22%) HP
4 4 (10.81%) Mitel
4 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Brocade
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