The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 140 155
Rank change year-on-year -57 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 563 884 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.31% 1.78% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.88% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 521 498
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £314
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 38
Median hourly rate £22.13 £34.70 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.23% +15.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £19.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £48.00 £45.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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
London -44 202 £393 -1.75% 53
South East -39 146 £388 +3.33% 43
South West -15 54 £370 +5.71% 6
West Midlands 0 45 £400 +14.28% 16
North West +1 34 £365 +14.06% 20
East of England -30 27 £221 -27.45% 13
Yorkshire +3 24 £430 +22.85% 6
North East +58 17 £425 +34.92% 1
East Midlands -7 16 £343 +16.00% 5
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 925 (75.02%) Cisco
2 710 (57.58%) Firewall
3 669 (54.26%) Cisco Certification
4 487 (39.50%) CCNP
5 416 (33.74%) WAN
6 410 (33.25%) LAN
7 327 (26.52%) Juniper
8 300 (24.33%) CheckPoint
9 286 (23.20%) Wireless
10 275 (22.30%) CCNA
11 263 (21.33%) Security Cleared
11 263 (21.33%) F5
12 260 (21.09%) Cisco ASA
13 253 (20.52%) Data Centre
14 242 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 231 (18.73%) VPN
16 228 (18.49%) Network Security
17 220 (17.84%) BGP
18 216 (17.52%) MPLS
19 200 (16.22%) SC Cleared
20 188 (15.25%) OSPF
21 176 (14.27%) ITIL
21 176 (14.27%) Palo Alto
22 172 (13.95%) CCIE
23 158 (12.81%) TCP/IP
24 157 (12.73%) DNS
25 152 (12.33%) Network Design
26 133 (10.79%) Fortinet
27 128 (10.38%) Telecoms
28 121 (9.81%) VoIP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 18 (1.46%) Skype for Business
2 15 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.49%) Confluence
5 4 (0.32%) CMS
6 3 (0.24%) IIS
6 3 (0.24%) nginx
6 3 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.16%) Apache
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.16%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.081%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.081%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.081%) Hubot
8 1 (0.081%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.081%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (1.70%) MS Visio
2 19 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.081%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.05%) Office 365
4 9 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (0.32%) IaaS
6 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.081%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.081%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 710 (57.58%) Firewall
2 416 (33.74%) WAN
3 410 (33.25%) LAN
4 286 (23.20%) Wireless
5 260 (21.09%) Cisco ASA
6 242 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 231 (18.73%) VPN
8 228 (18.49%) Network Security
9 220 (17.84%) BGP
10 216 (17.52%) MPLS
11 188 (15.25%) OSPF
12 158 (12.81%) TCP/IP
13 157 (12.73%) DNS
14 121 (9.81%) VoIP
15 107 (8.68%) Cisco IOS
15 107 (8.68%) VLAN
16 98 (7.95%) Wi-Fi
17 79 (6.41%) EIGRP
18 70 (5.68%) DHCP
19 59 (4.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.16%) Big Data
4 2 (0.16%) MySQL
4 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.081%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.081%) Informix
5 1 (0.081%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (1.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.65%) JIRA
4 6 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.32%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.16%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.081%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.081%) GDB
7 1 (0.081%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.081%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.081%) Redmine
7 1 (0.081%) Subversion
7 1 (0.081%) Trac
7 1 (0.081%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.081%) Visual Studio
General
1 128 (10.38%) Telecoms
2 120 (9.73%) Finance
3 54 (4.38%) Banking
4 22 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.46%) Retail
6 13 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.89%) Electronics
8 9 (0.73%) Marketing
9 8 (0.65%) Law
10 7 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.41%) Billing
11 5 (0.41%) Local Government
12 4 (0.32%) French Language
12 4 (0.32%) Games
12 4 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.24%) Back Office
13 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.70%) 802.1X
2 8 (0.65%) Regular Expression
3 7 (0.57%) CSS
4 6 (0.49%) Web Services
5 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.24%) .NET
6 3 (0.24%) SOAP
6 3 (0.24%) XMPP
7 2 (0.16%) REST
7 2 (0.16%) RFC 2544
7 2 (0.16%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.081%) CGI
8 1 (0.081%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.081%) Middleware
8 1 (0.081%) Node.js
8 1 (0.081%) RESTful
8 1 (0.081%) WAP
8 1 (0.081%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 253 (20.52%) Data Centre
2 58 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 24 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
5 21 (1.70%) Driving Licence
6 15 (1.22%) Management Information System
6 15 (1.22%) NHS
7 14 (1.14%) PKI
8 13 (1.05%) Clustering
9 11 (0.89%) BYOD
10 8 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (0.57%) BBC
11 7 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.41%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.41%) Wiki
13 4 (0.32%) CESG
13 4 (0.32%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.32%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.24%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 106 (8.60%) Windows
2 88 (7.14%) Linux
3 46 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.35%) Unix
5 21 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.41%) CentOS
11 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.32%) AIX
12 4 (0.32%) Android
12 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.24%) Solaris
14 2 (0.16%) VMS
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (14.27%) ITIL
2 152 (12.33%) Network Design
3 113 (9.16%) Migration
4 100 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 73 (5.92%) Network Management
6 61 (4.95%) Service Management
7 55 (4.46%) High Availability
8 47 (3.81%) Change Management
9 43 (3.49%) Network Monitoring
10 39 (3.16%) ITSM
11 38 (3.08%) Project Management
12 34 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (2.60%) Configuration Management
14 22 (1.78%) Mentoring
15 20 (1.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (1.62%) ITIL V3
16 19 (1.54%) Change Control
16 19 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (1.54%) Problem Management
16 19 (1.54%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (1.62%) Perl
2 19 (1.54%) C
3 16 (1.30%) Python
4 14 (1.14%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.05%) SQL
6 9 (0.73%) Bash Shell
7 8 (0.65%) Java
8 5 (0.41%) Ruby
8 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.32%) C++
10 3 (0.24%) Lisp
10 3 (0.24%) PHP
11 2 (0.16%) C#
11 2 (0.16%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.16%) Go
11 2 (0.16%) VBScript
12 1 (0.081%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.081%) VB
12 1 (0.081%) VBA
12 1 (0.081%) VC++
Qualifications
1 669 (54.26%) Cisco Certification
2 487 (39.50%) CCNP
3 275 (22.30%) CCNA
4 263 (21.33%) Security Cleared
5 200 (16.22%) SC Cleared
6 172 (13.95%) CCIE
7 74 (6.00%) CCDP
8 69 (5.60%) JNCIA
9 64 (5.19%) Degree
10 56 (4.54%) DV Cleared
11 55 (4.46%) CCSE
12 50 (4.06%) CCSA
13 43 (3.49%) CCIP
13 43 (3.49%) JNCIE
14 29 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (2.27%) HP ASE
15 28 (2.27%) JNCIS
16 27 (2.19%) CCSP
17 25 (2.03%) HP MASE
18 17 (1.38%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.43%) SLA
2 13 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.49%) QA
5 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.78%) ProxySG
4 20 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.46%) vSphere
6 14 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.32%) Firmware
9 4 (0.32%) vCloud
10 3 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.24%) NFS
10 3 (0.24%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.24%) XenApp
11 2 (0.16%) Docker
11 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.081%) iptables
12 1 (0.081%) KVM
12 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 95 (7.70%) FortiGate
2 58 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
3 34 (2.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (1.38%) Nagios
5 15 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 11 (0.89%) Cacti
7 9 (0.73%) Puppet
8 8 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (0.57%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.49%) Ansible
10 6 (0.49%) OpenView
10 6 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.41%) QRadar
11 5 (0.41%) SCCM
11 5 (0.41%) SCOM
11 5 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
12 4 (0.32%) Forum Sentry
13 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 925 (75.02%) Cisco
2 327 (26.52%) Juniper
3 300 (24.33%) CheckPoint
4 263 (21.33%) F5
5 176 (14.27%) Palo Alto
6 133 (10.79%) Fortinet
7 102 (8.27%) HP
8 100 (8.11%) VMware
9 95 (7.70%) SolarWinds
10 80 (6.49%) Riverbed
11 77 (6.24%) Microsoft
12 73 (5.92%) Citrix
13 66 (5.35%) Blue Coat
14 64 (5.19%) Aruba
15 26 (2.11%) Brocade
15 26 (2.11%) Meraki
16 24 (1.95%) Dell
17 22 (1.78%) Nokia
18 21 (1.70%) Infoblox
19 18 (1.46%) Arista
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £150 Per Day Umbrella
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Posted: 22 days ago