Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 158 161
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1340 1674 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.41% 1.71% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.81% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 1047 1073
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £210 £243 £225
90th Percentile £500 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 74 77
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.66 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.87% +45.94% -5.00%
10th Percentile £14.63 £15.95 £15.70
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £26.99 £34.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.14% +45.94% -9.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 494 £400 -4.76% 47
South East -45 309 £375 - 26
Midlands +45 191 £375 +7.14% 22
North of England -14 151 £375 +7.14% 14
West Midlands +48 149 £388 +1.64% 12
South West +3 114 £350 - 12
North West +24 93 £378 +0.67% 10
East of England -58 85 £261 -18.36% 7
Yorkshire -53 46 £358 +2.00% 4
East Midlands -10 42 £325 +8.42% 10
North East +40 12 £369 +5.36%
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 971 (72.46%) Cisco
2 705 (52.61%) Firewall
3 650 (48.51%) Cisco Certification
4 455 (33.96%) CCNP
5 408 (30.45%) WAN
6 405 (30.22%) LAN
7 311 (23.21%) CheckPoint
8 298 (22.24%) CCNA
9 289 (21.57%) VPN
10 287 (21.42%) Wireless
11 285 (21.27%) Network Security
11 285 (21.27%) Data Centre
12 284 (21.19%) Juniper
13 251 (18.73%) Cisco ASA
14 235 (17.54%) BGP
15 234 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 228 (17.01%) Security Cleared
17 214 (15.97%) MPLS
18 211 (15.75%) F5
19 189 (14.10%) Network Design
20 185 (13.81%) OSPF
21 166 (12.39%) CCIE
22 164 (12.24%) Palo Alto
23 160 (11.94%) SC Cleared
24 152 (11.34%) DNS
25 147 (10.97%) Finance
26 146 (10.90%) Windows
27 145 (10.82%) ITIL
27 145 (10.82%) TCP/IP
28 136 (10.15%) Fortinet

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 23 (1.72%) Skype for Business
2 21 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.67%) Apache
4 9 (0.67%) IIS
5 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.37%) nginx
7 4 (0.30%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.22%) CMS
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.22%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.15%) SAS
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (2.69%) MS Visio
2 24 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.15%) Maximo
2 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.15%) RMDS
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.79%) Office 365
4 11 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 9 (0.67%) SaaS
6 8 (0.60%) IaaS
7 6 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.45%) Route 53
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.22%) Akamai
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.22%) GitHub
10 3 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.15%) PaaS
12 1 (0.075%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 705 (52.61%) Firewall
2 408 (30.45%) WAN
3 405 (30.22%) LAN
4 289 (21.57%) VPN
5 287 (21.42%) Wireless
6 285 (21.27%) Network Security
7 251 (18.73%) Cisco ASA
8 235 (17.54%) BGP
9 234 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 214 (15.97%) MPLS
11 185 (13.81%) OSPF
12 152 (11.34%) DNS
13 145 (10.82%) TCP/IP
14 132 (9.85%) VLAN
15 121 (9.03%) DHCP
16 102 (7.61%) EIGRP
17 98 (7.31%) VoIP
18 96 (7.16%) Wi-Fi
19 92 (6.87%) Cisco IOS
20 90 (6.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.22%) Big Data
4 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.075%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.075%) GIS
5 1 (0.075%) MS Access
5 1 (0.075%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 12 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.37%) JIRA
3 5 (0.37%) Subversion
3 5 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.30%) GDB
4 4 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.075%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.075%) MSI
5 1 (0.075%) Redmine
5 1 (0.075%) Trac
General
1 147 (10.97%) Finance
2 106 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.33%) Banking
4 19 (1.42%) Retail
5 17 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.75%) Billing
7 7 (0.52%) Legal
8 6 (0.45%) Electronics
8 6 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.45%) Marketing
9 5 (0.37%) Advertising
9 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.30%) Law
11 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.22%) Publishing
12 2 (0.15%) Games
12 2 (0.15%) Local Government
13 1 (0.075%) Back Office
13 1 (0.075%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.24%) 802.1X
2 14 (1.04%) Regular Expression
3 9 (0.67%) Web Services
4 8 (0.60%) Rendezvous
4 8 (0.60%) WAP
5 6 (0.45%) .NET
6 3 (0.22%) LAMP
6 3 (0.22%) RFC 2544
6 3 (0.22%) XML
7 2 (0.15%) CGI
7 2 (0.15%) HTML
7 2 (0.15%) XMPP
8 1 (0.075%) Core Data
8 1 (0.075%) CSS
8 1 (0.075%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 285 (21.27%) Data Centre
2 36 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (1.94%) Computer Science
4 23 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.64%) NHS
6 21 (1.57%) Driving Licence
7 20 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (0.97%) PKI
10 10 (0.75%) FMCG
11 7 (0.52%) Clustering
12 6 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.45%) User Experience
13 5 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.37%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.37%) Replication
13 5 (0.37%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.30%) BYOD
14 4 (0.30%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 146 (10.90%) Windows
2 108 (8.06%) Linux
3 60 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 35 (2.61%) Unix
4 35 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (1.79%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.57%) CentOS
8 14 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 13 (0.97%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.45%) Debian
11 6 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.37%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.30%) Android
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (14.10%) Network Design
2 145 (10.82%) ITIL
3 98 (7.31%) Load Balancing
4 96 (7.16%) Migration
5 73 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
6 72 (5.37%) Network Management
7 61 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
8 58 (4.33%) High Availability
9 56 (4.18%) Change Management
10 38 (2.84%) Cybersecurity
11 37 (2.76%) Change Control
12 34 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
12 34 (2.54%) Service Delivery
13 31 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (2.31%) Service Management
14 30 (2.24%) Customer Requirements
15 26 (1.94%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (1.94%) Incident Management
15 26 (1.94%) SIEM
16 24 (1.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (2.69%) Python
2 28 (2.09%) Perl
2 28 (2.09%) SQL
3 23 (1.72%) C
4 22 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 9 (0.67%) PowerShell
6 7 (0.52%) Java
7 5 (0.37%) C-shell
7 5 (0.37%) Korn
7 5 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.15%) C++
8 2 (0.15%) VBA
9 1 (0.075%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.075%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.075%) PHP
9 1 (0.075%) Ruby
9 1 (0.075%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 650 (48.51%) Cisco Certification
2 455 (33.96%) CCNP
3 298 (22.24%) CCNA
4 228 (17.01%) Security Cleared
5 166 (12.39%) CCIE
6 160 (11.94%) SC Cleared
7 66 (4.93%) Degree
8 56 (4.18%) DV Cleared
9 33 (2.46%) JNCIA
10 27 (2.01%) CCDP
11 25 (1.87%) CCSA
11 25 (1.87%) CCSE
12 24 (1.79%) CISSP
12 24 (1.79%) JNCIP
13 23 (1.72%) JNCIS
14 22 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (1.19%) JNCIE
16 14 (1.04%) CCIP
16 14 (1.04%) CCSP
16 14 (1.04%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.39%) SLA
2 10 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.30%) COBIT
5 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.15%) PMO
6 2 (0.15%) QA
7 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.24%) VMware NSX
4 28 (2.09%) ProxySG
5 27 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.12%) vSphere
8 13 (0.97%) iptables
8 13 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.67%) XenApp
10 8 (0.60%) NFS
11 7 (0.52%) Firmware
12 3 (0.22%) Openswan
12 3 (0.22%) pfSense
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.15%) vCloud
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 66 (4.93%) FortiGate
2 45 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
3 26 (1.94%) SCOM
4 22 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (1.27%) SCCM
6 13 (0.97%) Nagios
7 12 (0.90%) SCSM
7 12 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (0.82%) Ansible
8 11 (0.82%) Puppet
8 11 (0.82%) vCenter Server
9 10 (0.75%) Cacti
10 9 (0.67%) SELinux
11 6 (0.45%) Terraform
11 6 (0.45%) TIBCO Hawk
12 5 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.30%) Ionix
13 4 (0.30%) OpenView
13 4 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 971 (72.46%) Cisco
2 311 (23.21%) CheckPoint
3 284 (21.19%) Juniper
4 211 (15.75%) F5
5 164 (12.24%) Palo Alto
6 136 (10.15%) Fortinet
7 118 (8.81%) VMware
8 106 (7.91%) SolarWinds
9 98 (7.31%) Microsoft
10 92 (6.87%) HP
11 85 (6.34%) Citrix
12 75 (5.60%) Blue Coat
13 70 (5.22%) Aruba
14 64 (4.78%) Riverbed
15 48 (3.58%) McAfee
16 43 (3.21%) Meraki
17 35 (2.61%) Arista
18 34 (2.54%) Oracle
19 30 (2.24%) Dell
20 29 (2.16%) Extreme Networks