Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 183 158
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,366 1,232 1,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.47% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.55% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 862 933
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £237 £211 £215
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 61
England median hourly rate £32.50 £22.38 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.25% -18.64% +3.77%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.98 £17.00
90th Percentile £54.25 £43.53 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +18.18% -22.54% +18.33%

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 86,307 79,643 92,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.97% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,003 51,880 61,012
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.07% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,775 2,628 2,812
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.86% -6.39% +14.29%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 +25 550 £401 +0.13% 76
South East -18 313 £411 +9.67% 66
Midlands +33 177 £401 +14.64% 37
West Midlands +27 143 £425 +13.33% 20
North of England -43 139 £338 -6.57% 73
South West -2 107 £350 +7.69% 26
East of England +13 85 £356 +23.91% 25
North West -19 76 £375 +7.14% 50
Yorkshire -17 53 £325 -13.33% 18
East Midlands -4 34 £320 +6.67% 17
North East -37 9 £370 +2.78% 5
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 985 (72.11%) Cisco
2 718 (52.56%) Firewall
3 600 (43.92%) Cisco Certification
4 452 (33.09%) WAN
5 431 (31.55%) CCNP
6 366 (26.79%) LAN
7 313 (22.91%) Security Cleared
8 306 (22.40%) Data Centre
9 278 (20.35%) CCNA
9 278 (20.35%) Wireless
10 268 (19.62%) BGP
11 267 (19.55%) Cisco ASA
12 256 (18.74%) Juniper
13 253 (18.52%) VPN
14 244 (17.86%) CheckPoint
15 243 (17.79%) Network Security
16 233 (17.06%) SC Cleared
17 225 (16.47%) MPLS
18 212 (15.52%) F5
19 186 (13.62%) OSPF
20 180 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 178 (13.03%) ITIL
22 175 (12.81%) Finance
23 166 (12.15%) DNS
24 161 (11.79%) Network Design
25 158 (11.57%) VMware
26 154 (11.27%) Windows
27 148 (10.83%) TCP/IP
28 146 (10.69%) Palo Alto
29 133 (9.74%) Migration

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 15 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 12 (0.88%) IIS
3 11 (0.81%) Confluence
4 8 (0.59%) Apache
4 8 (0.59%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.15%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.15%) Site Server
8 1 (0.073%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.073%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.44%) RMDS
2 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 114 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (7.54%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.68%) Office 365
4 14 (1.02%) IaaS
4 14 (1.02%) PaaS
5 10 (0.73%) SaaS
6 7 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.29%) GitHub
9 3 (0.22%) OpenDNS
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.15%) Akamai
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.073%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.073%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.073%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.073%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 718 (52.56%) Firewall
2 452 (33.09%) WAN
3 366 (26.79%) LAN
4 278 (20.35%) Wireless
5 268 (19.62%) BGP
6 267 (19.55%) Cisco ASA
7 253 (18.52%) VPN
8 243 (17.79%) Network Security
9 225 (16.47%) MPLS
10 186 (13.62%) OSPF
11 180 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 166 (12.15%) DNS
13 148 (10.83%) TCP/IP
14 128 (9.37%) VLAN
15 103 (7.54%) DHCP
15 103 (7.54%) EIGRP
16 90 (6.59%) VoIP
17 88 (6.44%) Wi-Fi
18 87 (6.37%) Cisco ISE
19 81 (5.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (2.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.073%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.073%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.073%) Big Data
5 1 (0.073%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.073%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.073%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.073%) Redis
5 1 (0.073%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.073%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 11 (0.81%) JIRA
3 9 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.073%) AppScan
7 1 (0.073%) Metasploit
General
1 175 (12.81%) Finance
2 96 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.10%) Banking
4 20 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 19 (1.39%) Retail
6 11 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.51%) Legal
8 5 (0.37%) Local Government
8 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.29%) Law
9 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.29%) Publishing
10 3 (0.22%) Advertising
10 3 (0.22%) French Language
10 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.15%) Electronics
11 2 (0.15%) German Language
11 2 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.073%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.64%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.81%) Web Services
3 9 (0.66%) WAP
4 8 (0.59%) LDAP
5 6 (0.44%) YAML
6 3 (0.22%) Core Data
6 3 (0.22%) HTML
6 3 (0.22%) JSON
6 3 (0.22%) SOAP
6 3 (0.22%) XMPP
7 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.15%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.15%) SAML
7 2 (0.15%) Web Services Management
7 2 (0.15%) XML
8 1 (0.073%) Kafka
8 1 (0.073%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.073%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.073%) Sensu
8 1 (0.073%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 306 (22.40%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.42%) NHS
4 27 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 19 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.17%) PKI
9 15 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 9 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.59%) e-Health
11 8 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.51%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.44%) CMDB
14 5 (0.37%) DataPower
14 5 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.37%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.29%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.29%) Eurex
15 4 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 154 (11.27%) Windows
2 107 (7.83%) Linux
3 79 (5.78%) Windows Server
4 41 (3.00%) Unix
5 25 (1.83%) Windows 10
6 20 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.32%) CentOS
8 12 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.51%) Solaris
10 6 (0.44%) Check Point GAiA
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.22%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.15%) Android
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.073%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (13.03%) ITIL
2 161 (11.79%) Network Design
3 133 (9.74%) Migration
4 87 (6.37%) Network Management
5 84 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 74 (5.42%) Change Management
8 62 (4.54%) Network Monitoring
9 56 (4.10%) Project Management
10 54 (3.95%) Service Delivery
11 47 (3.44%) Change Control
12 44 (3.22%) Incident Management
12 44 (3.22%) Service Management
13 40 (2.93%) DevOps
13 40 (2.93%) High Availability
14 37 (2.71%) Network Architecture
15 36 (2.64%) WAN Optimisation
16 32 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
17 30 (2.20%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 73 (5.34%) Python
2 46 (3.37%) SQL
3 21 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 19 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 13 (0.95%) Perl
6 11 (0.81%) C
7 5 (0.37%) Java
8 3 (0.22%) AWK
8 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.22%) VB
9 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.15%) Lisp
9 2 (0.15%) Tcl
10 1 (0.073%) PHP
10 1 (0.073%) Ruby
10 1 (0.073%) sed
Qualifications
1 600 (43.92%) Cisco Certification
2 431 (31.55%) CCNP
3 313 (22.91%) Security Cleared
4 278 (20.35%) CCNA
5 233 (17.06%) SC Cleared
6 125 (9.15%) CCIE
7 100 (7.32%) DV Cleared
8 46 (3.37%) Degree
9 42 (3.07%) CCDP
10 30 (2.20%) CCSE
11 27 (1.98%) CCSA
12 23 (1.68%) JNCIP
13 17 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.10%) CCSP
14 15 (1.10%) JNCIA
15 14 (1.02%) CISSP
15 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 12 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
17 11 (0.81%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.05%) SLA
2 15 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.81%) QA
4 6 (0.44%) COBIT
4 6 (0.44%) GCP
5 5 (0.37%) PMO
5 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.29%) GDPR
6 4 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.15%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.073%) GAMP
9 1 (0.073%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 73 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (2.20%) ProxySG
5 27 (1.98%) VMware NSX
6 17 (1.24%) vSphere
7 13 (0.95%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.59%) XenApp
9 7 (0.51%) Firmware
9 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.22%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.22%) Docker
11 2 (0.15%) iptables
11 2 (0.15%) Postfix
11 2 (0.15%) Samba
11 2 (0.15%) Squid
11 2 (0.15%) vCloud
11 2 (0.15%) Xen
12 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.073%) Snort
Systems Management
1 72 (5.27%) FortiGate
2 39 (2.86%) Cisco Prime
3 37 (2.71%) SCOM
4 34 (2.49%) Ansible
5 26 (1.90%) SCCM
6 25 (1.83%) vCenter Server
7 16 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 13 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
9 10 (0.73%) Opsview
10 9 (0.66%) Nagios
11 6 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.44%) Terraform
12 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.37%) Nessus
12 5 (0.37%) OpenView
12 5 (0.37%) Puppet
12 5 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
13 4 (0.29%) WSUS
13 4 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 985 (72.11%) Cisco
2 256 (18.74%) Juniper
3 244 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 212 (15.52%) F5
5 158 (11.57%) VMware
6 146 (10.69%) Palo Alto
7 97 (7.10%) Fortinet
8 89 (6.52%) SolarWinds
9 85 (6.22%) HP
10 74 (5.42%) Microsoft
11 62 (4.54%) Aruba
11 62 (4.54%) Citrix
12 58 (4.25%) McAfee
13 56 (4.10%) Blue Coat
14 44 (3.22%) Oracle
15 43 (3.15%) NetApp
16 38 (2.78%) Splunk
17 37 (2.71%) Meraki
18 36 (2.64%) Nokia
19 33 (2.42%) Dell