Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 191 162
Rank change year-on-year -2 -29 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,372 1,256 1,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.39% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.47% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 796 1,018
England median daily rate £395 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £242
90th Percentile £523 £519 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 52
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £35.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -28.77% +47.79%
10th Percentile £15.24 £14.75 £17.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £47.98
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -23.61% +51.58%

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 89,014 85,687 93,164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,186 56,557 61,513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 2,541 2,879
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +20 549 £400 -0.12% 101
South East -30 270 £388 +1.97% 89
North of England +7 198 £361 -6.63% 78
Midlands +9 184 £381 -0.97% 62
West Midlands +2 148 £388 -3.13% 38
North West -12 107 £375 -1.32% 46
South West -34 90 £325 -10.65% 34
East of England -10 75 £400 +36.75% 35
Yorkshire -4 65 £313 -20.38% 26
East Midlands +6 36 £331 -3.71% 24
North East -3 25 £325 -23.53% 6
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1,028 (74.93%) Cisco
2 780 (56.85%) Firewall
3 650 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
4 504 (36.73%) WAN
5 469 (34.18%) CCNP
6 407 (29.66%) LAN
7 334 (24.34%) Wireless
8 310 (22.59%) Juniper
9 309 (22.52%) CCNA
10 300 (21.87%) BGP
11 293 (21.36%) Security Cleared
12 286 (20.85%) CheckPoint
13 282 (20.55%) Data Centre
14 267 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
15 249 (18.15%) VPN
16 247 (18.00%) OSPF
17 245 (17.86%) F5
18 240 (17.49%) Network Security
19 224 (16.33%) MPLS
20 223 (16.25%) SC Cleared
21 213 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
22 195 (14.21%) ITIL
23 164 (11.95%) Network Design
24 160 (11.66%) Windows
25 157 (11.44%) Palo Alto
26 154 (11.22%) Finance
27 150 (10.93%) VMware
28 145 (10.57%) TCP/IP
29 143 (10.42%) DNS
30 135 (9.84%) CCIE

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 17 (1.24%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.87%) IIS
4 11 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.73%) Apache
6 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.29%) Confluence
7 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.22%) Site Server
9 2 (0.15%) nginx
9 2 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.073%) CMS
10 1 (0.073%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.073%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.073%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 132 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.84%) Office 365
4 16 (1.17%) IaaS
5 14 (1.02%) PaaS
6 11 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.58%) SaaS
8 7 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) GitHub
9 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.15%) Akamai
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.15%) Serverless
11 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.073%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.073%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 780 (56.85%) Firewall
2 504 (36.73%) WAN
3 407 (29.66%) LAN
4 334 (24.34%) Wireless
5 300 (21.87%) BGP
6 267 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
7 249 (18.15%) VPN
8 247 (18.00%) OSPF
9 240 (17.49%) Network Security
10 224 (16.33%) MPLS
11 213 (15.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 145 (10.57%) TCP/IP
13 143 (10.42%) DNS
14 121 (8.82%) VLAN
15 119 (8.67%) EIGRP
16 103 (7.51%) VoIP
17 100 (7.29%) Wi-Fi
18 97 (7.07%) Cisco ISE
19 94 (6.85%) IPsec
20 92 (6.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.22%) MySQL
5 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.073%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.073%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.073%) Big Data
7 1 (0.073%) DTS
7 1 (0.073%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.073%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.073%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.073%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.58%) JIRA
3 5 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.073%) AppScan
6 1 (0.073%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.073%) Vagrant
General
1 154 (11.22%) Finance
2 108 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.06%) Banking
4 23 (1.68%) Retail
5 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.51%) Multimedia
5 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (0.44%) Electronics
6 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.44%) Law
6 6 (0.44%) Legal
6 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.36%) German Language
7 5 (0.36%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.29%) French Language
8 4 (0.29%) Marketing
9 3 (0.22%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.22%) Military
10 2 (0.15%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 9 (0.66%) LDAP
3 8 (0.58%) Web Services
4 6 (0.44%) XML
5 4 (0.29%) CSS
5 4 (0.29%) HTML
5 4 (0.29%) JSON
5 4 (0.29%) WAP
6 3 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.22%) REST
7 2 (0.15%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.15%) LAMP
7 2 (0.15%) RESTful
7 2 (0.15%) SAML
7 2 (0.15%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.15%) Web Services Management
7 2 (0.15%) XMPP
8 1 (0.073%) Middleware
8 1 (0.073%) VXML
8 1 (0.073%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 282 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 77 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (2.26%) Private Cloud
5 25 (1.82%) PKI
6 23 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 22 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.46%) NHS
9 12 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.73%) Handset
11 10 (0.73%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.66%) CMDB
13 8 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.44%) Fintech
16 5 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 5 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 160 (11.66%) Windows
2 118 (8.60%) Linux
3 92 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 33 (2.41%) Unix
5 27 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 19 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.24%) CentOS
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.44%) Solaris
11 5 (0.36%) Check Point GAiA
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) zOS
15 1 (0.073%) Android
15 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (14.21%) ITIL
2 164 (11.95%) Network Design
3 129 (9.40%) Migration
4 105 (7.65%) Load Balancing
5 74 (5.39%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
7 69 (5.03%) Change Management
8 67 (4.88%) Network Management
9 53 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 50 (3.64%) Change Control
11 48 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 45 (3.28%) Service Management
13 41 (2.99%) High Availability
14 40 (2.92%) DevOps
15 39 (2.84%) WAN Optimisation
16 36 (2.62%) Project Management
17 35 (2.55%) Network Architecture
18 34 (2.48%) ITIL V3
18 34 (2.48%) Network Virtualisation
19 33 (2.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (4.66%) Python
2 43 (3.13%) SQL
3 25 (1.82%) Bash Shell
4 20 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 14 (1.02%) Perl
6 12 (0.87%) C
7 6 (0.44%) Tcl
8 5 (0.36%) Java
8 5 (0.36%) VB
9 4 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.15%) JCL
11 2 (0.15%) PHP
12 1 (0.073%) AWK
12 1 (0.073%) C++
12 1 (0.073%) Lisp
12 1 (0.073%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.073%) Ruby
12 1 (0.073%) VBScript
12 1 (0.073%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 650 (47.38%) Cisco Certification
2 469 (34.18%) CCNP
3 309 (22.52%) CCNA
4 293 (21.36%) Security Cleared
5 223 (16.25%) SC Cleared
6 135 (9.84%) CCIE
7 81 (5.90%) DV Cleared
8 50 (3.64%) Degree
9 41 (2.99%) CCDP
10 31 (2.26%) CCSE
11 26 (1.90%) JNCIP
12 25 (1.82%) CCSA
12 25 (1.82%) JNCIA
13 19 (1.38%) JNCIS
14 18 (1.31%) CCSP
14 18 (1.31%) CISSP
15 17 (1.24%) Check Point Certification
16 16 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.48%) SLA
2 17 (1.24%) QA
3 16 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.51%) COBIT
6 5 (0.36%) GDPR
6 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.22%) NEBOSH
7 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.073%) GPG13
9 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.073%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.073%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (4.45%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
3 29 (2.11%) VMware NSX
4 23 (1.68%) ProxySG
5 17 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.80%) vSphere
7 10 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.36%) Firmware
9 3 (0.22%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.22%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) iptables
10 2 (0.15%) NFS
10 2 (0.15%) Postfix
10 2 (0.15%) Samba
10 2 (0.15%) Squid
10 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.073%) NDS
Systems Management
1 72 (5.25%) FortiGate
2 36 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
3 29 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 29 (2.11%) SCCM
4 25 (1.82%) vCenter Server
5 20 (1.46%) Ansible
6 15 (1.09%) SCOM
7 13 (0.95%) Nagios
8 12 (0.87%) Cacti
8 12 (0.87%) Terraform
9 11 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
10 10 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
11 6 (0.44%) Opsview
11 6 (0.44%) TrustSec
12 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.36%) Nessus
12 5 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.36%) Puppet
12 5 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
13 4 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,028 (74.93%) Cisco
2 310 (22.59%) Juniper
3 286 (20.85%) CheckPoint
4 245 (17.86%) F5
5 157 (11.44%) Palo Alto
6 150 (10.93%) VMware
7 102 (7.43%) Microsoft
8 101 (7.36%) SolarWinds
9 98 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 86 (6.27%) HP
11 83 (6.05%) Aruba
12 70 (5.10%) Meraki
13 69 (5.03%) McAfee
14 58 (4.23%) Blue Coat
15 47 (3.43%) Arista
16 45 (3.28%) Citrix
17 38 (2.77%) NetApp
17 38 (2.77%) Riverbed
18 33 (2.41%) Infoblox
19 32 (2.33%) Splunk