Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 188 201
Rank change year-on-year +54 +13 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,529 1,405 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.97% 1.49% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.57% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,030 912 783
England median daily rate £378 £397 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +5.93% -
10th Percentile £220 £238 £213
90th Percentile £526 £525 £519
UK median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 41
England median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.17% +23.40% -32.28%
10th Percentile £16.70 £15.24 £14.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.09 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £31.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year +43.55% +15.35% -24.83%

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 73,151 89,335 86,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 94.73% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,607 59,468 57,363
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,498 2,835 2,565
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.99% -1.87% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +7 442 £425 +5.52% 121
South East +96 436 £398 +2.71% 98
North of England +37 213 £350 - 60
Midlands +20 161 £350 -6.67% 58
South West +30 142 £390 +15.56% 33
North West +38 127 £375 - 44
East of England +66 120 £350 -12.50% 37
West Midlands +1 105 £355 -5.33% 33
Yorkshire +20 62 £300 -4.00% 13
East Midlands +47 56 £311 -26.76% 25
North East +16 24 £300 -7.69% 3
South Coast - 2 - -
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 1,089 (71.22%) Cisco
2 814 (53.24%) Firewall
3 741 (48.46%) Cisco Certification
4 577 (37.74%) WAN
5 522 (34.14%) CCNP
6 481 (31.46%) LAN
7 356 (23.28%) CCNA
8 347 (22.69%) CheckPoint
9 338 (22.11%) BGP
10 311 (20.34%) Juniper
11 298 (19.49%) Wireless
12 293 (19.16%) Data Centre
13 289 (18.90%) VPN
14 285 (18.64%) Network Security
15 284 (18.57%) Palo Alto
16 266 (17.40%) MPLS
17 265 (17.33%) F5
18 261 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
19 254 (16.61%) OSPF
20 247 (16.15%) Security Cleared
21 227 (14.85%) Cisco Nexus
22 188 (12.30%) DNS
23 185 (12.10%) TCP/IP
24 168 (10.99%) Network Design
25 166 (10.86%) Finance
26 164 (10.73%) SC Cleared
27 160 (10.46%) CCIE
28 155 (10.14%) ITIL
29 152 (9.94%) Migration
30 149 (9.74%) Telecoms

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 25 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 21 (1.37%) Skype for Business
3 12 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.39%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.26%) IIS
6 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.20%) Apache
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.065%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.065%) Confluence
9 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.065%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.15%) AWS
2 92 (6.02%) Azure
3 32 (2.09%) Office 365
4 16 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.78%) SaaS
6 9 (0.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (0.39%) IaaS
7 6 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.33%) G Suite
9 4 (0.26%) AWS CodePipeline
9 4 (0.26%) GCP
10 3 (0.20%) GitHub
10 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.20%) PaaS
11 1 (0.065%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.065%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.065%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.065%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 814 (53.24%) Firewall
2 577 (37.74%) WAN
3 481 (31.46%) LAN
4 338 (22.11%) BGP
5 298 (19.49%) Wireless
6 289 (18.90%) VPN
7 285 (18.64%) Network Security
8 266 (17.40%) MPLS
9 261 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
10 254 (16.61%) OSPF
11 227 (14.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 188 (12.30%) DNS
13 185 (12.10%) TCP/IP
14 137 (8.96%) VLAN
15 136 (8.89%) VoIP
16 126 (8.24%) DHCP
17 121 (7.91%) Wi-Fi
18 112 (7.33%) Internet
19 108 (7.06%) IPsec
20 104 (6.80%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (0.26%) Big Data
2 4 (0.26%) Hadoop
2 4 (0.26%) MySQL
2 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.065%) DB2
5 1 (0.065%) Informix
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.065%) Power BI
5 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.065%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.20%) JIRA
4 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.13%) Ant
6 1 (0.065%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.065%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.065%) GDB
6 1 (0.065%) Hudson
6 1 (0.065%) Maven
6 1 (0.065%) TeamCity
General
1 166 (10.86%) Finance
2 149 (9.74%) Telecoms
3 64 (4.19%) Public Sector
4 34 (2.22%) Banking
5 28 (1.83%) Retail
6 21 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.85%) Electronics
9 11 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.65%) Multimedia
11 9 (0.59%) Legal
11 9 (0.59%) Marketing
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
12 6 (0.39%) Games
12 6 (0.39%) Military
13 5 (0.33%) Billing
13 5 (0.33%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.33%) Law
13 5 (0.33%) Publishing
14 4 (0.26%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.65%) Web Services
3 9 (0.59%) .NET
3 9 (0.59%) LDAP
4 8 (0.52%) JSON
5 7 (0.46%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.33%) CSS
7 4 (0.26%) Django
7 4 (0.26%) XML
8 3 (0.20%) HTML
8 3 (0.20%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.13%) Jinja
9 2 (0.13%) XMPP
10 1 (0.065%) CSS3
10 1 (0.065%) HTML5
10 1 (0.065%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.065%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 293 (19.16%) Data Centre
2 44 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (2.09%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 26 (1.70%) PKI
7 24 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 16 (1.05%) CMDB
10 16 (1.05%) NHS
11 12 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
12 11 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.52%) Replication
13 8 (0.52%) RSA SecurID
14 7 (0.46%) Clustering
14 7 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.33%) iPhone
15 5 (0.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (9.09%) Windows
2 111 (7.26%) Linux
3 68 (4.45%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.94%) Unix
5 18 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (0.92%) CentOS
7 10 (0.65%) Debian
7 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.59%) Check Point GAiA
9 7 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.39%) Solaris
10 6 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.26%) FreeBSD
11 4 (0.26%) VMS
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) SUSE
14 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (10.99%) Network Design
2 155 (10.14%) ITIL
3 152 (9.94%) Migration
4 123 (8.04%) Load Balancing
5 114 (7.46%) Network Management
6 95 (6.21%) Change Management
7 79 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
8 69 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 68 (4.45%) Incident Management
10 64 (4.19%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 53 (3.47%) High Availability
12 53 (3.47%) Project Delivery
13 51 (3.34%) Problem Management
13 51 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
14 49 (3.20%) Project Management
15 47 (3.07%) Kalman Filter
16 44 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (2.81%) Configuration Management
18 34 (2.22%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (6.41%) Python
2 40 (2.62%) PowerShell
3 30 (1.96%) Perl
4 24 (1.57%) SQL
5 18 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.85%) C
7 8 (0.52%) Java
7 8 (0.52%) Ruby
8 7 (0.46%) C#
9 4 (0.26%) C++
10 3 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.20%) Korn
10 3 (0.20%) VB
11 2 (0.13%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.13%) PHP
11 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.13%) Tcl
11 2 (0.13%) VB6
12 1 (0.065%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.065%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 741 (48.46%) Cisco Certification
2 522 (34.14%) CCNP
3 356 (23.28%) CCNA
4 247 (16.15%) Security Cleared
5 164 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 160 (10.46%) CCIE
7 74 (4.84%) DV Cleared
8 64 (4.19%) CCDP
9 55 (3.60%) Degree
10 41 (2.68%) CCSE
11 39 (2.55%) CCSA
12 34 (2.22%) JNCIA
13 31 (2.03%) JNCIP
14 22 (1.44%) CCDA
15 19 (1.24%) Check Point Certification
16 18 (1.18%) JNCIS
17 17 (1.11%) CISSP
18 16 (1.05%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 16 (1.05%) JNCIE
19 14 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.64%) SLA
2 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (0.72%) QA
3 8 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.39%) COBIT
4 6 (0.39%) GDPR
5 4 (0.26%) PMO
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.065%) MiFID
System Software
1 74 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (4.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.03%) VMware NSX
4 22 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.05%) Firmware
6 14 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 12 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.59%) vSphere
9 7 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.33%) Docker
11 4 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.26%) Snort
11 4 (0.26%) XenApp
12 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.13%) iptables
12 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.13%) LXC
12 2 (0.13%) Squid
13 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.065%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (3.60%) Ansible
2 52 (3.40%) FortiGate
3 48 (3.14%) Cisco Prime
4 36 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 22 (1.44%) Puppet
6 14 (0.92%) Nagios
7 13 (0.85%) SCCM
8 12 (0.78%) Nessus
9 8 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 8 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.46%) Cacti
10 7 (0.46%) Iperf
11 6 (0.39%) SCOM
11 6 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
12 5 (0.33%) Salt
12 5 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.26%) Cisco CME
13 4 (0.26%) TrustSec
13 4 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,089 (71.22%) Cisco
2 347 (22.69%) CheckPoint
3 311 (20.34%) Juniper
4 284 (18.57%) Palo Alto
5 265 (17.33%) F5
6 133 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 117 (7.65%) Aruba
8 113 (7.39%) VMware
9 103 (6.74%) SolarWinds
10 96 (6.28%) Microsoft
11 88 (5.76%) Meraki
12 83 (5.43%) HP
13 64 (4.19%) Blue Coat
14 63 (4.12%) Citrix
15 47 (3.07%) Riverbed
16 40 (2.62%) McAfee
17 38 (2.49%) Dell
18 29 (1.90%) Extreme Networks
19 27 (1.77%) Avaya
20 26 (1.70%) Nokia