Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 181 158
Rank change year-on-year -6 -23 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,443 1,361 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.44% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.52% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 825 1,019
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £235
90th Percentile £525 £510 £503
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 71
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -7.27% +22.22%
10th Percentile £15.24 £14.46 £13.25
90th Percentile £55.91 £42.83 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £26.25 £29.56
% change year-on-year +23.81% -11.18% +31.36%

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 90,278 89,592 90,420
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,552 59,979 59,531
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,723 2,605 2,989
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.83 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.79
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +22 561 £415 +3.69% 113
South East -40 273 £388 +3.33% 98
North of England +47 247 £365 - 73
Midlands -21 180 £375 - 52
North West +14 133 £375 - 36
West Midlands -28 127 £388 +1.97% 34
South West -37 99 £365 +12.31% 39
Yorkshire +34 89 £338 -5.59% 30
East of England -4 83 £425 +55.25% 47
East Midlands +10 53 £344 +5.77% 18
North East +7 25 £325 -25.29% 7
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 1,088 (75.40%) Cisco
2 840 (58.21%) Firewall
3 715 (49.55%) Cisco Certification
4 545 (37.77%) WAN
5 515 (35.69%) CCNP
6 458 (31.74%) LAN
7 384 (26.61%) Wireless
8 357 (24.74%) CheckPoint
9 347 (24.05%) CCNA
10 344 (23.84%) BGP
11 320 (22.18%) Cisco ASA
12 319 (22.11%) OSPF
13 301 (20.86%) Security Cleared
14 288 (19.96%) Juniper
15 272 (18.85%) VPN
15 272 (18.85%) Network Security
16 271 (18.78%) F5
16 271 (18.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 265 (18.36%) Data Centre
18 257 (17.81%) SC Cleared
19 231 (16.01%) MPLS
20 202 (14.00%) Palo Alto
21 194 (13.44%) ITIL
22 180 (12.47%) Network Design
23 171 (11.85%) TCP/IP
24 164 (11.37%) CCIE
25 147 (10.19%) Load Balancing
26 146 (10.12%) Finance
27 144 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
28 143 (9.91%) DNS

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 29 (2.01%) Skype for Business
2 18 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (0.55%) IIS
5 6 (0.42%) Apache
5 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.21%) CMS
6 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.14%) Confluence
7 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.14%) nginx
7 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.069%) OpenWhisk
8 1 (0.069%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.069%) Site Server
Applications
1 31 (2.15%) MS Visio
2 28 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.069%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 144 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (3.12%) Office 365
4 24 (1.66%) IaaS
5 23 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.11%) PaaS
8 10 (0.69%) SaaS
9 6 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.14%) Datadog
10 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.14%) Serverless
10 2 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.069%) Akamai
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 840 (58.21%) Firewall
2 545 (37.77%) WAN
3 458 (31.74%) LAN
4 384 (26.61%) Wireless
5 344 (23.84%) BGP
6 320 (22.18%) Cisco ASA
7 319 (22.11%) OSPF
8 272 (18.85%) Network Security
8 272 (18.85%) VPN
9 271 (18.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 231 (16.01%) MPLS
11 171 (11.85%) TCP/IP
12 143 (9.91%) DNS
13 137 (9.49%) EIGRP
14 136 (9.42%) VoIP
15 113 (7.83%) VLAN
16 109 (7.55%) IPsec
17 108 (7.48%) Cisco IOS
18 106 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
19 96 (6.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (1.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.28%) MySQL
2 4 (0.28%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.28%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.21%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.069%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.069%) DB2
5 1 (0.069%) DTS
5 1 (0.069%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.069%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.069%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.62%) JIRA
3 7 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.21%) Hudson
5 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.069%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.069%) Vagrant
General
1 146 (10.12%) Finance
2 109 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 47 (3.26%) Banking
4 22 (1.52%) Retail
5 16 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.69%) Electronics
6 10 (0.69%) Law
6 10 (0.69%) Legal
6 10 (0.69%) Marketing
7 7 (0.49%) Multimedia
8 6 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.28%) Automotive
10 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.28%) Military
10 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.21%) Advertising
11 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.76%) Web Services
3 9 (0.62%) HTML
4 8 (0.55%) CGI
5 7 (0.49%) XML
6 5 (0.35%) LDAP
7 4 (0.28%) CSS
7 4 (0.28%) REST
7 4 (0.28%) XMPP
8 3 (0.21%) .NET
9 2 (0.14%) JSON
9 2 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.14%) RESTful
9 2 (0.14%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.14%) WAP
10 1 (0.069%) ISPF
10 1 (0.069%) jQuery
10 1 (0.069%) SOAP
10 1 (0.069%) Spine.js
10 1 (0.069%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 265 (18.36%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (1.94%) Private Cloud
5 23 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 23 (1.59%) NHS
6 19 (1.32%) PKI
7 16 (1.11%) Public Cloud
8 15 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 14 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (0.90%) Handset
11 8 (0.55%) Blog
11 8 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.55%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.49%) BBC
12 7 (0.49%) CMDB
12 7 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.42%) Fintech
14 5 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 137 (9.49%) Windows
2 115 (7.97%) Linux
3 76 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 32 (2.22%) Unix
5 20 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.28%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) zOS
12 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.14%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.069%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (13.44%) ITIL
2 180 (12.47%) Network Design
3 147 (10.19%) Load Balancing
4 142 (9.84%) Migration
5 93 (6.44%) Network Monitoring
6 82 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 68 (4.71%) Network Management
9 64 (4.44%) Change Management
10 48 (3.33%) High Availability
11 47 (3.26%) Change Control
11 47 (3.26%) Incident Management
12 42 (2.91%) Network Architecture
12 42 (2.91%) WAN Optimisation
13 38 (2.63%) ITIL V3
14 36 (2.49%) Project Management
15 34 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (2.29%) Network Load Balancing
17 31 (2.15%) Service Management
18 30 (2.08%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 69 (4.78%) Python
2 31 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.01%) SQL
4 27 (1.87%) Perl
5 25 (1.73%) Bash Shell
6 10 (0.69%) C
7 9 (0.62%) VB
8 7 (0.49%) Java
8 7 (0.49%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.49%) Tcl
9 3 (0.21%) JCL
10 2 (0.14%) Go
10 2 (0.14%) PHP
10 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.069%) C++
11 1 (0.069%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.069%) REXX
11 1 (0.069%) VBScript
11 1 (0.069%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 715 (49.55%) Cisco Certification
2 515 (35.69%) CCNP
3 347 (24.05%) CCNA
4 301 (20.86%) Security Cleared
5 257 (17.81%) SC Cleared
6 164 (11.37%) CCIE
7 60 (4.16%) DV Cleared
8 56 (3.88%) Degree
9 33 (2.29%) CCDP
10 30 (2.08%) CCSA
11 29 (2.01%) CCSE
12 24 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (1.66%) JNCIA
13 20 (1.39%) CISSP
14 18 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
16 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (1.04%) JNCIP
17 15 (1.04%) JNCIS
18 14 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.98%) SLA
2 16 (1.11%) QA
3 15 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.35%) GDPR
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.21%) NEBOSH
8 2 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.069%) COBIT
9 1 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.069%) GPG13
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.069%) OASIS TOSCA
9 1 (0.069%) PMO
9 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.01%) VMware NSX
4 21 (1.46%) ProxySG
5 19 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.69%) vSphere
7 6 (0.42%) Firmware
7 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.28%) Docker
8 4 (0.28%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.21%) XenApp
10 2 (0.14%) KVM
10 2 (0.14%) NFS
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.069%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.069%) iptables
11 1 (0.069%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (4.23%) FortiGate
2 38 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 27 (1.87%) SCCM
5 18 (1.25%) Nagios
6 14 (0.97%) Ansible
7 13 (0.90%) Cacti
7 13 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (0.69%) TrustSec
9 9 (0.62%) Terraform
9 9 (0.62%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.49%) ArcSight ESM
11 7 (0.49%) Puppet
12 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.42%) SCOM
13 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1,088 (75.40%) Cisco
2 357 (24.74%) CheckPoint
3 288 (19.96%) Juniper
4 271 (18.78%) F5
5 202 (14.00%) Palo Alto
6 138 (9.56%) VMware
7 120 (8.32%) Fortinet
8 101 (7.00%) Microsoft
9 100 (6.93%) Aruba
10 96 (6.65%) SolarWinds
11 87 (6.03%) Meraki
12 86 (5.96%) HP
13 73 (5.06%) Blue Coat
14 68 (4.71%) McAfee
15 60 (4.16%) Riverbed
16 49 (3.40%) Citrix
17 39 (2.70%) Arista
18 31 (2.15%) Infoblox
19 30 (2.08%) Forcepoint
20 26 (1.80%) NetApp