The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
UK / England
Rank 156 160 147
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 674 774 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.58% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.66% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 424 471
Median daily rate £363 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 24
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £17.80 £18.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £45.57 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 217 £400 +6.66% 50
South East -20 202 £350 - 36
South West +11 58 £250 -33.33% 9
East of England +1 42 £300 +9.09% 6
North West +39 40 £338 -1.81% 23
West Midlands +12 40 £363 -13.89% 12
Yorkshire -10 27 £375 +22.85% 12
East Midlands +4 25 £300 +4.34% 8
North East +5 22 £360 +2.85% 1
Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1123 (77.24%) Cisco
2 857 (58.94%) Firewall
3 774 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
4 545 (37.48%) CCNP
5 476 (32.74%) LAN
6 455 (31.29%) WAN
7 430 (29.57%) Juniper
8 398 (27.37%) CheckPoint
9 390 (26.82%) CCNA
10 332 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
11 324 (22.28%) Wireless
12 321 (22.08%) Network Security
12 321 (22.08%) Security Cleared
13 305 (20.98%) F5
14 278 (19.12%) Data Centre
15 261 (17.95%) VPN
16 250 (17.19%) SC Cleared
17 238 (16.37%) BGP
18 236 (16.23%) MPLS
18 236 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
19 234 (16.09%) OSPF
20 208 (14.31%) ITIL
21 203 (13.96%) Palo Alto
22 197 (13.55%) Network Design
23 176 (12.10%) DNS
24 175 (12.04%) CCIE
25 156 (10.73%) TCP/IP
26 150 (10.32%) Finance
27 147 (10.11%) VoIP
28 144 (9.90%) Telecoms

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (0.55%) Confluence
2 8 (0.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (0.41%) IIS
4 5 (0.34%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.21%) Apache
6 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.069%) CMS
7 1 (0.069%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.069%) Hubot
7 1 (0.069%) JBoss
7 1 (0.069%) nginx
7 1 (0.069%) SAS
7 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.069%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.31%) MS Office
2 19 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.069%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.17%) Office 365
4 6 (0.41%) IaaS
5 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.21%) Akamai
6 3 (0.21%) SaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.069%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 857 (58.94%) Firewall
2 476 (32.74%) LAN
3 455 (31.29%) WAN
4 332 (22.83%) Cisco ASA
5 324 (22.28%) Wireless
6 321 (22.08%) Network Security
7 261 (17.95%) VPN
8 238 (16.37%) BGP
9 236 (16.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 236 (16.23%) MPLS
10 234 (16.09%) OSPF
11 176 (12.10%) DNS
12 156 (10.73%) TCP/IP
13 147 (10.11%) VoIP
14 122 (8.39%) VLAN
15 112 (7.70%) Cisco IOS
16 104 (7.15%) Wi-Fi
17 90 (6.19%) DHCP
18 82 (5.64%) EIGRP
19 80 (5.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
2 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.069%) Big Data
5 1 (0.069%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.069%) Informix
5 1 (0.069%) MS Access
5 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.62%) JIRA
4 8 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.34%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.14%) JMeter
7 2 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.069%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.069%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.069%) Subversion
8 1 (0.069%) Travis CI
General
1 150 (10.32%) Finance
2 144 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.33%) Banking
4 27 (1.86%) Retail
5 14 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.55%) Local Government
9 7 (0.48%) Electronics
10 6 (0.41%) Marketing
10 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.34%) Publishing
12 4 (0.28%) Law
13 3 (0.21%) Back Office
13 3 (0.21%) Legal
14 2 (0.14%) Advertising
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.65%) 802.1X
2 12 (0.83%) CSS
3 10 (0.69%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.55%) Software Packaging
4 8 (0.55%) Web Services
5 5 (0.34%) XMPP
6 2 (0.14%) COM
6 2 (0.14%) RFC 2547
6 2 (0.14%) SOAP
7 1 (0.069%) .NET
7 1 (0.069%) CGI
7 1 (0.069%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.069%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.069%) Node.js
7 1 (0.069%) RESTful
7 1 (0.069%) Velocity
7 1 (0.069%) XML
7 1 (0.069%) XSLT
7 1 (0.069%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 278 (19.12%) Data Centre
2 58 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 23 (1.58%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.31%) NHS
6 19 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (0.76%) PKI
9 10 (0.69%) CMDB
10 7 (0.48%) Clustering
10 7 (0.48%) Wiki
11 6 (0.41%) RSA SecurID
12 5 (0.34%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.28%) Social Media
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.21%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.21%) iPad
14 3 (0.21%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 126 (8.67%) Windows
2 86 (5.91%) Linux
3 67 (4.61%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.82%) Unix
5 34 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.03%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.28%) AIX
10 4 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.28%) SUSE
10 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.21%) Android
11 3 (0.21%) CentOS
11 3 (0.21%) Solaris
11 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.14%) VMS
12 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (14.31%) ITIL
2 197 (13.55%) Network Design
3 120 (8.25%) Migration
4 109 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 84 (5.78%) Network Management
6 76 (5.23%) Service Management
7 64 (4.40%) Change Management
8 59 (4.06%) Project Management
9 52 (3.58%) Network Monitoring
10 46 (3.16%) High Availability
11 44 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
12 43 (2.96%) Network Architecture
13 37 (2.54%) ITSM
13 37 (2.54%) Problem Management
14 30 (2.06%) Incident Management
15 29 (1.99%) Configuration Management
15 29 (1.99%) Mentoring
16 25 (1.72%) Service Delivery
16 25 (1.72%) Web Filtering
17 24 (1.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (1.65%) SQL
2 19 (1.31%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.24%) C
3 18 (1.24%) Python
4 17 (1.17%) Perl
5 8 (0.55%) Java
6 6 (0.41%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.34%) Ruby
7 5 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.21%) C++
9 2 (0.14%) C#
9 2 (0.14%) Go
9 2 (0.14%) PHP
9 2 (0.14%) VB
9 2 (0.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.069%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.069%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.069%) Korn
10 1 (0.069%) Prolog
10 1 (0.069%) VC++
Qualifications
1 774 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
2 545 (37.48%) CCNP
3 390 (26.82%) CCNA
4 321 (22.08%) Security Cleared
5 250 (17.19%) SC Cleared
6 175 (12.04%) CCIE
7 80 (5.50%) JNCIA
8 77 (5.30%) CCDP
9 68 (4.68%) Degree
10 63 (4.33%) CCSE
11 58 (3.99%) CCSA
12 47 (3.23%) DV Cleared
13 39 (2.68%) JNCIE
14 35 (2.41%) CCIP
15 33 (2.27%) CCSP
16 32 (2.20%) JNCIS
17 31 (2.13%) CCDA
18 30 (2.06%) JNCIP
19 24 (1.65%) HP ASE
20 22 (1.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.61%) SLA
2 31 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.69%) QA
6 9 (0.62%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.069%) BS7799
7 1 (0.069%) GPG13
7 1 (0.069%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.38%) vSphere
6 18 (1.24%) ProxySG
7 10 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.62%) Firmware
9 8 (0.55%) vCloud
10 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.28%) KVM
12 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.14%) NFS
13 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
13 2 (0.14%) XenApp
13 2 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 91 (6.26%) FortiGate
2 37 (2.54%) Cisco Prime
3 30 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
5 14 (0.96%) Nagios
6 13 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (0.89%) Puppet
7 10 (0.69%) Forum Sentry
7 10 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.48%) Stealthwatch
9 6 (0.41%) Cacti
9 6 (0.41%) OPNET
9 6 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.34%) OpenView
10 5 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.28%) Foglight
11 4 (0.28%) WSUS
12 3 (0.21%) SCOM
13 2 (0.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1123 (77.24%) Cisco
2 430 (29.57%) Juniper
3 398 (27.37%) CheckPoint
4 305 (20.98%) F5
5 203 (13.96%) Palo Alto
6 136 (9.35%) VMware
7 119 (8.18%) HP
8 109 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 101 (6.95%) Blue Coat
10 89 (6.12%) Aruba
11 84 (5.78%) Citrix
12 81 (5.57%) SolarWinds
13 80 (5.50%) Riverbed
14 76 (5.23%) Microsoft
15 40 (2.75%) Brocade
16 38 (2.61%) Dell
17 30 (2.06%) Remedy
18 29 (1.99%) Nokia
19 28 (1.93%) Meraki
20 24 (1.65%) Intel Security
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £210 - £280 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 21 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 13 days ago