Period
to 8 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 157 193
Rank change year-on-year +28 +36 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 609 1,500 1,369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.95% 1.81% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.91% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 1,050 892
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £519
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 62 49
Median hourly rate £38.88 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.53% +21.43% +44.75%
10th Percentile £16.86 £12.43 £15.24
90th Percentile £157.53 £51.13 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £37.75 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -10.12% +5.00% +45.45%

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 29,169 78,379 88,832
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.36% 94.32% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,464 52,097 58,783
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,173 2,567 2,823
Median hourly rate £26.96 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.80% +6.95% +1.19%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.04 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +8.33% -3.69%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in England

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +26 195 £425 -5.56% 35
North of England +47 121 £375 +15.38% 26
South East +11 115 £325 -13.33% 27
Midlands +41 87 £440 +25.71% 14
North West +38 75 £375 +3.45% 12
West Midlands +41 73 £475 +26.67% 11
South West -2 49 £413 +3.13% 16
Yorkshire +63 41 £350 +16.67% 13
East of England +24 38 £335 -12.99% 12
East Midlands +16 14 £310 -0.80% 3
North East +3 5 £400 +35.59% 1
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 412 (67.65%) Cisco
2 287 (47.13%) Firewall
3 269 (44.17%) Cisco Certification
4 206 (33.83%) CCNP
5 182 (29.89%) WAN
6 174 (28.57%) LAN
7 145 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 140 (22.99%) BGP
9 138 (22.66%) CCNA
10 126 (20.69%) Juniper
11 118 (19.38%) VPN
12 106 (17.41%) F5
13 103 (16.91%) Data Centre
14 102 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 100 (16.42%) OSPF
16 98 (16.09%) Network Security
17 96 (15.76%) CheckPoint
18 92 (15.11%) MPLS
18 92 (15.11%) Migration
19 86 (14.12%) Finance
19 86 (14.12%) Wireless
20 85 (13.96%) Palo Alto
21 76 (12.48%) Network Design
22 75 (12.32%) SC Cleared
23 72 (11.82%) CCIE
24 70 (11.49%) DNS
25 66 (10.84%) TCP/IP
26 64 (10.51%) Windows
26 64 (10.51%) Cisco ASA
27 55 (9.03%) Python

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 12 (1.97%) Confluence
2 11 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.48%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) CMS
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.16%) SAS
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.78%) AWS
2 21 (3.45%) Azure
3 9 (1.48%) Office 365
3 9 (1.48%) PaaS
4 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.99%) IaaS
5 6 (0.99%) SaaS
6 5 (0.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.49%) GCP
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.33%) Route 53
10 1 (0.16%) Akamai
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 287 (47.13%) Firewall
2 182 (29.89%) WAN
3 174 (28.57%) LAN
4 140 (22.99%) BGP
5 118 (19.38%) VPN
6 102 (16.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 100 (16.42%) OSPF
8 98 (16.09%) Network Security
9 92 (15.11%) MPLS
10 86 (14.12%) Wireless
11 70 (11.49%) DNS
12 66 (10.84%) TCP/IP
13 64 (10.51%) Cisco ASA
14 54 (8.87%) IPsec
15 49 (8.05%) EIGRP
15 49 (8.05%) VoIP
16 47 (7.72%) DHCP
17 45 (7.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 38 (6.24%) SNMP
18 38 (6.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.66%) Big Data
1 4 (0.66%) MySQL
2 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
2 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.82%) JIRA
3 5 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.49%) Robot Framework
5 3 (0.49%) TestRail
6 1 (0.16%) GitLab
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
General
1 86 (14.12%) Finance
2 40 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.09%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.63%) Banking
5 12 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.64%) Legal
7 7 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.99%) Retail
9 4 (0.66%) Local Government
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.49%) Police
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
11 2 (0.33%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.97%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.49%) .NET
3 2 (0.33%) LDAP
3 2 (0.33%) XML
4 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.16%) J2EE
4 1 (0.16%) LAMP
4 1 (0.16%) Memcached
4 1 (0.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.16%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (16.91%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.28%) PKI
3 18 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.64%) NHS
7 9 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.82%) Social Media
10 4 (0.66%) Fibre Optics
10 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.49%) CMDB
11 3 (0.49%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.49%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.49%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.49%) User Experience
12 2 (0.33%) Handset
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.51%) Windows
2 47 (7.72%) Linux
3 27 (4.43%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.97%) Unix
5 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.99%) CentOS
8 5 (0.82%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.33%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) CatOS
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
11 1 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (15.11%) Migration
2 76 (12.48%) Network Design
3 49 (8.05%) Load Balancing
4 48 (7.88%) Change Management
5 36 (5.91%) ITIL
6 29 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (3.28%) DevOps
9 20 (3.28%) Network Management
9 20 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
10 19 (3.12%) Service Delivery
11 17 (2.79%) SIEM
12 15 (2.46%) Cryptography
12 15 (2.46%) Service Management
13 14 (2.30%) Decision-Making
13 14 (2.30%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.30%) Project Delivery
14 13 (2.13%) Capacity Management
14 13 (2.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.03%) Python
2 12 (1.97%) C
2 12 (1.97%) Shell Script
3 9 (1.48%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.31%) SQL
5 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.49%) C++
7 3 (0.49%) PHP
7 3 (0.49%) VBScript
8 2 (0.33%) Java
8 2 (0.33%) Lisp
9 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 269 (44.17%) Cisco Certification
2 206 (33.83%) CCNP
3 145 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 138 (22.66%) CCNA
5 75 (12.32%) SC Cleared
6 72 (11.82%) CCIE
7 46 (7.55%) DV Cleared
8 25 (4.11%) CCDP
9 19 (3.12%) JNCIA
10 16 (2.63%) Degree
11 12 (1.97%) CCDA
11 12 (1.97%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 11 (1.81%) JNCIS
13 10 (1.64%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.31%) CCSA
16 6 (0.99%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.99%) CCIP
17 5 (0.82%) CISSP
17 5 (0.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.13%) SLA
2 7 (1.15%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) NIST
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.63%) VMware NSX
3 11 (1.81%) vSphere
4 8 (1.31%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.66%) XenApp
6 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.33%) vCloud
8 1 (0.16%) Docker
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 33 (5.42%) FortiGate
2 24 (3.94%) Ansible
3 13 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (0.66%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.49%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.49%) Terraform
8 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) Puppet
8 2 (0.33%) SCCM
8 2 (0.33%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.16%) Opsview
9 1 (0.16%) Packer
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 412 (67.65%) Cisco
2 126 (20.69%) Juniper
3 106 (17.41%) F5
4 96 (15.76%) CheckPoint
5 85 (13.96%) Palo Alto
6 49 (8.05%) VMware
7 33 (5.42%) Fortinet
7 33 (5.42%) SolarWinds
8 30 (4.93%) Microsoft
9 27 (4.43%) Blue Coat
10 26 (4.27%) HP
11 25 (4.11%) Citrix
11 25 (4.11%) Meraki
12 24 (3.94%) Dell
13 23 (3.78%) Aruba
14 17 (2.79%) McAfee
15 14 (2.30%) Arista
15 14 (2.30%) Splunk
16 12 (1.97%) Oracle
16 12 (1.97%) Riverbed