Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 159 155
Rank change year-on-year -27 -4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 1,342 1,511 1,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.70% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.79% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 968 983
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £220 £234 £213
90th Percentile £500 £500 £476
UK median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 77 78
England median hourly rate £23.08 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.51% +13.33% -4.26%
10th Percentile £14.75 £12.65 £13.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -21.67% +15.38% -1.89%

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 88,262 84,277 94,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,200 55,364 61,413
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,607 2,965 3,469
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -30 491 £400 -0.12% 107
South East -36 322 £375 +3.59% 92
Midlands +23 207 £375 +11.11% 31
West Midlands +35 162 £400 +6.67% 20
North of England -46 131 £350 - 55
South West +43 124 £338 +12.50% 24
North West -13 82 £350 +3.70% 22
East of England -24 79 £335 +7.20% 36
East Midlands -3 45 £307 +2.17% 11
Yorkshire -44 41 £325 -13.33% 32
North East +13 8 £600 +71.43% 1
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 971 (72.35%) Cisco
2 691 (51.49%) Firewall
3 600 (44.71%) Cisco Certification
4 420 (31.30%) CCNP
5 395 (29.43%) WAN
6 350 (26.08%) LAN
7 300 (22.35%) CheckPoint
8 292 (21.76%) VPN
9 289 (21.54%) Wireless
10 286 (21.31%) CCNA
11 266 (19.82%) Network Security
12 257 (19.15%) Juniper
13 255 (19.00%) Security Cleared
14 247 (18.41%) Data Centre
15 241 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
16 235 (17.51%) BGP
17 220 (16.39%) F5
18 211 (15.72%) MPLS
19 200 (14.90%) SC Cleared
20 185 (13.79%) Network Design
21 173 (12.89%) Cisco Nexus
22 170 (12.67%) OSPF
23 158 (11.77%) DNS
24 152 (11.33%) ITIL
25 148 (11.03%) TCP/IP
26 145 (10.80%) Palo Alto
27 144 (10.73%) Windows
28 137 (10.21%) Finance
29 134 (9.99%) CCIE
30 122 (9.09%) Fortinet

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 16 (1.19%) MS Exchange
2 15 (1.12%) Skype for Business
3 9 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (0.67%) IIS
4 4 (0.30%) Apache
5 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.15%) Confluence
6 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.075%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.075%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.075%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.075%) nginx
7 1 (0.075%) SAS
7 1 (0.075%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.075%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.075%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) RMDS
2 1 (0.075%) Maximo
2 1 (0.075%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (7.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.56%) Office 365
4 9 (0.67%) IaaS
5 8 (0.60%) SaaS
6 7 (0.52%) PaaS
7 6 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.22%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.15%) GitHub
11 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.075%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.075%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 691 (51.49%) Firewall
2 395 (29.43%) WAN
3 350 (26.08%) LAN
4 292 (21.76%) VPN
5 289 (21.54%) Wireless
6 266 (19.82%) Network Security
7 241 (17.96%) Cisco ASA
8 235 (17.51%) BGP
9 211 (15.72%) MPLS
10 173 (12.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 170 (12.67%) OSPF
12 158 (11.77%) DNS
13 148 (11.03%) TCP/IP
14 120 (8.94%) VLAN
15 118 (8.79%) DHCP
16 98 (7.30%) Internet
17 88 (6.56%) EIGRP
18 84 (6.26%) VoIP
19 71 (5.29%) Wi-Fi
20 70 (5.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (0.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.075%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.075%) GIS
5 1 (0.075%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.30%) JIRA
4 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.075%) Subversion
5 1 (0.075%) Visual Studio
General
1 137 (10.21%) Finance
2 99 (7.38%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.17%) Banking
4 16 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 13 (0.97%) Retail
6 10 (0.75%) Legal
6 10 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.30%) Advertising
9 4 (0.30%) Billing
9 4 (0.30%) Local Government
10 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.22%) Publishing
11 2 (0.15%) Games
11 2 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.075%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.075%) French Language
12 1 (0.075%) Front Office
12 1 (0.075%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.38%) 802.1X
2 15 (1.12%) Regular Expression
3 9 (0.67%) Web Services
4 8 (0.60%) WAP
5 5 (0.37%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.30%) Core Data
7 3 (0.22%) .NET
8 2 (0.15%) CGI
8 2 (0.15%) CSS
8 2 (0.15%) WebRTC
8 2 (0.15%) XML
8 2 (0.15%) XMPP
8 2 (0.15%) YAML
9 1 (0.075%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.075%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.075%) HTML
9 1 (0.075%) Java EE
9 1 (0.075%) LDAP
9 1 (0.075%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 247 (18.41%) Data Centre
2 44 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (2.91%) NHS
4 23 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 12 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 11 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 10 (0.75%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.75%) PKI
8 9 (0.67%) FMCG
9 7 (0.52%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.45%) e-Health
10 6 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.45%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.37%) CCTV
11 5 (0.37%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.37%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.30%) Clustering
12 4 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.30%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (10.73%) Windows
2 83 (6.18%) Linux
3 63 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.53%) Unix
4 34 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.34%) CentOS
7 18 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.37%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.22%) Check Point GAiA
13 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (13.79%) Network Design
2 152 (11.33%) ITIL
3 102 (7.60%) Load Balancing
3 102 (7.60%) Migration
4 82 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
5 79 (5.89%) Network Management
6 59 (4.40%) Change Management
7 54 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
8 52 (3.87%) Project Management
9 49 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 46 (3.43%) High Availability
11 41 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
12 35 (2.61%) Change Control
13 32 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
13 32 (2.38%) Incident Management
13 32 (2.38%) Service Management
14 31 (2.31%) Customer Requirements
14 31 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
15 30 (2.24%) Network Architecture
16 27 (2.01%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 53 (3.95%) Python
2 24 (1.79%) SQL
3 17 (1.27%) Perl
4 16 (1.19%) Bash Shell
4 16 (1.19%) C
5 7 (0.52%) PowerShell
6 6 (0.45%) Java
7 4 (0.30%) AWK
7 4 (0.30%) sed
7 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.075%) C++
8 1 (0.075%) PHP
8 1 (0.075%) Ruby
8 1 (0.075%) VBA
8 1 (0.075%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 600 (44.71%) Cisco Certification
2 420 (31.30%) CCNP
3 286 (21.31%) CCNA
4 255 (19.00%) Security Cleared
5 200 (14.90%) SC Cleared
6 134 (9.99%) CCIE
7 62 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 38 (2.83%) Degree
9 32 (2.38%) CCDP
10 28 (2.09%) CCSE
11 27 (2.01%) CCSA
12 22 (1.64%) JNCIA
13 20 (1.49%) JNCIP
14 17 (1.27%) CISSP
14 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (1.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 14 (1.04%) Check Point Certification
16 14 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.04%) JNCIS
17 13 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.46%) SLA
2 13 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.45%) GCP
5 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.30%) QA
6 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.22%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.09%) ProxySG
4 26 (1.94%) VMware NSX
5 19 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.97%) vSphere
8 12 (0.89%) XenApp
9 9 (0.67%) iptables
10 8 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.30%) Firmware
12 3 (0.22%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.22%) Docker
12 3 (0.22%) pfSense
12 3 (0.22%) vCloud
12 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.15%) Xen
13 2 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 75 (5.59%) FortiGate
2 45 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
3 31 (2.31%) SCOM
4 23 (1.71%) Ansible
5 14 (1.04%) SCCM
6 12 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (0.75%) Nagios
7 10 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
8 9 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.52%) Puppet
9 7 (0.52%) SCSM
9 7 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 6 (0.45%) Opsview
10 6 (0.45%) SELinux
11 5 (0.37%) Cacti
11 5 (0.37%) Nessus
12 4 (0.30%) OpenView
12 4 (0.30%) Terraform
13 3 (0.22%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 971 (72.35%) Cisco
2 300 (22.35%) CheckPoint
3 257 (19.15%) Juniper
4 220 (16.39%) F5
5 145 (10.80%) Palo Alto
6 122 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 110 (8.20%) VMware
8 95 (7.08%) Citrix
9 94 (7.00%) HP
10 85 (6.33%) SolarWinds
11 75 (5.59%) Blue Coat
11 75 (5.59%) Microsoft
12 74 (5.51%) Aruba
13 63 (4.69%) McAfee
14 40 (2.98%) Oracle
15 36 (2.68%) Dell
16 34 (2.53%) Meraki
16 34 (2.53%) Riverbed
17 33 (2.46%) Nokia
18 29 (2.16%) Arista