Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Operations Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Operations Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 814 830
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 15 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.016% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.023% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 14
England median daily rate £370 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +1.45% +8.24%
10th Percentile £309 £263 £270
90th Percentile £458 £525 £406
UK median daily rate £360 £356 £345
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
England median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +95.81%
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year - +3.34% +95.81%

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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

Network Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Operations Engineer in England

Network Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Operations Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Operations Engineer in England

Network Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Operations Engineer in England

Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Operations Engineer in England

Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
South East -15 7 £338 +1.89% 2
London -21 4 £475 +26.67% 2
Midlands +9 3 £415 +50.91%
West Midlands - 3 £415 -
North of England +48 1 £350 -26.32% 3
North West +17 1 £350 -26.32% 2
Network Operations Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) MPLS
4 6 (40.00%) F5
5 5 (33.33%) VLAN
5 5 (33.33%) OSPF
5 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) CCIE
5 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) Wireless
6 4 (26.67%) Network Security
6 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) DNS

Network Operations 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) MPLS
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) OSPF
3 5 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
4 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
4 4 (26.67%) Network Security
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) HSRP
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Cyberattack
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Network Management
4 2 (13.33%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (13.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Contact Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CCVP
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (6.67%) Cacti
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) OpenNMS
2 1 (6.67%) OSSEC
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) RANCID
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
4 6 (40.00%) F5
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) BMC
7 2 (13.33%) CA
7 2 (13.33%) McAfee
8 1 (6.67%) Avaya
8 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
8 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
8 1 (6.67%) IronPort
8 1 (6.67%) Juniper
8 1 (6.67%) Qualys