Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Senior Network Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 620 656
Rank change year-on-year -81 +36 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 145 247 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 152 144
England median daily rate £428 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £313
90th Percentile £538 £574 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 14
England median hourly rate £35.00 £49.60 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.43% +73.08% -26.05%
10th Percentile £17.50 £24.81 £20.59
90th Percentile £51.75 £55.00 £49.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £28.66
% change year-on-year -10.00% +74.49% -26.05%

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 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Network Engineer in England

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in England

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in England

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in England

Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -45 69 £450 - 8
South East -28 23 £415 +0.61% 1
North of England +35 21 £440 +14.88% 7
Midlands +36 18 £408 +41.74% 2
West Midlands +32 15 £415 +18.57% 1
North West +22 11 £430 -1.71% 2
Yorkshire +9 10 £484 +30.74% 5
East of England -23 8 £463 +7.56% 1
South West -3 6 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +1 3 £320 +11.30% 1
Senior Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (80.69%) Cisco
2 95 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (53.79%) Firewall
4 75 (51.72%) CCNP
5 57 (39.31%) WAN
6 45 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
7 43 (29.66%) LAN
8 41 (28.28%) Data Centre
9 40 (27.59%) VPN
10 38 (26.21%) CheckPoint
11 37 (25.52%) BGP
11 37 (25.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 36 (24.83%) F5
13 35 (24.14%) CCIE
14 34 (23.45%) Wireless
15 32 (22.07%) Juniper
16 29 (20.00%) Network Security
17 28 (19.31%) MPLS
18 27 (18.62%) CCNA
18 27 (18.62%) ITIL
19 26 (17.93%) OSPF
20 23 (15.86%) Finance
21 22 (15.17%) EIGRP
22 21 (14.48%) DNS
22 21 (14.48%) DHCP
23 20 (13.79%) Fortinet
23 20 (13.79%) Palo Alto
24 19 (13.10%) VLAN
24 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
24 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP

Senior 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 4 (2.76%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 78 (53.79%) Firewall
2 57 (39.31%) WAN
3 45 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
4 43 (29.66%) LAN
5 40 (27.59%) VPN
6 37 (25.52%) BGP
6 37 (25.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (23.45%) Wireless
8 29 (20.00%) Network Security
9 28 (19.31%) MPLS
10 26 (17.93%) OSPF
11 22 (15.17%) EIGRP
12 21 (14.48%) DHCP
12 21 (14.48%) DNS
13 19 (13.10%) TCP/IP
13 19 (13.10%) VLAN
14 16 (11.03%) VoIP
15 13 (8.97%) SAN
16 12 (8.28%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (8.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (15.86%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.83%) Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Electronics
5 4 (2.76%) German Language
5 4 (2.76%) Marketing
6 3 (2.07%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.38%) Billing
7 2 (1.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Front Office
8 1 (0.69%) Military
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) WAP
2 4 (2.76%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.38%) Web Services
5 1 (0.69%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) XML
5 1 (0.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.28%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.07%) Driving Licence
2 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.07%) Replication
3 2 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.38%) NHS
3 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.69%) Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.21%) Linux
4 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.76%) SUSE
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) ITIL
2 16 (11.03%) Network Design
3 14 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 12 (8.28%) Migration
4 12 (8.28%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 10 (6.90%) Network Load Balancing
6 9 (6.21%) Network Management
7 8 (5.52%) Network Packet Analysis
7 8 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.83%) Change Management
9 6 (4.14%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.14%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.45%) High Availability
10 5 (3.45%) Information Security
10 5 (3.45%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) Python
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.76%) Perl
3 4 (2.76%) SQL
4 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.38%) C
4 2 (1.38%) C-shell
4 2 (1.38%) Korn
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (51.72%) CCNP
3 35 (24.14%) CCIE
4 27 (18.62%) CCNA
5 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.59%) JNCIA
7 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 7 (4.83%) JNCIS
9 6 (4.14%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.45%) CCDA
10 5 (3.45%) CCDP
10 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.76%) CCSA
11 4 (2.76%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.76%) CISSP
11 4 (2.76%) MCSE
11 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.38%) CCSE
12 2 (1.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.45%) VMware NSX
5 4 (2.76%) vSphere
6 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.38%) NFS
7 2 (1.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.52%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.07%) Nagios
4 3 (2.07%) Opsview
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.69%) Ansible
6 1 (0.69%) Cacti
6 1 (0.69%) OpenView
6 1 (0.69%) OPNET
6 1 (0.69%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.69%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 117 (80.69%) Cisco
2 38 (26.21%) CheckPoint
3 36 (24.83%) F5
4 32 (22.07%) Juniper
5 20 (13.79%) Fortinet
5 20 (13.79%) Palo Alto
6 18 (12.41%) VMware
7 17 (11.72%) Blue Coat
8 13 (8.97%) Riverbed
9 11 (7.59%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.21%) BMC
10 9 (6.21%) Citrix
10 9 (6.21%) IBM
11 8 (5.52%) McAfee
12 7 (4.83%) Arista
12 7 (4.83%) Aruba
12 7 (4.83%) HP
12 7 (4.83%) Microsoft
13 5 (3.45%) Dell
13 5 (3.45%) EMC