The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Network Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 508 522
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 76 106 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 44
Median daily rate £423 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +18.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +2.22% +33.33%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
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 £265 £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 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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
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 3 months to 28 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 -4 33 £429 +2.08% 5
South East +21 27 £425 +3.03% 8
Yorkshire +14 5 £500 +42.85% 2
North West +29 3 £375 +7.14% 2
East of England +1 3 £350 -12.50% 2
North East -14 3 £450 +24.13%
West Midlands +7 1 £450 +16.12% 2
South West -4 1 £320 -10.48%
Senior Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 153 (85.47%) Cisco
2 113 (63.13%) Firewall
3 99 (55.31%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (44.13%) CCNP
5 67 (37.43%) WAN
6 61 (34.08%) CheckPoint
7 57 (31.84%) LAN
8 52 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
9 49 (27.37%) Data Centre
10 47 (26.26%) Juniper
11 44 (24.58%) F5
12 41 (22.91%) Cisco Nexus
13 39 (21.79%) MPLS
13 39 (21.79%) OSPF
14 37 (20.67%) Network Security
15 36 (20.11%) Security Cleared
15 36 (20.11%) Network Design
15 36 (20.11%) Wireless
16 35 (19.55%) Finance
16 35 (19.55%) VPN
17 34 (18.99%) CCIE
17 34 (18.99%) VMware
18 33 (18.44%) CCNA
18 33 (18.44%) Windows
19 30 (16.76%) BGP
20 29 (16.20%) Palo Alto
21 24 (13.41%) Windows Server
22 23 (12.85%) Citrix
22 23 (12.85%) SC Cleared
23 22 (12.29%) Cisco IOS

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 11 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) Apache
2 1 (0.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (8.94%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Akamai
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (63.13%) Firewall
2 67 (37.43%) WAN
3 57 (31.84%) LAN
4 52 (29.05%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (22.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 39 (21.79%) MPLS
6 39 (21.79%) OSPF
7 37 (20.67%) Network Security
8 36 (20.11%) Wireless
9 35 (19.55%) VPN
10 30 (16.76%) BGP
11 22 (12.29%) Cisco IOS
12 21 (11.73%) IPsec
12 21 (11.73%) TCP/IP
13 19 (10.61%) DNS
14 18 (10.06%) DHCP
14 18 (10.06%) VoIP
15 17 (9.50%) EIGRP
15 17 (9.50%) SNMP
15 17 (9.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.79%) StarTeam
General
1 35 (19.55%) Finance
2 18 (10.06%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.26%) Banking
4 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.68%) Electronics
5 3 (1.68%) Marketing
5 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.12%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Back Office
7 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.47%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.35%) Web Services
3 3 (1.68%) COM
4 2 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.91%) CMDB
2 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.35%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) e-Health
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.44%) Windows
2 24 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.26%) Linux
4 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.03%) SUSE
7 5 (2.79%) Unix
8 3 (1.68%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.11%) Network Design
2 22 (12.29%) ITIL
3 18 (10.06%) Network Management
3 18 (10.06%) Project Management
4 15 (8.38%) Load Balancing
5 14 (7.82%) Network Architecture
6 11 (6.15%) Migration
7 10 (5.59%) Change Management
7 10 (5.59%) High Availability
8 9 (5.03%) Service Management
9 8 (4.47%) Asset Management
9 8 (4.47%) Change Control
9 8 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.91%) Process Improvement
11 6 (3.35%) Programme Management
11 6 (3.35%) Requirements Management
12 5 (2.79%) Configuration Management
12 5 (2.79%) ITSM
12 5 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.26%) SQL
2 5 (2.79%) C
3 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (55.31%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (44.13%) CCNP
3 36 (20.11%) Security Cleared
4 34 (18.99%) CCIE
5 33 (18.44%) CCNA
6 23 (12.85%) SC Cleared
7 16 (8.94%) Degree
8 13 (7.26%) CCDP
8 13 (7.26%) CCSA
8 13 (7.26%) CCSE
8 13 (7.26%) JNCIA
9 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.47%) CCDA
10 8 (4.47%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.91%) CCIP
11 7 (3.91%) CCSP
11 7 (3.91%) JNCIS
12 6 (3.35%) CCMSE
12 6 (3.35%) JNCIE
13 5 (2.79%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.79%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) BS7799
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.70%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.91%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.35%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.79%) vSphere
6 3 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.70%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.35%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.35%) OPNET
3 5 (2.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.79%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.68%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.68%) Nessus
4 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.56%) Cacti
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
6 1 (0.56%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 153 (85.47%) Cisco
2 61 (34.08%) CheckPoint
3 47 (26.26%) Juniper
4 44 (24.58%) F5
5 34 (18.99%) VMware
6 29 (16.20%) Palo Alto
7 23 (12.85%) Citrix
8 21 (11.73%) Riverbed
9 20 (11.17%) HP
10 18 (10.06%) SolarWinds
11 17 (9.50%) Blue Coat
12 15 (8.38%) Aruba
13 14 (7.82%) Fortinet
13 14 (7.82%) Microsoft
14 12 (6.70%) Dell
15 9 (5.03%) Red Hat
16 7 (3.91%) Arista
17 5 (2.79%) BT
17 5 (2.79%) Meraki
17 5 (2.79%) NetScout