The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
Rank 54 50 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.88% 0.88% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 0.92% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Median daily rate £198 £275 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.18% -34.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £255 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £347 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 401 437 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.35% 96.26% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 236 233
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -49.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Essex over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 24 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
Basildon - 3 £195 -
Colchester 0 1 £400 -
Chelmsford - 1 £200 -
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Essex region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) DNS
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) NHS
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) Line Management
5 3 (16.67%) IMAP
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (16.67%) IPsec
5 3 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) SMTP
5 3 (16.67%) FTP
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) SSL
6 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.11%) EIGRP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) VLAN
3 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 4 (22.22%) BGP
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) FTP
5 3 (16.67%) IMAP
5 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (16.67%) IPsec
5 3 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) SMTP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (11.11%) PBX
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNA
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Juniper
3 1 (5.56%) Meraki
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) NetApp
3 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds