Period
to 27 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 50 103
Rank change year-on-year +10 +53 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 8 6 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Essex 2.33% 1.17% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.28% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Median daily rate £400 £269 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.84% -33.02% +78.33%
10th Percentile £366 £184 £338
90th Percentile £434 £350 £513
East of England median daily rate £325 £315 £409
% change year-on-year +3.17% -22.94% +57.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £19.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.16% - -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +177.78% +28.57% -56.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 306 467 1,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.21% 91.03% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 282 652
Median daily rate £441 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £206 £139 £239
90th Percentile £591 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.94 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +134.27% -9.45% -47.23%
10th Percentile £18.40 £9.68 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.50 £27.33 £46.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £17.32
% change year-on-year +60.61% -4.73% -3.78%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Essex.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Essex

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Essex.

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 6 months to 27 November 2020. 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
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £388 -
Harlow - 1 - -
Network Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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 Essex region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Iperf
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) 802.11
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) CEH
4 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) 802.11
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Business Case
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Segmentation
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technology Roadmap
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Iperf
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) Brocade
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) VMware