The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 41 40 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.87% 2.63% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.76% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Median daily rate £300 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £317 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £448 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 574 652 678
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.96% 95.32% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 320 351
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% +12.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Hertfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Stevenage +3 9 £294 +25.26%
Hemel Hempstead +3 2 £350 -12.50%
Welwyn Garden City -5 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
East of England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (66.67%) Cisco
2 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
3 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 23 (54.76%) Firewall
5 22 (52.38%) Juniper
6 17 (40.48%) LAN
7 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 13 (30.95%) F5
9 12 (28.57%) DNS
9 12 (28.57%) Blue Coat
10 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (23.81%) Network Design
11 10 (23.81%) Wireless
11 10 (23.81%) CCNP
11 10 (23.81%) CCNA
11 10 (23.81%) WAN
11 10 (23.81%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) VPN
12 9 (21.43%) Network Security
13 7 (16.67%) MPLS
14 6 (14.29%) Remedy
14 6 (14.29%) Broadband
14 6 (14.29%) ISDN
14 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (14.29%) Network Management

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) LAN
3 12 (28.57%) DNS
4 11 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (26.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 10 (23.81%) Wireless
6 9 (21.43%) Network Security
6 9 (21.43%) VPN
7 7 (16.67%) MPLS
8 6 (14.29%) Broadband
8 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (14.29%) ISDN
8 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.90%) BIG-IP
10 4 (9.52%) WLAN
11 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.76%) DHCP
12 2 (4.76%) OSPF
12 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.90%) Wiki
2 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
1 10 (23.81%) Network Design
2 6 (14.29%) Network Management
2 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
4 4 (9.52%) Service Design
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.38%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) ITSM
6 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.38%) Presales
6 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 25 (59.52%) Cisco Certification
1 25 (59.52%) Security Cleared
2 24 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) CCNA
3 10 (23.81%) CCNP
4 5 (11.90%) CCIE
5 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Cisco
2 22 (52.38%) Juniper
3 15 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.95%) F5
5 12 (28.57%) Blue Coat
6 6 (14.29%) Remedy
7 4 (9.52%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.38%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.38%) Crossbeam
8 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.38%) Meraki
8 1 (2.38%) Nokia
8 1 (2.38%) Riverbed