Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 66 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 32 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.23% 1.94% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.05% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 19
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £288 £195 £243
90th Percentile £475 £406 £455
East of England median daily rate £356 £294 £300
% change year-on-year +21.28% -2.08% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 - -
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £22.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.78% -43.75% +8.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,359 1,172 1,271
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.98% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 636 630
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.12%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £220
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 99 87
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.60 £52.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.96 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.97% -11.81% +7.50%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 June 2018. 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
Stevenage -11 12 £450 +50.00%
Hemel Hempstead -4 5 £350 -
Hatfield +5 4 £363 - 1
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 - - 1
Watford -8 1 - - 6
Network Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (50.00%) Firewall
4 15 (46.88%) Juniper
4 15 (46.88%) LAN
5 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) WAN
7 11 (34.38%) CCNP
7 11 (34.38%) CCNA
8 9 (28.13%) Migration
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (25.00%) Network Security
9 8 (25.00%) VPN
9 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
10 6 (18.75%) VLAN
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) OSPF
11 5 (15.63%) ITIL
11 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
12 4 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
12 4 (12.50%) MikroTik
12 4 (12.50%) HTTP
12 4 (12.50%) Citrix

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) Firewall
2 15 (46.88%) LAN
3 11 (34.38%) WAN
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (25.00%) Network Security
5 8 (25.00%) VPN
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (18.75%) VLAN
6 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (15.63%) OSPF
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (12.50%) HTTP
8 4 (12.50%) IPsec
8 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
8 4 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (9.38%) BGP
9 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
9 3 (9.38%) MPLS
9 3 (9.38%) Multicast
9 3 (9.38%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.38%) Test Management
4 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
4 3 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) The Twelve-Factor App
6 1 (3.13%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (3.13%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) CCNA
4 11 (34.38%) CCNP
5 3 (9.38%) CCIE
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) CCDP
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.25%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCENT
7 1 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) ProxySG
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
1 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) Juniper
3 6 (18.75%) Blue Coat
3 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) F5
5 4 (12.50%) MikroTik
5 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.38%) Meraki
7 2 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (6.25%) Arista
7 2 (6.25%) Dell
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.25%) Zscaler
8 1 (3.13%) Tufin