Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 44 40
Rank change year-on-year -20 -4 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 37 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.41% 3.72% 3.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 3.89% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 22
Hertfordshire median daily rate £348 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.96% +12.50% -10.45%
10th Percentile £280 £195 £207
90th Percentile £410 £454 £471
East of England median daily rate £335 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +7.20% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.68% -47.49%
East of England median hourly rate £27.87 £31.81 £28.19
% change year-on-year -12.39% +12.83% +37.50%

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 1,450 1,287 1,289
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.83% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 725 647
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £564 £550 £571
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 131
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -21.62% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.19 £9.23
90th Percentile £45.10 £52.50 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +15.00%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -2 16 £323 +7.50% 2
Hemel Hempstead +2 4 £375 +7.14% 3
Hatfield -1 4 £325 -10.34%
Watford -16 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -11 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (83.78%) Cisco
2 26 (70.27%) Firewall
3 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (51.35%) LAN
4 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
5 18 (48.65%) Juniper
6 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
7 16 (43.24%) CCNA
8 15 (40.54%) WAN
9 14 (37.84%) VPN
10 13 (35.14%) Network Security
11 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (24.32%) VLAN
12 9 (24.32%) Wireless
13 8 (21.62%) CCNP
13 8 (21.62%) Migration
13 8 (21.62%) Network Design
13 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
13 8 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
15 6 (16.22%) Broadband
15 6 (16.22%) ISDN
15 6 (16.22%) ITIL
15 6 (16.22%) Linux
15 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
15 6 (16.22%) Network Management
15 6 (16.22%) Change Control
15 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
16 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi

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 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 19 (51.35%) LAN
3 15 (40.54%) WAN
4 14 (37.84%) VPN
5 13 (35.14%) Network Security
6 9 (24.32%) VLAN
6 9 (24.32%) Wireless
7 8 (21.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
9 6 (16.22%) Broadband
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (16.22%) ISDN
10 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (10.81%) IPsec
11 4 (10.81%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (8.11%) Diameter Protocol
12 3 (8.11%) SS7
12 3 (8.11%) Value-Added Service
12 3 (8.11%) VoWiFi
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Billing
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (8.11%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) CentOS
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 8 (21.62%) Network Design
3 6 (16.22%) Change Control
3 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) SIEM
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
1 3 (8.11%) Perl
1 3 (8.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (51.35%) Security Cleared
3 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
4 16 (43.24%) CCNA
5 8 (21.62%) CCNP
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
6 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.11%) CCSA
7 3 (8.11%) CISM
7 3 (8.11%) CISSP
7 3 (8.11%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (5.41%) CCIE
9 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) iptables
1 3 (8.11%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (8.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) Juniper
3 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) Nokia
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) Tekelec
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) F5
6 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow