Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 62 35
Rank change year-on-year -16 -27 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 29 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.84% 2.42% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.60% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 42
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -9.09%
10th Percentile £298 £264 £245
90th Percentile £465 £516 £461
East of England median daily rate £425 £274 £320
% change year-on-year +55.25% -14.45% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £66.81 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.57% +85.71% -18.70%
East of England median hourly rate £23.25 £32.50 £31.81
% change year-on-year -28.46% +2.19% +42.15%

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 1,467 1,500 1,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 93.17% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 768 783
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £548
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 129 86
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +20.69% -15.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £53.13
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.06% +0.96% -6.43%

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 15 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 December 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 -5 11 £325 +16.07%
Watford +5 5 £313 - 5
Hatfield 0 3 £300 - 3
Hemel Hempstead -7 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Hertford - 1 £475 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) Juniper
4 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
4 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 12 (41.38%) LAN
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
8 9 (31.03%) VPN
8 9 (31.03%) Wireless
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (27.59%) Migration
9 8 (27.59%) OSPF
9 8 (27.59%) BGP
9 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
10 7 (24.14%) ProxySG
10 7 (24.14%) FWSM
11 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 6 (20.69%) 802.1X
11 6 (20.69%) F5
11 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (20.69%) CCNP
12 5 (17.24%) Windows
12 5 (17.24%) Linux
12 5 (17.24%) TACACS
12 5 (17.24%) VLAN
12 5 (17.24%) Network Security

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 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) LAN
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (31.03%) VPN
4 9 (31.03%) Wireless
5 8 (27.59%) BGP
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco ISE
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (27.59%) OSPF
6 7 (24.14%) DNS
6 7 (24.14%) FWSM
7 6 (20.69%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (17.24%) Network Security
8 5 (17.24%) TACACS
8 5 (17.24%) VLAN
8 5 (17.24%) WPA2
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (10.34%) WAN
10 2 (6.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Law
1 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.45%) e-Health
2 1 (3.45%) Handset
2 1 (3.45%) LIMS
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) PACS
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) SIEM
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Data Privacy
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.45%) Direct Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.45%) Informatics
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Network Design
4 1 (3.45%) Runbook
4 1 (3.45%) Security Operations
4 1 (3.45%) Server Patching
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (20.69%) CCNP
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) HL7
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) QRadar
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 16 (55.17%) Juniper
3 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
5 6 (20.69%) F5
6 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Palo Alto
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
7 2 (6.90%) Aruba
8 1 (3.45%) Arista
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel