The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Network Engineer
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 184 169
Rank change year-on-year -46 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 203 295 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.36% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.43% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 200 231
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Median hourly rate £24.68 £34.25 £29.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.94% +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £27.65 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.85 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.61% +5.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14038 15005 15229
Median daily rate £500 £465 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 228 364
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London -22 30 £406 +1.56% 9
Canary Wharf +6 4 £570 -
Feltham +8 3 - -
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Ilford +2 1 £168 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £215 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £375 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 327 (77.49%) Cisco
2 241 (57.11%) Firewall
3 221 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
4 172 (40.76%) CCNP
5 145 (34.36%) WAN
6 137 (32.46%) LAN
7 112 (26.54%) Juniper
8 106 (25.12%) Wireless
9 104 (24.64%) Data Centre
10 96 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (22.27%) BGP
12 92 (21.80%) MPLS
13 89 (21.09%) CheckPoint
14 82 (19.43%) Network Security
14 82 (19.43%) Palo Alto
15 81 (19.19%) OSPF
16 80 (18.96%) CCIE
16 80 (18.96%) VPN
16 80 (18.96%) Cisco Nexus
17 78 (18.48%) Finance
18 77 (18.25%) CCNA
19 76 (18.01%) TCP/IP
20 71 (16.82%) F5
21 56 (13.27%) Cisco IOS
22 54 (12.80%) Windows
23 52 (12.32%) SolarWinds
24 51 (12.09%) VMware
25 50 (11.85%) Migration
26 48 (11.37%) 802.1X
27 47 (11.14%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.42%) Confluence
4 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.71%) CMS
5 3 (0.71%) IIS
6 2 (0.47%) Apache
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.24%) Hubot
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.66%) Office 365
4 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.71%) SaaS
5 2 (0.47%) IaaS
5 2 (0.47%) PaaS
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 241 (57.11%) Firewall
2 145 (34.36%) WAN
3 137 (32.46%) LAN
4 106 (25.12%) Wireless
5 96 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
6 94 (22.27%) BGP
7 92 (21.80%) MPLS
8 82 (19.43%) Network Security
9 81 (19.19%) OSPF
10 80 (18.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 80 (18.96%) VPN
11 76 (18.01%) TCP/IP
12 56 (13.27%) Cisco IOS
13 46 (10.90%) DNS
14 43 (10.19%) VoIP
15 40 (9.48%) EIGRP
15 40 (9.48%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (7.58%) VLAN
17 31 (7.35%) WLAN
18 29 (6.87%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.24%) Big Data
4 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.42%) JIRA
5 5 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.95%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Travis CI
General
1 78 (18.48%) Finance
2 43 (10.19%) Banking
3 22 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.08%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.84%) Retail
6 7 (1.66%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.24%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.37%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.95%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.71%) RFC 2544
3 3 (0.71%) SOAP
3 3 (0.71%) XMPP
4 2 (0.47%) .NET
4 2 (0.47%) CSS
4 2 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.24%) Middleware
5 1 (0.24%) Node.js
5 1 (0.24%) RESTful
5 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 104 (24.64%) Data Centre
2 32 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.37%) BYOD
3 10 (2.37%) Driving Licence
4 8 (1.90%) Clustering
4 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.42%) PKI
6 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.71%) NHS
9 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.47%) IVR
9 2 (0.47%) Social Media
9 2 (0.47%) Social Network
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.24%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.24%) STB
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.80%) Windows
2 43 (10.19%) Linux
3 23 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.84%) Unix
7 10 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.95%) CentOS
13 2 (0.47%) AIX
13 2 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) VMS
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.24%) Solaris
14 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (11.85%) Migration
2 47 (11.14%) ITIL
3 31 (7.35%) Network Design
4 30 (7.11%) High Availability
5 26 (6.16%) Network Management
6 23 (5.45%) Change Management
7 21 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (4.74%) Load Balancing
9 17 (4.03%) Service Management
10 16 (3.79%) Project Management
11 13 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.08%) Low Latency
12 11 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (2.61%) Change Control
13 9 (2.13%) DevOps
13 9 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (1.90%) Problem Management
14 8 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (1.66%) Time Management
16 6 (1.42%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.79%) Perl
2 15 (3.55%) Python
3 10 (2.37%) SQL
4 9 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.90%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.18%) C
6 5 (1.18%) Java
7 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.71%) Lisp
8 3 (0.71%) Ruby
9 2 (0.47%) Go
9 2 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.24%) C#
10 1 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.24%) Korn
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 221 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
2 172 (40.76%) CCNP
3 80 (18.96%) CCIE
4 77 (18.25%) CCNA
5 30 (7.11%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.08%) CCDP
8 12 (2.84%) JNCIS
9 10 (2.37%) CCSE
9 10 (2.37%) Degree
10 9 (2.13%) CCSP
11 8 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.42%) CISSP
13 5 (1.18%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.95%) CCDE
14 4 (0.95%) CCSA
14 4 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.95%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.90%) SLA
2 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 26 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.66%) ProxySG
5 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.95%) vCloud
6 4 (0.95%) vSphere
7 3 (0.71%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) Docker
8 2 (0.47%) Firmware
8 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (9.00%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (5.21%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 13 (3.08%) Cacti
5 9 (2.13%) Nagios
6 8 (1.90%) Puppet
7 7 (1.66%) OpenView
7 7 (1.66%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (1.42%) QRadar
8 6 (1.42%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.95%) Ansible
9 4 (0.95%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.95%) SCCM
9 4 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.47%) EnCase
11 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 327 (77.49%) Cisco
2 112 (26.54%) Juniper
3 89 (21.09%) CheckPoint
4 82 (19.43%) Palo Alto
5 71 (16.82%) F5
6 52 (12.32%) SolarWinds
7 51 (12.09%) VMware
8 40 (9.48%) Citrix
9 36 (8.53%) Fortinet
10 34 (8.06%) Microsoft
11 31 (7.35%) HP
12 19 (4.50%) Arista
13 17 (4.03%) Riverbed
14 15 (3.55%) Blue Coat
15 13 (3.08%) Aruba
15 13 (3.08%) Avaya
15 13 (3.08%) Meraki
16 9 (2.13%) Red Hat
17 8 (1.90%) NetApp
17 8 (1.90%) Oracle
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