Period
to 1 August 2021

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 289 196 222
Rank change year-on-year -93 +26 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 256 199 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 1.26% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.36% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 150 368
10th Percentile £293 £305 £256
25th Percentile £346 £363 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £525
90th Percentile £575 £586 £600
England median daily rate £388 £400 £398
% change year-on-year -3.13% +0.50% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
10th Percentile £50.38 £36.79 £20.00
25th Percentile £50.94 £36.84 £30.00
Median hourly rate £56.25 £41.25 £33.18
Median % change year-on-year +36.36% +24.35% -35.11%
75th Percentile £64.06 £49.66 £48.75
90th Percentile £71.38 £53.76 £51.25
England median hourly rate £39.75 £32.75 £33.40
% change year-on-year +21.37% -1.95% +45.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 27,955 14,653 37,904
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 93.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,093 10,566 27,549
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.39% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £703 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 173 461
10th Percentile £14.40 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.08% +77.50% -
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.98 £61.25 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +7.28%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in London

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Engineer in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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
Central London -37 26 £425 - 24
West London +4 10 £295 -30.59% 10
South London +25 7 £475 +52.00% 2
East London +2 3 £400 +11.11% 6
North London - 1 £405 - 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 London region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (65.23%) Cisco
2 127 (49.61%) Firewall
3 83 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (31.25%) WAN
5 63 (24.61%) Network Security
6 62 (24.22%) CCNP
7 55 (21.48%) LAN
8 53 (20.70%) Palo Alto
9 51 (19.92%) BGP
10 49 (19.14%) Data Centre
11 48 (18.75%) F5
12 47 (18.36%) Wireless
13 46 (17.97%) CheckPoint
14 44 (17.19%) OSPF
14 44 (17.19%) Azure
15 43 (16.80%) MPLS
16 40 (15.63%) Finance
17 39 (15.23%) CCNA
18 37 (14.45%) DNS
19 36 (14.06%) Juniper
20 35 (13.67%) Cisco ASA
21 31 (12.11%) SD-WAN
22 30 (11.72%) Cisco Nexus
23 29 (11.33%) VPN
24 28 (10.94%) Fortinet
25 27 (10.55%) Migration
25 27 (10.55%) VMware
26 26 (10.16%) VLAN
26 26 (10.16%) TCP/IP
26 26 (10.16%) Network Management

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 4 (1.56%) Confluence
2 2 (0.78%) CMS
2 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.39%) SAS
3 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (5.47%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.19%) Azure
2 20 (7.81%) AWS
3 12 (4.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 11 (4.30%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (3.52%) GCP
6 5 (1.95%) Akamai
6 5 (1.95%) IaaS
7 3 (1.17%) PaaS
7 3 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.39%) AWS Direct Connect
9 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 127 (49.61%) Firewall
2 80 (31.25%) WAN
3 63 (24.61%) Network Security
4 55 (21.48%) LAN
5 51 (19.92%) BGP
6 47 (18.36%) Wireless
7 44 (17.19%) OSPF
8 43 (16.80%) MPLS
9 37 (14.45%) DNS
10 35 (13.67%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (12.11%) SD-WAN
12 30 (11.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (11.33%) VPN
14 26 (10.16%) TCP/IP
14 26 (10.16%) VLAN
15 21 (8.20%) Cisco Firepower
15 21 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (8.20%) VoIP
16 18 (7.03%) DHCP
16 18 (7.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.17%) JIRA
1 3 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (15.63%) Finance
2 21 (8.20%) Social Skills
3 16 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.47%) Banking
5 9 (3.52%) Public Sector
6 7 (2.73%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.56%) Retail
8 3 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.17%) Legal
8 3 (1.17%) Marketing
8 3 (1.17%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.17%) Police
9 2 (0.78%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.17%) XMPP
3 2 (0.78%) Express
3 2 (0.78%) Jinja
3 2 (0.78%) JSON
3 2 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.91%) Public Cloud
3 5 (1.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.56%) CCTV
5 3 (1.17%) Clustering
5 3 (1.17%) iPad
5 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
6 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.39%) BYOD
7 1 (0.39%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.39%) Handset
7 1 (0.39%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.03%) Windows
2 12 (4.69%) Linux
3 5 (1.95%) Unix
3 5 (1.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Android
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Solaris
5 1 (0.39%) SUSE
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.55%) Migration
2 26 (10.16%) Network Management
3 23 (8.98%) Network Design
4 19 (7.42%) Load Balancing
5 17 (6.64%) ITIL
6 13 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (5.08%) Network Architecture
7 12 (4.69%) Computer Science
7 12 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 12 (4.69%) Network Segmentation
8 10 (3.91%) Network Virtualisation
8 10 (3.91%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.73%) Change Management
10 7 (2.73%) DevOps
10 7 (2.73%) Information Security
10 7 (2.73%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (2.73%) Project Management
10 7 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.38%) Python
2 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.78%) C
3 2 (0.78%) Java
3 2 (0.78%) SQL
4 1 (0.39%) Go
4 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (24.22%) CCNP
3 39 (15.23%) CCNA
4 23 (8.98%) Security Cleared
5 22 (8.59%) CCIE
6 19 (7.42%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.52%) Degree
8 7 (2.73%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.95%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.56%) CCSA
10 4 (1.56%) CISSP
10 4 (1.56%) FFIEC
11 3 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.17%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.78%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (0.78%) CCSE
12 2 (0.78%) CCSP
12 2 (0.78%) MCSA
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) SLA
2 4 (1.56%) GDPR
2 4 (1.56%) GLBA
2 4 (1.56%) NIST
2 4 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.34%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.95%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) Docker
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) pfSense
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.38%) Ansible
2 14 (5.47%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.30%) Terraform
4 7 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.73%) Puppet
5 5 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.95%) WSUS
6 4 (1.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.17%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.78%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.78%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.78%) vRealize
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.39%) Packer
9 1 (0.39%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.39%) SCCM
9 1 (0.39%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 167 (65.23%) Cisco
2 53 (20.70%) Palo Alto
3 48 (18.75%) F5
4 46 (17.97%) CheckPoint
5 36 (14.06%) Juniper
6 28 (10.94%) Fortinet
7 27 (10.55%) VMware
8 21 (8.20%) Meraki
9 16 (6.25%) Citrix
9 16 (6.25%) Zscaler
10 13 (5.08%) Aruba
10 13 (5.08%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.69%) Arista
11 12 (4.69%) Nokia
12 11 (4.30%) Microsoft
12 11 (4.30%) Riverbed
13 10 (3.91%) Blue Coat
13 10 (3.91%) HP
14 9 (3.52%) Dell
14 9 (3.52%) McAfee