Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 197 201
Rank change year-on-year -59 +4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 494 582 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.05% 1.29% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.36% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 405 445
London median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £232
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 6
London median hourly rate £26.99 £49.19 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.14% +71.66% -10.45%
10th Percentile £23.50 £10.12 £19.13
90th Percentile £49.88 £54.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.87% +45.94% -5.00%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -18 90 £414 -2.65% 9
West London +9 39 £375 -8.54% 2
South London -53 13 £400 - 1
North London -8 7 £398 +10.42%
East London -19 6 £450 +50.00% 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 371 (75.10%) Cisco
2 259 (52.43%) Firewall
3 240 (48.58%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (35.02%) CCNP
5 150 (30.36%) WAN
6 140 (28.34%) LAN
6 140 (28.34%) Data Centre
7 124 (25.10%) Network Security
8 123 (24.90%) BGP
9 117 (23.68%) Wireless
10 115 (23.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 112 (22.67%) Juniper
12 109 (22.06%) VPN
13 105 (21.26%) CheckPoint
13 105 (21.26%) Finance
14 104 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
15 100 (20.24%) MPLS
16 90 (18.22%) OSPF
17 86 (17.41%) Palo Alto
18 82 (16.60%) CCIE
19 78 (15.79%) CCNA
20 77 (15.59%) EIGRP
21 75 (15.18%) Network Design
22 69 (13.97%) F5
23 67 (13.56%) TCP/IP
24 58 (11.74%) DNS
25 54 (10.93%) IPsec
26 53 (10.73%) Cisco IOS
27 50 (10.12%) Banking
27 50 (10.12%) Windows

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 9 (1.82%) Apache
2 6 (1.21%) IIS
2 6 (1.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.01%) nginx
3 5 (1.01%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.61%) CMS
5 3 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Maximo
1 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.23%) Office 365
4 7 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.21%) Route 53
6 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.61%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.40%) IaaS
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
10 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 259 (52.43%) Firewall
2 150 (30.36%) WAN
3 140 (28.34%) LAN
4 124 (25.10%) Network Security
5 123 (24.90%) BGP
6 117 (23.68%) Wireless
7 115 (23.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 109 (22.06%) VPN
9 104 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 100 (20.24%) MPLS
11 90 (18.22%) OSPF
12 77 (15.59%) EIGRP
13 67 (13.56%) TCP/IP
14 58 (11.74%) DNS
15 54 (10.93%) IPsec
16 53 (10.73%) Cisco IOS
17 49 (9.92%) VLAN
18 47 (9.51%) VoIP
19 44 (8.91%) Cisco Wireless
20 40 (8.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.61%) Big Data
3 2 (0.40%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.01%) Subversion
3 2 (0.40%) JIRA
3 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 105 (21.26%) Finance
2 50 (10.12%) Banking
3 30 (6.07%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.02%) Retail
5 6 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Billing
7 2 (0.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.40%) Law
7 2 (0.40%) Local Government
7 2 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.05%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.21%) Rendezvous
3 4 (0.81%) .NET
3 4 (0.81%) Web Services
4 3 (0.61%) LAMP
4 3 (0.61%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (28.34%) Data Centre
2 10 (2.02%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (1.42%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.21%) FMCG
6 6 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.81%) NHS
7 4 (0.81%) PKI
8 3 (0.61%) BYOD
8 3 (0.61%) CCTV
8 3 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.40%) IVR
10 1 (0.20%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.20%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.20%) Replication
10 1 (0.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.12%) Windows
2 42 (8.50%) Linux
3 19 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.02%) Unix
4 10 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.42%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.81%) CentOS
7 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) Debian
8 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.61%) SUSE
8 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.18%) Network Design
2 43 (8.70%) ITIL
3 41 (8.30%) Migration
4 39 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
5 31 (6.28%) High Availability
6 28 (5.67%) Load Balancing
7 21 (4.25%) WAN Optimisation
8 19 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (3.85%) Change Management
9 17 (3.44%) Change Control
9 17 (3.44%) Information Security
10 16 (3.24%) Low Latency
10 16 (3.24%) Network Management
11 12 (2.43%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (2.23%) DevOps
13 10 (2.02%) Asset Management
13 10 (2.02%) Project Management
13 10 (2.02%) Statistics
14 9 (1.82%) Break/Fix
14 9 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.63%) Python
2 12 (2.43%) Bash Shell
2 12 (2.43%) SQL
3 11 (2.23%) Perl
4 7 (1.42%) C
5 6 (1.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.81%) Java
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.20%) VBA
7 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 240 (48.58%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (35.02%) CCNP
3 82 (16.60%) CCIE
4 78 (15.79%) CCNA
5 31 (6.28%) Security Cleared
6 26 (5.26%) Degree
7 16 (3.24%) SC Cleared
8 12 (2.43%) CCSE
8 12 (2.43%) JNCIS
9 9 (1.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 8 (1.62%) CCVP
10 8 (1.62%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.62%) JNCIA
10 8 (1.62%) JNCIP
11 7 (1.42%) CCDP
11 7 (1.42%) CCSA
12 6 (1.21%) CCIE Service Provider
12 6 (1.21%) CCSP
12 6 (1.21%) CWNA
13 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.81%) COBIT
2 3 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.20%) QA
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.23%) VMware NSX
4 10 (2.02%) ProxySG
5 9 (1.82%) iptables
6 7 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.42%) XenApp
7 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.81%) NFS
9 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.40%) vSphere
10 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.20%) pfSense
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.45%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.23%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.82%) SELinux
5 8 (1.62%) Cacti
5 8 (1.62%) Puppet
6 6 (1.21%) Terraform
6 6 (1.21%) TIBCO Hawk
7 5 (1.01%) Ansible
7 5 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.81%) OpenView
9 3 (0.61%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.61%) Nagios
9 3 (0.61%) QRadar
10 2 (0.40%) Nessus
10 2 (0.40%) SCCM
10 2 (0.40%) SCOM
10 2 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 371 (75.10%) Cisco
2 112 (22.67%) Juniper
3 105 (21.26%) CheckPoint
4 86 (17.41%) Palo Alto
5 69 (13.97%) F5
6 50 (10.12%) Citrix
7 43 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 40 (8.10%) Riverbed
9 38 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 36 (7.29%) VMware
11 35 (7.09%) HP
12 33 (6.68%) Fortinet
13 28 (5.67%) Arista
14 24 (4.86%) Meraki
15 20 (4.05%) Blue Coat
16 19 (3.85%) Aruba
17 13 (2.63%) Avaya
18 12 (2.43%) Red Box
19 7 (1.42%) NetApp
19 7 (1.42%) Red Hat