Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 252 206
Rank change year-on-year +29 -46 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 545 495 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.07% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.12% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 322 367
London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £276 £250 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 16
London median hourly rate £39.59 £26.00 £37.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.27% -29.91% +35.74%
10th Percentile £27.20 £23.50 £11.58
90th Percentile £59.55 £34.25 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.75 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +39.36% -7.84% +13.33%

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 42,064 44,044 39,642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,219 32,042 28,279
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 576 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -3.24% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +15 129 £419 +1.52% 40
West London +14 36 £410 +13.10% 18
South London -1 14 £500 +25.00% 2
East London -31 5 £438 +25.00% 7
North London -8 3 £306 -11.23% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 392 (71.93%) Cisco
2 325 (59.63%) Firewall
3 280 (51.38%) Cisco Certification
4 200 (36.70%) WAN
5 183 (33.58%) CCNP
6 177 (32.48%) BGP
7 158 (28.99%) LAN
8 156 (28.62%) OSPF
9 149 (27.34%) Wireless
10 142 (26.06%) VPN
11 139 (25.50%) CheckPoint
12 119 (21.83%) CCNA
12 119 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
13 114 (20.92%) Network Security
14 110 (20.18%) MPLS
15 105 (19.27%) Juniper
16 104 (19.08%) CCIE
16 104 (19.08%) Finance
17 100 (18.35%) Data Centre
17 100 (18.35%) Palo Alto
18 98 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
19 83 (15.23%) F5
20 77 (14.13%) EIGRP
21 74 (13.58%) DNS
22 71 (13.03%) TCP/IP
23 63 (11.56%) VMware
23 63 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
24 61 (11.19%) Windows
25 57 (10.46%) IPsec
26 56 (10.28%) Network Design

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 14 (2.57%) Skype for Business
2 12 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.55%) IIS
3 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.37%) Apache
4 2 (0.37%) CMS
4 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.18%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 15 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 63 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.14%) Office 365
4 27 (4.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 22 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (3.30%) IaaS
7 12 (2.20%) PaaS
8 6 (1.10%) SaaS
9 4 (0.73%) Datadog
10 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.37%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.18%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 325 (59.63%) Firewall
2 200 (36.70%) WAN
3 177 (32.48%) BGP
4 158 (28.99%) LAN
5 156 (28.62%) OSPF
6 149 (27.34%) Wireless
7 142 (26.06%) VPN
8 119 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
9 114 (20.92%) Network Security
10 110 (20.18%) MPLS
11 98 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 77 (14.13%) EIGRP
13 74 (13.58%) DNS
14 71 (13.03%) TCP/IP
15 57 (10.46%) IPsec
16 53 (9.72%) VLAN
17 52 (9.54%) DHCP
18 48 (8.81%) Multicast
19 43 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
20 40 (7.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.18%) MySQL
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) JIRA
2 7 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 104 (19.08%) Finance
2 41 (7.52%) Banking
3 37 (6.79%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.57%) Retail
5 11 (2.02%) Law
6 10 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.28%) Legal
8 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) Automotive
10 4 (0.73%) Electronics
10 4 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.89%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.47%) Web Services
3 7 (1.28%) XMPP
4 3 (0.55%) .NET
4 3 (0.55%) XML
5 2 (0.37%) REST
6 1 (0.18%) Ajax
6 1 (0.18%) JSON
6 1 (0.18%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 100 (18.35%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.20%) Blog
5 9 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (1.65%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.65%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.28%) Fintech
8 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.10%) NHS
8 6 (1.10%) PKI
8 6 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.92%) CMDB
10 4 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.55%) FMCG
11 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.19%) Windows
2 53 (9.72%) Linux
3 37 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.94%) Unix
5 11 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.10%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.18%) Android
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (10.28%) Network Design
2 53 (9.72%) ITIL
2 53 (9.72%) Migration
3 51 (9.36%) Load Balancing
4 39 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (6.61%) Network Architecture
6 34 (6.24%) High Availability
7 31 (5.69%) Change Management
8 26 (4.77%) Network Management
9 24 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (4.22%) Low Latency
11 21 (3.85%) Computer Science
11 21 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (3.49%) Change Control
13 16 (2.94%) Incident Management
13 16 (2.94%) Project Management
14 13 (2.39%) DevOps
14 13 (2.39%) Information Security
15 12 (2.20%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 54 (9.91%) Python
2 31 (5.69%) PowerShell
3 19 (3.49%) Perl
4 17 (3.12%) SQL
5 16 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.73%) Java
7 4 (0.73%) Tcl
8 1 (0.18%) C
8 1 (0.18%) C++
8 1 (0.18%) Go
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 280 (51.38%) Cisco Certification
2 183 (33.58%) CCNP
3 119 (21.83%) CCNA
4 104 (19.08%) CCIE
5 40 (7.34%) Security Cleared
6 33 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 31 (5.69%) Degree
8 19 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (2.94%) CCSE
10 14 (2.57%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 12 (2.20%) JNCIA
12 11 (2.02%) CISSP
13 9 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 8 (1.47%) CCSA
14 8 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (1.47%) JNCIP
15 7 (1.28%) CCDP
16 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.49%) SLA
2 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.73%) QA
4 3 (0.55%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.37%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.57%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.28%) vSphere
7 6 (1.10%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.73%) Firmware
9 3 (0.55%) Docker
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.18%) iptables
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (2.75%) Nagios
2 15 (2.75%) SCCM
3 13 (2.39%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.02%) Ansible
5 10 (1.83%) Cacti
5 10 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
5 10 (1.83%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.28%) TrustSec
7 6 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.92%) Puppet
8 5 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.92%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.55%) Istio
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco CME
11 2 (0.37%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 392 (71.93%) Cisco
2 139 (25.50%) CheckPoint
3 105 (19.27%) Juniper
4 100 (18.35%) Palo Alto
5 83 (15.23%) F5
6 63 (11.56%) VMware
7 52 (9.54%) Microsoft
8 43 (7.89%) Meraki
8 43 (7.89%) SolarWinds
9 38 (6.97%) Fortinet
10 31 (5.69%) Arista
11 29 (5.32%) Aruba
12 24 (4.40%) Riverbed
13 19 (3.49%) Blue Coat
13 19 (3.49%) HP
14 15 (2.75%) Forcepoint
14 15 (2.75%) Google
15 14 (2.57%) Avaya
15 14 (2.57%) Citrix
15 14 (2.57%) McAfee