Period
to 21 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 224 258
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 477 559 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.23% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.30% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 408 299
London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -0.37%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £256
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 11
London median hourly rate £33.18 £51.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.93% +88.28% -19.71%
10th Percentile £20.00 £36.58 £22.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £24.18
% change year-on-year +28.57% +44.75% -12.07%

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 37,146 43,062 40,725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 94.68% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,572 31,067 29,032
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 623 501
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.10 £13.13 £12.52
90th Percentile £59.63 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -3 83 £475 +18.75% 21
West London +8 28 £325 -18.75% 21
South London +12 13 £381 -27.38% 2
North London +4 8 £315 +5.00% 4
East London +9 7 £207 -62.28% 13
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 341 (71.49%) Cisco
2 255 (53.46%) Firewall
3 234 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
4 190 (39.83%) WAN
5 162 (33.96%) CCNP
6 145 (30.40%) BGP
7 141 (29.56%) CheckPoint
8 121 (25.37%) LAN
9 119 (24.95%) Finance
10 110 (23.06%) OSPF
11 103 (21.59%) Network Security
12 100 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
13 96 (20.13%) Data Centre
14 94 (19.71%) Wireless
15 89 (18.66%) Network Design
15 89 (18.66%) Juniper
15 89 (18.66%) Palo Alto
16 84 (17.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 83 (17.40%) MPLS
18 82 (17.19%) CCIE
19 81 (16.98%) F5
20 79 (16.56%) VPN
21 78 (16.35%) DNS
22 74 (15.51%) AWS
23 68 (14.26%) Python
24 67 (14.05%) CCNA
25 65 (13.63%) Linux
26 62 (13.00%) TCP/IP
27 61 (12.79%) ITIL
28 57 (11.95%) Azure

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 5 (1.05%) Skype for Business
2 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.63%) Confluence
3 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.42%) Apache
4 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 74 (15.51%) AWS
2 57 (11.95%) Azure
3 18 (3.77%) Office 365
4 12 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (2.31%) Datadog
6 9 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (1.47%) GCP
8 6 (1.26%) IaaS
8 6 (1.26%) SaaS
9 4 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (0.84%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.84%) PaaS
10 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.42%) GitHub
12 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (53.46%) Firewall
2 190 (39.83%) WAN
3 145 (30.40%) BGP
4 121 (25.37%) LAN
5 110 (23.06%) OSPF
6 103 (21.59%) Network Security
7 100 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
8 94 (19.71%) Wireless
9 84 (17.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 83 (17.40%) MPLS
11 79 (16.56%) VPN
12 78 (16.35%) DNS
13 62 (13.00%) TCP/IP
14 56 (11.74%) DHCP
15 53 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
15 53 (11.11%) EIGRP
16 51 (10.69%) Multicast
17 48 (10.06%) VLAN
18 44 (9.22%) Wi-Fi
19 43 (9.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) Big Data
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 17 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.52%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.05%) JIRA
4 5 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 119 (24.95%) Finance
2 34 (7.13%) Banking
2 34 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.45%) Financial Institution
4 17 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.10%) Public Sector
6 9 (1.89%) Retail
7 7 (1.47%) Multimedia
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Electronics
10 4 (0.84%) Billing
11 3 (0.63%) Law
11 3 (0.63%) Legal
11 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.63%) Polish Language
11 3 (0.63%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.42%) Marketing
12 2 (0.42%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.56%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.10%) Web Services
3 4 (0.84%) JSON
3 4 (0.84%) YAML
4 3 (0.63%) CSS
4 3 (0.63%) Jinja
4 3 (0.63%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.63%) XMPP
5 2 (0.42%) Django
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) CSS3
6 1 (0.21%) HTML
6 1 (0.21%) HTML5
6 1 (0.21%) JMS
6 1 (0.21%) Kafka
6 1 (0.21%) LDAP
6 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 96 (20.13%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
3 19 (3.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 19 (3.98%) Public Cloud
4 16 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.52%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.47%) Fibre Optics
7 7 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (0.84%) CMDB
8 4 (0.84%) iPhone
8 4 (0.84%) PKI
8 4 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.63%) e-Health
9 3 (0.63%) Handset
9 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 65 (13.63%) Linux
2 37 (7.76%) Windows
3 26 (5.45%) Unix
4 15 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.94%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) CentOS
7 2 (0.42%) Check Point GAiA
7 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.42%) Solaris
7 2 (0.42%) SUSE
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (18.66%) Network Design
2 61 (12.79%) ITIL
3 55 (11.53%) Network Monitoring
4 51 (10.69%) Network Management
5 43 (9.01%) Load Balancing
5 43 (9.01%) Migration
6 38 (7.97%) DevOps
7 34 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (5.24%) Change Management
9 24 (5.03%) Low Latency
10 22 (4.61%) Network Virtualisation
10 22 (4.61%) Project Management
11 21 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (3.77%) Data Protection
12 18 (3.77%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.77%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.56%) DDoS Mitigation
13 17 (3.56%) Network Architecture
14 16 (3.35%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.26%) Python
2 26 (5.45%) Perl
3 22 (4.61%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.73%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.84%) SQL
6 3 (0.63%) Java
6 3 (0.63%) Korn
7 2 (0.42%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) C
8 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) R
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
8 1 (0.21%) Tcl
8 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 234 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
2 162 (33.96%) CCNP
3 82 (17.19%) CCIE
4 67 (14.05%) CCNA
5 46 (9.64%) Security Cleared
6 38 (7.97%) SC Cleared
7 25 (5.24%) Degree
8 16 (3.35%) JNCIP
9 13 (2.73%) JNCIE
10 11 (2.31%) RHCE
11 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.68%) CCSA
12 8 (1.68%) CCSE
13 7 (1.47%) CCDP
13 7 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 6 (1.26%) CISSP
15 5 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.05%) JNCIA
16 4 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.68%) COBIT
2 5 (1.05%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) GDPR
3 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) MiFID
4 2 (0.42%) PMO
4 2 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.73%) ProxySG
4 6 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.05%) Docker
5 5 (1.05%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) Firmware
6 3 (0.63%) KVM
6 3 (0.63%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) XenApp
7 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (7.76%) Ansible
2 21 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 19 (3.98%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.52%) FortiGate
6 8 (1.68%) Puppet
7 7 (1.47%) Iperf
7 7 (1.47%) Stealthwatch
8 6 (1.26%) Cacti
9 4 (0.84%) Salt
10 3 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.63%) Nagios
10 3 (0.63%) Netcool
10 3 (0.63%) OpenView
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.42%) Nmap
11 2 (0.42%) SCCM
11 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 341 (71.49%) Cisco
2 141 (29.56%) CheckPoint
3 89 (18.66%) Juniper
3 89 (18.66%) Palo Alto
4 81 (16.98%) F5
5 41 (8.60%) Fortinet
6 38 (7.97%) Meraki
7 37 (7.76%) Microsoft
8 33 (6.92%) SolarWinds
9 25 (5.24%) VMware
10 21 (4.40%) Citrix
11 20 (4.19%) Arista
12 19 (3.98%) Blue Coat
13 18 (3.77%) Riverbed
14 17 (3.56%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.94%) Splunk
16 13 (2.73%) Aruba
16 13 (2.73%) NetScout
17 12 (2.52%) HP
18 11 (2.31%) Infoblox