The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 205 163
Rank change year-on-year -1 -42  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 219 267 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.12% 1.19% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.25% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 164 213
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £484 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £24.50 £65.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.30% +225.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £65.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.16 £65.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 March 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 -1 27 £425 +13.33% 23
Croydon +18 11 £450 +3.15%
Bromley +11 2 - -
Harrow +4 1 £438 +4.16%
Twickenham -6 1 £425 +17.24%
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
Greenwich - 1 £140 - 1
Hillingdon - 1 £315 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 - 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 359 (75.42%) Cisco
2 295 (61.97%) Firewall
3 222 (46.64%) Cisco Certification
4 185 (38.87%) CCNP
5 154 (32.35%) LAN
6 151 (31.72%) WAN
7 146 (30.67%) Juniper
8 135 (28.36%) CheckPoint
9 131 (27.52%) Network Security
10 118 (24.79%) Wireless
11 113 (23.74%) Data Centre
12 106 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
13 105 (22.06%) Finance
14 99 (20.80%) BGP
14 99 (20.80%) VPN
15 98 (20.59%) MPLS
16 95 (19.96%) Palo Alto
17 91 (19.12%) CCNA
18 89 (18.70%) OSPF
19 77 (16.18%) TCP/IP
20 71 (14.92%) VMware
21 70 (14.71%) Windows
22 69 (14.50%) F5
23 68 (14.29%) Security Cleared
24 65 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
25 60 (12.61%) CCIE
26 57 (11.97%) ITIL
27 56 (11.76%) SC Cleared
28 51 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
29 49 (10.29%) DNS

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 16 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.47%) Confluence
3 5 (1.05%) IIS
3 5 (1.05%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.21%) CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Hubot
7 1 (0.21%) nginx
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) assyst
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.31%) Office 365
3 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.05%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.63%) SaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.42%) PaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 295 (61.97%) Firewall
2 154 (32.35%) LAN
3 151 (31.72%) WAN
4 131 (27.52%) Network Security
5 118 (24.79%) Wireless
6 106 (22.27%) Cisco ASA
7 99 (20.80%) BGP
7 99 (20.80%) VPN
8 98 (20.59%) MPLS
9 89 (18.70%) OSPF
10 77 (16.18%) TCP/IP
11 65 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 51 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
13 49 (10.29%) DNS
14 39 (8.19%) VoIP
15 37 (7.77%) IPsec
16 36 (7.56%) EIGRP
17 33 (6.93%) VLAN
18 32 (6.72%) Internet
19 31 (6.51%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.84%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 8 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.47%) JIRA
3 7 (1.47%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.21%) Travis CI
General
1 105 (22.06%) Finance
2 47 (9.87%) Banking
3 20 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.94%) Retail
5 11 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 11 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.26%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Games
8 2 (0.42%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.98%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.47%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.84%) XMPP
4 3 (0.63%) CSS
4 3 (0.63%) Web Services
5 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.21%) .NET
6 1 (0.21%) COM
6 1 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.21%) Node.js
6 1 (0.21%) RESTful
6 1 (0.21%) SOAP
6 1 (0.21%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (23.74%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (0.84%) Clustering
6 4 (0.84%) CMDB
6 4 (0.84%) Social Media
7 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.63%) PKI
7 3 (0.63%) Social Network
8 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.42%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.42%) NHS
8 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 70 (14.71%) Windows
2 41 (8.61%) Linux
3 40 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.31%) Unix
7 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.63%) SUSE
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.42%) AIX
10 2 (0.42%) CentOS
10 2 (0.42%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (11.97%) ITIL
2 47 (9.87%) Migration
3 34 (7.14%) Network Management
4 30 (6.30%) Change Management
5 29 (6.09%) Project Management
6 26 (5.46%) Network Design
7 24 (5.04%) Load Balancing
8 20 (4.20%) Service Management
9 17 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (3.36%) Configuration Management
10 16 (3.36%) High Availability
11 15 (3.15%) Asset Management
11 15 (3.15%) Network Architecture
12 13 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (2.73%) Problem Management
13 11 (2.31%) DevOps
13 11 (2.31%) Information Security
14 10 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (1.89%) Penetration Testing
15 9 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.94%) SQL
2 13 (2.73%) Python
3 12 (2.52%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.10%) Perl
5 6 (1.26%) Java
6 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.84%) C
8 3 (0.63%) Ruby
9 2 (0.42%) Go
9 2 (0.42%) PHP
9 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.42%) VBScript
10 1 (0.21%) C#
10 1 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.21%) Korn
10 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 222 (46.64%) Cisco Certification
2 185 (38.87%) CCNP
3 91 (19.12%) CCNA
4 68 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 60 (12.61%) CCIE
6 56 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 18 (3.78%) CCSA
8 16 (3.36%) CCDP
9 15 (3.15%) CCSE
10 12 (2.52%) CCSP
11 11 (2.31%) JNCIS
12 10 (2.10%) JNCIP
13 9 (1.89%) CISSP
13 9 (1.89%) Degree
14 7 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (1.47%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.26%) CCDA
15 6 (1.26%) CCMSE
16 5 (1.05%) JNCIE
17 4 (0.84%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.31%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) BS7799
System Software
1 27 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.31%) ProxySG
5 10 (2.10%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.47%) vCloud
7 6 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.05%) Firmware
8 5 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.63%) KVM
9 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.63%) vSphere
10 2 (0.42%) BIND 9
10 2 (0.42%) Docker
10 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.42%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (6.09%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (2.52%) Puppet
4 9 (1.89%) Forum Sentry
4 9 (1.89%) Nagios
4 9 (1.89%) ZABBIX
5 8 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.26%) Cacti
6 6 (1.26%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.84%) Foglight
7 4 (0.84%) Stealthwatch
7 4 (0.84%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (0.84%) WSUS
8 3 (0.63%) OPNET
9 2 (0.42%) Ansible
9 2 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
9 2 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 359 (75.42%) Cisco
2 146 (30.67%) Juniper
3 135 (28.36%) CheckPoint
4 95 (19.96%) Palo Alto
5 71 (14.92%) VMware
6 69 (14.50%) F5
7 45 (9.45%) Citrix
8 42 (8.82%) SolarWinds
9 35 (7.35%) Blue Coat
10 33 (6.93%) HP
11 29 (6.09%) Fortinet
12 27 (5.67%) Microsoft
13 26 (5.46%) Aruba
14 18 (3.78%) Arista
14 18 (3.78%) Dell
14 18 (3.78%) Riverbed
15 11 (2.31%) Meraki
16 10 (2.10%) NetScout
16 10 (2.10%) Oracle
17 9 (1.89%) Avaya
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