Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 240 267 180
Rank change year-on-year +27 -87 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 411 218 289
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.06% 0.90% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.97% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 147 218
10th Percentile £313 £280 £285
25th Percentile £413 £313 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £410 £425
Median % change year-on-year +21.95% -3.53% -5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £488
90th Percentile £720 £543 £600
England median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
10th Percentile £20.63 £51.88 £29.75
25th Percentile £25.50 £54.69 £36.09
Median hourly rate £27.25 £61.25 £44.88
Median % change year-on-year -55.51% +36.48% +1.58%
75th Percentile £38.13 £69.69 £50.31
90th Percentile £44.67 £73.63 £52.83
England median hourly rate £28.46 £23.25 £26.81
% change year-on-year +22.39% -13.28% -19.73%

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 35,882 22,529 18,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 92.80% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,368 16,227 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £703 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 223 241
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £13.71
25th Percentile £21.98 £20.58 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.64 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.62% +26.56% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +6 60 £400 -5.88% 21
West London -4 6 £444 +50.42% 4
South London -20 5 £670 +79.26% 5
North London 0 3 £750 -
East London -7 3 £400 - 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 229 (55.72%) Cisco
2 194 (47.20%) Firewall
3 133 (32.36%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (27.74%) WAN
5 100 (24.33%) CCNP
6 94 (22.87%) BGP
7 91 (22.14%) Network Security
8 89 (21.65%) Juniper
9 84 (20.44%) LAN
10 83 (20.19%) VPN
11 82 (19.95%) MPLS
12 80 (19.46%) Wireless
12 80 (19.46%) Azure
13 79 (19.22%) Palo Alto
14 71 (17.27%) F5
14 71 (17.27%) Fortinet
15 70 (17.03%) TCP/IP
15 70 (17.03%) Social Skills
16 68 (16.55%) SD-WAN
17 67 (16.30%) OSPF
18 66 (16.06%) Finance
19 57 (13.87%) Python
20 56 (13.63%) CCNA
20 56 (13.63%) AWS
21 53 (12.90%) Migration
21 53 (12.90%) Network Design
22 46 (11.19%) Microsoft
23 45 (10.95%) Data Centre
24 44 (10.71%) CheckPoint
24 44 (10.71%) VMware

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 (0.97%) Confluence
1 4 (0.97%) nginx
2 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (3.89%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 80 (19.46%) Azure
2 56 (13.63%) AWS
3 13 (3.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 11 (2.68%) GCP
5 8 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
6 5 (1.22%) PaaS
6 5 (1.22%) SaaS
6 5 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.97%) Akamai
7 4 (0.97%) IaaS
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.49%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.49%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.49%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 194 (47.20%) Firewall
2 114 (27.74%) WAN
3 94 (22.87%) BGP
4 91 (22.14%) Network Security
5 84 (20.44%) LAN
6 83 (20.19%) VPN
7 82 (19.95%) MPLS
8 80 (19.46%) Wireless
9 70 (17.03%) TCP/IP
10 68 (16.55%) SD-WAN
11 67 (16.30%) OSPF
12 39 (9.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (8.76%) IPsec
14 36 (8.76%) NX-OS
15 34 (8.27%) DNS
15 34 (8.27%) EIGRP
16 32 (7.79%) VLAN
17 24 (5.84%) Cisco ISE
17 24 (5.84%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.97%) GIS
2 2 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.24%) MySQL
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (3.41%) Jenkins
1 14 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (2.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.70%) JUnit
4 4 (0.97%) JIRA
5 2 (0.49%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.24%) GitLab
6 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (17.03%) Social Skills
2 66 (16.06%) Finance
3 27 (6.57%) Financial Institution
4 23 (5.60%) Banking
4 23 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 20 (4.87%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.46%) Local Government
9 5 (1.22%) Retail
10 4 (0.97%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.73%) Legal
11 3 (0.73%) Military
12 2 (0.49%) Automotive
12 2 (0.49%) French Language
12 2 (0.49%) Law
12 2 (0.49%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Aeronautics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.70%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (1.46%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.97%) REST
4 3 (0.73%) XMPP
5 2 (0.49%) JSON
5 2 (0.49%) LDAP
5 2 (0.49%) ModSecurity
5 2 (0.49%) Velocity
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.24%) Express
6 1 (0.24%) RESTful
6 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.95%) Data Centre
2 12 (2.92%) Fibre Optics
3 10 (2.43%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.43%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (1.95%) NHS
6 5 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.73%) CCTV
8 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.49%) Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Equities
9 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.49%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Handset
10 1 (0.24%) IVR
10 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.76%) Linux
2 35 (8.52%) Windows
3 14 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 12 (2.92%) Unix
5 10 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.73%) CentOS
7 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) SUSE
9 1 (0.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.90%) Migration
1 53 (12.90%) Network Design
2 37 (9.00%) Load Balancing
3 33 (8.03%) Network Management
4 31 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (7.06%) ITIL
6 21 (5.11%) DevOps
7 20 (4.87%) Network Architecture
8 19 (4.62%) Agile
9 16 (3.89%) Performance Management
10 15 (3.65%) CI/CD
10 15 (3.65%) Network Monitoring
11 14 (3.41%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (3.41%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (3.16%) Change Management
12 13 (3.16%) Validation
13 11 (2.68%) Integration Testing
13 11 (2.68%) Mentoring
13 11 (2.68%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (13.87%) Python
2 7 (1.70%) Bash
2 7 (1.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.46%) SQL
4 3 (0.73%) Perl
5 2 (0.49%) C
5 2 (0.49%) Java
5 2 (0.49%) Lisp
5 2 (0.49%) Ruby
5 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.24%) Go
6 1 (0.24%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 133 (32.36%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (24.33%) CCNP
3 56 (13.63%) CCNA
4 39 (9.49%) CCIE
5 35 (8.52%) Security Cleared
6 30 (7.30%) SC Cleared
7 19 (4.62%) JNCIA
8 12 (2.92%) Degree
9 10 (2.43%) AWS Certification
9 10 (2.43%) JNCIS
9 10 (2.43%) RHCE
10 8 (1.95%) CCDP
11 6 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.46%) CCIP
11 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.73%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (0.73%) CISSP
12 3 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.92%) SLA
2 3 (0.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.49%) DICOM
3 2 (0.49%) HL7
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) GLBA
4 1 (0.24%) NIST
4 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 37 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.65%) VMware NSX
3 12 (2.92%) Docker
4 6 (1.46%) vCloud
4 6 (1.46%) vSphere
5 5 (1.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.49%) NFS
7 2 (0.49%) Snort
7 2 (0.49%) Squid
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.24%) Ceph
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (9.98%) Ansible
2 33 (8.03%) FortiGate
3 25 (6.08%) Terraform
4 13 (3.16%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.22%) Nagios
6 5 (1.22%) Puppet
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.97%) Kibana
7 4 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (0.97%) TrustSec
7 4 (0.97%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.97%) vRealize
7 4 (0.97%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.73%) Grafana
8 3 (0.73%) logstash
8 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.49%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 229 (55.72%) Cisco
2 89 (21.65%) Juniper
3 79 (19.22%) Palo Alto
4 71 (17.27%) F5
4 71 (17.27%) Fortinet
5 46 (11.19%) Microsoft
6 44 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 44 (10.71%) VMware
7 40 (9.73%) Aruba
8 37 (9.00%) Meraki
9 32 (7.79%) Arista
10 28 (6.81%) Nokia
11 26 (6.33%) HP
12 25 (6.08%) SolarWinds
12 25 (6.08%) Zscaler
13 18 (4.38%) Infoblox
14 14 (3.41%) Red Hat
14 14 (3.41%) SevOne
15 12 (2.92%) Citrix
16 9 (2.19%) Huawei