Period
to 26 November 2021

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £473 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

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
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 214 190
Rank change year-on-year -85 -24 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 317 179 490
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.84% 1.13% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.24% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 129 353
10th Percentile £300 £278 £258
25th Percentile £375 £400 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% -0.60%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £501
90th Percentile £675 £575 £573
England median daily rate £413 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +6.11% +3.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 10
10th Percentile £25.50 £26.18 £20.00
25th Percentile £26.25 £27.94 £31.43
Median hourly rate £43.19 £31.25 £44.51
Median % change year-on-year +38.21% -29.79% +27.17%
75th Percentile £46.16 £34.94 £49.38
90th Percentile £55.00 £36.93 £50.13
England median hourly rate £37.80 £42.50 £44.02
% change year-on-year -11.06% -3.45% +69.31%

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 35,111 14,465 33,065
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.06% 91.60% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,566 10,486 24,156
10th Percentile £363 £313 £305
25th Percentile £456 £408 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £744 £700 £688
England median daily rate £513 £475 £469
% change year-on-year +7.89% +1.39% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 114 434
10th Percentile £15.00 £17.97 £12.10
25th Percentile £20.32 £22.50 £15.48
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +69.05% +12.03%
75th Percentile £53.00 £47.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £69.45 £64.03 £53.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.32% +6.86%

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021.

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 26 November 2021. 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 -56 30 £500 +5.26% 17
West London -12 10 £413 +150.05% 4
South London +12 9 £415 +66.00% 1
North London - 1 £405 -
East London - 1 - - 4
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, 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.

1 192 (60.57%) Cisco
2 149 (47.00%) Firewall
3 131 (41.32%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (30.28%) BGP
5 95 (29.97%) CCNP
6 74 (23.34%) WAN
7 72 (22.71%) VPN
8 71 (22.40%) Palo Alto
9 70 (22.08%) Network Security
10 68 (21.45%) MPLS
11 63 (19.87%) LAN
12 60 (18.93%) OSPF
13 57 (17.98%) CCNA
14 54 (17.03%) Wireless
15 52 (16.40%) Azure
16 51 (16.09%) Data Centre
17 50 (15.77%) DNS
18 49 (15.46%) CheckPoint
18 49 (15.46%) AWS
19 45 (14.20%) F5
19 45 (14.20%) Network Design
20 44 (13.88%) Juniper
21 42 (13.25%) Social Skills
22 41 (12.93%) TCP/IP
23 39 (12.30%) Finance
24 36 (11.36%) Nokia
24 36 (11.36%) Network Management
24 36 (11.36%) Security Cleared
25 35 (11.04%) SD-WAN
26 34 (10.73%) CCIE

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 (1.58%) Confluence
2 3 (0.95%) CMS
2 3 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.40%) Azure
2 49 (15.46%) AWS
3 18 (5.68%) GCP
4 14 (4.42%) IaaS
5 12 (3.79%) PaaS
6 7 (2.21%) Microsoft 365
7 6 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.26%) GitHub
8 4 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (1.26%) SoftLayer
8 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.63%) AWS Direct Connect
10 2 (0.63%) SaaS
11 1 (0.32%) Akamai
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.32%) GitHub Actions
11 1 (0.32%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 149 (47.00%) Firewall
2 96 (30.28%) BGP
3 74 (23.34%) WAN
4 72 (22.71%) VPN
5 70 (22.08%) Network Security
6 68 (21.45%) MPLS
7 63 (19.87%) LAN
8 60 (18.93%) OSPF
9 54 (17.03%) Wireless
10 50 (15.77%) DNS
11 41 (12.93%) TCP/IP
12 35 (11.04%) SD-WAN
13 31 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (8.83%) Internet
15 27 (8.52%) VLAN
16 24 (7.57%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (6.94%) DHCP
17 22 (6.94%) Ethernet
17 22 (6.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 22 (6.94%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) Terragrunt
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 42 (13.25%) Social Skills
2 39 (12.30%) Finance
3 33 (10.41%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.42%) Banking
5 8 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.89%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.58%) Billing
8 4 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.26%) Law
8 4 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (0.95%) Games
9 3 (0.95%) Legal
9 3 (0.95%) Retail
10 2 (0.63%) Local Government
10 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.84%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.89%) JSON
3 5 (1.58%) XML
4 4 (1.26%) Jinja
4 4 (1.26%) XMPP
5 2 (0.63%) LDAP
6 1 (0.32%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.32%) Middleware
6 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.32%) REST
6 1 (0.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) Velocity
6 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.09%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.73%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (2.84%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.58%) CCTV
7 4 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.26%) User Experience
7 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.95%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) CMDB
9 2 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.32%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.78%) Linux
2 24 (7.57%) Windows
3 10 (3.15%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.21%) Unix
5 6 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.26%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.63%) CentOS
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.32%) CatOS
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.20%) Network Design
2 36 (11.36%) Network Management
3 32 (10.09%) Migration
4 24 (7.57%) DevOps
5 23 (7.26%) Computer Science
6 21 (6.62%) Load Balancing
7 20 (6.31%) ITIL
8 17 (5.36%) Change Management
8 17 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (4.10%) Infrastructure as Code
10 13 (4.10%) Network Virtualisation
10 13 (4.10%) Project Management
11 12 (3.79%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.79%) Network Architecture
11 12 (3.79%) Project Delivery
12 11 (3.47%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (3.15%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.73%) Python
2 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
2 2 (0.63%) C
2 2 (0.63%) Perl
2 2 (0.63%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.63%) Ruby
3 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 131 (41.32%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (29.97%) CCNP
3 57 (17.98%) CCNA
4 36 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 34 (10.73%) CCIE
6 32 (10.09%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.36%) Degree
8 12 (3.79%) AWS Certification
9 9 (2.84%) JNCIP
9 9 (2.84%) JNCIS
10 8 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.21%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.58%) CISSP
12 5 (1.58%) RHCE
13 4 (1.26%) CCDA
13 4 (1.26%) CCIE Service Provider
14 3 (0.95%) CCSA
14 3 (0.95%) CWNA
14 3 (0.95%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (1.26%) GDPR
2 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.26%) NIST
2 4 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) GLBA
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.79%) VMware NSX
3 8 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) Docker
5 2 (0.63%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Firmware
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) KVM
6 1 (0.32%) LXC
6 1 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) pfSense
6 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.32%) vCloud
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (7.89%) Ansible
2 22 (6.94%) Terraform
3 11 (3.47%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.84%) Nagios
5 7 (2.21%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.89%) WSUS
7 5 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.58%) Puppet
7 5 (1.58%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.95%) Nessus
9 3 (0.95%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.63%) OPNET
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.32%) Packer
11 1 (0.32%) Proxmox
11 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 192 (60.57%) Cisco
2 71 (22.40%) Palo Alto
3 49 (15.46%) CheckPoint
4 45 (14.20%) F5
5 44 (13.88%) Juniper
6 36 (11.36%) Nokia
7 32 (10.09%) Fortinet
8 29 (9.15%) VMware
9 22 (6.94%) Aruba
10 21 (6.62%) Meraki
11 18 (5.68%) SolarWinds
12 17 (5.36%) Citrix
13 14 (4.42%) Infoblox
14 13 (4.10%) Microsoft
15 12 (3.79%) Dell
15 12 (3.79%) Splunk
16 11 (3.47%) HP
17 10 (3.15%) Zscaler
18 9 (2.84%) Google
18 9 (2.84%) McAfee