Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 253 198
Rank change year-on-year +36 -55 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 573 488 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.04% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.09% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 315 409
London median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £259
90th Percentile £574 £538 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.99 £49.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.69% -45.58% +73.08%
10th Percentile £26.75 £23.50 £9.64
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.88 £54.50
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £34.70
% change year-on-year +16.00% -27.95% +46.11%

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 44,011 44,693 42,717
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,777 32,359 30,376
London median daily rate £500 £495 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +7.61% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 556 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.71% +4.04%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.79 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +12 122 £415 - 42
West London +5 43 £386 +3.00% 18
South London -2 23 £506 +26.56% 4
North London -2 5 £338 -15.09%
East London -28 3 £550 +22.22% 9
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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.

1 419 (73.12%) Cisco
2 323 (56.37%) Firewall
3 290 (50.61%) Cisco Certification
4 208 (36.30%) WAN
5 186 (32.46%) CCNP
6 173 (30.19%) BGP
7 171 (29.84%) Wireless
8 155 (27.05%) LAN
9 154 (26.88%) OSPF
10 131 (22.86%) CheckPoint
11 128 (22.34%) VPN
12 117 (20.42%) Data Centre
13 114 (19.90%) Cisco ASA
14 113 (19.72%) CCNA
15 109 (19.02%) Juniper
15 109 (19.02%) Finance
16 108 (18.85%) CCIE
16 108 (18.85%) Cisco Nexus
17 105 (18.32%) MPLS
18 103 (17.98%) Network Security
19 101 (17.63%) Palo Alto
20 84 (14.66%) EIGRP
21 82 (14.31%) F5
22 76 (13.26%) Windows
22 76 (13.26%) VMware
23 70 (12.22%) Network Design
24 68 (11.87%) ITIL
25 66 (11.52%) Migration
25 66 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
26 65 (11.34%) IPsec

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 (2.44%) Skype for Business
2 11 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.70%) IIS
3 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.35%) CMS
5 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.17%) OpenWhisk
Applications
1 14 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 66 (11.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (5.76%) Office 365
4 17 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (2.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 12 (2.09%) IaaS
6 10 (1.75%) PaaS
7 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.70%) SaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) GitHub
9 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 323 (56.37%) Firewall
2 208 (36.30%) WAN
3 173 (30.19%) BGP
4 171 (29.84%) Wireless
5 155 (27.05%) LAN
6 154 (26.88%) OSPF
7 128 (22.34%) VPN
8 114 (19.90%) Cisco ASA
9 108 (18.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 105 (18.32%) MPLS
11 103 (17.98%) Network Security
12 84 (14.66%) EIGRP
13 65 (11.34%) IPsec
14 64 (11.17%) DNS
14 64 (11.17%) TCP/IP
15 61 (10.65%) VLAN
16 50 (8.73%) Multicast
17 48 (8.38%) DHCP
18 47 (8.20%) Cisco Wireless
19 44 (7.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.35%) MySQL
4 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (1.22%) JIRA
2 6 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.17%) AppScan
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 109 (19.02%) Finance
2 37 (6.46%) Banking
3 29 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.09%) Retail
5 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.05%) Law
6 6 (1.05%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.70%) Automotive
8 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Electronics
9 3 (0.52%) French Language
9 3 (0.52%) German Language
9 3 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.55%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.22%) Web Services
3 3 (0.52%) .NET
3 3 (0.52%) REST
3 3 (0.52%) XML
4 2 (0.35%) XMPP
5 1 (0.17%) Ajax
5 1 (0.17%) HTML
5 1 (0.17%) JSON
5 1 (0.17%) LAMP
5 1 (0.17%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.17%) LDAP
5 1 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.17%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.17%) SAML
5 1 (0.17%) SOAP
5 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 117 (20.42%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.09%) PKI
7 11 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.57%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.40%) Blog
9 8 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.40%) NHS
10 7 (1.22%) Fintech
11 5 (0.87%) CMDB
12 4 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (0.52%) FMCG
13 3 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.26%) Windows
2 54 (9.42%) Linux
3 42 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.32%) Unix
5 13 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.52%) CentOS
10 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (12.22%) Network Design
2 68 (11.87%) ITIL
3 66 (11.52%) Migration
4 51 (8.90%) Load Balancing
5 39 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 35 (6.11%) Change Management
7 33 (5.76%) High Availability
8 31 (5.41%) Network Management
9 29 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
10 28 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
11 27 (4.71%) Network Architecture
12 24 (4.19%) Change Control
13 19 (3.32%) Incident Management
14 17 (2.97%) Project Management
15 16 (2.79%) Low Latency
16 15 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (2.44%) DevOps
17 14 (2.44%) Information Security
18 13 (2.27%) Network Virtualisation
19 12 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (6.63%) Python
2 26 (4.54%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.97%) SQL
4 14 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.09%) Perl
6 6 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.70%) Java
7 4 (0.70%) Tcl
8 2 (0.35%) Go
8 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.17%) C
9 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 290 (50.61%) Cisco Certification
2 186 (32.46%) CCNP
3 113 (19.72%) CCNA
4 108 (18.85%) CCIE
5 46 (8.03%) Security Cleared
6 36 (6.28%) SC Cleared
7 23 (4.01%) Degree
8 21 (3.66%) CCSE
9 15 (2.62%) CCDP
9 15 (2.62%) CISSP
9 15 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (2.44%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.09%) JNCIA
12 10 (1.75%) CCSP
13 9 (1.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 9 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.57%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.40%) CCSA
14 8 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
14 8 (1.40%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.14%) SLA
2 10 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.05%) QA
4 5 (0.87%) COBIT
5 3 (0.52%) GDPR
5 3 (0.52%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.17%) OASIS TOSCA
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (6.46%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.79%) VMware NSX
4 15 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.22%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.22%) vSphere
7 3 (0.52%) Docker
7 3 (0.52%) Firmware
8 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.35%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) iptables
9 1 (0.17%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) NFS
9 1 (0.17%) pfSense
9 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (3.32%) SCCM
2 15 (2.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (2.62%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (2.62%) Nagios
3 12 (2.09%) Cisco UCCX
4 11 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 10 (1.75%) Cacti
6 8 (1.40%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.05%) Ansible
9 5 (0.87%) Terraform
10 4 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.70%) TrustSec
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
11 3 (0.52%) Istio
12 2 (0.35%) Grafana
12 2 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.35%) Nessus
12 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 419 (73.12%) Cisco
2 131 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 109 (19.02%) Juniper
4 101 (17.63%) Palo Alto
5 82 (14.31%) F5
6 76 (13.26%) VMware
7 54 (9.42%) Microsoft
8 46 (8.03%) SolarWinds
9 40 (6.98%) Meraki
10 34 (5.93%) Fortinet
11 33 (5.76%) Arista
12 26 (4.54%) Riverbed
13 23 (4.01%) Citrix
14 20 (3.49%) Aruba
15 19 (3.32%) HP
16 17 (2.97%) Blue Coat
17 15 (2.62%) Infoblox
17 15 (2.62%) NetApp
18 14 (2.44%) Forcepoint
19 12 (2.09%) Google