The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 30 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 70 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 13 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.73% 0.13% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.14% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Median daily rate £343 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £400 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 700 733 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.21% 95.69% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 406 376
Median daily rate £407 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Milton Keynes

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (61.90%) CCNP
3 13 (61.90%) Firewall
4 10 (47.62%) LAN
4 10 (47.62%) WAN
5 9 (42.86%) Juniper
5 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) F5
6 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (38.10%) Network Security
6 8 (38.10%) VPN
7 6 (28.57%) BGP
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
8 5 (23.81%) OSPF
8 5 (23.81%) Wireless
9 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
9 4 (19.05%) VoIP
9 4 (19.05%) CCNA
10 3 (14.29%) Nokia
10 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (14.29%) Internet
10 3 (14.29%) Network Design
10 3 (14.29%) VLAN
11 2 (9.52%) Degree

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
3 8 (38.10%) VPN
4 6 (28.57%) BGP
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (23.81%) OSPF
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (14.29%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) VLAN
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (9.52%) FCoE
8 2 (9.52%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) BYOD
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (61.90%) CCNP
3 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) CCNA
6 2 (9.52%) CCIE
6 2 (9.52%) CCSA
6 2 (9.52%) CCSE
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) CCDA
7 1 (4.76%) CCDP
7 1 (4.76%) CCVP
7 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) F5
2 9 (42.86%) Juniper
3 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) Nokia
5 2 (9.52%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (9.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
5 2 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.76%) Aruba
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.76%) Tufin