Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 19 November 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 74 54
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 22 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 3.01% 1.39% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 1.41% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 20
Oxford median daily rate £350 £306 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.66% -2.82%
10th Percentile £295 £268 £155
90th Percentile £490 £383 £382
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +41.67% +9.09% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 - £22.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 705 707 663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 98.47% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 540 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £185 £213
90th Percentile £581 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 38
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.44 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.88% -23.00% +33.93%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.45 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.40 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +4.53% +4.62% +4.84%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Oxford

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Oxford

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Oxford over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Oxford

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Oxford region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Network Security
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (45.45%) BGP
4 10 (45.45%) VPN
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) CCNP
7 7 (31.82%) DNS
7 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) Juniper
7 7 (31.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
8 6 (27.27%) MPLS
8 6 (27.27%) OSPF
8 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 6 (27.27%) ITIL
9 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
9 5 (22.73%) VLAN
9 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
10 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
10 4 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (18.18%) SCOM
10 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 4 (18.18%) Web Services

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Network Security
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 10 (45.45%) BGP
3 10 (45.45%) VPN
4 7 (31.82%) DNS
4 7 (31.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
5 6 (27.27%) MPLS
5 6 (27.27%) OSPF
5 6 (27.27%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
6 5 (22.73%) VLAN
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
8 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.55%) FTP
8 1 (4.55%) Internet
8 1 (4.55%) PBX
8 1 (4.55%) SMS
8 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) PDA
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
1 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 4 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
2 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (13.64%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Service Design
3 3 (13.64%) Web Filtering
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Proactive Management
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Security Operations
4 2 (9.09%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) CCIE
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Nagios
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
3 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
5 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Avaya
7 2 (9.09%) NetApp
8 1 (4.55%) HP
8 1 (4.55%) Meraki