The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 29 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 33 35
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 13 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.73% 0.43% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.73% 0.45% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
Median daily rate £450 £320 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.62% -4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £320 £350
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 Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 275 223 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 100.00% 94.89% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 169 241
Median daily rate £375 £333 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.78% -18.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 26
Median hourly rate £14.53 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 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 Oxford region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Juniper
1 14 (70.00%) Network Security
1 14 (70.00%) Palo Alto
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco
4 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (45.00%) WAN
6 8 (40.00%) VPN
6 8 (40.00%) Brocade
6 8 (40.00%) Web Filtering
7 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (30.00%) CCNP
8 6 (30.00%) BGP
8 6 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) LAN
10 4 (20.00%) CCNA
10 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
10 4 (20.00%) F5
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (15.00%) HIPAA
11 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (15.00%) Linux
12 2 (10.00%) VoIP

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Network Security
2 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.00%) Junos
8 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (10.00%) SSL
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (5.00%) OSPF
9 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (40.00%) Web Filtering
3 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Analytics
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (5.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CISSP
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) HIPAA
1 3 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Juniper
1 14 (70.00%) Palo Alto
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Brocade
4 4 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds