The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 59 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.96% 1.01% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.04% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £325 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -21.52% +5.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 606 575 746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.65% 97.13% 98.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 407 490
Median daily rate £415 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Oxfordshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 3 £350 -
Abingdon - 2 £295 - 1
Thame -3 1 £350 +7.69%
Network Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Juniper
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 17 (56.67%) Network Security
4 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
5 13 (43.33%) WAN
6 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (36.67%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (33.33%) VPN
8 10 (33.33%) BGP
9 9 (30.00%) CCNP
9 9 (30.00%) Web Filtering
10 8 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (26.67%) MPLS
11 7 (23.33%) Brocade
12 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (20.00%) F5
12 6 (20.00%) OSPF
12 6 (20.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (20.00%) LAN
12 6 (20.00%) Linux
13 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 5 (16.67%) DNS
13 5 (16.67%) CCNA
13 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
13 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
13 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
14 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) Firewall
2 17 (56.67%) Network Security
3 13 (43.33%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) BGP
4 10 (33.33%) VPN
5 8 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (26.67%) MPLS
6 6 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (13.33%) SSL
9 3 (10.00%) Junos
9 3 (10.00%) VLAN
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (30.00%) Web Filtering
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
6 1 (3.33%) Service Design
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) C++
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CISSP
4 3 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 3 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 3 (10.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSE
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) HIPAA
1 4 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nagios
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Juniper
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
4 7 (23.33%) Brocade
5 6 (20.00%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 4 (13.33%) McAfee
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.33%) Avaya
9 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.33%) Sophos