The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 39 43 53
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 24 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.33% 1.81% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 1.88% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 7
Median daily rate £413 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £307 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -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 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 541 479 646
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 399
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +5 13 £450 +40.62% 1
Kidlington - 2 £375 -
Abingdon - 1 £425 - 2
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (65.85%) Firewall
2 26 (63.41%) Juniper
2 26 (63.41%) Network Security
3 25 (60.98%) Cisco
3 25 (60.98%) Palo Alto
4 19 (46.34%) WAN
5 17 (41.46%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (39.02%) Brocade
7 15 (36.59%) Web Filtering
8 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (31.71%) CCNP
9 13 (31.71%) LAN
9 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
10 10 (24.39%) VPN
10 10 (24.39%) Problem Management
10 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
10 10 (24.39%) NetScaler
10 10 (24.39%) F5
11 9 (21.95%) HIPAA
11 9 (21.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
12 8 (19.51%) Intel Security
12 8 (19.51%) BGP
12 8 (19.51%) SSL
12 8 (19.51%) Linux
12 8 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
12 8 (19.51%) JNCIA
13 7 (17.07%) JNCIS
13 7 (17.07%) JNCIP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) Firewall
2 26 (63.41%) Network Security
3 19 (46.34%) WAN
4 13 (31.71%) LAN
5 10 (24.39%) NetScaler
5 10 (24.39%) VPN
6 8 (19.51%) BGP
6 8 (19.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (19.51%) SSL
7 7 (17.07%) Junos
8 6 (14.63%) DNS
8 6 (14.63%) VoIP
9 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
10 4 (9.76%) MPLS
10 4 (9.76%) OSPF
11 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (4.88%) VLAN
11 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (4.88%) Wireless
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Kalman Filter
2 15 (36.59%) Web Filtering
3 10 (24.39%) Load Balancing
3 10 (24.39%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) Analytics
5 2 (4.88%) Change Management
5 2 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.44%) DevOps
6 1 (2.44%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.44%) Network Design
6 1 (2.44%) Network Management
6 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) C++
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) Python
1 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (31.71%) CCNP
3 8 (19.51%) JNCIA
4 7 (17.07%) CISSP
4 7 (17.07%) JNCIP
4 7 (17.07%) JNCIS
5 6 (14.63%) CCNA
6 3 (7.32%) CCIE
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.44%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCDP
8 1 (2.44%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) MCITP
8 1 (2.44%) MCSE
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) HIPAA
1 9 (21.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Nagios
1 3 (7.32%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Juniper
2 25 (60.98%) Cisco
2 25 (60.98%) Palo Alto
3 16 (39.02%) Brocade
4 10 (24.39%) F5
5 8 (19.51%) Blue Coat
5 8 (19.51%) Intel Security
6 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.44%) Aruba
8 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Dell
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) VMware
8 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard