Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 25 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 38 52
Rank change year-on-year -33 +14 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 18 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.42% 4.46% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 4.93% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 38 30
Reading median daily rate £300 £394 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.86% +1.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £255
90th Percentile £456 £488 £453
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £43.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.01% +44.35%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -70.33% +1.11% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1187 1339 1841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 90.41% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 715 1089
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £229 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +4.75% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +24.03%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Reading

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Reading

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Reading

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Reading

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

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

1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) CCNP
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
4 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (33.33%) VPN
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (27.78%) IPsec
6 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (27.78%) MPLS
6 5 (27.78%) CCIE
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) LTE
8 3 (16.67%) C-shell
8 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
8 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) BGP
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) VPN
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) IPsec
3 5 (27.78%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DWDM
5 3 (16.67%) LTE
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) OSPF
5 3 (16.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 4 (22.22%) Network Design
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Compliance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Physics
3 1 (5.56%) Presales
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) C-shell
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (44.44%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCIE
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 2 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 2 (11.11%) JNCIP
4 2 (11.11%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.56%) CCDA
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (5.56%) CCSA
5 1 (5.56%) CCSE
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) HND
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) NFS
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) Arista
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.11%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (5.56%) BT
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) Radware
5 1 (5.56%) Sybase
5 1 (5.56%) Vyatta