The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 39 50 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 24 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.59% 3.07% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 3.34% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 9
Median daily rate £375 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 628 929 935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.87% 92.07% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 505 511
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Reading

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 31 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (45.28%) Telecoms
4 23 (43.40%) CCNP
5 21 (39.62%) CCNA
6 19 (35.85%) Firewall
7 17 (32.08%) Juniper
8 16 (30.19%) VoIP
9 15 (28.30%) Unified Communications
10 13 (24.53%) Network Design
11 12 (22.64%) WAN
11 12 (22.64%) CCIE
11 12 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (18.87%) Migration
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco UCCE
12 10 (18.87%) Wireless
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
13 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (15.09%) Change Management
14 8 (15.09%) OSPF
14 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
14 8 (15.09%) SNMP
14 8 (15.09%) VPN
14 8 (15.09%) Network Management
15 7 (13.21%) LAN
15 7 (13.21%) BGP
15 7 (13.21%) MPLS
15 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) Firewall
2 16 (30.19%) VoIP
3 15 (28.30%) Unified Communications
4 12 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (22.64%) WAN
5 10 (18.87%) Wireless
6 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (15.09%) OSPF
7 8 (15.09%) SNMP
7 8 (15.09%) VPN
8 7 (13.21%) BGP
8 7 (13.21%) LAN
8 7 (13.21%) MPLS
9 5 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (9.43%) IPsec
9 5 (9.43%) VoLTE
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (7.55%) L2TP
10 4 (7.55%) X.21
10 4 (7.55%) xDSL
General
1 24 (45.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) CMDB
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.89%) IVR
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.89%) Linux
1 1 (1.89%) Solaris
1 1 (1.89%) Unix
1 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Network Design
2 10 (18.87%) Migration
3 8 (15.09%) Change Management
3 8 (15.09%) Network Management
4 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.32%) ITIL
6 4 (7.55%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 3 (5.66%) EAI
7 3 (5.66%) High Availability
7 3 (5.66%) Validation
8 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Service Management
9 1 (1.89%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.89%) DDoS Mitigation
9 1 (1.89%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.89%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) Python
1 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (43.40%) CCNP
3 21 (39.62%) CCNA
4 12 (22.64%) CCIE
5 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) CCIP
7 2 (3.77%) CISA
7 2 (3.77%) CISM
7 2 (3.77%) CISSP
7 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.89%) CCDA
8 1 (1.89%) CCDP
8 1 (1.89%) CCVP
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco UCCE
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (5.66%) OPNET
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.89%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.89%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.89%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 17 (32.08%) Juniper
3 8 (15.09%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.32%) F5
5 5 (9.43%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.66%) Arista
7 3 (5.66%) Nokia
7 3 (5.66%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.77%) Aruba
8 2 (3.77%) HP
8 2 (3.77%) Sourcefire
8 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.89%) Avaya
9 1 (1.89%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) Mitel
9 1 (1.89%) VMware
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