Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 43 44
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 36 50 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.70% 3.74% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 4.04% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 49
Reading median daily rate £415 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £240 £206 £228
90th Percentile £500 £496 £490
Berkshire median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £55.00 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +96.87% +39.69%
10th Percentile £29.00 £55.00 £25.90
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £29.72
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.75 £13.50 £27.94
% change year-on-year +61.11% -51.68% +39.69%

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 1,249 1,237 1,813
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 92.45% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 629 1,041
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £236
90th Percentile £600 £570 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.21% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 78 79
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.91 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £56.21 £56.52
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (30.56%) CCNP
5 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
6 7 (19.44%) Network Security
7 6 (16.67%) VPN
8 5 (13.89%) WAN
8 5 (13.89%) Juniper
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
8 5 (13.89%) Escalation Management
9 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
9 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) Huawei
9 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (11.11%) Wireless
9 4 (11.11%) LAN
10 3 (8.33%) Python
10 3 (8.33%) Linux
10 3 (8.33%) Change Management
10 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 3 (8.33%) CCNA
10 3 (8.33%) DWDM
10 3 (8.33%) SonicWALL
10 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.33%) Migration
10 3 (8.33%) Security Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.78%) HP Helion
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Firewall
2 7 (19.44%) Network Security
3 6 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (13.89%) WAN
5 4 (11.11%) LAN
5 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.33%) DWDM
7 2 (5.56%) 3G
7 2 (5.56%) BGP
7 2 (5.56%) GSM
7 2 (5.56%) IPsec
7 2 (5.56%) LTE
7 2 (5.56%) OpenScape
7 2 (5.56%) SMS
7 2 (5.56%) SNMP
7 2 (5.56%) VoLTE
8 1 (2.78%) MGW
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Brand Awareness
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Escalation Management
2 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 3 (8.33%) Change Management
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Network Design
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 3 (8.33%) Security Management
3 3 (8.33%) SIEM
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.56%) People Management
4 2 (5.56%) Presales
4 2 (5.56%) Runbook
4 2 (5.56%) Service Design
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (30.56%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) CWNA
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) CCDP
6 1 (2.78%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Snort
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
1 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Juniper
3 4 (11.11%) Huawei
3 4 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (5.56%) Arista
5 2 (5.56%) Aruba
5 2 (5.56%) F5
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Meraki
5 2 (5.56%) Nokia
6 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.78%) McAfee
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.78%) Sybase