The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 22 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 51 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.31% 5.97% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.63% 6.38% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 3
Median daily rate £406 £394 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% +36.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% +2.85%  

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 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 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 Reading region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 18 (41.86%) Telecoms
3 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (34.88%) Firewall
5 13 (30.23%) CCNP
6 11 (25.58%) Juniper
7 10 (23.26%) 3G
7 10 (23.26%) LTE
8 9 (20.93%) Linux
9 8 (18.60%) CCNA
9 8 (18.60%) 4G
10 7 (16.28%) F5
10 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (16.28%) VPN
10 7 (16.28%) Validation
10 7 (16.28%) Migration
10 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (16.28%) VoLTE
11 6 (13.95%) Wireless
11 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
11 6 (13.95%) LAN
11 6 (13.95%) WAN
11 6 (13.95%) Unified Communications
12 5 (11.63%) MPLS
12 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
13 4 (9.30%) Value-Added Service
13 4 (9.30%) Cisco UCCX
13 4 (9.30%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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:

Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) Firewall
2 10 (23.26%) 3G
2 10 (23.26%) LTE
3 8 (18.60%) 4G
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (16.28%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (16.28%) VoLTE
4 7 (16.28%) VPN
5 6 (13.95%) LAN
5 6 (13.95%) Unified Communications
5 6 (13.95%) WAN
5 6 (13.95%) Wireless
6 5 (11.63%) MPLS
7 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (9.30%) Network Security
7 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.30%) Value-Added Service
7 4 (9.30%) VoIP
8 3 (6.98%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Big Data
General
1 18 (41.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.33%) CMDB
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Migration
1 7 (16.28%) Validation
2 3 (6.98%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (6.98%) Change Control
2 3 (6.98%) EAI
2 3 (6.98%) Network Design
2 3 (6.98%) Network Management
2 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.65%) Change Management
3 2 (4.65%) High Availability
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL
3 2 (4.65%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (4.65%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.33%) CRM
4 1 (2.33%) Information Security
4 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) Service Management
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) CCNA
4 3 (6.98%) CCIE
4 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) CCIP
5 2 (4.65%) CISA
5 2 (4.65%) CISM
5 2 (4.65%) CISSP
6 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco UCCE
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) Nagios
3 1 (2.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) Juniper
3 7 (16.28%) F5
4 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia
7 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
7 2 (4.65%) VMware
8 1 (2.33%) Aruba
8 1 (2.33%) Avaya
8 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.33%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.33%) Samsung
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.33%) Sourcefire