Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 56 40
Rank change year-on-year -26 -16 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 24 34 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.58% 2.62% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.78% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 24
Reading median daily rate £350 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +18.57% -
10th Percentile £324 £228 £206
90th Percentile £455 £503 £443
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Reading median hourly rate - £30.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.45% +46.67%
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.75 £21.75 £34.25
% change year-on-year -9.20% -36.50% -8.67%

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 1,399 1,225 1,269
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.34% 94.52% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 768 643
Reading median daily rate £454 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £213
90th Percentile £619 £600 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 80
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.29% +17.24% -17.14%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.20 £45.25 £55.84
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019, 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 11 (45.83%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) CCNP
5 6 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (20.83%) Firewall
6 5 (20.83%) VMware
6 5 (20.83%) CCNA
6 5 (20.83%) Juniper
6 5 (20.83%) 3G
6 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.83%) 4G
7 4 (16.67%) LTE
7 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 4 (16.67%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) Presales
7 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 4 (16.67%) OSPF
7 4 (16.67%) VPN
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (12.50%) Nokia
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) WAN
8 3 (12.50%) LAN
8 3 (12.50%) IOS XR
8 3 (12.50%) Junos
8 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS

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 6 (25.00%) BGP
2 5 (20.83%) 3G
2 5 (20.83%) 4G
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) LTE
3 4 (16.67%) MPLS
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) OSPF
3 4 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (12.50%) 5G
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
4 3 (12.50%) IOS XR
4 3 (12.50%) Junos
4 3 (12.50%) LAN
4 3 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
2 1 (4.17%) Cybercrime
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Presales
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Runbook
4 1 (4.17%) Server Building
4 1 (4.17%) Server Hardening
4 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) CCSA
4 2 (8.33%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (4.17%) CCIP
5 1 (4.17%) CEH
5 1 (4.17%) CISA
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIE
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
2 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.83%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 3 (12.50%) Nokia
6 2 (8.33%) Aruba
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) Meraki
7 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (4.17%) Brocade
7 1 (4.17%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (4.17%) Huawei
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) Nortel
7 1 (4.17%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL