The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 66 82 108
Rank change year-on-year +16 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.34% 1.85% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.96% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 7
Median daily rate £355 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.21% -21.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £185 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £375 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £41.80 £31.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £50.00 £47.95
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +28 19 £389 +46.69%
Aberdeen -2 6 £450 -
Glasgow -5 6 £320 +11.30%
Edinburgh +14 5 £183 -43.84% 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (80.43%) Cisco
2 54 (58.70%) LAN
3 47 (51.09%) WAN
3 47 (51.09%) Firewall
4 45 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (40.22%) ITIL
6 36 (39.13%) CCNP
7 34 (36.96%) Security Cleared
8 31 (33.70%) HP
8 31 (33.70%) Wireless
9 26 (28.26%) Network Design
10 25 (27.17%) SC Cleared
11 23 (25.00%) Configuration Management
12 22 (23.91%) OSPF
12 22 (23.91%) BGP
13 20 (21.74%) CCNA
13 20 (21.74%) F5
14 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
14 19 (20.65%) QMS
15 17 (18.48%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (18.48%) CheckPoint
15 17 (18.48%) Finance
16 16 (17.39%) ITSM
16 16 (17.39%) Service Management
17 15 (16.30%) MPLS
17 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
17 15 (16.30%) BIG-IP
18 14 (15.22%) Degree
18 14 (15.22%) MS Visio
18 14 (15.22%) Juniper

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 14 (15.22%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 54 (58.70%) LAN
2 47 (51.09%) Firewall
2 47 (51.09%) WAN
3 31 (33.70%) Wireless
4 22 (23.91%) BGP
4 22 (23.91%) OSPF
5 17 (18.48%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (16.30%) BIG-IP
6 15 (16.30%) MPLS
6 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
7 13 (14.13%) Multicast
8 10 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (9.78%) VoIP
10 7 (7.61%) VPN
11 6 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (6.52%) Network Security
11 6 (6.52%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (5.43%) VLAN
13 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 17 (18.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Military
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.13%) CMDB
3 6 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.17%) Handset
6 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) CatOS
2 4 (4.35%) Windows
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.22%) ITIL
2 26 (28.26%) Network Design
3 23 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 19 (20.65%) QMS
5 16 (17.39%) ITSM
5 16 (17.39%) Service Management
6 14 (15.22%) Quality Management
7 13 (14.13%) Problem Management
7 13 (14.13%) Project Management
7 13 (14.13%) Release Management
8 7 (7.61%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (6.52%) Change Control
9 6 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (4.35%) Change Management
10 4 (4.35%) People Management
10 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.26%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) C
2 1 (1.09%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 45 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (39.13%) CCNP
3 34 (36.96%) Security Cleared
4 25 (27.17%) SC Cleared
5 20 (21.74%) CCNA
6 14 (15.22%) Degree
7 13 (14.13%) CCIE
8 9 (9.78%) CCSA
8 9 (9.78%) JNCIA
9 8 (8.70%) CCSE
10 7 (7.61%) CCDP
10 7 (7.61%) CCIP
10 7 (7.61%) JNCIE
11 5 (5.43%) DV Cleared
11 5 (5.43%) HP ASE
11 5 (5.43%) HP MASE
12 2 (2.17%) CCSP
12 2 (2.17%) CISSP
13 1 (1.09%) CCENT
13 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (80.43%) Cisco
2 31 (33.70%) HP
3 20 (21.74%) F5
4 17 (18.48%) CheckPoint
5 14 (15.22%) Juniper
6 12 (13.04%) Aruba
6 12 (13.04%) Fortinet
6 12 (13.04%) Riverbed
7 9 (9.78%) BT
7 9 (9.78%) Siemens
8 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.26%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.17%) VMware
10 1 (1.09%) Citrix
10 1 (1.09%) Mitel
10 1 (1.09%) Progress
10 1 (1.09%) Tandberg
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