Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 104 136
Rank change year-on-year +1 +32 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 86 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.73% 1.72% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.82% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 29
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £160
90th Percentile £428 £434 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% - +43.33%
UK median hourly rate £26.48 £35.10 £22.67
% change year-on-year -24.57% +54.86% -13.77%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Scotland

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +30 61 £325 -10.96% 1
Aberdeen +1 12 £375 -
Glasgow -25 6 £290 +5.45% 1
West Lothian 0 4 £213 -5.56%
North Lanarkshire -1 2 - -
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 77 (89.53%) Cisco
2 66 (76.74%) Firewall
3 57 (66.28%) LAN
4 55 (63.95%) WAN
5 45 (52.33%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (51.16%) Wireless
7 33 (38.37%) CheckPoint
8 32 (37.21%) F5
9 29 (33.72%) BGP
10 28 (32.56%) CCNP
11 27 (31.40%) VPN
12 24 (27.91%) MPLS
13 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
14 20 (23.26%) CCNA
14 20 (23.26%) HP
15 19 (22.09%) OSPF
15 19 (22.09%) Telecoms
16 16 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (16.28%) Degree
17 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
17 14 (16.28%) Finance
17 14 (16.28%) Juniper
17 14 (16.28%) SNMP
18 13 (15.12%) SSH
18 13 (15.12%) FortiGate
19 12 (13.95%) Network Security
19 12 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
19 12 (13.95%) Fortinet
19 12 (13.95%) Project Management
19 12 (13.95%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.65%) JBoss
2 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
1 2 (2.33%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (76.74%) Firewall
2 57 (66.28%) LAN
3 55 (63.95%) WAN
4 44 (51.16%) Wireless
5 29 (33.72%) BGP
6 27 (31.40%) VPN
7 24 (27.91%) MPLS
8 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
9 19 (22.09%) OSPF
10 16 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (16.28%) SNMP
12 13 (15.12%) SSH
13 12 (13.95%) Network Security
14 11 (12.79%) BIG-IP
15 10 (11.63%) Internet
16 9 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (10.47%) EIGRP
17 8 (9.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 8 (9.30%) NetScaler
17 8 (9.30%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (22.09%) Telecoms
2 14 (16.28%) Finance
3 4 (4.65%) Law
4 3 (3.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.49%) Java EE
2 3 (3.49%) LAMP
2 3 (3.49%) SOAP
2 3 (3.49%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) XSLT
3 2 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (2.33%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Linux
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.81%) Unix
5 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) ITIL
1 12 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
1 12 (13.95%) Project Management
2 11 (12.79%) Network Design
3 7 (8.14%) ITSM
3 7 (8.14%) Service Management
4 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.81%) Change Management
4 5 (5.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (4.65%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.65%) Time Management
6 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.49%) DevOps
6 3 (3.49%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.49%) Information Security
6 3 (3.49%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.49%) Migration
6 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.49%) Java
2 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.16%) C
2 1 (1.16%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (52.33%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (32.56%) CCNP
3 20 (23.26%) CCNA
4 14 (16.28%) Degree
5 11 (12.79%) CCIE
6 10 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (9.30%) CCSA
7 8 (9.30%) CCSE
8 7 (8.14%) CCDP
8 7 (8.14%) CCIP
8 7 (8.14%) HP ASE
8 7 (8.14%) HP MASE
8 7 (8.14%) JNCIA
8 7 (8.14%) JNCIE
9 5 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (4.65%) CISSP
11 2 (2.33%) ACSA
11 2 (2.33%) CCSP
11 2 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.49%) SLA
3 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) VMware NSX
2 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) vSphere
4 3 (3.49%) Squid
4 3 (3.49%) UAG
5 2 (2.33%) Docker
5 2 (2.33%) Firmware
5 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.65%) Cacti
3 3 (3.49%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.33%) SCCM
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 77 (89.53%) Cisco
2 33 (38.37%) CheckPoint
3 32 (37.21%) F5
4 20 (23.26%) HP
5 14 (16.28%) Juniper
6 12 (13.95%) Citrix
6 12 (13.95%) Fortinet
7 10 (11.63%) VMware
8 8 (9.30%) Aruba
8 8 (9.30%) Riverbed
8 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.98%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.49%) Avaya
10 3 (3.49%) Dell
10 3 (3.49%) EMC
10 3 (3.49%) McAfee
10 3 (3.49%) Mitel
10 3 (3.49%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.49%) Symantec
11 2 (2.33%) Veeam