The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 89 96
Rank change year-on-year +23 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 53 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.43% 2.18% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.35% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 10
Median daily rate £225 £310 £272
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.41% +14.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £243 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 0
Median hourly rate £31.85 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +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 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 2088 2683 2877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.68% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1496 1476
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 84
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -19.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
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 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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Edinburgh +37 31 £225 -11.76% 3
Aberdeen - 16 £375 - 1
Glasgow +4 4 £225 -16.27%
West Lothian -2 1 £200 -52.94%
Network Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 66 (70.21%) LAN
3 65 (69.15%) WAN
4 63 (67.02%) Firewall
5 49 (52.13%) Wireless
6 46 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (45.74%) HP
8 35 (37.23%) F5
9 34 (36.17%) CCNP
9 34 (36.17%) ITIL
10 33 (35.11%) CheckPoint
11 29 (30.85%) Network Design
12 25 (26.60%) Riverbed
13 24 (25.53%) Degree
13 24 (25.53%) Juniper
14 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
15 22 (23.40%) BIG-IP
15 22 (23.40%) CCIE
16 21 (22.34%) CCIP
16 21 (22.34%) CCDP
16 21 (22.34%) BGP
16 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
16 21 (22.34%) CCSE
16 21 (22.34%) Fortinet
16 21 (22.34%) Aruba
16 21 (22.34%) FortiGate
17 20 (21.28%) CCSA
18 19 (20.21%) JNCIA
18 19 (20.21%) JNCIE
18 19 (20.21%) SC Cleared

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 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 66 (70.21%) LAN
2 65 (69.15%) WAN
3 63 (67.02%) Firewall
4 49 (52.13%) Wireless
5 22 (23.40%) BIG-IP
6 21 (22.34%) BGP
7 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
8 16 (17.02%) OSPF
9 14 (14.89%) VPN
10 13 (13.83%) MPLS
11 11 (11.70%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (9.57%) EIGRP
13 8 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (8.51%) Internet
14 7 (7.45%) Network Security
15 4 (4.26%) Multicast
15 4 (4.26%) SNMP
15 4 (4.26%) SSH
16 3 (3.19%) Cisco Wireless
16 3 (3.19%) Spanning Tree
General
1 21 (22.34%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.96%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.06%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Computer Science
1 18 (19.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.38%) CMDB
3 4 (4.26%) Internet of Things
4 3 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.06%) IPTV
6 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) CatOS
1 5 (5.32%) Linux
1 5 (5.32%) Unix
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) ITIL
2 29 (30.85%) Network Design
3 19 (20.21%) ITSM
3 19 (20.21%) Service Management
4 13 (13.83%) Configuration Management
5 11 (11.70%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (11.70%) QMS
6 10 (10.64%) Quality Management
7 9 (9.57%) Project Management
8 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
9 6 (6.38%) Change Control
9 6 (6.38%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (6.38%) Release Management
10 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (3.19%) Software Testing
12 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.13%) ITIL V3
12 2 (2.13%) Kanban
12 2 (2.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) C
2 4 (4.26%) Python
3 3 (3.19%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.06%) Lisp
4 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (36.17%) CCNP
3 24 (25.53%) Degree
4 23 (24.47%) Security Cleared
5 22 (23.40%) CCIE
6 21 (22.34%) CCDP
6 21 (22.34%) CCIP
6 21 (22.34%) CCSE
7 20 (21.28%) CCSA
8 19 (20.21%) JNCIA
8 19 (20.21%) JNCIE
8 19 (20.21%) SC Cleared
9 18 (19.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (18.09%) HP ASE
10 17 (18.09%) HP MASE
11 14 (14.89%) CCNA
12 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (1.06%) CCSP
13 1 (1.06%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.06%) Squid
3 1 (1.06%) UAG
Systems Management
1 21 (22.34%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.19%) Cacti
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 43 (45.74%) HP
3 35 (37.23%) F5
4 33 (35.11%) CheckPoint
5 25 (26.60%) Riverbed
6 24 (25.53%) Juniper
7 21 (22.34%) Aruba
7 21 (22.34%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.38%) Citrix
9 5 (5.32%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.26%) BT
10 4 (4.26%) McAfee
10 4 (4.26%) Mitel
10 4 (4.26%) Siemens
10 4 (4.26%) VMware
11 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
11 3 (3.19%) ProCurve
12 2 (2.13%) Brocade
13 1 (1.06%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.06%) Tandberg
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