The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 3 months to 29 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.

Network Engineer
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 23 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.86% 1.85% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 1.93% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £313 £351 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% +9.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -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 Slough. 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
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 136 207 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 94.44% 95.83% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 119 150
Median daily rate £417 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.79% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £175.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Slough

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Slough

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Slough region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) MVNO
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (10.00%) e-Health
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) PKI
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) MVNO
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) e-Health
1 1 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper