Period
to 24 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 114 124
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 159 331 338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.15% 2.23% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.34% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 208 206
Median daily rate £375 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.14%
10th Percentile £192 £259 £250
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.40 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.11% -28.17% +144.74%
10th Percentile £16.00 £18.40 £15.90
90th Percentile £34.00 £47.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £33.40 £30.00
% change year-on-year -10.18% +11.33% +30.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 6,927 14,118 15,772
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.94% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,046 8,458 9,284
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 608 642
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.86 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +17.49% +1.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £49.10 £52.50 £50.23
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
Thames Valley +22 58 £375 +3.45% 5
Hampshire +1 55 £400 +6.67% 11
Berkshire +23 40 £413 +10.00% 1
Surrey +37 30 £381 -9.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 14 £333 -5.00% 1
East Sussex +32 7 £263 -41.67%
Kent +27 5 £196 -7.61% 2
Oxfordshire +26 4 £550 +69.23% 3
West Sussex -7 2 £200 -38.46% 1
Sussex - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 114 (71.70%) Cisco
2 78 (49.06%) Firewall
3 65 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (33.96%) WAN
5 49 (30.82%) CCNP
6 48 (30.19%) LAN
7 45 (28.30%) Data Centre
8 44 (27.67%) BGP
9 38 (23.90%) Security Cleared
10 35 (22.01%) F5
11 33 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (20.75%) Network Security
11 33 (20.75%) MPLS
11 33 (20.75%) OSPF
11 33 (20.75%) CCNA
12 31 (19.50%) Juniper
13 30 (18.87%) VPN
13 30 (18.87%) SC Cleared
14 29 (18.24%) CheckPoint
14 29 (18.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (16.35%) VMware
15 26 (16.35%) DNS
16 25 (15.72%) Palo Alto
17 20 (12.58%) IPsec
18 19 (11.95%) Migration
18 19 (11.95%) DHCP
18 19 (11.95%) Windows
19 18 (11.32%) Internet
19 18 (11.32%) Telecoms
20 17 (10.69%) Wireless

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) AWS
1 6 (3.77%) Azure
1 6 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.89%) Office 365
3 2 (1.26%) Akamai
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) GCP
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (49.06%) Firewall
2 54 (33.96%) WAN
3 48 (30.19%) LAN
4 44 (27.67%) BGP
5 33 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (20.75%) MPLS
5 33 (20.75%) Network Security
5 33 (20.75%) OSPF
6 30 (18.87%) VPN
7 29 (18.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 26 (16.35%) DNS
9 20 (12.58%) IPsec
10 19 (11.95%) DHCP
11 18 (11.32%) Internet
12 17 (10.69%) TCP/IP
12 17 (10.69%) Wireless
13 15 (9.43%) Ethernet
13 15 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (8.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 14 (8.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (11.32%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.66%) Finance
3 4 (2.52%) Advertising
3 4 (2.52%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.26%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.63%) LDAP
2 1 (0.63%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) CCTV
7 2 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.26%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (1.26%) Wiki
8 1 (0.63%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.63%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.95%) Windows
2 17 (10.69%) Linux
3 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.77%) Unix
5 5 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.52%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.89%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.26%) AIX
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.95%) Migration
2 15 (9.43%) Network Design
3 14 (8.81%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (7.55%) ITIL
6 10 (6.29%) Change Management
6 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (6.29%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (5.66%) Network Management
8 8 (5.03%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.40%) Process Management
9 7 (4.40%) Project Delivery
10 6 (3.77%) Communications Security
10 6 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.77%) Network Planning
10 6 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.77%) Validation
11 5 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.14%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) Python
2 4 (2.52%) Perl
3 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (40.88%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (30.82%) CCNP
3 38 (23.90%) Security Cleared
4 33 (20.75%) CCNA
5 30 (18.87%) SC Cleared
6 13 (8.18%) CCIE
7 7 (4.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.77%) CCDP
8 6 (3.77%) CCIP
8 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.14%) BC Cleared
10 4 (2.52%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 4 (2.52%) CCSA
10 4 (2.52%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.89%) JNCIS
11 3 (1.89%) MCSE
11 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.26%) CCDA
12 2 (1.26%) Degree
12 2 (1.26%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (7.55%) VMware NSX
2 9 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.40%) vSphere
4 3 (1.89%) Docker
4 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.89%) KVM
5 2 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.63%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) NFS
6 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (6.29%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.40%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.77%) Ansible
4 4 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.89%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.89%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (1.89%) Icinga
5 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.89%) Opsview
5 3 (1.89%) Puppet
5 3 (1.89%) SCCM
5 3 (1.89%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (1.89%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.26%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 114 (71.70%) Cisco
2 35 (22.01%) F5
3 31 (19.50%) Juniper
4 29 (18.24%) CheckPoint
5 26 (16.35%) VMware
6 25 (15.72%) Palo Alto
7 13 (8.18%) Fortinet
8 10 (6.29%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.03%) Citrix
9 8 (5.03%) Meraki
9 8 (5.03%) Microsoft
10 6 (3.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (3.77%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.77%) McAfee
11 5 (3.14%) HP
11 5 (3.14%) Zscaler
12 4 (2.52%) Aruba
12 4 (2.52%) Brocade
12 4 (2.52%) CrowdStrike
12 4 (2.52%) Red Hat