Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 139 82
Rank change year-on-year -12 -57 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 275 305 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 1.81% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.91% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 188 294
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £247
90th Percentile £475 £489 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 21
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -38.46% +21.50%
10th Percentile £16.55 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £69.75 £46.83 £53.75
England median hourly rate £29.00 £24.25 £34.70
% change year-on-year +19.59% -30.12% +48.99%

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 15,725 15,971 15,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.65% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,485 9,471 9,422
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 651 792
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.34 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the South East

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor 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 16 November 2018. 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
Hampshire -31 112 £375 -2.60% 35
Thames Valley -5 99 £425 +21.43% 25
Berkshire -16 52 £400 +33.33% 13
Surrey -21 29 £363 -5.54% 21
Oxfordshire +1 28 £393 -7.65% 4
West Sussex +14 21 £400 +14.29% 6
Buckinghamshire +25 19 £450 +20.00% 8
Middlesex +17 8 £400 -
East Sussex -8 3 £525 - 2
Kent -9 2 £279 -45.61% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 210 (76.36%) Cisco
2 154 (56.00%) Firewall
3 134 (48.73%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (40.73%) CCNP
5 95 (34.55%) LAN
6 88 (32.00%) WAN
7 80 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
8 77 (28.00%) Juniper
9 75 (27.27%) Security Cleared
10 64 (23.27%) Data Centre
11 63 (22.91%) SC Cleared
12 60 (21.82%) CheckPoint
13 56 (20.36%) BGP
14 55 (20.00%) CCNA
14 55 (20.00%) Network Security
14 55 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 54 (19.64%) Wireless
16 52 (18.91%) F5
17 51 (18.55%) OSPF
18 47 (17.09%) Palo Alto
19 46 (16.73%) MPLS
20 45 (16.36%) VPN
21 44 (16.00%) TCP/IP
22 38 (13.82%) VoIP
23 37 (13.45%) Network Design
24 30 (10.91%) Linux
25 29 (10.55%) ITIL
25 29 (10.55%) IPsec
26 27 (9.82%) Load Balancing
26 27 (9.82%) Network Monitoring

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 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
1 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.36%) Apache
2 1 (0.36%) Confluence
2 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.36%) IIS
2 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.18%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (0.73%) Office 365
4 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (56.00%) Firewall
2 95 (34.55%) LAN
3 88 (32.00%) WAN
4 80 (29.09%) Cisco ASA
5 56 (20.36%) BGP
6 55 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 55 (20.00%) Network Security
7 54 (19.64%) Wireless
8 51 (18.55%) OSPF
9 46 (16.73%) MPLS
10 45 (16.36%) VPN
11 44 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 38 (13.82%) VoIP
13 29 (10.55%) IPsec
14 23 (8.36%) DNS
15 21 (7.64%) Cisco Firepower
15 21 (7.64%) Cisco ISE
16 19 (6.91%) BIG-IP
17 18 (6.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 18 (6.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (0.36%) Big Data
1 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.36%) Redis
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 26 (9.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.55%) Banking
3 6 (2.18%) Finance
4 2 (0.73%) Advertising
4 2 (0.73%) Publishing
4 2 (0.73%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.36%) Electronics
5 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.18%) 802.1X
1 6 (2.18%) CGI
1 6 (2.18%) HTML
1 6 (2.18%) LDAP
2 3 (1.09%) CSS
2 3 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.73%) RESTful
3 2 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.36%) Kafka
4 1 (0.36%) Sensu
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.27%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.27%) Driving Licence
3 8 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.55%) BBC
4 7 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.45%) Clustering
5 4 (1.45%) PKI
6 3 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.36%) RIA
8 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.91%) Linux
2 17 (6.18%) Windows
3 9 (3.27%) Unix
4 6 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.09%) Check Point GAiA
6 3 (1.09%) Solaris
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.45%) Network Design
2 29 (10.55%) ITIL
3 27 (9.82%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.82%) Network Monitoring
4 24 (8.73%) Migration
5 17 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (5.82%) Change Management
7 13 (4.73%) Network Virtualisation
8 11 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (2.91%) Change Control
10 8 (2.91%) Network Management
11 7 (2.55%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (2.18%) Data Protection
12 6 (2.18%) DevOps
12 6 (2.18%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (2.18%) ITIL V3
12 6 (2.18%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (1.82%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.45%) Python
2 10 (3.64%) Perl
3 7 (2.55%) VB
4 6 (2.18%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.73%) C
5 2 (0.73%) Java
5 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.73%) SQL
6 1 (0.36%) AWK
6 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.36%) Tcl
6 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (48.73%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (40.73%) CCNP
3 75 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 63 (22.91%) SC Cleared
5 55 (20.00%) CCNA
6 26 (9.45%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.91%) CCIE
8 12 (4.36%) CCDP
9 9 (3.27%) CCSA
10 7 (2.55%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.45%) CCIP
11 4 (1.45%) CCSE
11 4 (1.45%) Degree
12 3 (1.09%) CCENT
12 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.09%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.73%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.73%) MCSE
13 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.91%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.73%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.36%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) GPG13
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.82%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.36%) Docker
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) NDS
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (6.18%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.82%) Ansible
3 4 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.09%) Puppet
5 2 (0.73%) Cacti
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.73%) Nessus
5 2 (0.73%) Terraform
5 2 (0.73%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.36%) ArcSight ESM
6 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.36%) Grafana
6 1 (0.36%) Graphite
6 1 (0.36%) Mesos
6 1 (0.36%) Nagios
6 1 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.36%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 210 (76.36%) Cisco
2 77 (28.00%) Juniper
3 60 (21.82%) CheckPoint
4 52 (18.91%) F5
5 47 (17.09%) Palo Alto
6 22 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 22 (8.00%) VMware
7 20 (7.27%) Riverbed
8 18 (6.55%) Aruba
9 16 (5.82%) Meraki
10 14 (5.09%) NetApp
11 13 (4.73%) Blue Coat
12 12 (4.36%) Citrix
12 12 (4.36%) Microsoft
13 11 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 11 (4.00%) HP
14 10 (3.64%) Forcepoint
14 10 (3.64%) McAfee
15 8 (2.91%) Virgin Media
16 7 (2.55%) Rackspace