Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019.

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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 145 113
Rank change year-on-year +55 -32 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 391 301 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.63% 1.75% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 1.85% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 180 221
South East median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +10.00%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £206
90th Percentile £488 £500 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 19
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £45.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +96.74% -30.30%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £12.70
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £54.50
England median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £24.36
% change year-on-year -4.57% +43.68% -11.42%

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 14,103 16,253 15,321
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.64% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,356 9,629 8,844
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £243
90th Percentile £600 £582 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 694 734
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% +8.66% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £10.58
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +37 153 £400 +6.67% 40
Thames Valley +12 129 £360 -10.00% 36
Berkshire +13 101 £350 -5.08% 24
Surrey +42 52 £388 -10.66% 20
West Sussex +42 32 £400 -2.44% 10
Oxfordshire +16 17 £423 -6.11% 6
Kent +11 13 £350 +60.92% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 11 £350 - 6
Middlesex -1 4 £400 +33.33% 1
East Sussex -10 3 £450 +38.46% 5
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 274 (70.08%) Cisco
2 204 (52.17%) Firewall
3 185 (47.31%) Cisco Certification
4 161 (41.18%) WAN
5 139 (35.55%) LAN
6 134 (34.27%) CCNP
7 101 (25.83%) CCNA
8 98 (25.06%) Security Cleared
9 90 (23.02%) VPN
10 88 (22.51%) Juniper
11 86 (21.99%) CheckPoint
12 84 (21.48%) Network Security
13 73 (18.67%) F5
14 72 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
15 69 (17.65%) MPLS
15 69 (17.65%) BGP
16 66 (16.88%) Data Centre
17 62 (15.86%) Wireless
18 58 (14.83%) SC Cleared
19 57 (14.58%) OSPF
20 54 (13.81%) Telecoms
21 52 (13.30%) Palo Alto
22 47 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
23 44 (11.25%) Network Design
23 44 (11.25%) TCP/IP
24 41 (10.49%) VoIP
25 40 (10.23%) DV Cleared
26 38 (9.72%) IPsec
27 37 (9.46%) Load Balancing
27 37 (9.46%) DNS

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 8 (2.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.53%) IBM Domino
3 2 (0.51%) nginx
3 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.28%) G Suite
4 5 (1.28%) Office 365
5 4 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.77%) IaaS
7 2 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 204 (52.17%) Firewall
2 161 (41.18%) WAN
3 139 (35.55%) LAN
4 90 (23.02%) VPN
5 84 (21.48%) Network Security
6 72 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
7 69 (17.65%) BGP
7 69 (17.65%) MPLS
8 62 (15.86%) Wireless
9 57 (14.58%) OSPF
10 47 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (11.25%) TCP/IP
12 41 (10.49%) VoIP
13 38 (9.72%) IPsec
14 37 (9.46%) DNS
15 25 (6.39%) Ethernet
16 21 (5.37%) VLAN
16 21 (5.37%) WLAN
17 20 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 19 (4.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (13.81%) Telecoms
2 15 (3.84%) Finance
3 10 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.05%) Electronics
5 7 (1.79%) Banking
6 6 (1.53%) Marketing
7 4 (1.02%) Billing
7 4 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.30%) LDAP
2 8 (2.05%) 802.1X
3 7 (1.79%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.51%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.26%) Django
5 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.26%) LAMP
5 1 (0.26%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.26%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 66 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.14%) Data Protection Act
3 15 (3.84%) PKI
4 6 (1.53%) Driving Licence
4 6 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.02%) BBC
6 4 (1.02%) Clustering
7 3 (0.77%) CMDB
7 3 (0.77%) IVR
7 3 (0.77%) Replication
8 2 (0.51%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.51%) CCTV
8 2 (0.51%) CESG
8 2 (0.51%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.51%) Cybercrime
8 2 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.51%) NHS
8 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.39%) Linux
2 15 (3.84%) Windows
3 8 (2.05%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.53%) Unix
4 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.77%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (0.77%) Solaris
6 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) CentOS
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
7 1 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (11.25%) Network Design
2 37 (9.46%) Load Balancing
3 34 (8.70%) Migration
4 32 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
5 31 (7.93%) ITIL
6 26 (6.65%) Change Management
7 25 (6.39%) Data Protection
8 21 (5.37%) Problem Management
8 21 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (4.60%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.35%) Mentoring
11 15 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 13 (3.32%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.07%) Network Management
15 11 (2.81%) Change Control
16 10 (2.56%) High Availability
16 10 (2.56%) Network Architecture
16 10 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.56%) Python
2 4 (1.02%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.77%) Java
4 2 (0.51%) C#
4 2 (0.51%) Perl
4 2 (0.51%) Ruby
5 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.26%) C
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 185 (47.31%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (34.27%) CCNP
3 101 (25.83%) CCNA
4 98 (25.06%) Security Cleared
5 58 (14.83%) SC Cleared
6 40 (10.23%) DV Cleared
7 22 (5.63%) CCIE
8 14 (3.58%) CCDP
8 14 (3.58%) Degree
9 12 (3.07%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.56%) CCSA
10 10 (2.56%) CCSE
11 9 (2.30%) CCDA
11 9 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.05%) CCA
12 8 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (2.05%) JNCIA
12 8 (2.05%) MCSE
12 8 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.02%) GDPR
3 3 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.05%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.26%) Snort
7 1 (0.26%) Squid
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.84%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.79%) Ansible
3 6 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (1.53%) SCCM
4 5 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.28%) Nessus
5 4 (1.02%) Opsview
5 4 (1.02%) Terraform
6 3 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.77%) Packer
7 2 (0.51%) Cacti
7 2 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.51%) Kibana
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.51%) Nagios
7 2 (0.51%) Puppet
7 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.26%) Netcool
8 1 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 274 (70.08%) Cisco
2 88 (22.51%) Juniper
3 86 (21.99%) CheckPoint
4 73 (18.67%) F5
5 52 (13.30%) Palo Alto
6 37 (9.46%) SolarWinds
7 32 (8.18%) Fortinet
8 31 (7.93%) VMware
9 30 (7.67%) Citrix
10 23 (5.88%) Microsoft
11 22 (5.63%) Aruba
12 17 (4.35%) Riverbed
13 16 (4.09%) Meraki
14 15 (3.84%) HP
15 13 (3.32%) Nokia
16 11 (2.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 10 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
18 9 (2.30%) Dell
18 9 (2.30%) NetApp
18 9 (2.30%) Zscaler