Period
to 18 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 160 135
Rank change year-on-year +93 -25 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 420 268 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.13% 1.63% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 1.73% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 161 183
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £230 £255 £225
90th Percentile £500 £475 £493
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 18
South East median hourly rate £45.87 £28.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.87% +44.38% -38.46%
10th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.70 £80.88 £46.83
England median hourly rate £45.00 £29.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year +55.17% +19.59% -30.91%

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 12,599 15,481 15,817
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.42% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,439 9,334 9,373
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 587 645
South East median hourly rate £21.76 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +13.89% -7.54%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.56
% change year-on-year +5.41% -0.34% +0.77%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +35 159 £400 +6.67% 31
Thames Valley +56 147 £375 -11.76% 26
Berkshire +41 97 £320 -20.00% 15
Surrey +57 47 £406 +12.07% 21
Oxfordshire +34 28 £415 +5.73% 5
Kent +36 27 £400 +43.50% 3
West Sussex +22 26 £375 -6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £388 -13.89% 6
East Sussex +17 7 £369 -29.76% 2
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Middlesex +6 1 £350 -12.50%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 286 (68.10%) Cisco
2 229 (54.52%) Firewall
3 189 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 163 (38.81%) WAN
5 135 (32.14%) LAN
6 123 (29.29%) CCNP
7 117 (27.86%) BGP
8 110 (26.19%) CheckPoint
9 107 (25.48%) Juniper
10 106 (25.24%) Palo Alto
11 96 (22.86%) MPLS
12 85 (20.24%) Data Centre
13 83 (19.76%) CCNA
14 81 (19.29%) Security Cleared
15 79 (18.81%) F5
16 75 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
16 75 (17.86%) Network Security
17 74 (17.62%) VPN
17 74 (17.62%) Wireless
18 69 (16.43%) OSPF
19 68 (16.19%) DNS
20 54 (12.86%) SC Cleared
21 53 (12.62%) Telecoms
22 45 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
23 41 (9.76%) Fortinet
23 41 (9.76%) CCIE
23 41 (9.76%) ITIL
24 39 (9.29%) TCP/IP
24 39 (9.29%) Network Design
24 39 (9.29%) IPsec

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 4 (0.95%) Skype for Business
2 3 (0.71%) IIS
2 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.19%) Azure
2 16 (3.81%) AWS
3 13 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.71%) Office 365
6 1 (0.24%) Akamai
6 1 (0.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.24%) GCP
6 1 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 229 (54.52%) Firewall
2 163 (38.81%) WAN
3 135 (32.14%) LAN
4 117 (27.86%) BGP
5 96 (22.86%) MPLS
6 75 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
6 75 (17.86%) Network Security
7 74 (17.62%) VPN
7 74 (17.62%) Wireless
8 69 (16.43%) OSPF
9 68 (16.19%) DNS
10 45 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (9.29%) IPsec
11 39 (9.29%) TCP/IP
12 29 (6.90%) DHCP
12 29 (6.90%) Internet
13 28 (6.67%) VoIP
13 28 (6.67%) WLAN
14 26 (6.19%) EIGRP
14 26 (6.19%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (0.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (12.62%) Telecoms
2 35 (8.33%) Finance
3 18 (4.29%) Public Sector
4 7 (1.67%) Banking
4 7 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.19%) Retail
6 4 (0.95%) Electronics
6 4 (0.95%) Japanese Language
6 4 (0.95%) Marketing
7 3 (0.71%) Local Government
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.86%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.67%) Web Services
3 3 (0.71%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) JSON
3 3 (0.71%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) Django
4 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.24%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (20.24%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
4 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 4 (0.95%) Clustering
5 4 (0.95%) CMDB
5 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
6 3 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.71%) NHS
6 3 (0.71%) Replication
7 2 (0.48%) CCTV
7 2 (0.48%) Life Science
7 2 (0.48%) PKI
8 1 (0.24%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.24%) Handset
8 1 (0.24%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.62%) Windows
2 27 (6.43%) Linux
3 16 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.43%) Unix
4 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.19%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.19%) Solaris
5 5 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (9.76%) ITIL
2 39 (9.29%) Network Design
3 34 (8.10%) Load Balancing
4 24 (5.71%) Migration
5 22 (5.24%) Change Management
6 21 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 19 (4.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 18 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (4.05%) Incident Management
9 17 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 17 (4.05%) Network Management
9 17 (4.05%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (3.81%) High Availability
10 16 (3.81%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.57%) Project Delivery
12 14 (3.33%) Information Security
12 14 (3.33%) Mentoring
13 13 (3.10%) Project Management
14 12 (2.86%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.29%) Python
2 9 (2.14%) Perl
3 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.19%) SQL
5 4 (0.95%) PHP
5 4 (0.95%) Ruby
6 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.71%) C
6 3 (0.71%) C#
6 3 (0.71%) Java
7 2 (0.48%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (29.29%) CCNP
3 83 (19.76%) CCNA
4 81 (19.29%) Security Cleared
5 54 (12.86%) SC Cleared
6 41 (9.76%) CCIE
7 22 (5.24%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.76%) CCDP
9 14 (3.33%) Degree
10 10 (2.38%) CCDA
11 9 (2.14%) CCSE
12 8 (1.90%) CCIP
12 8 (1.90%) CISSP
13 6 (1.43%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.19%) JNCIP
14 5 (1.19%) JNCIS
15 4 (0.95%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 4 (0.95%) CCSA
16 3 (0.71%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.19%) SLA
2 4 (0.95%) GDPR
2 4 (0.95%) QA
3 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) PMO
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.95%) Firmware
5 2 (0.48%) Docker
5 2 (0.48%) LXC
5 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.24%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.62%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.38%) Ansible
2 10 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (2.38%) Nessus
3 7 (1.67%) Nagios
4 5 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.95%) SCOM
6 3 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.48%) Cacti
7 2 (0.48%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.48%) Endace
7 2 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.48%) Puppet
7 2 (0.48%) QRadar
7 2 (0.48%) SCCM
8 1 (0.24%) Icinga
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
8 1 (0.24%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 286 (68.10%) Cisco
2 110 (26.19%) CheckPoint
3 107 (25.48%) Juniper
4 106 (25.24%) Palo Alto
5 79 (18.81%) F5
6 41 (9.76%) Fortinet
7 36 (8.57%) HP
8 34 (8.10%) Aruba
9 31 (7.38%) SolarWinds
10 26 (6.19%) Blue Coat
10 26 (6.19%) VMware
11 23 (5.48%) Citrix
12 22 (5.24%) Meraki
13 21 (5.00%) McAfee
13 21 (5.00%) Microsoft
14 17 (4.05%) Zscaler
15 14 (3.33%) Avaya
16 13 (3.10%) Dell
16 13 (3.10%) Extreme Networks
16 13 (3.10%) Nokia