The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 83 107
Rank change year-on-year -26 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 147 232 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 2.63% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.77% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 133 103
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £253 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £44.42 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.97% +48.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £32.65 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £51.15 £43.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% +2.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -5 62 £385 +2.66% 9
Berkshire -25 39 £338 -10.00% 9
Surrey +3 18 £500 +31.57% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 11 £352 -19.65% 7
Kent +1 7 £525 +132.04% 2
Oxfordshire -7 6 £350 +7.69% 2
West Sussex +14 5 £395 +8.21% 1
Middlesex - 2 - - 2
Sussex - 1 £200 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 269 (76.86%) Cisco
2 206 (58.86%) Firewall
3 182 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
4 144 (41.14%) CCNP
5 118 (33.71%) Security Cleared
6 116 (33.14%) Juniper
7 112 (32.00%) LAN
8 108 (30.86%) WAN
9 95 (27.14%) F5
10 90 (25.71%) CheckPoint
11 87 (24.86%) SC Cleared
12 76 (21.71%) VPN
13 75 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
13 75 (21.43%) Network Security
14 74 (21.14%) BGP
15 72 (20.57%) Telecoms
15 72 (20.57%) Data Centre
16 71 (20.29%) MPLS
17 70 (20.00%) CCNA
18 69 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
19 64 (18.29%) OSPF
20 63 (18.00%) Wireless
21 60 (17.14%) Palo Alto
22 56 (16.00%) Network Design
23 47 (13.43%) CCIE
24 46 (13.14%) DNS
25 45 (12.86%) TCP/IP
25 45 (12.86%) VoIP
26 43 (12.29%) ITIL
27 37 (10.57%) Fortinet

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 9 (2.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.57%) nginx
2 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) CMS
3 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (0.86%) IaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 206 (58.86%) Firewall
2 112 (32.00%) LAN
3 108 (30.86%) WAN
4 76 (21.71%) VPN
5 75 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 75 (21.43%) Network Security
6 74 (21.14%) BGP
7 71 (20.29%) MPLS
8 69 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 64 (18.29%) OSPF
10 63 (18.00%) Wireless
11 46 (13.14%) DNS
12 45 (12.86%) TCP/IP
12 45 (12.86%) VoIP
13 34 (9.71%) VLAN
14 27 (7.71%) NetScaler
15 25 (7.14%) IPsec
16 23 (6.57%) BIG-IP
17 20 (5.71%) Ethernet
18 19 (5.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.29%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.57%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.29%) GDB
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.29%) Subversion
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (20.57%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.86%) Finance
3 7 (2.00%) Banking
4 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.86%) Law
5 3 (0.86%) Publishing
6 2 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.29%) Back Office
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.29%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.43%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.14%) Web Services
4 2 (0.57%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) CGI
5 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (20.57%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.00%) BBC
3 7 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.43%) NHS
5 4 (1.14%) PKI
5 4 (1.14%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.57%) BYOD
6 2 (0.57%) CESG
6 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.57%) Clustering
6 2 (0.57%) e-Health
6 2 (0.57%) FlexPod
6 2 (0.57%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.29%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.00%) Linux
2 17 (4.86%) Windows
3 10 (2.86%) Unix
4 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
5 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
5 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.29%) AIX
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
6 1 (0.29%) CentOS
6 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) VyOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.00%) Network Design
2 43 (12.29%) ITIL
3 35 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 25 (7.14%) Migration
5 22 (6.29%) Kalman Filter
6 20 (5.71%) Network Management
6 20 (5.71%) Service Management
7 17 (4.86%) ITSM
7 17 (4.86%) Web Filtering
8 12 (3.43%) Change Management
8 12 (3.43%) Integration Testing
9 11 (3.14%) Validation
10 9 (2.57%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (2.29%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (2.29%) Email Filtering
11 8 (2.29%) High Availability
11 8 (2.29%) Service Delivery
12 6 (1.71%) Mentoring
12 6 (1.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.14%) C
2 3 (0.86%) Perl
3 2 (0.57%) C++
3 2 (0.57%) Java
3 2 (0.57%) SQL
4 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.29%) PHP
4 1 (0.29%) Python
4 1 (0.29%) Ruby
4 1 (0.29%) VB
4 1 (0.29%) VB6
4 1 (0.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 182 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (41.14%) CCNP
3 118 (33.71%) Security Cleared
4 87 (24.86%) SC Cleared
5 70 (20.00%) CCNA
6 47 (13.43%) CCIE
7 32 (9.14%) DV Cleared
8 31 (8.86%) CCDP
8 31 (8.86%) JNCIA
9 26 (7.43%) CCSA
10 25 (7.14%) CCSE
11 24 (6.86%) Degree
12 21 (6.00%) CCIP
12 21 (6.00%) JNCIE
13 19 (5.43%) HP ASE
14 16 (4.57%) HP MASE
15 15 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
16 12 (3.43%) JNCIS
17 6 (1.71%) CISSP
17 6 (1.71%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.14%) SLA
2 8 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.14%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.57%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.57%) ProxySG
2 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) iptables
5 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (7.71%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.29%) Nagios
3 7 (2.00%) SCOM
4 6 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.86%) SCCM
8 2 (0.57%) Ansible
8 2 (0.57%) SCSM
9 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.29%) Nessus
9 1 (0.29%) Netcool
9 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.29%) Puppet
9 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 269 (76.86%) Cisco
2 116 (33.14%) Juniper
3 95 (27.14%) F5
4 90 (25.71%) CheckPoint
5 60 (17.14%) Palo Alto
6 37 (10.57%) Fortinet
7 35 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 31 (8.86%) HP
9 26 (7.43%) Aruba
10 24 (6.86%) Blue Coat
11 17 (4.86%) Brocade
12 16 (4.57%) Citrix
13 13 (3.71%) VMware
14 12 (3.43%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.14%) Dell
16 10 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
17 9 (2.57%) Microsoft
18 7 (2.00%) Nokia
18 7 (2.00%) Rackspace
18 7 (2.00%) Virgin Media
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