Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 80 99
Rank change year-on-year -55 +19 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 301 431 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.80% 2.57% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.74% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 293 268
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.70% +4.23%
10th Percentile £225 £247 £215
90th Percentile £493 £488 £440
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 29
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +25.00% +36.84%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £13.30
90th Percentile £46.83 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £24.25 £35.10 £22.83
% change year-on-year -30.91% +53.75% -9.58%

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 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -7 125 £386 +3.00% 4
Thames Valley -49 123 £350 -1.75% 14
Berkshire -43 63 £300 -20.00% 8
Oxfordshire +24 43 £425 +41.67% 3
Surrey -13 34 £388 +3.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -36 17 £375 +3.45% 3
Kent -13 12 £513 +153.09%
West Sussex -7 3 £350 -3.78%
Middlesex -6 2 - -
East Sussex -8 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 188 (62.46%) Cisco
2 150 (49.83%) Firewall
3 116 (38.54%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (31.56%) CCNP
5 81 (26.91%) CheckPoint
6 80 (26.58%) LAN
7 79 (26.25%) Security Cleared
8 78 (25.91%) Network Security
9 75 (24.92%) WAN
9 75 (24.92%) Juniper
10 64 (21.26%) BGP
11 59 (19.60%) CCNA
12 55 (18.27%) OSPF
12 55 (18.27%) VPN
12 55 (18.27%) F5
13 49 (16.28%) Data Centre
14 48 (15.95%) SC Cleared
14 48 (15.95%) DNS
15 46 (15.28%) Wireless
16 45 (14.95%) MPLS
17 44 (14.62%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (13.62%) Linux
19 40 (13.29%) Cisco ASA
20 39 (12.96%) Windows
20 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
20 39 (12.96%) CCIE
20 39 (12.96%) Telecoms
21 37 (12.29%) DHCP
21 37 (12.29%) Palo Alto
22 34 (11.30%) Load Balancing

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 7 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.66%) SAS
2 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.65%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) RMDS
2 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.99%) IaaS
4 5 (1.66%) Office 365
5 4 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.00%) GitHub
6 3 (1.00%) SaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 150 (49.83%) Firewall
2 80 (26.58%) LAN
3 78 (25.91%) Network Security
4 75 (24.92%) WAN
5 64 (21.26%) BGP
6 55 (18.27%) OSPF
6 55 (18.27%) VPN
7 48 (15.95%) DNS
8 46 (15.28%) Wireless
9 45 (14.95%) MPLS
10 44 (14.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 40 (13.29%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (12.96%) TCP/IP
13 37 (12.29%) DHCP
14 27 (8.97%) VLAN
15 23 (7.64%) IPsec
16 22 (7.31%) NetScaler
16 22 (7.31%) SSL
17 21 (6.98%) Internet
18 18 (5.98%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.33%) GIS
3 1 (0.33%) MS Access
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.33%) GDB
4 2 (0.66%) JIRA
4 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 39 (12.96%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.65%) Finance
3 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.66%) Retail
5 4 (1.33%) Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Publishing
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
7 2 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.32%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.66%) Web Services
3 4 (1.33%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.66%) CGI
4 2 (0.66%) HTML
4 2 (0.66%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.66%) XML
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.32%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.33%) Clustering
6 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.00%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.00%) NHS
6 3 (1.00%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.00%) User Experience
7 2 (0.66%) CESG
7 2 (0.66%) DataPower
7 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.66%) FMCG
7 2 (0.66%) PKI
7 2 (0.66%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.33%) BBC
8 1 (0.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.62%) Linux
2 39 (12.96%) Windows
3 17 (5.65%) Unix
4 14 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.99%) CentOS
6 11 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.32%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.66%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.66%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.66%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.00%) Android
12 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.66%) Solaris
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (11.30%) Load Balancing
2 33 (10.96%) ITIL
3 28 (9.30%) Network Design
4 25 (8.31%) Network Management
5 21 (6.98%) Migration
6 19 (6.31%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (5.32%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (4.98%) Change Management
9 13 (4.32%) Email Filtering
10 12 (3.99%) Problem Management
10 12 (3.99%) Service Management
10 12 (3.99%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 11 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.65%) High Availability
11 11 (3.65%) Service Delivery
12 8 (2.66%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (2.66%) Security Architecture
13 7 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (2.33%) Project Management
13 7 (2.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.32%) Python
2 11 (3.65%) Perl
3 9 (2.99%) SQL
4 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.66%) C-shell
5 5 (1.66%) Korn
6 3 (1.00%) C
6 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (38.54%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (31.56%) CCNP
3 79 (26.25%) Security Cleared
4 59 (19.60%) CCNA
5 48 (15.95%) SC Cleared
6 39 (12.96%) CCIE
7 30 (9.97%) DV Cleared
8 16 (5.32%) CCDP
8 16 (5.32%) Degree
9 13 (4.32%) CCSA
10 12 (3.99%) JNCIA
11 11 (3.65%) CCSE
12 9 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (2.66%) JNCIE
14 7 (2.33%) CCDA
14 7 (2.33%) CCIE Service Provider
14 7 (2.33%) CCIP
14 7 (2.33%) CCSP
15 6 (1.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 14 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.66%) ProxySG
3 7 (2.33%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) Firmware
5 4 (1.33%) NFS
6 3 (1.00%) Openswan
6 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.66%) pfSense
7 2 (0.66%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
8 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (6.64%) SCOM
2 19 (6.31%) FortiGate
3 12 (3.99%) SCCM
3 12 (3.99%) SCSM
4 7 (2.33%) Nagios
5 5 (1.66%) Ansible
5 5 (1.66%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.33%) Nessus
7 1 (0.33%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 188 (62.46%) Cisco
2 81 (26.91%) CheckPoint
3 75 (24.92%) Juniper
4 55 (18.27%) F5
5 37 (12.29%) Palo Alto
6 31 (10.30%) SolarWinds
7 28 (9.30%) Fortinet
8 27 (8.97%) VMware
9 26 (8.64%) Citrix
10 24 (7.97%) Extreme Networks
11 22 (7.31%) Microsoft
12 16 (5.32%) Blue Coat
12 16 (5.32%) Dell
12 16 (5.32%) HP
13 15 (4.98%) Brocade
14 14 (4.65%) Riverbed
15 9 (2.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 9 (2.99%) Aruba
16 7 (2.33%) Foundry
16 7 (2.33%) Huawei