Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 127 79
Rank change year-on-year -27 -48 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 267 323 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 1.95% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.07% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 200 282
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.52% +7.33%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £256
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 18
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £15.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.48% -39.22% -12.63%
10th Percentile £21.85 £12.75 £12.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.45 £55.00
England median hourly rate £32.75 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +39.36% -7.84% +13.33%

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 15,073 15,612 14,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.20% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,048 9,373 8,528
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 580 577 737
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.73 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.20
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -16 134 £375 -3.85% 29
Thames Valley -35 76 £425 +21.43% 43
Berkshire -37 43 £434 +44.58% 21
West Sussex +9 25 £385 +20.31% 4
Surrey -32 23 £350 -11.11% 28
Oxfordshire 0 18 £393 -7.65% 10
Buckinghamshire +19 15 £450 +28.57% 12
East Sussex -12 5 £450 +38.46% 4
Kent +5 2 £279 -37.71% 6
Middlesex - 1 £400 - 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 208 (77.90%) Cisco
2 145 (54.31%) Firewall
3 135 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (43.45%) LAN
5 106 (39.70%) CCNP
6 102 (38.20%) WAN
7 89 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 75 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
9 71 (26.59%) SC Cleared
10 66 (24.72%) Juniper
11 64 (23.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 63 (23.60%) CheckPoint
13 62 (23.22%) Data Centre
14 61 (22.85%) CCNA
15 57 (21.35%) Wireless
16 55 (20.60%) OSPF
16 55 (20.60%) Network Security
17 54 (20.22%) BGP
18 53 (19.85%) F5
19 45 (16.85%) VPN
20 44 (16.48%) Palo Alto
21 42 (15.73%) TCP/IP
21 42 (15.73%) VoIP
22 39 (14.61%) MPLS
23 36 (13.48%) ITIL
23 36 (13.48%) Network Design
24 34 (12.73%) Load Balancing
24 34 (12.73%) Migration
25 33 (12.36%) DV Cleared
26 31 (11.61%) 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 5 (1.87%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.37%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.50%) IaaS
4 3 (1.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.37%) Akamai
6 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (54.31%) Firewall
2 116 (43.45%) LAN
3 102 (38.20%) WAN
4 75 (28.09%) Cisco ASA
5 64 (23.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 57 (21.35%) Wireless
7 55 (20.60%) Network Security
7 55 (20.60%) OSPF
8 54 (20.22%) BGP
9 45 (16.85%) VPN
10 42 (15.73%) TCP/IP
10 42 (15.73%) VoIP
11 39 (14.61%) MPLS
12 31 (11.61%) IPsec
13 23 (8.61%) Cisco ISE
14 20 (7.49%) Cisco Firepower
14 20 (7.49%) Multicast
15 19 (7.12%) BIG-IP
15 19 (7.12%) DNS
16 18 (6.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 30 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.62%) Banking
3 3 (1.12%) Advertising
3 3 (1.12%) Finance
4 2 (0.75%) Publishing
4 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Games
5 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.00%) CGI
1 8 (3.00%) HTML
2 5 (1.87%) LDAP
3 4 (1.50%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.12%) CSS
5 2 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services Management
Miscellaneous
1 62 (23.22%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.00%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.62%) BBC
6 6 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.50%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.75%) Clustering
9 2 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) BYOD
10 1 (0.37%) CMDB
10 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.37%) NHS
10 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) RIA
10 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.24%) Linux
2 20 (7.49%) Windows
3 9 (3.37%) Unix
4 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.12%) Solaris
4 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
6 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.48%) ITIL
1 36 (13.48%) Network Design
2 34 (12.73%) Load Balancing
2 34 (12.73%) Migration
3 31 (11.61%) Network Monitoring
4 20 (7.49%) Change Management
5 17 (6.37%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (5.99%) Network Management
7 15 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (4.49%) Network Virtualisation
9 11 (4.12%) Problem Management
10 10 (3.75%) Change Control
11 9 (3.37%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (3.37%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.37%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.37%) Service Management
12 7 (2.62%) Fault Analysis
12 7 (2.62%) Network Optimisation
12 7 (2.62%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.24%) Python
2 9 (3.37%) Perl
2 9 (3.37%) VB
3 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.37%) Java
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
5 1 (0.37%) Ruby
5 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 135 (50.56%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (39.70%) CCNP
3 89 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 71 (26.59%) SC Cleared
5 61 (22.85%) CCNA
6 33 (12.36%) DV Cleared
7 19 (7.12%) CCIE
8 11 (4.12%) CCDP
9 10 (3.75%) Degree
10 9 (3.37%) MCSE
10 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (3.00%) CCSA
12 7 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (2.25%) JNCIA
14 5 (1.87%) CCA
14 5 (1.87%) CCIP
14 5 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.12%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.62%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
4 2 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.37%) GPG13
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.50%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.12%) vSphere
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.75%) Samba
6 1 (0.37%) NDS
6 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (3.37%) FortiGate
2 7 (2.62%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.12%) Nagios
4 2 (0.75%) Nessus
4 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) Puppet
4 2 (0.75%) SCOM
4 2 (0.75%) Terraform
4 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.37%) Cacti
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 208 (77.90%) Cisco
2 66 (24.72%) Juniper
3 63 (23.60%) CheckPoint
4 53 (19.85%) F5
5 44 (16.48%) Palo Alto
6 26 (9.74%) SolarWinds
7 23 (8.61%) Citrix
8 22 (8.24%) VMware
9 20 (7.49%) Microsoft
9 20 (7.49%) NetApp
10 17 (6.37%) Riverbed
11 15 (5.62%) Fortinet
12 13 (4.87%) Meraki
13 12 (4.49%) Aruba
13 12 (4.49%) HP
14 10 (3.75%) Forcepoint
15 9 (3.37%) Blue Coat
15 9 (3.37%) McAfee
16 8 (3.00%) Virgin Media
17 7 (2.62%) Rackspace