The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / South East
Rank 79 66 96
Rank change year-on-year -13 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 199 264 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 2.86% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 3.01% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 132 97
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.74% +3.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.85 £43.60 £82.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -15 73 £375 +7.14% 6
Berkshire -1 46 £350 - 9
Oxfordshire +5 24 £413 +50.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £342 -14.50% 4
West Sussex +12 13 £300 - 1
Surrey -8 13 £380 -0.65% 7
Middlesex - 6 £336 -
East Sussex - 3 £350 - 3
Kent +7 2 £160 -5.88% 3
Sussex - 2 £375 -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 313 (78.64%) Cisco
2 219 (55.03%) Cisco Certification
3 217 (54.52%) Firewall
4 156 (39.20%) CCNP
5 134 (33.67%) Juniper
6 122 (30.65%) LAN
7 111 (27.89%) WAN
7 111 (27.89%) CCNA
7 111 (27.89%) Security Cleared
8 98 (24.62%) CheckPoint
9 91 (22.86%) Network Security
9 91 (22.86%) F5
10 87 (21.86%) Data Centre
10 87 (21.86%) Cisco ASA
11 81 (20.35%) Telecoms
12 78 (19.60%) SC Cleared
13 73 (18.34%) Wireless
14 72 (18.09%) Network Design
15 67 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus
16 66 (16.58%) MPLS
16 66 (16.58%) VPN
17 65 (16.33%) OSPF
17 65 (16.33%) BGP
18 63 (15.83%) VoIP
19 62 (15.58%) Palo Alto
20 58 (14.57%) ITIL
21 54 (13.57%) DNS
22 53 (13.32%) CCIE
23 44 (11.06%) Load Balancing
24 39 (9.80%) HP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.25%) Apache
2 1 (0.25%) Confluence
2 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.25%) JBoss
2 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.51%) MS Office
2 6 (1.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 217 (54.52%) Firewall
2 122 (30.65%) LAN
3 111 (27.89%) WAN
4 91 (22.86%) Network Security
5 87 (21.86%) Cisco ASA
6 73 (18.34%) Wireless
7 67 (16.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 66 (16.58%) MPLS
8 66 (16.58%) VPN
9 65 (16.33%) BGP
9 65 (16.33%) OSPF
10 63 (15.83%) VoIP
11 54 (13.57%) DNS
12 38 (9.55%) TCP/IP
13 35 (8.79%) SSL
14 33 (8.29%) VLAN
15 27 (6.78%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (6.78%) SNMP
16 26 (6.53%) NetScaler
17 25 (6.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.25%) MS Access
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.26%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (20.35%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.77%) Finance
3 5 (1.26%) Banking
4 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.75%) Publishing
4 3 (0.75%) Retail
5 2 (0.50%) Local Government
6 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.25%) Back Office
6 1 (0.25%) Billing
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.01%) Regular Expression
2 7 (1.76%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.50%) CSS
3 2 (0.50%) RFC 2547
3 2 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.25%) CGI
4 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.51%) PKI
7 4 (1.01%) Clustering
7 4 (1.01%) CMDB
7 4 (1.01%) NHS
8 3 (0.75%) BYOD
9 2 (0.50%) BBC
9 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.50%) Replication
9 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.50%) Wiki
10 1 (0.25%) e-Health
10 1 (0.25%) IVR
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.28%) Linux
2 21 (5.28%) Windows
3 12 (3.02%) Unix
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) AIX
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VyOS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.09%) Network Design
2 58 (14.57%) ITIL
3 44 (11.06%) Load Balancing
4 34 (8.54%) Migration
5 28 (7.04%) Service Management
6 26 (6.53%) Kalman Filter
7 24 (6.03%) Web Filtering
8 23 (5.78%) Change Management
9 19 (4.77%) Project Management
10 15 (3.77%) Problem Management
11 14 (3.52%) ITSM
12 12 (3.02%) Network Architecture
12 12 (3.02%) Network Management
13 10 (2.51%) Customer Requirements
14 9 (2.26%) High Availability
14 9 (2.26%) Network Monitoring
15 8 (2.01%) Capacity Planning
15 8 (2.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (2.01%) Information Security
15 8 (2.01%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.76%) C
2 3 (0.75%) Perl
3 2 (0.50%) C++
3 2 (0.50%) Python
3 2 (0.50%) SQL
4 1 (0.25%) Java
4 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.25%) Ruby
4 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.25%) VB
4 1 (0.25%) VB6
4 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 219 (55.03%) Cisco Certification
2 156 (39.20%) CCNP
3 111 (27.89%) CCNA
3 111 (27.89%) Security Cleared
4 78 (19.60%) SC Cleared
5 53 (13.32%) CCIE
6 32 (8.04%) Degree
7 31 (7.79%) JNCIA
8 30 (7.54%) DV Cleared
9 23 (5.78%) CCDP
10 22 (5.53%) CCSE
11 19 (4.77%) CCSA
12 17 (4.27%) CCIP
12 17 (4.27%) JNCIE
13 16 (4.02%) HP ASE
14 15 (3.77%) JNCIS
15 13 (3.27%) HP MASE
16 11 (2.76%) CISSP
17 9 (2.26%) JNCIP
18 6 (1.51%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.27%) PCI DSS
2 13 (3.27%) SLA
3 12 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.26%) HIPAA
5 9 (2.26%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.26%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (4.77%) FortiGate
2 12 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (3.02%) Cisco UCCE
3 10 (2.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.26%) Nagios
6 3 (0.75%) OPNET
6 3 (0.75%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.50%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.50%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.25%) Puppet
8 1 (0.25%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 313 (78.64%) Cisco
2 134 (33.67%) Juniper
3 98 (24.62%) CheckPoint
4 91 (22.86%) F5
5 62 (15.58%) Palo Alto
6 39 (9.80%) HP
7 32 (8.04%) Blue Coat
8 30 (7.54%) Aruba
8 30 (7.54%) Riverbed
9 26 (6.53%) Fortinet
10 23 (5.78%) VMware
11 22 (5.53%) Brocade
11 22 (5.53%) Citrix
12 14 (3.52%) Dell
13 13 (3.27%) Microsoft
14 12 (3.02%) Extreme Networks
14 12 (3.02%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.51%) Nokia
16 8 (2.01%) Intel Security
17 7 (1.76%) TippingPoint
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
TRG
Rate: 35000-45000 Per Annum (3 year contract)
Posted: 12 days ago