The median contractor rate for a Switch Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Switch Engineer
England > South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 254 257
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.039% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
South East median daily rate £494 £475 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +156.75%  
10th Percentile £482 £420 £164
90th Percentile £511 £550 £209
England median daily rate £319 £375 £225
% change year-on-year -15.00% +66.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £48.00 -
England median hourly rate - £48.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +71.42%  

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 7306 8460 8969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.61% 94.96% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15203 18917 19243
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £550 £550 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1314 1775
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Switch Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Switch Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Switch Engineer in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Switch Engineer in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Switch Engineer in the South East

Switch 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 Switch Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +16 3 £494 -5.95%
Switch Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) 4G
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) NHS

Switch 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) 3G
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) HP