The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton 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
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 28 10 48
Rank change year-on-year -18 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.70% 11.51% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 12.21% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 4
Median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 242 262 403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.44% 94.24% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 179 280
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Southampton

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Southampton

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Southampton

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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 Southampton region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco
3 15 (53.57%) CCNA
3 15 (53.57%) VoIP
4 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
5 13 (46.43%) Wireless
6 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
7 10 (35.71%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) LAN
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (32.14%) Fortinet
8 9 (32.14%) CCNP
9 5 (17.86%) Network Design
9 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 4 (14.29%) ITIL
10 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
10 4 (14.29%) Network Security
10 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Degree
11 3 (10.71%) Aruba
11 3 (10.71%) VPN
11 3 (10.71%) HP
12 2 (7.14%) Avaya
12 2 (7.14%) Juniper

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
2 15 (53.57%) VoIP
3 13 (46.43%) Wireless
4 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (35.71%) LAN
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 4 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) DNS
7 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) SSL
7 1 (3.57%) VLAN
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CGI
1 1 (3.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Network Design
2 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Email Filtering
3 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) CCNA
3 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
5 9 (32.14%) CCNP
6 4 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
3 9 (32.14%) Fortinet
4 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.71%) Aruba
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (3.57%) VMware