Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 19 May 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.

Senior Network Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 510 558 526
Rank change year-on-year +48 -32 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 123 85 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 61
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £314 £310 £310
90th Percentile £488 £498 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.40 £44.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.09% -4.35% +2.22%
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £44.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -24.09% -12.00% +9.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 46,156 50,672 46,561
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.96% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,690 30,854 28,251
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £249 £243 £225
90th Percentile £595 £571 £550
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,160 2,253 2,372
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Senior Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London

Senior Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 May 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
South West 0 34 £425 +6.25% 5
South East +20 33 £442 -1.26% 24
North of England +19 20 £374 -14.57% 11
East of England +19 15 £450 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire +17 11 £360 -13.25% 5
Midlands +5 8 £388 -3.73% 7
North West +17 7 £388 -11.43% 6
Wales +9 7 £425 +21.43% 3
Scotland +31 4 £425 - 4
East Midlands +11 4 £350 -2.85% 3
West Midlands +5 4 £425 +5.59% 4
North East - 2 £475 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Senior Network Engineer
UK

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, Senior 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 UK excluding London region featuring Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 99 (80.49%) Cisco
2 84 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (55.28%) Firewall
4 64 (52.03%) CCNP
5 45 (36.59%) OSPF
6 44 (35.77%) CCNA
7 42 (34.15%) WAN
8 39 (31.71%) BGP
9 36 (29.27%) Wireless
10 35 (28.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (27.64%) F5
12 32 (26.02%) LAN
13 28 (22.76%) ITIL
13 28 (22.76%) CheckPoint
14 26 (21.14%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (18.70%) Degree
16 22 (17.89%) Data Centre
17 21 (17.07%) MPLS
17 21 (17.07%) VPN
18 20 (16.26%) CCIE
18 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
19 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
20 17 (13.82%) VLAN
20 17 (13.82%) Multicast
20 17 (13.82%) Service Management
21 16 (13.01%) Change Management
21 16 (13.01%) Migration
21 16 (13.01%) Citrix
21 16 (13.01%) Cisco IOS
22 15 (12.20%) Incident Management

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (55.28%) Firewall
2 45 (36.59%) OSPF
3 42 (34.15%) WAN
4 39 (31.71%) BGP
5 36 (29.27%) Wireless
6 35 (28.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (26.02%) LAN
8 26 (21.14%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (17.07%) MPLS
9 21 (17.07%) VPN
10 17 (13.82%) Multicast
10 17 (13.82%) VLAN
11 16 (13.01%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (11.38%) DNS
13 12 (9.76%) Ethernet
13 12 (9.76%) VoIP
14 11 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (8.13%) Network Security
16 9 (7.32%) NX-OS
17 8 (6.50%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (8.94%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.44%) Electronics
4 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) Spine.js
2 2 (1.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.81%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.69%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) iPad
5 2 (1.63%) IVR
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.81%) CCTV
6 1 (0.81%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 9 (7.32%) CentOS
3 7 (5.69%) Debian
4 5 (4.07%) Windows
5 3 (2.44%) Unix
6 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) ITIL
2 17 (13.82%) Service Management
3 16 (13.01%) Change Management
3 16 (13.01%) Migration
4 15 (12.20%) Availability Management
4 15 (12.20%) Incident Management
5 14 (11.38%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.38%) Problem Management
6 13 (10.57%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 13 (10.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 13 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (10.57%) ITSM
6 13 (10.57%) Performance Management
6 13 (10.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (10.57%) PRINCE2
6 13 (10.57%) Risk Analysis
6 13 (10.57%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (8.13%) Network Design
8 8 (6.50%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.25%) Bash Shell
1 4 (3.25%) Python
2 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.81%) Tcl
2 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (68.29%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (52.03%) CCNP
3 44 (35.77%) CCNA
4 23 (18.70%) Degree
5 20 (16.26%) CCIE
5 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
7 13 (10.57%) CCA
7 13 (10.57%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (10.57%) MCSE
7 13 (10.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.44%) CCDP
11 3 (2.44%) CCSA
11 3 (2.44%) CCSE
11 3 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.69%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.25%) Firmware
4 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.81%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.81%) Nessus
3 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 99 (80.49%) Cisco
2 34 (27.64%) F5
3 28 (22.76%) CheckPoint
4 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
5 16 (13.01%) Citrix
6 15 (12.20%) Juniper
7 14 (11.38%) VMware
8 13 (10.57%) Palo Alto
9 10 (8.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (7.32%) Fortinet
11 6 (4.88%) Aruba
12 4 (3.25%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
13 3 (2.44%) HP
13 3 (2.44%) Huawei
13 3 (2.44%) McAfee
13 3 (2.44%) Meraki
14 2 (1.63%) CA
14 2 (1.63%) Ericsson
14 2 (1.63%) GENBAND