Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 560 547
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 121 82 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.22% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 46 85
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £316 £310 £298
90th Percentile £498 £494 £479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £411
% change year-on-year - +3.34% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £20.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.58% -50.00% +68.42%
10th Percentile £35.45 £16.90 £25.50
90th Percentile £47.40 £41.40 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £32.50 £47.10
% change year-on-year +35.12% -30.99% +64.35%

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 52,050 49,579 56,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.04% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,719 30,189 34,716
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £242 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,461 2,258 2,656
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.09 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 2018. 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 East +12 41 £400 -5.88% 12
Midlands -10 29 £439 +17.00% 16
West Midlands -2 25 £440 +6.02% 12
North of England -27 23 £388 -9.88% 10
North West -13 16 £388 -9.88% 2
East of England -2 9 £413 -10.81% 3
Scotland -14 9 £500 +33.33% 3
South West -16 7 £475 +28.38% 1
Yorkshire -18 7 - - 7
East Midlands -2 4 £438 +27.74% 4
Wales - 2 £363 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -
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 17 October 2018, 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.

1 101 (83.47%) Cisco
2 83 (68.60%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (60.33%) CCNP
4 71 (58.68%) Firewall
5 64 (52.89%) WAN
6 45 (37.19%) LAN
7 44 (36.36%) CheckPoint
8 36 (29.75%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (28.93%) Security Cleared
9 35 (28.93%) F5
10 34 (28.10%) BGP
11 30 (24.79%) Wireless
12 28 (23.14%) Microsoft Azure
12 28 (23.14%) SC Cleared
13 26 (21.49%) CCNA
14 25 (20.66%) ITIL
15 24 (19.83%) OSPF
15 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
16 22 (18.18%) MPLS
17 21 (17.36%) CCIE
17 21 (17.36%) Fortinet
18 20 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (15.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 19 (15.70%) Juniper
19 19 (15.70%) VMware
20 18 (14.88%) Blue Coat
20 18 (14.88%) Internet
20 18 (14.88%) Palo Alto
21 17 (14.05%) WAN Optimisation
21 17 (14.05%) Network Security

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 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (23.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (16.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) IaaS
3 2 (1.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Akamai
4 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 71 (58.68%) Firewall
2 64 (52.89%) WAN
3 45 (37.19%) LAN
4 36 (29.75%) Cisco ASA
5 34 (28.10%) BGP
6 30 (24.79%) Wireless
7 24 (19.83%) OSPF
8 22 (18.18%) MPLS
9 19 (15.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (14.88%) Internet
11 17 (14.05%) Network Security
12 16 (13.22%) VPN
13 13 (10.74%) VoIP
14 12 (9.92%) DNS
14 12 (9.92%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (8.26%) WLAN
16 9 (7.44%) EIGRP
16 9 (7.44%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (6.61%) Cisco IOS
17 8 (6.61%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) XML
2 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.65%) RESTful
3 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.83%) e-Health
5 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.83%) LIMS
5 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) PACS
5 1 (0.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Windows
2 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.31%) Linux
4 3 (2.48%) Unix
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.66%) ITIL
2 17 (14.05%) WAN Optimisation
3 16 (13.22%) Network Design
4 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.40%) Network Load Balancing
5 13 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (9.92%) ITIL V3
6 12 (9.92%) Network Packet Analysis
7 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
8 9 (7.44%) DevOps
8 9 (7.44%) Service Management
9 8 (6.61%) High Availability
9 8 (6.61%) Migration
10 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.79%) Capacity Management
10 7 (5.79%) Coaching
10 7 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.79%) Security Patching
10 7 (5.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) Python
2 3 (2.48%) C
3 2 (1.65%) Tcl
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 83 (68.60%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (60.33%) CCNP
3 35 (28.93%) Security Cleared
4 28 (23.14%) SC Cleared
5 26 (21.49%) CCNA
6 21 (17.36%) CCIE
7 9 (7.44%) Degree
8 6 (4.96%) CCDP
9 5 (4.13%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (4.13%) CISSP
10 4 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.65%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.65%) CCIP
12 2 (1.65%) CCSP
12 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.83%) CCIE Security
13 1 (0.83%) CCSA
13 1 (0.83%) CCSE
13 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) HL7
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.13%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) Cisco Prime
1 9 (7.44%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.13%) Opsview
3 3 (2.48%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.83%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 101 (83.47%) Cisco
2 44 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 35 (28.93%) F5
4 21 (17.36%) Fortinet
5 19 (15.70%) Juniper
5 19 (15.70%) VMware
6 18 (14.88%) Blue Coat
6 18 (14.88%) Palo Alto
7 16 (13.22%) McAfee
8 13 (10.74%) Aruba
9 12 (9.92%) BMC
9 12 (9.92%) HP
9 12 (9.92%) IBM
10 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.96%) Meraki
12 5 (4.13%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.31%) Brocade
13 4 (3.31%) Citrix
13 4 (3.31%) Infoblox
13 4 (3.31%) Riverbed