Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 555 539
Rank change year-on-year +31 -16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 135 89 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.24% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 48 78
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -3.13%
10th Percentile £350 £311 £300
90th Percentile £499 £483 £475
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.21 £20.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.04% -38.93% +13.42%
10th Percentile £32.32 £17.50 £19.26
90th Percentile £44.66 £36.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £30.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +46.38% -40.00% +47.06%

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 53,175 50,965 53,171
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.03% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,817 31,299 32,797
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £223
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,385 2,270 2,649
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.51 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 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 +2 36 £400 -3.61% 14
North of England +3 31 £400 -6.98% 17
Midlands +1 31 £445 +9.20% 8
West Midlands -8 28 £445 +7.23% 5
North West -9 21 £400 -6.98% 7
East of England +10 13 £425 -8.11% 12
South West -34 11 £388 -3.13% 7
Yorkshire -5 10 - - 6
Scotland -12 9 £475 +28.38% 1
East Midlands +4 3 £409 +25.92% 3
Northern Ireland +31 2 £425 -5.56% 1
Wales -17 2 £350 +40.00% 1
Channel Islands -3 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 11 December 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.

1 112 (82.96%) Cisco
2 87 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (61.48%) Firewall
4 75 (55.56%) CCNP
5 65 (48.15%) WAN
6 49 (36.30%) CheckPoint
7 48 (35.56%) Wireless
8 41 (30.37%) Security Cleared
9 40 (29.63%) BGP
10 39 (28.89%) F5
11 38 (28.15%) SC Cleared
11 38 (28.15%) LAN
12 34 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (24.44%) ITIL
14 32 (23.70%) Cisco ASA
15 31 (22.96%) OSPF
16 29 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 27 (20.00%) CCNA
18 27 (20.00%) Data Centre
19 25 (18.52%) Fortinet
20 24 (17.78%) CCIE
21 23 (17.04%) Internet
21 23 (17.04%) WAN Optimisation
22 22 (16.30%) Network Design
22 22 (16.30%) McAfee
22 22 (16.30%) Blue Coat
23 21 (15.56%) Network Load Balancing
24 20 (14.81%) Palo Alto
25 18 (13.33%) Problem-Solving

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 (1.48%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (25.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (21.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.48%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 83 (61.48%) Firewall
2 65 (48.15%) WAN
3 48 (35.56%) Wireless
4 40 (29.63%) BGP
5 38 (28.15%) LAN
6 32 (23.70%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (22.96%) OSPF
8 28 (20.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (17.04%) Internet
10 18 (13.33%) MPLS
10 18 (13.33%) VPN
11 16 (11.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (9.63%) Cisco Firepower
12 13 (9.63%) Network Security
12 13 (9.63%) WLAN
13 12 (8.89%) VLAN
14 10 (7.41%) NX-OS
15 9 (6.67%) DNS
15 9 (6.67%) HSRP
16 8 (5.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.74%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.44%) NHS
3 4 (2.96%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.48%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.74%) e-Health
6 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.74%) LIMS
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) PACS
6 1 (0.74%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.19%) Windows
2 5 (3.70%) Linux
2 5 (3.70%) Unix
3 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.48%) CentOS
4 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.44%) ITIL
2 23 (17.04%) WAN Optimisation
3 22 (16.30%) Network Design
4 21 (15.56%) Network Load Balancing
5 18 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (12.59%) ITIL V3
7 15 (11.11%) Load Balancing
7 15 (11.11%) Network Packet Analysis
8 11 (8.15%) Coaching
8 11 (8.15%) Migration
9 10 (7.41%) DevOps
10 9 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (5.93%) Deployment Automation
12 7 (5.19%) High Availability
12 7 (5.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 7 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.19%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
13 6 (4.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.44%) Python
2 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.48%) Tcl
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 87 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (55.56%) CCNP
3 41 (30.37%) Security Cleared
4 38 (28.15%) SC Cleared
5 27 (20.00%) CCNA
6 24 (17.78%) CCIE
7 12 (8.89%) Degree
8 8 (5.93%) CISSP
9 6 (4.44%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.96%) CCDP
10 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.48%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.74%) CCSA
12 1 (0.74%) CCSE
12 1 (0.74%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.74%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.74%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (4.44%) VMware NSX
2 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.22%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.48%) Opsview
5 1 (0.74%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.74%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.74%) Terraform
5 1 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 112 (82.96%) Cisco
2 49 (36.30%) CheckPoint
3 39 (28.89%) F5
4 25 (18.52%) Fortinet
5 22 (16.30%) Blue Coat
5 22 (16.30%) McAfee
6 20 (14.81%) Palo Alto
7 18 (13.33%) Juniper
8 16 (11.85%) Aruba
9 15 (11.11%) BMC
9 15 (11.11%) IBM
10 14 (10.37%) HP
11 12 (8.89%) VMware
12 7 (5.19%) Meraki
12 7 (5.19%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.96%) Brocade
14 3 (2.22%) Aerohive Networks
14 3 (2.22%) Avaya
14 3 (2.22%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.22%) Microsoft