The median contractor rate for a Data Network Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Data Network Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 622 625
Rank change year-on-year +31 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Data Network Engineer 17 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.032% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.033% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
Median daily rate £390 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £238 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £278
% change year-on-year +23.07% +17.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Data Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Network Engineer in the UK

Data Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Network Engineer in the UK

Data Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Network Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Network Engineer in the UK

Data Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Network Engineer in the UK

Data Network Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England +24 10 £313 -7.40% 2
Scotland - 7 £410 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £411 -
Erskine - 6 £411 -
London +17 4 £300 -22.58% 1
South East +14 4 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire +26 1 £450 -
Hampshire +9 1 £110 -70.66%
Bristol +5 1 - -
South West -3 1 - -
Reading - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £110 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
Motherwell - 1 £200 -

Data Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Data 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 featuring Data Network Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 22 (68.75%) Data Centre
3 14 (43.75%) Firewall
4 9 (28.13%) LAN
4 9 (28.13%) F5
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (25.00%) WAN
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (21.88%) Juniper
7 6 (18.75%) CCNP
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) Wireless
7 6 (18.75%) MPLS
8 5 (15.63%) OSPF
8 5 (15.63%) BGP
8 5 (15.63%) High Availability
8 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
8 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 4 (12.50%) Line Management
9 4 (12.50%) Junos
9 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.50%) CCNA
9 4 (12.50%) HP
9 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (9.38%) Nortel
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft

Data Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (25.00%) WAN
4 6 (18.75%) MPLS
4 6 (18.75%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) BGP
5 5 (15.63%) NetScaler
5 5 (15.63%) OSPF
5 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (12.50%) Junos
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) NGN
7 3 (9.38%) NX-OS
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.25%) SSL
8 2 (6.25%) VoIP
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 22 (68.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
3 4 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (12.50%) Line Management
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) QMS
4 3 (9.38%) Quality Management
4 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) ITSM
5 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.13%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) CISSP
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIE
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.25%) MCSE
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.13%) CCDP
7 1 (3.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) HIPAA
1 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (28.13%) F5
3 7 (21.88%) Juniper
4 4 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.38%) Avaya
5 3 (9.38%) Brocade
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Nortel
6 2 (6.25%) Arista
6 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.25%) BMC
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 2 (6.25%) Remedy
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) NICE Systems
7 1 (3.13%) Samsung