Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Data Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 860 867 873
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Data Network Engineer 29 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.018% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.019% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 27
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.41% +10.94%
10th Percentile £241 £278 £281
90th Percentile £475 £396 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Data Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Data Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 11 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +50 27 £375 +4.17%
UK excluding London +38 19 £375 +4.17%
London -2 9 £410 +9.33%
South West +16 7 £375 -
South East +13 5 £388 +20.62%
North of England +62 2 - -
Midlands +27 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £293 -
Scotland - 1 £413 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Data Centre
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (27.59%) Firewall
4 8 (27.59%) LAN
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (24.14%) F5
5 7 (24.14%) WAN
5 7 (24.14%) CCNP
5 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
6 6 (20.69%) Network Design
7 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.24%) Wireless
7 5 (17.24%) CCNA
7 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
7 5 (17.24%) High Availability
7 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
7 5 (17.24%) SolarWinds
8 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) CCIE
8 4 (13.79%) VoIP
8 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 3 (10.34%) VLAN
9 3 (10.34%) Migration
9 3 (10.34%) WLAN
9 3 (10.34%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) DNS
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
1 8 (27.59%) LAN
2 7 (24.14%) WAN
2 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
3 5 (17.24%) Wireless
4 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) VoIP
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) VLAN
5 3 (10.34%) WLAN
6 2 (6.90%) BGP
6 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
6 2 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) AIX
2 1 (3.45%) HPUX
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Network Design
2 5 (17.24%) High Availability
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Runbook
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security
5 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) Statistics
5 1 (3.45%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) CCIE
4 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) CCIE Data Center
6 2 (6.90%) CWNA
7 1 (3.45%) CCNP Voice
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.90%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) F5
3 5 (17.24%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.24%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Arista
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos