The median contractor rate for a IP Network Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IP Network Engineer
UK
Rank 572 610 561
Rank change year-on-year +38 -49  
Contract jobs requiring an IP Network Engineer 14 20 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.038% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.040% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 22
Median daily rate £373 £305 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +6.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £300 £285
% change year-on-year -27.33% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IP Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IP Network Engineer in the UK

IP Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IP Network Engineer in the UK

IP Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IP Network Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IP Network Engineer in the UK

IP Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IP Network Engineer in the UK

IP 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 IP Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +43 14 £373 +22.03% 3
South East +15 9 £218 -24.17% 2
Berkshire +25 7 £350 -
London +12 3 £400 -4.76% 1
Hampshire +16 2 £218 -24.17%
Yorkshire +13 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Slough - 1 £350 -

IP Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IP 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 IP Network Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
3 15 (45.45%) Juniper
4 14 (42.42%) MPLS
4 14 (42.42%) DNS
5 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
5 13 (39.39%) OSPF
6 12 (36.36%) BGP
7 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (27.27%) Firewall
8 9 (27.27%) SNMP
8 9 (27.27%) Broadband
9 8 (24.24%) CRM
10 7 (21.21%) CCNA
10 7 (21.21%) Huawei
11 6 (18.18%) Network Design
11 6 (18.18%) LAN
11 6 (18.18%) F5
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
12 5 (15.15%) WAN
12 5 (15.15%) Migration
13 4 (12.12%) IP Telephony
13 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (12.12%) HSRP
13 4 (12.12%) Network Security
13 4 (12.12%) CCNP
13 4 (12.12%) VoIP
13 4 (12.12%) Internet
14 3 (9.09%) ICMP
14 3 (9.09%) CCDA

IP Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) DNS
1 14 (42.42%) MPLS
2 13 (39.39%) OSPF
2 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (36.36%) BGP
4 9 (27.27%) Broadband
4 9 (27.27%) Firewall
4 9 (27.27%) SNMP
5 6 (18.18%) LAN
6 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (12.12%) HSRP
7 4 (12.12%) Internet
7 4 (12.12%) IP Telephony
7 4 (12.12%) Network Security
7 4 (12.12%) VoIP
8 3 (9.09%) DMS-100
8 3 (9.09%) ICMP
8 3 (9.09%) PABX
8 3 (9.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 18 (54.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) CRM
2 6 (18.18%) Network Design
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (6.06%) Business Development
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) CCNA
3 4 (12.12%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) CCDA
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.03%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) CCIP
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) HND
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) Juniper
3 7 (21.21%) Huawei
4 6 (18.18%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Nortel
6 2 (6.06%) Brocade
6 2 (6.06%) BT
6 2 (6.06%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.06%) Meraki
6 2 (6.06%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet