The median contractor rate for a Junior Network Engineer was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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.

Junior Network Engineer
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 648 626
Rank change year-on-year +69 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Network Engineer 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.008% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £270 £178 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.11% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £172 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £184 £208
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £185 £159
% change year-on-year +13.51% +16.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Junior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Network Engineer in the UK

Junior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Network Engineer in the UK

Junior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Network Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Network Engineer in the UK

Junior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Network Engineer in the UK

Junior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Network Engineer over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Junior Network Engineer in the UK

Junior Network Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +50 7 £270 +52.11% 2
Yorkshire +22 2 - -
London +6 2 £350 +105.88%
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £223 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £330 -
Norfolk - 1 £115 -
Berkshire - 1 £210 -
Newbury - 1 £210 -
St Neots - 1 £330 -
South East - 1 £210 - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Junior 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 Junior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (16.67%) Junos
5 2 (16.67%) F5
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) JNCIA
5 2 (16.67%) JNCIE
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (8.33%) Arista
6 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (8.33%) CCIP

Junior 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) Junos
4 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Broadband
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) IOS XR
5 1 (8.33%) ISDN
5 1 (8.33%) NX-OS
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 2 (16.67%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIP
4 1 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CCSE
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) HP ASE
4 1 (8.33%) HP MASE
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Aruba
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (8.33%) Arista
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed