The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £360 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.

Network Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 149 151
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 775 864 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.61% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.69% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 455 488
Median daily rate £360 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £461 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 31
Median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.90% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £19.60 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £48.26 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

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%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in the UK

Network Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 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 -7 676 £363 - 156
London -4 219 £400 +6.66% 56
South East -15 204 £350 - 34
Hampshire -9 77 £375 +7.14% 8
South West +3 58 £250 -33.33% 9
Berkshire 0 47 £350 - 7
Scotland +19 43 £350 +37.25% 5
North West +40 40 £338 -1.81% 22
East of England +2 40 £300 +9.09% 6
West Midlands +7 39 £363 -13.89% 10
Wales +24 30 £375 +15.38% 6
Manchester +23 27 £325 -13.33% 15
City of London -7 27 £425 +11.47% 23
Yorkshire -11 27 £375 +22.85% 10
South Wales +30 26 £375 +25.00% 5
Reading +12 25 £388 +14.81% 5
Oxfordshire +13 24 £413 +50.00% 4
North East +2 24 £361 +3.21% 1
East Midlands -1 24 £300 +4.34% 7
Birmingham +5 21 £363 +11.53% 4
Tyne and Wear +4 21 £360 +37.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 21 £360 +37.14%
Wiltshire +3 20 £240 -36.00% 2
Erskine +29 19 £389 +41.36%
Renfrewshire +28 19 £389 +46.69%
Basingstoke +12 16 £269 +19.55% 4
Hertfordshire +2 16 £300 -25.00% 1
Gloucestershire +14 15 £290 +28.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £342 -14.50% 4
Surrey -4 14 £380 -0.65% 6

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 1277 (77.39%) Cisco
2 951 (57.64%) Firewall
3 869 (52.67%) Cisco Certification
4 625 (37.88%) CCNP
5 577 (34.97%) LAN
6 544 (32.97%) WAN
7 467 (28.30%) Juniper
8 431 (26.12%) CheckPoint
9 427 (25.88%) CCNA
10 399 (24.18%) Security Cleared
11 366 (22.18%) Wireless
12 349 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
13 344 (20.85%) F5
14 338 (20.48%) Network Security
15 321 (19.45%) Data Centre
16 313 (18.97%) SC Cleared
17 276 (16.73%) BGP
17 276 (16.73%) VPN
18 268 (16.24%) OSPF
19 260 (15.76%) MPLS
19 260 (15.76%) Cisco Nexus
20 257 (15.58%) ITIL
21 243 (14.73%) Network Design
22 209 (12.67%) Palo Alto
23 196 (11.88%) CCIE
24 186 (11.27%) DNS
25 175 (10.61%) Finance
26 174 (10.55%) TCP/IP
27 165 (10.00%) VoIP
28 154 (9.33%) Telecoms

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:

Application Platforms
1 17 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 10 (0.61%) MS Exchange
3 8 (0.48%) Confluence
4 6 (0.36%) IIS
5 5 (0.30%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.18%) Apache
7 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.061%) CMS
8 1 (0.061%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.061%) Hubot
8 1 (0.061%) JBoss
8 1 (0.061%) nginx
8 1 (0.061%) SAS
8 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.061%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.061%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.12%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.58%) MS Office
4 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.30%) assyst
2 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.03%) Office 365
4 6 (0.36%) IaaS
5 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.18%) Akamai
6 3 (0.18%) SaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.12%) PaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.061%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 951 (57.64%) Firewall
2 577 (34.97%) LAN
3 544 (32.97%) WAN
4 366 (22.18%) Wireless
5 349 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
6 338 (20.48%) Network Security
7 276 (16.73%) BGP
7 276 (16.73%) VPN
8 268 (16.24%) OSPF
9 260 (15.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 260 (15.76%) MPLS
10 186 (11.27%) DNS
11 174 (10.55%) TCP/IP
12 165 (10.00%) VoIP
13 134 (8.12%) Cisco IOS
14 128 (7.76%) VLAN
15 111 (6.73%) Wi-Fi
16 95 (5.76%) EIGRP
17 94 (5.70%) DHCP
18 90 (5.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.30%) MySQL
5 1 (0.061%) Big Data
5 1 (0.061%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.061%) Informix
5 1 (0.061%) MS Access
5 1 (0.061%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.061%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.55%) JIRA
4 8 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (0.30%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.12%) JMeter
7 2 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.061%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.061%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.061%) Subversion
8 1 (0.061%) Travis CI
General
1 175 (10.61%) Finance
2 154 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 68 (4.12%) Banking
4 29 (1.76%) Retail
5 14 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 13 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 13 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.48%) Local Government
8 7 (0.42%) Electronics
9 6 (0.36%) Law
9 6 (0.36%) Marketing
9 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.30%) Publishing
11 4 (0.24%) Legal
11 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.12%) Advertising
13 2 (0.12%) Automotive
13 2 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.27%) 802.1X
2 16 (0.97%) CSS
3 10 (0.61%) Regular Expression
4 8 (0.48%) Software Packaging
5 7 (0.42%) Web Services
6 5 (0.30%) XMPP
7 2 (0.12%) COM
7 2 (0.12%) RFC 2547
7 2 (0.12%) SOAP
8 1 (0.061%) .NET
8 1 (0.061%) CGI
8 1 (0.061%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.061%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.061%) Middleware
8 1 (0.061%) Node.js
8 1 (0.061%) RESTful
8 1 (0.061%) Velocity
8 1 (0.061%) XML
8 1 (0.061%) XSLT
8 1 (0.061%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 321 (19.45%) Data Centre
2 59 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 28 (1.70%) Driving Licence
5 23 (1.39%) CMDB
5 23 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (1.15%) NHS
8 17 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (0.67%) PKI
10 8 (0.48%) Clustering
11 7 (0.42%) RSA SecurID
11 7 (0.42%) Wiki
12 6 (0.36%) Handset
13 5 (0.30%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.30%) iPad
13 5 (0.30%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.24%) Social Media
14 4 (0.24%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.18%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 151 (9.15%) Windows
2 94 (5.70%) Linux
3 80 (4.85%) Windows Server
4 42 (2.55%) Unix
5 35 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.79%) CatOS
11 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.24%) AIX
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.24%) SUSE
14 3 (0.18%) Android
14 3 (0.18%) CentOS
14 3 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (15.58%) ITIL
2 243 (14.73%) Network Design
3 124 (7.52%) Migration
4 119 (7.21%) Load Balancing
5 93 (5.64%) Service Management
6 86 (5.21%) Network Management
7 83 (5.03%) Project Management
8 69 (4.18%) Change Management
9 58 (3.52%) Configuration Management
10 57 (3.45%) ITSM
11 54 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
12 50 (3.03%) Problem Management
13 46 (2.79%) High Availability
13 46 (2.79%) Network Architecture
14 45 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
15 43 (2.61%) Change Control
16 36 (2.18%) Incident Management
17 33 (2.00%) Customer Requirements
17 33 (2.00%) Service Delivery
18 31 (1.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (1.76%) C
2 24 (1.45%) SQL
3 19 (1.15%) PowerShell
3 19 (1.15%) Python
4 18 (1.09%) Perl
5 9 (0.55%) Java
6 6 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.30%) Ruby
7 5 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.24%) C++
9 3 (0.18%) Lisp
10 2 (0.12%) C#
10 2 (0.12%) Go
10 2 (0.12%) PHP
10 2 (0.12%) VB
10 2 (0.12%) VBScript
11 1 (0.061%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.061%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.061%) Prolog
11 1 (0.061%) VC++
Qualifications
1 869 (52.67%) Cisco Certification
2 625 (37.88%) CCNP
3 427 (25.88%) CCNA
4 399 (24.18%) Security Cleared
5 313 (18.97%) SC Cleared
6 196 (11.88%) CCIE
7 93 (5.64%) CCDP
8 91 (5.52%) JNCIA
9 82 (4.97%) Degree
10 72 (4.36%) CCSE
11 67 (4.06%) CCSA
12 58 (3.52%) DV Cleared
13 49 (2.97%) CCIP
14 47 (2.85%) JNCIE
15 36 (2.18%) CCSP
16 35 (2.12%) CCDA
17 32 (1.94%) JNCIS
18 30 (1.82%) HP ASE
18 30 (1.82%) JNCIP
19 27 (1.64%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.79%) SLA
2 31 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.67%) QA
6 9 (0.55%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.061%) BS7799
8 1 (0.061%) GPG13
8 1 (0.061%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 57 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.64%) ProxySG
6 20 (1.21%) vSphere
7 10 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 9 (0.55%) Firmware
9 8 (0.48%) vCloud
10 7 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.24%) KVM
12 3 (0.18%) pfSense
12 3 (0.18%) Snort
12 3 (0.18%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.12%) NFS
13 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.12%) Xen
13 2 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 102 (6.18%) FortiGate
2 39 (2.36%) Cisco Prime
3 32 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 15 (0.91%) Nagios
6 13 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
6 13 (0.79%) Puppet
7 10 (0.61%) Forum Sentry
7 10 (0.61%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
8 7 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (0.36%) Cacti
9 6 (0.36%) OPNET
9 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.30%) OpenView
10 5 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.24%) Foglight
11 4 (0.24%) WSUS
12 3 (0.18%) SCOM
13 2 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1277 (77.39%) Cisco
2 467 (28.30%) Juniper
3 431 (26.12%) CheckPoint
4 344 (20.85%) F5
5 209 (12.67%) Palo Alto
6 153 (9.27%) HP
7 150 (9.09%) VMware
8 137 (8.30%) Fortinet
9 116 (7.03%) Blue Coat
10 103 (6.24%) Aruba
11 96 (5.82%) Riverbed
12 87 (5.27%) Citrix
13 86 (5.21%) Microsoft
14 85 (5.15%) SolarWinds
15 41 (2.48%) Brocade
16 40 (2.42%) Intel Security
17 38 (2.30%) Dell
18 32 (1.94%) Nokia
19 31 (1.88%) Remedy
20 29 (1.76%) Arista
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