The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

Network Engineer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 137 154
Rank change year-on-year -42 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 641 978 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.82% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.92% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 562 527
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 43
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £19.65 £18.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -21.52% +5.10%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 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 -52 558 £375 - 154
London -41 201 £391 -2.25% 50
South East -29 147 £388 +3.33% 39
Hampshire -2 62 £385 +2.66% 9
Scotland +35 53 £225 -27.41% 2
South West -20 53 £370 +5.71% 7
West Midlands +3 44 £400 +14.28% 14
Berkshire -21 39 £338 -10.00% 9
North West -2 34 £365 +12.30% 21
City of London -19 32 £400 -3.03% 9
Edinburgh +39 31 £225 -11.76% 1
East of England -33 26 £221 -28.62% 14
Yorkshire -7 22 £430 +22.85% 4
Bristol +11 19 £370 +5.71% 3
Reading -15 19 £406 +3.17% 5
Surrey +3 18 £500 +31.57% 9
Wales -1 18 £250 -28.57%
North East +59 17 £425 +34.92% 1
West Yorkshire +10 17 £430 +7.50% 4
South Wales 0 17 £250 -28.57%
Cardiff +9 16 £250 -23.07%
Birmingham +3 16 £394 +12.50% 5
Basingstoke -3 16 £385 +65.94% 3
Aberdeen - 16 £375 - 1
Manchester +6 15 £338 +18.42% 11
East Midlands -5 15 £368 +24.47% 4
Leeds +7 14 £430 +10.25% 2
Wiltshire -18 14 £394 +12.50% 1
Tyne and Wear +69 11 £425 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 11 £352 -19.65% 6

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1092 (76.58%) Cisco
2 831 (58.27%) Firewall
3 770 (54.00%) Cisco Certification
4 558 (39.13%) CCNP
5 516 (36.19%) WAN
6 509 (35.69%) LAN
7 375 (26.30%) Juniper
8 354 (24.82%) CheckPoint
9 351 (24.61%) Wireless
10 319 (22.37%) F5
11 315 (22.09%) CCNA
12 314 (22.02%) Security Cleared
13 298 (20.90%) Data Centre
14 291 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
15 265 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 257 (18.02%) BGP
17 255 (17.88%) VPN
18 245 (17.18%) Network Security
19 242 (16.97%) SC Cleared
20 239 (16.76%) MPLS
21 223 (15.64%) ITIL
22 219 (15.36%) OSPF
23 201 (14.10%) CCIE
24 199 (13.96%) Network Design
25 185 (12.97%) Palo Alto
26 178 (12.48%) TCP/IP
27 164 (11.50%) Fortinet
28 162 (11.36%) DNS
29 154 (10.80%) HP
30 151 (10.59%) 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 22 (1.54%) Skype for Business
2 17 (1.19%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.42%) Confluence
5 4 (0.28%) CMS
6 3 (0.21%) IIS
6 3 (0.21%) nginx
6 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.14%) Apache
7 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.070%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.070%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.070%) Hubot
8 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.070%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (2.03%) MS Visio
2 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.14%) assyst
3 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.070%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.070%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.91%) Office 365
4 11 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.42%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) SaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.070%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.070%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.070%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 831 (58.27%) Firewall
2 516 (36.19%) WAN
3 509 (35.69%) LAN
4 351 (24.61%) Wireless
5 291 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
6 265 (18.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 257 (18.02%) BGP
8 255 (17.88%) VPN
9 245 (17.18%) Network Security
10 239 (16.76%) MPLS
11 219 (15.36%) OSPF
12 178 (12.48%) TCP/IP
13 162 (11.36%) DNS
14 132 (9.26%) VoIP
15 130 (9.12%) Cisco IOS
16 115 (8.06%) VLAN
17 103 (7.22%) Wi-Fi
18 102 (7.15%) EIGRP
19 77 (5.40%) BIG-IP
20 74 (5.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.14%) Big Data
4 2 (0.14%) MySQL
4 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.070%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.070%) Informix
5 1 (0.070%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.56%) JIRA
4 7 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.070%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.070%) GDB
9 1 (0.070%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.070%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.070%) Redmine
9 1 (0.070%) Subversion
9 1 (0.070%) Trac
9 1 (0.070%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.070%) Visual Studio
General
1 151 (10.59%) Telecoms
2 146 (10.24%) Finance
3 59 (4.14%) Banking
4 21 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 21 (1.47%) Retail
5 13 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.77%) Electronics
6 11 (0.77%) Law
7 9 (0.63%) Marketing
8 8 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.35%) Billing
9 5 (0.35%) Local Government
10 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.28%) French Language
10 4 (0.28%) Games
10 4 (0.28%) Publishing
11 3 (0.21%) Advertising
11 3 (0.21%) Back Office
11 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.28%) 802.1X
2 10 (0.70%) CSS
3 8 (0.56%) Regular Expression
4 6 (0.42%) Web Services
5 5 (0.35%) XMPP
6 4 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.21%) .NET
7 3 (0.21%) SOAP
8 2 (0.14%) REST
8 2 (0.14%) RFC 2544
8 2 (0.14%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.070%) CGI
9 1 (0.070%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.070%) LAMP
9 1 (0.070%) Middleware
9 1 (0.070%) Node.js
9 1 (0.070%) RESTful
9 1 (0.070%) WAP
9 1 (0.070%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 298 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 58 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (3.58%) Computer Science
4 27 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 24 (1.68%) Driving Licence
6 17 (1.19%) NHS
7 15 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 14 (0.98%) PKI
9 13 (0.91%) Clustering
10 11 (0.77%) BYOD
11 8 (0.56%) CMDB
11 8 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.49%) BBC
12 7 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.35%) CESG
13 5 (0.35%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.35%) Wiki
14 4 (0.28%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.91%) Windows
2 100 (7.01%) Linux
3 61 (4.28%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.38%) Unix
5 22 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.42%) CatOS
11 5 (0.35%) CentOS
11 5 (0.35%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.28%) AIX
12 4 (0.28%) Android
12 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.21%) Solaris
14 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (15.64%) ITIL
2 199 (13.96%) Network Design
3 119 (8.35%) Migration
4 107 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 82 (5.75%) Service Management
6 79 (5.54%) Network Management
7 58 (4.07%) ITSM
7 58 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
8 57 (4.00%) Project Management
9 55 (3.86%) High Availability
10 49 (3.44%) Change Management
11 46 (3.23%) Configuration Management
12 35 (2.45%) Kalman Filter
13 32 (2.24%) Change Control
14 27 (1.89%) Customer Requirements
14 27 (1.89%) Service Delivery
15 26 (1.82%) Incident Management
16 25 (1.75%) Problem Management
17 23 (1.61%) ITIL V3
17 23 (1.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (1.96%) C
2 22 (1.54%) Perl
2 22 (1.54%) Python
3 15 (1.05%) SQL
4 14 (0.98%) PowerShell
5 13 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 9 (0.63%) Java
7 6 (0.42%) Lisp
7 6 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.35%) C++
8 5 (0.35%) Ruby
9 3 (0.21%) PHP
10 2 (0.14%) C#
10 2 (0.14%) Embedded C
10 2 (0.14%) Go
10 2 (0.14%) VBScript
11 1 (0.070%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.070%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.070%) Korn
11 1 (0.070%) VB6
Qualifications
1 770 (54.00%) Cisco Certification
2 558 (39.13%) CCNP
3 315 (22.09%) CCNA
4 314 (22.02%) Security Cleared
5 242 (16.97%) SC Cleared
6 201 (14.10%) CCIE
7 102 (7.15%) CCDP
8 87 (6.10%) Degree
8 87 (6.10%) JNCIA
9 76 (5.33%) CCSE
10 69 (4.84%) CCSA
11 67 (4.70%) CCIP
12 62 (4.35%) DV Cleared
13 61 (4.28%) JNCIE
14 47 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
15 44 (3.09%) HP ASE
16 41 (2.88%) HP MASE
17 28 (1.96%) CCSP
17 28 (1.96%) JNCIS
18 17 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.95%) SLA
2 13 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.56%) QA
5 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.070%) Def Stans
System Software
1 64 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.24%) ProxySG
4 21 (1.47%) vSphere
5 20 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.35%) Firmware
8 5 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.28%) vCloud
9 4 (0.28%) XenApp
10 3 (0.21%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.21%) NFS
10 3 (0.21%) pfSense
10 3 (0.21%) Snort
10 3 (0.21%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.14%) Docker
11 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.070%) iptables
12 1 (0.070%) KVM
Systems Management
1 116 (8.13%) FortiGate
2 65 (4.56%) Cisco Prime
3 34 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (1.47%) Nagios
5 15 (1.05%) Cacti
5 15 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (0.63%) Puppet
7 8 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
7 8 (0.56%) SCOM
8 7 (0.49%) SCCM
8 7 (0.49%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.42%) Ansible
9 6 (0.42%) OpenView
9 6 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.35%) QRadar
10 5 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
10 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1092 (76.58%) Cisco
2 375 (26.30%) Juniper
3 354 (24.82%) CheckPoint
4 319 (22.37%) F5
5 185 (12.97%) Palo Alto
6 164 (11.50%) Fortinet
7 154 (10.80%) HP
8 118 (8.27%) VMware
9 108 (7.57%) Riverbed
10 106 (7.43%) SolarWinds
11 91 (6.38%) Microsoft
12 89 (6.24%) Citrix
13 85 (5.96%) Aruba
14 80 (5.61%) Blue Coat
15 32 (2.24%) Brocade
15 32 (2.24%) McAfee
16 27 (1.89%) Meraki
17 26 (1.82%) Nokia
18 24 (1.68%) Dell
19 23 (1.61%) Arista
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