Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Operations Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Network Operations Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 878 883
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 16 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.020% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.021% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 13
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +1.45% -6.44%
10th Percentile £284 £199 £268
90th Percentile £433 £489 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £300 £366
% change year-on-year +23.33% -18.09% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +137.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £41.61
% change year-on-year - +3.34% -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Network Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +10 16 £370 +5.71% 5
UK excluding London +28 11 £370 +23.33% 3
South East +9 5 £354 +17.92% 2
London -32 5 £425 +17.24% 2
Midlands - 4 £383 -
West Midlands - 4 £383 -
South West +2 2 £370 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Network Operations 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 Operations Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) VPN
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) MPLS
4 8 (50.00%) Wireless
5 7 (43.75%) LAN
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) F5
5 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 7 (43.75%) Palo Alto
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
6 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (37.50%) IBM
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) CA
8 4 (25.00%) BGP
8 4 (25.00%) OSPF
8 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (25.00%) IP Telephony
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP

Network Operations 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) MPLS
3 8 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 4 (25.00%) VLAN
6 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Network Packet Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (6.25%) OSSEC
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) F5
3 7 (43.75%) Palo Alto
4 6 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 6 (37.50%) IBM
4 6 (37.50%) SolarWinds
5 5 (31.25%) CA
5 5 (31.25%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) IronPort
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) BMC
8 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 2 (12.50%) McAfee
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 1 (6.25%) Avaya
9 1 (6.25%) Infoblox
9 1 (6.25%) Qualys
9 1 (6.25%) Tufin