The median contractor rate for a Network Operations Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Operations Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 636 618
Rank change year-on-year +59 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Operations Engineer 6 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.008% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.008% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £294 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £470 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £390 £225
% change year-on-year -19.87% +73.33%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Operations Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Operations Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Operations Engineer in the UK

Network Operations 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 Network Operations Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +52 6 £350 - 1
London +35 3 £500 +42.85% 1
South East - 2 £350 -
City of London - 1 £325 - 1
Slough - 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 £275 -
Dorking - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 10 (62.50%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Firewall
7 5 (31.25%) SLA
8 4 (25.00%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) VoIP
9 3 (18.75%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) HNC
9 3 (18.75%) C
9 3 (18.75%) Juniper
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) MPLS
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) Network Management
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) VLAN
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (12.50%) OSPF
10 2 (12.50%) ITSM
10 2 (12.50%) IPsec
10 2 (12.50%) Telecoms

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (18.75%) BGP
3 3 (18.75%) MPLS
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) ADSL
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (12.50%) IPsec
4 2 (12.50%) OSPF
4 2 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) HSRP
5 1 (6.25%) Junos
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) PABX
5 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (6.25%) xDSL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) CCNA
3 8 (50.00%) CCNP
4 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) HNC
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) CCDA
7 1 (6.25%) CCIE
7 1 (6.25%) CCIP
7 1 (6.25%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Mitel
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk