The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Network Engineer
UK
Rank 507 505 517
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 79 125 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 70 55
Median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £487 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +21.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +80.00%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +14 72 £415 +3.75% 34
London -17 32 £438 +4.16% 7
South East +23 26 £425 +6.25% 11
Hampshire +19 10 £425 +6.25% 1
City of London +4 10 £438 +2.94% 4
Berkshire +23 6 £419 +0.29% 3
Surrey +17 6 £415 - 2
Scotland +23 5 £350 -
New Malden - 5 - -
Reading +17 4 £388 -7.18% 1
Yorkshire +11 4 £500 +37.93% 2
Oxfordshire - 4 £413 - 3
North West +33 3 £375 +7.14% 3
Aberdeen -4 3 £450 -
East of England -5 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Woking - 3 £380 -
West Yorkshire +18 2 £500 +42.85% 2
Leeds +7 2 £500 +42.85% 1
West Midlands +14 1 £450 +16.12% 4
South Wales +14 1 - - 1
Wales +10 1 - - 1
Hook +8 1 £475 +1.33%
Basingstoke +8 1 £350 +16.66%
Hemel Hempstead +7 1 £350 -12.50%
Winchester +7 1 £500 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire +5 1 £275 -
Nottingham +5 1 £275 -
Birmingham +2 1 £450 +9.09% 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 £320 +1.58%
South West +1 1 £320 -10.48% 1

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 168 (86.15%) Cisco
2 113 (57.95%) Firewall
3 108 (55.38%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (45.13%) CCNP
5 71 (36.41%) WAN
6 62 (31.79%) LAN
7 59 (30.26%) CheckPoint
8 53 (27.18%) Data Centre
9 51 (26.15%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (24.10%) OSPF
11 46 (23.59%) Juniper
12 44 (22.56%) MPLS
13 43 (22.05%) F5
14 42 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 42 (21.54%) Wireless
14 42 (21.54%) Network Design
15 41 (21.03%) Finance
16 39 (20.00%) BGP
17 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
18 37 (18.97%) Windows
18 37 (18.97%) CCNA
19 36 (18.46%) VPN
19 36 (18.46%) Network Security
19 36 (18.46%) VMware
20 33 (16.92%) CCIE
21 29 (14.87%) Cisco IOS
21 29 (14.87%) Palo Alto
22 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
22 27 (13.85%) ITIL
23 26 (13.33%) SC Cleared

Senior Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.51%) Apache
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
2 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (11.28%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Akamai
3 1 (0.51%) IaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (57.95%) Firewall
2 71 (36.41%) WAN
3 62 (31.79%) LAN
4 51 (26.15%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (24.10%) OSPF
6 44 (22.56%) MPLS
7 42 (21.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 42 (21.54%) Wireless
8 39 (20.00%) BGP
9 36 (18.46%) Network Security
9 36 (18.46%) VPN
10 29 (14.87%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
12 21 (10.77%) IPsec
13 19 (9.74%) DNS
14 18 (9.23%) DHCP
14 18 (9.23%) EIGRP
14 18 (9.23%) VoIP
15 17 (8.72%) SAN
16 16 (8.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.56%) StarTeam
General
1 41 (21.03%) Finance
2 16 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.67%) Banking
4 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.05%) Retail
6 3 (1.54%) Electronics
6 3 (1.54%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.10%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.59%) Web Services
3 3 (1.54%) COM
4 2 (1.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.18%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.67%) CMDB
3 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.08%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.03%) PKI
6 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.51%) Clustering
7 1 (0.51%) e-Health
7 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (18.97%) Windows
2 25 (12.82%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.21%) Linux
4 13 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.13%) SUSE
7 7 (3.59%) CatOS
8 6 (3.08%) Unix
9 3 (1.54%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.54%) Network Design
2 27 (13.85%) ITIL
3 22 (11.28%) Project Management
4 19 (9.74%) Network Management
5 16 (8.21%) Load Balancing
5 16 (8.21%) Network Architecture
6 14 (7.18%) Change Management
7 12 (6.15%) Migration
8 11 (5.64%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.62%) High Availability
10 8 (4.10%) Asset Management
10 8 (4.10%) Change Control
10 8 (4.10%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (3.59%) Process Improvement
11 7 (3.59%) Release Management
11 7 (3.59%) Requirements Management
11 7 (3.59%) Service Management
12 6 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (3.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.18%) SQL
2 10 (5.13%) C
3 1 (0.51%) C++
3 1 (0.51%) Java
3 1 (0.51%) Lisp
3 1 (0.51%) Perl
3 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.51%) Python
3 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (55.38%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (45.13%) CCNP
3 38 (19.49%) Security Cleared
4 37 (18.97%) CCNA
5 33 (16.92%) CCIE
6 26 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.69%) Degree
8 11 (5.64%) CCDP
8 11 (5.64%) CCSA
8 11 (5.64%) CCSE
8 11 (5.64%) JNCIA
9 9 (4.62%) CCDA
10 8 (4.10%) DV Cleared
10 8 (4.10%) JNCIP
11 7 (3.59%) CCSP
11 7 (3.59%) JNCIS
12 6 (3.08%) CCMSE
13 5 (2.56%) CCIP
14 4 (2.05%) JNCIE
15 3 (1.54%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.08%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) BS7799
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.08%) ProxySG
5 5 (2.56%) vSphere
6 3 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.62%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.08%) OPNET
3 5 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.54%) Nessus
4 3 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.51%) Cacti
6 1 (0.51%) Nagios
6 1 (0.51%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 168 (86.15%) Cisco
2 59 (30.26%) CheckPoint
3 46 (23.59%) Juniper
4 43 (22.05%) F5
5 36 (18.46%) VMware
6 29 (14.87%) Palo Alto
7 23 (11.79%) Citrix
7 23 (11.79%) HP
8 20 (10.26%) Riverbed
9 18 (9.23%) SolarWinds
10 16 (8.21%) Blue Coat
11 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 14 (7.18%) Aruba
12 14 (7.18%) Fortinet
13 13 (6.67%) Dell
14 10 (5.13%) BT
14 10 (5.13%) Red Hat
15 7 (3.59%) Arista
16 5 (2.56%) Siemens
17 4 (2.05%) NetScout
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