Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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.

Senior Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 678 735 663
Rank change year-on-year +57 -72 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 229 161 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 96 134
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
10th Percentile £361 £310 £313
90th Percentile £538 £538 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £388
% change year-on-year +3.66% +5.81% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 23
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -40.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £32.38 £19.75 £25.50
90th Percentile £46.13 £38.25 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -8.40% +13.42%

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 98,693 97,400 97,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,349 64,570 63,457
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,031 2,855 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.77 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Senior Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Network Engineer over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 16 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 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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 +54 208 £439 +3.24% 80
UK excluding London +37 133 £425 +3.66% 53
London +34 89 £470 +1.62% 30
South East -1 35 £400 -5.88% 12
North of England +2 33 £400 -11.11% 18
Midlands -12 30 £456 +13.00% 8
West Midlands -5 28 £445 +7.23% 5
North West +2 21 £400 -6.98% 8
East of England +2 12 £425 -8.11% 5
Yorkshire -7 12 £500 +11.11% 6
South West -24 10 £388 -3.13% 7
Scotland -8 9 £475 +28.38% 1
Northern Ireland +31 2 £425 -5.56% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £488 +52.34% 3
Wales -24 2 £350 +40.00% 1
Channel Islands -3 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Senior Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Network Engineer in the job title.

1 192 (83.84%) Cisco
2 160 (69.87%) Firewall
3 152 (66.38%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (54.59%) CCNP
5 103 (44.98%) WAN
6 92 (40.17%) Wireless
7 81 (35.37%) BGP
8 69 (30.13%) Cisco ASA
9 68 (29.69%) CheckPoint
10 60 (26.20%) LAN
11 58 (25.33%) CCIE
12 56 (24.45%) OSPF
13 53 (23.14%) ITIL
13 53 (23.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 51 (22.27%) Data Centre
14 51 (22.27%) F5
15 49 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 49 (21.40%) VPN
16 47 (20.52%) Palo Alto
17 46 (20.09%) Security Cleared
18 43 (18.78%) CCNA
19 42 (18.34%) SC Cleared
20 40 (17.47%) Network Security
20 40 (17.47%) Amazon AWS
21 36 (15.72%) MPLS
22 35 (15.28%) Finance
23 34 (14.85%) Network Design
24 33 (14.41%) Internet
25 31 (13.54%) EIGRP
25 31 (13.54%) Fortinet

Senior 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 9 (3.93%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (17.47%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.93%) Office 365
4 6 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.87%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.44%) Datadog
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (69.87%) Firewall
2 103 (44.98%) WAN
3 92 (40.17%) Wireless
4 81 (35.37%) BGP
5 69 (30.13%) Cisco ASA
6 60 (26.20%) LAN
7 56 (24.45%) OSPF
8 53 (23.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 49 (21.40%) VPN
10 40 (17.47%) Network Security
11 36 (15.72%) MPLS
12 33 (14.41%) Internet
13 31 (13.54%) EIGRP
14 30 (13.10%) DNS
15 29 (12.66%) VLAN
16 24 (10.48%) Cisco Wireless
17 23 (10.04%) IPsec
17 23 (10.04%) WLAN
18 22 (9.61%) NX-OS
18 22 (9.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.44%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (15.28%) Finance
2 9 (3.93%) Banking
3 8 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.62%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.31%) Electronics
5 3 (1.31%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Automotive
6 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.30%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.18%) XML
3 2 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.87%) RESTful
4 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.27%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.49%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.62%) NHS
3 6 (2.62%) PKI
3 6 (2.62%) Virtual Team
4 5 (2.18%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.31%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.31%) Social Media
5 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.44%) e-Health
7 1 (0.44%) LIMS
7 1 (0.44%) PACS
7 1 (0.44%) RIA
7 1 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.48%) Windows
2 17 (7.42%) Linux
3 14 (6.11%) Unix
4 10 (4.37%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) CentOS
6 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) SUSE
7 1 (0.44%) VMS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.14%) ITIL
2 34 (14.85%) Network Design
3 27 (11.79%) WAN Optimisation
4 26 (11.35%) Migration
5 22 (9.61%) Load Balancing
6 21 (9.17%) Network Load Balancing
7 20 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (8.30%) ITIL V3
9 17 (7.42%) High Availability
9 17 (7.42%) Network Management
10 16 (6.99%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.55%) Network Packet Analysis
12 12 (5.24%) Coaching
13 11 (4.80%) Computer Science
13 11 (4.80%) DevOps
14 10 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (4.37%) Change Control
14 10 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (4.37%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (4.37%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.37%) Python
2 5 (2.18%) Bash Shell
2 5 (2.18%) Tcl
3 3 (1.31%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.87%) SQL
5 1 (0.44%) C
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 152 (66.38%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (54.59%) CCNP
3 58 (25.33%) CCIE
4 46 (20.09%) Security Cleared
5 43 (18.78%) CCNA
6 42 (18.34%) SC Cleared
7 20 (8.73%) Degree
8 14 (6.11%) CCDP
9 11 (4.80%) CISSP
10 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.62%) CCSE
12 6 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.31%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.31%) CCSM
13 3 (1.31%) MCSA
13 3 (1.31%) MCSE
14 2 (0.87%) CCIE Security
14 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.87%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
3 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.49%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (8.30%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (6.99%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.18%) SCCM
5 3 (1.31%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.87%) Ansible
6 2 (0.87%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco CME
6 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.44%) Cacti
7 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.44%) Opsview
7 1 (0.44%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.44%) Puppet
7 1 (0.44%) Salt
7 1 (0.44%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.44%) Terraform
7 1 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 192 (83.84%) Cisco
2 68 (29.69%) CheckPoint
3 51 (22.27%) F5
4 47 (20.52%) Palo Alto
5 31 (13.54%) Fortinet
6 27 (11.79%) Juniper
7 25 (10.92%) Blue Coat
8 24 (10.48%) Aruba
9 23 (10.04%) VMware
10 22 (9.61%) McAfee
10 22 (9.61%) SolarWinds
11 17 (7.42%) HP
12 15 (6.55%) BMC
12 15 (6.55%) IBM
12 15 (6.55%) Meraki
13 11 (4.80%) Microsoft
13 11 (4.80%) Riverbed
14 10 (4.37%) Infoblox
15 8 (3.49%) Arista
16 6 (2.62%) Citrix