Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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.

Senior Network Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 640 660
Rank change year-on-year -81 +20 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 154 256 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 157 154
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £313
90th Percentile £538 £568 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £28.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +74.49% -26.05%
10th Percentile £17.50 £25.50 £20.65
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% +7.37% -52.50%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
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 +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 15 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 19 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 -83 141 £434 +3.27% 22
UK excluding London -32 84 £415 +3.75% 14
London -73 67 £450 -1.64% 9
South East -26 22 £420 +1.82% 1
North of England +30 20 £440 +14.88% 7
Midlands +37 18 £408 +41.74% 2
West Midlands +38 15 £415 +18.57% 1
North West +22 10 £430 -1.71% 2
Yorkshire 0 10 £484 +30.74% 5
East of England -15 8 £463 +7.56% 1
Scotland -2 7 £370 -7.50%
South West +1 6 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +9 3 £320 +11.30% 1
Northern Ireland -43 2 £450 +16.13%
Wales +15 1 £250 -61.54% 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 124 (80.52%) Cisco
2 100 (64.94%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (52.60%) Firewall
4 77 (50.00%) CCNP
5 59 (38.31%) WAN
6 45 (29.22%) LAN
7 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 41 (26.62%) CheckPoint
8 41 (26.62%) Data Centre
9 40 (25.97%) Wireless
10 39 (25.32%) BGP
10 39 (25.32%) VPN
11 38 (24.68%) CCIE
12 36 (23.38%) F5
13 35 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 32 (20.78%) Juniper
15 30 (19.48%) Network Security
16 28 (18.18%) MPLS
16 28 (18.18%) OSPF
17 26 (16.88%) CCNA
18 25 (16.23%) DHCP
18 25 (16.23%) ITIL
18 25 (16.23%) Finance
19 24 (15.58%) EIGRP
20 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
20 23 (14.94%) DNS
20 23 (14.94%) VLAN
21 21 (13.64%) VMware
22 19 (12.34%) Security Cleared
23 18 (11.69%) 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 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 81 (52.60%) Firewall
2 59 (38.31%) WAN
3 45 (29.22%) LAN
4 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (25.97%) Wireless
6 39 (25.32%) BGP
6 39 (25.32%) VPN
7 35 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (19.48%) Network Security
9 28 (18.18%) MPLS
9 28 (18.18%) OSPF
10 25 (16.23%) DHCP
11 24 (15.58%) EIGRP
12 23 (14.94%) DNS
12 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
12 23 (14.94%) VLAN
13 15 (9.74%) SAN
13 15 (9.74%) VoIP
14 14 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (8.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (16.23%) Finance
2 16 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.55%) Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.60%) Electronics
5 4 (2.60%) German Language
5 4 (2.60%) Marketing
6 3 (1.95%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.30%) Billing
7 2 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Front Office
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Military
8 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.25%) WAP
2 4 (2.60%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.95%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) LAMP
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.62%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.95%) Replication
4 2 (1.30%) CCTV
4 2 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.30%) NHS
4 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.65%) Clustering
5 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.74%) Windows
2 12 (7.79%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.84%) Linux
4 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) SUSE
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.23%) ITIL
2 16 (10.39%) Network Design
3 14 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 12 (7.79%) WAN Optimisation
5 11 (7.14%) Migration
6 10 (6.49%) Network Load Balancing
7 9 (5.84%) Change Management
7 9 (5.84%) ITIL V3
7 9 (5.84%) Network Management
8 8 (5.19%) Network Packet Analysis
8 8 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.90%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.25%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.25%) High Availability
10 5 (3.25%) Information Security
10 5 (3.25%) Network Architecture
10 5 (3.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.19%) Python
2 5 (3.25%) Perl
2 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.60%) SQL
4 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.30%) C
4 2 (1.30%) C-shell
4 2 (1.30%) Korn
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (64.94%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (50.00%) CCNP
3 38 (24.68%) CCIE
4 26 (16.88%) CCNA
5 19 (12.34%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.14%) JNCIA
7 10 (6.49%) SC Cleared
8 7 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 7 (4.55%) JNCIS
9 6 (3.90%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.25%) CCDA
10 5 (3.25%) CCSA
10 5 (3.25%) Degree
10 5 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.60%) CCDP
11 4 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (2.60%) CISSP
11 4 (2.60%) MCSE
11 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.95%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.19%) VMware NSX
3 5 (3.25%) vSphere
4 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.30%) NFS
5 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (5.19%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.95%) Opsview
5 2 (1.30%) Ansible
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.65%) Cacti
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) OPNET
6 1 (0.65%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.65%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 124 (80.52%) Cisco
2 41 (26.62%) CheckPoint
3 36 (23.38%) F5
4 32 (20.78%) Juniper
5 21 (13.64%) VMware
6 18 (11.69%) Fortinet
6 18 (11.69%) Palo Alto
7 17 (11.04%) Blue Coat
8 12 (7.79%) Citrix
8 12 (7.79%) Riverbed
9 11 (7.14%) HP
9 11 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 9 (5.84%) BMC
10 9 (5.84%) IBM
11 8 (5.19%) McAfee
12 7 (4.55%) Arista
12 7 (4.55%) Aruba
13 6 (3.90%) EMC
14 5 (3.25%) Avaya
14 5 (3.25%) Dell