Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 689 728 651
Rank change year-on-year +39 -77 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 214 148 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 87 157
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £341 £311 £313
90th Percentile £534 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -0.59% +7.94% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £32.50 £47.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.12% -30.99% +64.35%
10th Percentile £35.45 £17.30 £26.70
90th Percentile £47.40 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £20.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +119.58% -50.00% +68.42%

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 97,705 94,167 100,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,196 61,779 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,152 2,826 3,267
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% 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 October 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 October 2018.

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 16 October 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 +51 194 £428 +0.59% 56
UK excluding London +5 118 £423 -0.59% 45
London +12 88 £450 - 16
South East +14 41 £400 -5.88% 10
Midlands 0 29 £439 +17.00% 12
West Midlands -8 25 £440 +6.02% 10
North of England -26 22 £388 -9.88% 12
North West +1 15 £388 -9.88% 3
East of England +2 8 £425 -8.11% 4
Scotland -14 8 £463 +23.33% 3
South West -15 7 £475 +28.38% 2
Yorkshire -28 7 - - 8
East Midlands -2 4 £438 +27.74% 2
Wales - 2 £363 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 179 (83.64%) Cisco
2 141 (65.89%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (63.08%) Firewall
4 119 (55.61%) CCNP
5 106 (49.53%) WAN
6 76 (35.51%) BGP
7 72 (33.64%) Wireless
7 72 (33.64%) LAN
8 62 (28.97%) Cisco ASA
9 58 (27.10%) CheckPoint
10 54 (25.23%) Data Centre
11 51 (23.83%) F5
12 48 (22.43%) Security Cleared
13 46 (21.50%) ITIL
14 44 (20.56%) OSPF
15 43 (20.09%) VPN
16 42 (19.63%) CCIE
17 40 (18.69%) CCNA
17 40 (18.69%) Finance
17 40 (18.69%) Palo Alto
18 39 (18.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 39 (18.22%) MPLS
18 39 (18.22%) Network Security
19 38 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
20 36 (16.82%) SC Cleared
21 35 (16.36%) Network Design
22 34 (15.89%) Juniper
22 34 (15.89%) DNS
23 33 (15.42%) VMware
24 31 (14.49%) Internet

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 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.27%) Office 365
4 4 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.93%) IaaS
5 2 (0.93%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Akamai
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (63.08%) Firewall
2 106 (49.53%) WAN
3 76 (35.51%) BGP
4 72 (33.64%) LAN
4 72 (33.64%) Wireless
5 62 (28.97%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (20.56%) OSPF
7 43 (20.09%) VPN
8 39 (18.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 39 (18.22%) MPLS
8 39 (18.22%) Network Security
9 34 (15.89%) DNS
10 31 (14.49%) Internet
11 30 (14.02%) EIGRP
12 23 (10.75%) Cisco Wireless
13 22 (10.28%) VLAN
13 22 (10.28%) WLAN
14 21 (9.81%) IPsec
15 20 (9.35%) DHCP
16 19 (8.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) AppScan
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 40 (18.69%) Finance
2 13 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.80%) Banking
3 6 (2.80%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.93%) Electronics
4 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Marketing
4 2 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Law
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.41%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.34%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.93%) RESTful
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) LDAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (25.23%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.27%) PKI
4 7 (3.27%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.34%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.87%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.40%) Social Media
7 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.93%) RIA
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.47%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) LIMS
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.15%) Windows
2 15 (7.01%) Linux
3 12 (5.61%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.21%) Unix
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) VMS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.50%) ITIL
2 35 (16.36%) Network Design
3 26 (12.15%) Load Balancing
4 23 (10.75%) Migration
5 21 (9.81%) WAN Optimisation
6 20 (9.35%) Incident Management
7 18 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.01%) Network Load Balancing
9 13 (6.07%) Change Control
10 12 (5.61%) High Availability
10 12 (5.61%) ITIL V3
10 12 (5.61%) Network Management
10 12 (5.61%) Network Packet Analysis
11 11 (5.14%) Service Management
12 9 (4.21%) Coaching
12 9 (4.21%) DevOps
13 8 (3.74%) Change Management
13 8 (3.74%) Runbook
14 7 (3.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 7 (3.27%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.07%) Python
2 4 (1.87%) Tcl
3 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.40%) C
4 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 141 (65.89%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (55.61%) CCNP
3 48 (22.43%) Security Cleared
4 42 (19.63%) CCIE
5 40 (18.69%) CCNA
6 36 (16.82%) SC Cleared
7 19 (8.88%) CCDP
7 19 (8.88%) Degree
8 9 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (3.27%) CISSP
10 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.34%) CCSE
11 5 (2.34%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.87%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.87%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.40%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.40%) CCSM
14 2 (0.93%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.47%) HL7
4 1 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 17 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.67%) VMware NSX
4 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (11.68%) Cisco Prime
2 15 (7.01%) FortiGate
3 12 (5.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.34%) Opsview
5 4 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.40%) SCCM
7 2 (0.93%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (0.93%) Terraform
7 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.47%) Ansible
8 1 (0.47%) Cacti
8 1 (0.47%) Nagios
8 1 (0.47%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) Nmap
8 1 (0.47%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.47%) Salt
8 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.47%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 179 (83.64%) Cisco
2 58 (27.10%) CheckPoint
3 51 (23.83%) F5
4 40 (18.69%) Palo Alto
5 34 (15.89%) Juniper
6 33 (15.42%) VMware
7 25 (11.68%) Fortinet
8 22 (10.28%) Blue Coat
9 21 (9.81%) Aruba
10 20 (9.35%) McAfee
11 19 (8.88%) SolarWinds
12 17 (7.94%) Microsoft
13 16 (7.48%) HP
14 14 (6.54%) Infoblox
15 13 (6.07%) IBM
16 12 (5.61%) BMC
16 12 (5.61%) Citrix
16 12 (5.61%) Meraki
16 12 (5.61%) Riverbed
17 10 (4.67%) Arista