Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 694 703 664
Rank change year-on-year +9 -39 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Engineer 193 157 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 93 162
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £314
90th Percentile £526 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £383
% change year-on-year -0.59% +11.04% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
UK median hourly rate £43.96 £49.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.37% +10.21% +57.04%
10th Percentile £32.13 £17.50 £37.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.96 £20.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +119.79% -55.56% +89.47%

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 96,973 90,883 103,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,439 59,031 67,193
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,785 3,127
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.57% -6.42% +9.73%

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 20 August 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 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Network Engineer in the UK

Senior Network Engineer
Top 14 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 20 August 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 +21 179 £425 - 66
UK excluding London -19 96 £423 -0.59% 53
London -6 90 £450 - 14
South East +4 37 £425 - 14
Midlands -10 18 £403 +11.81% 10
North of England -39 18 £425 -1.16% 19
West Midlands -6 14 £403 -10.56% 8
North West -10 13 £425 +3.66% 11
South West -5 10 £430 -8.99% 3
East of England -11 7 £350 -15.15% 6
Yorkshire -23 5 - - 5
East Midlands -7 4 £384 +12.19% 2
Scotland -43 4 £425 +21.43%
Wales - 2 £363 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 155 (80.31%) Cisco
2 117 (60.62%) Cisco Certification
3 113 (58.55%) Firewall
4 102 (52.85%) WAN
5 101 (52.33%) CCNP
6 79 (40.93%) LAN
7 70 (36.27%) BGP
8 62 (32.12%) Data Centre
9 60 (31.09%) Cisco ASA
10 55 (28.50%) Wireless
11 44 (22.80%) MPLS
12 43 (22.28%) Network Security
13 42 (21.76%) Finance
13 42 (21.76%) F5
14 41 (21.24%) Security Cleared
15 40 (20.73%) Network Design
16 39 (20.21%) VMware
16 39 (20.21%) VPN
16 39 (20.21%) DNS
17 38 (19.69%) ITIL
17 38 (19.69%) Juniper
18 35 (18.13%) CCNA
18 35 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 34 (17.62%) OSPF
20 31 (16.06%) EIGRP
20 31 (16.06%) CCIE
21 28 (14.51%) CheckPoint
21 28 (14.51%) Migration
21 28 (14.51%) Palo Alto
22 27 (13.99%) Cisco Prime

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 3 (1.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.11%) Office 365
4 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.04%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Akamai
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (58.55%) Firewall
2 102 (52.85%) WAN
3 79 (40.93%) LAN
4 70 (36.27%) BGP
5 60 (31.09%) Cisco ASA
6 55 (28.50%) Wireless
7 44 (22.80%) MPLS
8 43 (22.28%) Network Security
9 39 (20.21%) DNS
9 39 (20.21%) VPN
10 35 (18.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (17.62%) OSPF
12 31 (16.06%) EIGRP
13 25 (12.95%) IPsec
14 23 (11.92%) Wireshark
15 22 (11.40%) Cisco Wireless
16 21 (10.88%) TCP/IP
17 20 (10.36%) DHCP
17 20 (10.36%) Internet
18 19 (9.84%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) AppScan
1 1 (0.52%) JIRA
1 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (21.76%) Finance
2 14 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.11%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.59%) Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.29%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.07%) LDAP
3 3 (1.55%) SOAP
3 3 (1.55%) XML
4 2 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.04%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 62 (32.12%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.63%) PKI
4 7 (3.63%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.07%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.55%) DataPower
7 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.04%) Social Media
8 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) IPTV
9 1 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.92%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Linux
3 8 (4.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.07%) Unix
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.73%) Network Design
2 38 (19.69%) ITIL
3 28 (14.51%) Migration
4 22 (11.40%) Load Balancing
5 21 (10.88%) Incident Management
6 17 (8.81%) Service Management
7 15 (7.77%) Change Control
8 14 (7.25%) Network Management
9 11 (5.70%) Capacity Management
9 11 (5.70%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.18%) Security Patching
11 9 (4.66%) High Availability
11 9 (4.66%) Network Virtualisation
12 8 (4.15%) ITIL V3
13 7 (3.63%) Change Management
13 7 (3.63%) Project Management
14 6 (3.11%) Configuration Management
14 6 (3.11%) Problem-Solving
14 6 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (3.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.25%) Python
2 3 (1.55%) C
2 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.04%) Tcl
4 1 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (60.62%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (52.33%) CCNP
3 41 (21.24%) Security Cleared
4 35 (18.13%) CCNA
5 31 (16.06%) CCIE
6 21 (10.88%) SC Cleared
7 18 (9.33%) CCDP
8 17 (8.81%) Degree
9 8 (4.15%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (3.11%) JNCIS
11 5 (2.59%) JNCIA
11 5 (2.59%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.07%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 2 (1.04%) CCSA
13 2 (1.04%) CCSE
13 2 (1.04%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (1.04%) CISSP
13 2 (1.04%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 23 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.66%) VMware NSX
3 8 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.04%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (13.99%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (7.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (6.22%) FortiGate
4 8 (4.15%) Opsview
5 4 (2.07%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.04%) Ansible
7 2 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (1.04%) Terraform
8 1 (0.52%) Nessus
8 1 (0.52%) Nmap
8 1 (0.52%) OpenView
8 1 (0.52%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.52%) Salt
8 1 (0.52%) SCCM
8 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.52%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 155 (80.31%) Cisco
2 42 (21.76%) F5
3 39 (20.21%) VMware
4 38 (19.69%) Juniper
5 28 (14.51%) CheckPoint
5 28 (14.51%) Palo Alto
6 16 (8.29%) SolarWinds
7 15 (7.77%) Citrix
8 13 (6.74%) Microsoft
9 12 (6.22%) Aruba
9 12 (6.22%) Infoblox
9 12 (6.22%) Riverbed
10 11 (5.70%) Blue Coat
10 11 (5.70%) Fortinet
11 8 (4.15%) HP
11 8 (4.15%) McAfee
11 8 (4.15%) Meraki
12 7 (3.63%) Arista
12 7 (3.63%) IBM
12 7 (3.63%) Mercator