Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Switch Engineer was £220 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.

Switch Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 856 857
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 27 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.038% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.040% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 17
UK median daily rate £220 £344 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.00% -14.06% +30.61%
10th Percentile £194 £269 £240
90th Percentile £376 £399 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £338 £375
% change year-on-year -37.78% -9.88% +19.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £48.00 £5.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +860.00% -75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £5.00
% change year-on-year - +860.00% -75.00%

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

Switch Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Switch Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Switch Engineer in the UK

Switch Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Switch 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 +11 24 £250 -28.57% 4
UK excluding London +15 16 £210 -37.78% 1
London -29 11 £300 -11.11% 3
North of England +57 4 £200 -44.44%
West Midlands +31 4 £210 -36.36%
Midlands +31 4 £210 -36.36%
Yorkshire +20 3 £200 -44.44%
Scotland -3 3 £220 -32.31%
South East -5 2 - -
East of England - 2 £200 -
South West - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Switch 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 Switch Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) WAN
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (48.15%) LAN
5 12 (44.44%) CCNP
6 10 (37.04%) CCNA
7 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) BGP
8 5 (18.52%) Network Design
8 5 (18.52%) F5
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.81%) Network Security
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Juniper
10 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) HP
10 3 (11.11%) Unix
10 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
10 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
11 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
11 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (7.41%) Avaya
11 2 (7.41%) Symantec

Switch 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 1 (3.70%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
1 17 (62.96%) WAN
2 13 (48.15%) LAN
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) BGP
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.41%) VoIP
7 2 (7.41%) VPN
8 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.70%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (3.70%) VLAN
8 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) HPUX
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Network Design
2 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.70%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 1 (3.70%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (44.44%) CCNP
3 10 (37.04%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.70%) DameWare
1 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 5 (18.52%) F5
3 4 (14.81%) Juniper
4 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Avaya
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Nortel
6 1 (3.70%) Siemens
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard