The median contractor rate for a Switch Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 621 614
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Switch Engineer 11 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.045% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.047% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 15
Median daily rate £275 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +87.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £168 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £385 £186
% change year-on-year -42.85% +106.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £48.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Switch Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Switch Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 10 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 7 £319 -15.00% 1
South East +14 3 £494 +3.94%
Berkshire +14 3 £494 -5.95%
Reading +14 3 £494 -5.95%
London +11 3 £300 +34.83%
Edinburgh - 3 £220 -
Scotland - 3 £220 -
East of England -4 1 £138 -31.24%
Bedfordshire - 1 £138 -
Bedford - 1 £138 -

Switch Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (37.04%) LAN
4 9 (33.33%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) CCNP
5 8 (29.63%) Network Security
6 7 (25.93%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) CCNA
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) Internet
9 4 (14.81%) Juniper
9 4 (14.81%) MPLS
9 4 (14.81%) BGP
9 4 (14.81%) Network Design
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
10 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (11.11%) F5
10 3 (11.11%) Unix
11 2 (7.41%) Linux

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
4 8 (29.63%) Network Security
5 6 (22.22%) Wireless
6 4 (14.81%) BGP
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
7 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
8 2 (7.41%) OSPF
8 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 1 (3.70%) Frame Relay
9 1 (3.70%) SDH
9 1 (3.70%) WLAN
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.41%) QMS
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V2
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) CCIE
7 1 (3.70%) CCSA
7 1 (3.70%) CCSE
7 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.70%) MCP
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
1 2 (7.41%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) DameWare
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) HP
3 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
4 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
5 3 (11.11%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.70%) Brocade
7 1 (3.70%) D-Link
7 1 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) Meraki
7 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
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