The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
South East / West Sussex
Rank 50 63 53
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 14 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.68% 0.50% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 0.52% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
Median daily rate £300 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 508 577 501
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.13% 96.33% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 347 310
Median daily rate £413 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 34
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in West Sussex

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in West Sussex

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in West Sussex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in West Sussex

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in West Sussex

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in West Sussex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in West Sussex

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Crawley +13 7 £388 - 1
Worthing +17 3 £175 -
Horsham - 3 £335 -
Gatwick - 1 £300 -
Network Engineer
South East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) CCNP
4 8 (44.44%) MPLS
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 7 (38.89%) Network Design
5 7 (38.89%) VLAN
6 6 (33.33%) DNS
6 6 (33.33%) CCNA
6 6 (33.33%) OSPF
7 5 (27.78%) WAN
7 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
7 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
7 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
8 4 (22.22%) F5
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (22.22%) LAN
8 4 (22.22%) BGP
9 3 (16.67%) NHS
9 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
9 3 (16.67%) TACACS
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (16.67%) IPsec
9 3 (16.67%) VoIP
9 3 (16.67%) DHCP
9 3 (16.67%) Juniper
9 3 (16.67%) IPv6
9 3 (16.67%) CCIE

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) MPLS
3 7 (38.89%) VLAN
3 7 (38.89%) VPN
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 4 (22.22%) BGP
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 3 (16.67%) DHCP
7 3 (16.67%) IPsec
7 3 (16.67%) IPv6
7 3 (16.67%) SSL
7 3 (16.67%) TACACS
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (11.11%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Rose
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) NHS
3 2 (11.11%) BBC
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) VyOS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (11.11%) Change Control
3 2 (11.11%) Information Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) UML
4 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) VB
1 1 (5.56%) VB6
1 1 (5.56%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNP
3 6 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) CCIE
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) CCDP
5 2 (11.11%) HP ASE
6 1 (5.56%) CCSA
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
3 4 (22.22%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Rackspace
5 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 2 (11.11%) Virgin Media
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
6 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Ubiquiti