The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 55 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.25% 0.53% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 0.58% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate £238 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (67.86%) CCNP
4 18 (64.29%) LAN
5 15 (53.57%) Firewall
6 12 (42.86%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) DNS
8 9 (32.14%) F5
9 8 (28.57%) CCNA
9 8 (28.57%) Juniper
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) Windows
9 8 (28.57%) Wireless
10 7 (25.00%) DHCP
10 7 (25.00%) Citrix
10 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
10 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (21.43%) VLAN
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (21.43%) Network Security
11 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
11 6 (21.43%) VPN
11 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
11 6 (21.43%) OSPF
11 6 (21.43%) BGP
12 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
12 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (17.86%) Internet
12 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
12 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) LAN
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 7 (25.00%) DHCP
6 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (21.43%) VLAN
7 6 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (21.43%) Network Security
7 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 6 (21.43%) VPN
7 6 (21.43%) OSPF
7 6 (21.43%) BGP
8 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
9 4 (14.29%) HTTP
10 3 (10.71%) VoIP
10 3 (10.71%) DMZ
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Local Government
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Network Management
3 4 (14.29%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Security
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (67.86%) CCNP
3 8 (28.57%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CCIP
5 3 (10.71%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.71%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
1 3 (10.71%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Netcool
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) F5
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 7 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
7 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
7 2 (7.14%) Mitel
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Nortel
8 1 (3.57%) Avaya
8 1 (3.57%) NetScout