The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 77 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 2 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 2.28% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 2.51% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £238 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £25.75 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+32.03% -13.57%
Network Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
948 756 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.71% 90.76% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 367 324
Average daily rate £413 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 45
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +59.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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
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 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 1 - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 21 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (50.00%) LAN
4 13 (46.43%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) WAN
6 9 (32.14%) CCNA
7 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 7 (25.00%) DHCP
8 7 (25.00%) VLAN
9 6 (21.43%) Local Government
9 6 (21.43%) Juniper
9 6 (21.43%) Wireless
10 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (14.29%) Firewall
11 4 (14.29%) MPLS
12 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
12 3 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 2 (7.14%) Opsware
13 2 (7.14%) Aruba
13 2 (7.14%) Network Management
13 2 (7.14%) F5
13 2 (7.14%) Change Control
13 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
13 2 (7.14%) WLAN
14 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
14 1 (3.57%) UNIX
14 1 (3.57%) Windows
14 1 (3.57%) Solaris

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LAN
2 10 (35.71%) WAN
3 7 (25.00%) DHCP
3 7 (25.00%) VLAN
4 6 (21.43%) Wireless
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (14.29%) MPLS
6 4 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.14%) WLAN
9 1 (3.57%) TACACS
9 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.57%) SAN
9 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (3.57%) Network Security
9 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (21.43%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Solaris
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) Network Management
2 2 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) CCNP
3 9 (32.14%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) GCIA
6 1 (3.57%) GCIH
6 1 (3.57%) CEH
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) Opsware
4 2 (7.14%) Aruba
4 2 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) 3Com
5 1 (3.57%) NetScout
5 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.57%) Draytek