The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 71 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.67% 0.81% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.86% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Median daily rate £315 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £375 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £33.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +94.11%
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
955 933 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.00% 94.91% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 580 396
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 48
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -48.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £13.00 £10.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crewe +11 6 - -
Warrington - 3 £425 -
Chester -9 1 £250 -33.33%
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (66.67%) Firewall
2 20 (66.67%) Cisco
3 17 (56.67%) CCNP
4 16 (53.33%) CCNA
5 15 (50.00%) LAN
5 15 (50.00%) Juniper
5 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (40.00%) WAN
6 12 (40.00%) VPN
7 10 (33.33%) DNS
7 10 (33.33%) DHCP
8 9 (30.00%) SSL
9 8 (26.67%) Network Security
9 8 (26.67%) Palo Alto
10 7 (23.33%) SSH
11 6 (20.00%) VLAN
11 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (13.33%) Change Control
12 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (13.33%) IPsec
12 4 (13.33%) Migration
12 4 (13.33%) VMware
12 4 (13.33%) CCIE
12 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 4 (13.33%) HP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) LAN
3 12 (40.00%) VPN
3 12 (40.00%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) DHCP
4 10 (33.33%) DNS
5 9 (30.00%) SSL
6 8 (26.67%) Network Security
7 7 (23.33%) SSH
8 6 (20.00%) VLAN
9 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (13.33%) IPsec
9 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 3 (10.00%) Internet
10 3 (10.00%) VoIP
10 3 (10.00%) Wireless
11 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (6.67%) ISDN
11 2 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.33%) Informatics
2 1 (3.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Change Control
1 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
1 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (10.00%) Information Security
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Network Design
2 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Fault Management
3 2 (6.67%) ITSM
3 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.33%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 16 (53.33%) CCNA
4 15 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.33%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Juniper
3 8 (26.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (13.33%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) F5
5 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.67%) Nokia
6 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Meraki
7 1 (3.33%) Nortel