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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 59 60 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.50% 0.91% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.00% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 7
Average daily rate
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- £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
748 702 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.85% 91.53% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 291 427
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 45
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 30 July 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
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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
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 17 (80.95%) LAN
3 14 (66.67%) CCNP
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (52.38%) Firewall
5 10 (47.62%) WAN
6 9 (42.86%) DNS
6 9 (42.86%) Wireless
7 8 (38.10%) Windows
8 7 (33.33%) Citrix
8 7 (33.33%) VLAN
8 7 (33.33%) F5
9 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (28.57%) DHCP
10 5 (23.81%) VPN
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (23.81%) OSPF
10 5 (23.81%) BGP
10 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (23.81%) Internet
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (19.05%) Network Security
11 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
11 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
11 4 (19.05%) Juniper
11 4 (19.05%) HTTP
11 4 (19.05%) ITIL
12 3 (14.29%) UNIX

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (9.52%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) LAN
2 11 (52.38%) Firewall
3 10 (47.62%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) DNS
4 9 (42.86%) Wireless
5 7 (33.33%) VLAN
6 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (28.57%) DHCP
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (23.81%) OSPF
7 5 (23.81%) BGP
7 5 (23.81%) EIGRP
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) HTTP
9 3 (14.29%) DMZ
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
General
1 3 (14.29%) Local Government
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) CCNP
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCIP
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCDP
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
2 7 (33.33%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 2 (9.52%) ProCurve
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Veeam