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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 32 57 39
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.25% 1.69% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 1.82% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
Median daily rate £338 £299 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £170 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £535 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £19.81 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%

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
468 826 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.12% 92.91% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 533 385
Median daily rate £388 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 44
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £44.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 January 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
Warrington +14 6 £338 -36.91%
Macclesfield - 2 £375 -
Chester +3 1 £438 +10.06%
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) LAN
3 12 (48.00%) Firewall
4 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 10 (40.00%) CCNA
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (40.00%) VLAN
5 8 (32.00%) VoIP
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (28.00%) Network Design
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) DNS
8 5 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) CCNP
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (16.00%) NHS
9 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (12.00%) GSM
10 3 (12.00%) 3G
10 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.00%) Wireless
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 3 (12.00%) Banking
10 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
10 3 (12.00%) Network Planning
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (12.00%) Network Security
10 3 (12.00%) 4G

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Project
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) LAN
2 12 (48.00%) Firewall
3 10 (40.00%) VLAN
3 10 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) VoIP
5 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
9 3 (12.00%) 3G
9 3 (12.00%) 4G
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.00%) GSM
9 3 (12.00%) Network Security
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
10 2 (8.00%) 2G
10 2 (8.00%) Node B
10 2 (8.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Network Design
2 3 (12.00%) Change Management
2 3 (12.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) CCNA
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) F5
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds