The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 Chester 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 29 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 11 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.30% 1.99% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 2.04% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £333 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 147 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.36% 97.35% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £231 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +216.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
Cheshire

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco
3 10 (76.92%) CCNP
3 10 (76.92%) DNS
3 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (69.23%) WAN
5 8 (61.54%) Firewall
6 7 (53.85%) DHCP
6 7 (53.85%) F5
6 7 (53.85%) NetScaler
7 6 (46.15%) VLAN
7 6 (46.15%) Windows
7 6 (46.15%) Citrix
7 6 (46.15%) OSPF
7 6 (46.15%) BGP
8 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
8 5 (38.46%) Juniper
9 4 (30.77%) ITIL
9 4 (30.77%) HTTP
9 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (30.77%) VPN
9 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
9 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (23.08%) SCCM
10 3 (23.08%) SCOM
10 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (23.08%) Network Security
10 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 12 (92.31%) LAN
2 10 (76.92%) DNS
3 9 (69.23%) WAN
4 8 (61.54%) Firewall
5 7 (53.85%) DHCP
5 7 (53.85%) NetScaler
6 6 (46.15%) VLAN
6 6 (46.15%) OSPF
6 6 (46.15%) BGP
7 5 (38.46%) EIGRP
8 4 (30.77%) HTTP
8 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
8 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (23.08%) Network Security
9 3 (23.08%) Wireless
9 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (23.08%) DMZ
9 3 (23.08%) Internet
General
1 3 (23.08%) Local Government
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CCNP
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIP
3 2 (15.38%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) XenApp
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) F5
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Riverbed
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (7.69%) NetScout
8 1 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (7.69%) Nortel
8 1 (7.69%) Avaya