The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 66 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 11 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.09% 1.29% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.37% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-31.61% +30.76%
Network Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
934 876 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.48% 94.40% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 477 619
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 44 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £31.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.45% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) CCNP
4 10 (66.67%) HP
4 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (60.00%) TippingPoint
5 9 (60.00%) BMC
5 9 (60.00%) WLAN
6 7 (46.67%) Network Design
7 6 (40.00%) CCDP
8 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
8 5 (33.33%) BGP
8 5 (33.33%) Firewall
8 5 (33.33%) F5
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
9 4 (26.67%) OPNET
9 4 (26.67%) Retail
9 4 (26.67%) CCNA
9 4 (26.67%) Lisp
9 4 (26.67%) DMZ
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) Network Security
11 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 2 (13.33%) VMware
11 2 (13.33%) MPLS
11 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
11 2 (13.33%) VPN
11 2 (13.33%) SQL Server

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (60.00%) WLAN
3 5 (33.33%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) DMZ
4 4 (26.67%) EIGRP
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) MPLS
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) Junos
7 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) IPsec
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Master Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Lisp
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 6 (40.00%) CCDP
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) OPNET
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) HP
3 9 (60.00%) BMC
3 9 (60.00%) TippingPoint
4 5 (33.33%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Juniper
7 1 (6.67%) Motorola
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.67%) Remedy
7 1 (6.67%) Radware