The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 28 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.81% - 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% - 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.85% -2.83%
Network Engineer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
160 139 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 96.39% 94.56% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 92 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £11.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.90% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security Management
5 1 (16.67%) Security Management

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Security Patching
1 3 (50.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds