The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 63 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 13 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.43% 1.94% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.10% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
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£294 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.39% -0.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £321 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.16% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -41.33%
Network Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
820 525 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.91% 92.43% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 313 148
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 38 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear -21 12 £294 -15.39% 1
Durham -7 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 20 (80.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) LAN
3 16 (64.00%) WAN
3 16 (64.00%) Cisco
4 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) Juniper
6 10 (40.00%) HP
6 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (36.00%) TippingPoint
7 9 (36.00%) CCNP
8 8 (32.00%) Network Security
8 8 (32.00%) F5
8 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (28.00%) CCNA
9 7 (28.00%) VPN
10 6 (24.00%) MS Office
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (24.00%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (20.00%) Junos
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
11 5 (20.00%) McAfee
11 5 (20.00%) Network Design
11 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 4 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
12 4 (16.00%) Crossbeam
12 4 (16.00%) VLAN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Office
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) HP Helion
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) LAN
3 16 (64.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) Network Security
5 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 6 (24.00%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (20.00%) Junos
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (16.00%) SAN
8 4 (16.00%) Internet
8 4 (16.00%) BGP
8 4 (16.00%) VLAN
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
9 3 (12.00%) DWDM
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 2 (8.00%) DHCP
10 2 (8.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (12.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Network Design
2 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) CCNP
4 7 (28.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) JSP 440
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.00%) vSphere
1 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 13 (52.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (44.00%) Juniper
4 10 (40.00%) HP
5 9 (36.00%) TippingPoint
6 8 (32.00%) F5
7 5 (20.00%) McAfee
8 4 (16.00%) EMC
8 4 (16.00%) Riverbed
8 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (16.00%) Crossbeam
8 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
10 2 (8.00%) Aruba
10 2 (8.00%) Remedy
11 1 (4.00%) BT
11 1 (4.00%) Microsoft