The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 107 90 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 30 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 1.42% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 7
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£275 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £216 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £17.75 £24.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.03% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £19.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £28.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
Manchester -14 14 £295 +4.42% 8
Cheshire +3 8 - - 4
Cumbria -7 3 £370 +64.44%
Lancashire -22 1 £140 -53.33% 2
Merseyside - - - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (72.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (38.00%) Firewall
3 19 (38.00%) LAN
4 18 (36.00%) CCNP
4 18 (36.00%) CCNA
5 15 (30.00%) Wireless
6 13 (26.00%) WAN
6 13 (26.00%) Juniper
7 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (18.00%) Network Security
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
10 7 (14.00%) Avaya
11 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (12.00%) Nortel
11 6 (12.00%) BGP
11 6 (12.00%) EIGRP
11 6 (12.00%) OSPF
11 6 (12.00%) Windows
11 6 (12.00%) VMware
11 6 (12.00%) F5
12 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (10.00%) VPN
12 5 (10.00%) HP
12 5 (10.00%) Websense
12 5 (10.00%) MPLS
13 4 (8.00%) Internet
13 4 (8.00%) DNS
13 4 (8.00%) DHCP
13 4 (8.00%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (6.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.00%) Firewall
1 19 (38.00%) LAN
2 15 (30.00%) Wireless
3 13 (26.00%) WAN
4 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (18.00%) Network Security
6 6 (12.00%) BGP
6 6 (12.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (12.00%) OSPF
7 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.00%) VPN
7 5 (10.00%) MPLS
8 4 (8.00%) Internet
8 4 (8.00%) DNS
8 4 (8.00%) DHCP
8 4 (8.00%) VoIP
8 4 (8.00%) VLAN
9 3 (6.00%) TACACS
9 3 (6.00%) HSRP
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
1 3 (6.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Statistics
1 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Life Science
2 1 (2.00%) PKI
2 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Solaris
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (8.00%) Network Design
3 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.00%) QMS
5 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.00%) CRM
5 1 (2.00%) B2B
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (36.00%) CCNP
2 18 (36.00%) CCNA
3 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) CCDP
4 3 (6.00%) CISSP
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CEH
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) GCIA
5 2 (4.00%) GCIH
5 2 (4.00%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.00%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.00%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) CITP
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.00%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (72.00%) Cisco
2 13 (26.00%) Juniper
3 7 (14.00%) Avaya
4 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (12.00%) Nortel
4 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) F5
5 5 (10.00%) HP
5 5 (10.00%) Websense
6 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
7 3 (6.00%) Remedy
8 2 (4.00%) Mitel
9 1 (2.00%) Redback
9 1 (2.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.00%) Nokia
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