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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 98 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 0.81% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.89% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 15
Average daily rate
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£306 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -33.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.57%
Network Engineer
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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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Cheshire +22 25 £313 -23.78% 3
Manchester -12 11 £300 - 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 52 (76.47%) Cisco
2 42 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (42.65%) CCNP
4 25 (36.76%) LAN
5 21 (30.88%) CCNA
6 19 (27.94%) WAN
7 18 (26.47%) Firewall
8 17 (25.00%) Juniper
8 17 (25.00%) Wireless
9 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
10 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (16.18%) MPLS
12 10 (14.71%) DHCP
13 9 (13.24%) Network Design
13 9 (13.24%) VLAN
13 9 (13.24%) Network Security
14 8 (11.76%) EIGRP
14 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
15 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
15 7 (10.29%) VPN
15 7 (10.29%) Local Government
16 6 (8.82%) ITIL
16 6 (8.82%) F5
17 5 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
17 5 (7.35%) Windows
17 5 (7.35%) DNS
17 5 (7.35%) Avaya
17 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 5 (7.35%) OSPF

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) LAN
2 19 (27.94%) WAN
3 18 (26.47%) Firewall
4 17 (25.00%) Wireless
5 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (16.18%) MPLS
7 10 (14.71%) DHCP
8 9 (13.24%) VLAN
8 9 (13.24%) Network Security
9 8 (11.76%) EIGRP
10 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.29%) VPN
11 5 (7.35%) DNS
11 5 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (7.35%) OSPF
11 5 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.88%) BGP
12 4 (5.88%) VoIP
12 4 (5.88%) TACACS
13 3 (4.41%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.29%) Local Government
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.94%) Life Science
1 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.47%) MPEG
2 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.47%) PKI
2 1 (1.47%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 3 (4.41%) Solaris
3 3 (4.41%) UNIX
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Network Design
2 6 (8.82%) ITIL
3 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (4.41%) Network Management
4 3 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.94%) Change Control
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Security
5 2 (2.94%) Migration
5 2 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (1.47%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.47%) ITSM
6 1 (1.47%) CRM
6 1 (1.47%) B2B
6 1 (1.47%) Project Management
6 1 (1.47%) Service Management
6 1 (1.47%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.47%) QMS
6 1 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.47%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (42.65%) CCNP
3 21 (30.88%) CCNA
4 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) CISSP
6 3 (4.41%) CCIE
6 3 (4.41%) GCIA
6 3 (4.41%) GCIH
6 3 (4.41%) CEH
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.94%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.94%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.47%) Degree
8 1 (1.47%) CITP
8 1 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
1 1 (1.47%) SCOM
1 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (76.47%) Cisco
2 17 (25.00%) Juniper
3 14 (20.59%) CheckPoint
4 6 (8.82%) F5
5 5 (7.35%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Nortel
5 5 (7.35%) VMware
5 5 (7.35%) Avaya
5 5 (7.35%) Blue Coat
6 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.88%) WatchGuard
6 4 (5.88%) Websense
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.94%) Redback
7 2 (2.94%) Aruba
7 2 (2.94%) Meraki
8 1 (1.47%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.47%) Mitel
8 1 (1.47%) Polycom
8 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
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