The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / North West
Rank 83 120 108
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 54 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 1.02% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.08% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 20
Median daily rate £338 £350 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £518 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £18.07
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 - £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.63 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.16%

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
2501 3627 3181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.00% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 2162 1730
Median daily rate £380 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +27 35 £350 -8.19% 8
Cheshire +22 9 £331 +64.80% 1
Merseyside -3 4 £325 +71.05% 1
Cumbria +7 3 £381 - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (60.91%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (60.00%) Cisco
3 63 (57.27%) Firewall
4 42 (38.18%) WAN
4 42 (38.18%) LAN
5 34 (30.91%) Network Security
6 31 (28.18%) CCNA
7 29 (26.36%) CCNP
8 26 (23.64%) Juniper
9 22 (20.00%) MPLS
10 20 (18.18%) Network Design
10 20 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (17.27%) Fortinet
12 17 (15.45%) F5
12 17 (15.45%) FortiGate
12 17 (15.45%) Wireless
12 17 (15.45%) OSPF
12 17 (15.45%) BGP
13 16 (14.55%) CheckPoint
14 15 (13.64%) VPN
14 15 (13.64%) DNS
14 15 (13.64%) VLAN
15 13 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (11.82%) Data Centre
15 13 (11.82%) Palo Alto
15 13 (11.82%) VoIP
15 13 (11.82%) DHCP
15 13 (11.82%) CCSP
16 12 (10.91%) Windows
16 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
1 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
2 1 (0.91%) MS Project
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) IaaS
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
1 1 (0.91%) PaaS
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (57.27%) Firewall
2 42 (38.18%) LAN
2 42 (38.18%) WAN
3 34 (30.91%) Network Security
4 22 (20.00%) MPLS
5 20 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (15.45%) BGP
6 17 (15.45%) OSPF
6 17 (15.45%) Wireless
7 15 (13.64%) DNS
7 15 (13.64%) VLAN
7 15 (13.64%) VPN
8 13 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (11.82%) DHCP
8 13 (11.82%) VoIP
9 11 (10.00%) EIGRP
9 11 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 8 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (6.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (3.64%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.91%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.91%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.64%) NHS
4 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.91%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.91%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Linux
3 8 (7.27%) Unix
4 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.18%) Network Design
2 9 (8.18%) Load Balancing
2 9 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (6.36%) ITIL
4 5 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 4 (3.64%) Change Management
5 4 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (3.64%) High Availability
5 4 (3.64%) Migration
5 4 (3.64%) Network Planning
6 3 (2.73%) Analytics
6 3 (2.73%) Line Management
6 3 (2.73%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.73%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.73%) Service Management
6 3 (2.73%) Validation
7 2 (1.82%) DevOps
7 2 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (60.91%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (28.18%) CCNA
3 29 (26.36%) CCNP
4 13 (11.82%) CCSP
5 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 11 (10.00%) CCDP
7 8 (7.27%) CCIE
7 8 (7.27%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.45%) CCDA
9 4 (3.64%) Degree
9 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.82%) CISSP
10 2 (1.82%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.91%) CWNA
11 1 (0.91%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.91%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (15.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) SCCM
3 1 (0.91%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 66 (60.00%) Cisco
2 26 (23.64%) Juniper
3 19 (17.27%) Fortinet
4 17 (15.45%) F5
5 16 (14.55%) CheckPoint
6 13 (11.82%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.09%) VMware
8 8 (7.27%) Citrix
9 6 (5.45%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.55%) Aruba
10 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.64%) Ericsson
11 4 (3.64%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.64%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.73%) Avaya
12 3 (2.73%) Nortel
12 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.82%) Brocade
13 2 (1.82%) Splunk
13 2 (1.82%) ZyXEL