The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 102 109 100
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 34 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.46% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.49% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 13
Average daily rate £229 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £308 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £368 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.52 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £22.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Cheshire +3 19 £238 -
Manchester -10 8 £270 -10.00% 8
Merseyside - 4 £220 - 1
Lancashire -21 2 £238 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (51.92%) CCNP
4 25 (48.08%) Firewall
5 23 (44.23%) LAN
6 17 (32.69%) WAN
7 15 (28.85%) CCNA
8 12 (23.08%) Wireless
8 12 (23.08%) Network Security
9 11 (21.15%) F5
9 11 (21.15%) Juniper
9 11 (21.15%) Windows
10 10 (19.23%) ITIL
10 10 (19.23%) VPN
10 10 (19.23%) DNS
11 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 8 (15.38%) Citrix
11 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 8 (15.38%) Internet
11 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
11 8 (15.38%) OSPF
11 8 (15.38%) BGP
11 8 (15.38%) NetScaler
11 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (13.46%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
12 7 (13.46%) DHCP
13 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 23 (44.23%) LAN
3 17 (32.69%) WAN
4 12 (23.08%) Wireless
4 12 (23.08%) Network Security
5 10 (19.23%) VPN
5 10 (19.23%) DNS
6 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 8 (15.38%) Internet
6 8 (15.38%) OSPF
6 8 (15.38%) BGP
6 8 (15.38%) NetScaler
6 8 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (13.46%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (13.46%) DHCP
8 6 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (11.54%) VLAN
9 5 (9.62%) MPLS
9 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Local Government
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Statistics
1 3 (5.77%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.77%) UNIX
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) Information Security
3 5 (9.62%) Network Management
3 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.77%) Network Design
5 3 (5.77%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.85%) Change Management
6 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.92%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Change Control
7 1 (1.92%) Data Security
7 1 (1.92%) CRM
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (51.92%) CCNP
3 15 (28.85%) CCNA
4 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) CCDP
6 3 (5.77%) CCIP
7 2 (3.85%) CCIE
8 1 (1.92%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCOM
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) Netcool
4 1 (1.92%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 11 (21.15%) F5
2 11 (21.15%) Juniper
3 8 (15.38%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.54%) Blue Coat
5 5 (9.62%) Nortel
5 5 (9.62%) Avaya
5 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) Mitel
7 3 (5.77%) VMware
7 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.85%) Websense
8 2 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 2 (3.85%) NetScout
9 1 (1.92%) Huawei
9 1 (1.92%) Brocade
9 1 (1.92%) Redback
9 1 (1.92%) 3Com
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