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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 94 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 57 47 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 1.14% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.21% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 23
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £209 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.98% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £91.06 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+304.72% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.91 £22.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.21 £22.50 £18.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +27.65%
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
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 31 £323 -11.03% 4
Cheshire +21 17 £406 +25.00% 2
Merseyside +1 4 £313 - 3
Lancashire -9 1 £325 +109.67% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 59 (63.44%) Cisco
2 51 (54.84%) Firewall
3 49 (52.69%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (36.56%) LAN
5 33 (35.48%) WAN
6 27 (29.03%) CCNP
6 27 (29.03%) CCNA
7 22 (23.66%) Network Security
8 21 (22.58%) Network Design
9 18 (19.35%) DNS
10 17 (18.28%) Juniper
11 16 (17.20%) VoIP
11 16 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (16.13%) F5
13 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
13 14 (15.05%) DHCP
13 14 (15.05%) VPN
14 12 (12.90%) Windows
14 12 (12.90%) VLAN
15 11 (11.83%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (11.83%) Data Centre
15 11 (11.83%) OSPF
15 11 (11.83%) Citrix
15 11 (11.83%) BGP
15 11 (11.83%) Wireless
16 10 (10.75%) CheckPoint
16 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
17 9 (9.68%) Fortinet
17 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
17 9 (9.68%) ITIL

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 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.08%) IaaS
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
1 1 (1.08%) PaaS
1 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (54.84%) Firewall
2 34 (36.56%) LAN
3 33 (35.48%) WAN
4 22 (23.66%) Network Security
5 18 (19.35%) DNS
6 16 (17.20%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (17.20%) VoIP
7 14 (15.05%) DHCP
7 14 (15.05%) VPN
8 12 (12.90%) VLAN
9 11 (11.83%) BGP
9 11 (11.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (11.83%) OSPF
9 11 (11.83%) Wireless
10 8 (8.60%) MPLS
10 8 (8.60%) SSL
10 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
11 7 (7.53%) EIGRP
12 6 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) MySQL
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (3.23%) Banking
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.15%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.15%) PKI
3 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) SCADA
4 1 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (7.53%) Linux
3 4 (4.30%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Network Design
2 9 (9.68%) ITIL
2 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 6 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (5.38%) Change Management
5 4 (4.30%) Change Control
5 4 (4.30%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.23%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.23%) Network Planning
6 3 (3.23%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.23%) Service Management
6 3 (3.23%) SIEM
7 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.15%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.15%) Network Management
7 2 (2.15%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.08%) Perl
1 1 (1.08%) PHP
1 1 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (52.69%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (29.03%) CCNA
2 27 (29.03%) CCNP
3 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.53%) CCIE
6 6 (6.45%) CCDP
7 5 (5.38%) CCDA
7 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (3.23%) CISSP
9 2 (2.15%) Degree
10 1 (1.08%) CCSP
10 1 (1.08%) CNE
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.08%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.08%) MCSE
10 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.08%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) QA
3 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.15%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) Puppet
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) Wonderware InTouch
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (63.44%) Cisco
2 17 (18.28%) Juniper
3 15 (16.13%) F5
4 11 (11.83%) Citrix
5 10 (10.75%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.68%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.45%) VMware
8 5 (5.38%) HP
8 5 (5.38%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.30%) Brocade
9 4 (4.30%) Forcepoint
9 4 (4.30%) Splunk
10 3 (3.23%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.15%) Aruba
11 2 (2.15%) Avaya
11 2 (2.15%) Clearswift
11 2 (2.15%) Ericsson