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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 128 91 118
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 36 63 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.67% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.75% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 13
Median daily rate £375 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £219 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% -1.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% +36.36%
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
3515 3591 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 95.13% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2092 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 195 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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
Cheshire +10 15 £369 +27.92% 3
Manchester -25 14 £375 +15.38% 14
Merseyside -12 7 £400 - 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 63 (75.90%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (73.49%) Cisco
3 48 (57.83%) CCNP
4 47 (56.63%) Firewall
5 38 (45.78%) CCNA
6 28 (33.73%) WAN
7 27 (32.53%) LAN
8 25 (30.12%) Juniper
9 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
10 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
10 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (19.28%) Wireless
11 14 (16.87%) CCIE
11 14 (16.87%) DNS
12 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
12 13 (15.66%) VoIP
12 13 (15.66%) BGP
13 12 (14.46%) CheckPoint
13 12 (14.46%) ITIL
13 12 (14.46%) Network Security
13 12 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
14 11 (13.25%) HP
14 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
15 10 (12.05%) Network Design
15 10 (12.05%) MPLS
15 10 (12.05%) OSPF
16 9 (10.84%) VPN
16 9 (10.84%) F5
17 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds

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 (3.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (56.63%) Firewall
2 28 (33.73%) WAN
3 27 (32.53%) LAN
4 16 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (19.28%) Wireless
5 14 (16.87%) DNS
6 13 (15.66%) BGP
6 13 (15.66%) TCP/IP
6 13 (15.66%) VoIP
7 12 (14.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (14.46%) Network Security
8 10 (12.05%) MPLS
8 10 (12.05%) OSPF
9 9 (10.84%) VPN
10 8 (9.64%) DHCP
10 8 (9.64%) EIGRP
11 7 (8.43%) SSL
12 6 (7.23%) BIG-IP
12 6 (7.23%) Internet
13 5 (6.02%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.20%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) WAP
2 2 (2.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.41%) NHS
2 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
2 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.41%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.20%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.20%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.20%) Informatics
3 1 (1.20%) IVR
3 1 (1.20%) PKI
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Unix
1 6 (7.23%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.46%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.05%) Network Design
4 8 (9.64%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (6.02%) Migration
5 5 (6.02%) Network Management
6 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.61%) Web Filtering
7 2 (2.41%) Change Management
7 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.41%) Fault Management
7 2 (2.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.41%) ITSM
7 2 (2.41%) Service Management
7 2 (2.41%) Stress Testing
7 2 (2.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.20%) Perl
1 1 (1.20%) Python
1 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (75.90%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (57.83%) CCNP
3 38 (45.78%) CCNA
4 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
5 16 (19.28%) SC Cleared
6 14 (16.87%) CCIE
7 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.41%) CCDP
9 1 (1.20%) CCENT
9 1 (1.20%) CCSP
9 1 (1.20%) CNE
9 1 (1.20%) Degree
9 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.20%) MCSE
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.20%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) vCloud
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) SmoothWall
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 61 (73.49%) Cisco
2 25 (30.12%) Juniper
3 12 (14.46%) CheckPoint
4 11 (13.25%) HP
5 9 (10.84%) F5
6 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds
6 8 (9.64%) VMware
7 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.02%) Aruba
8 5 (6.02%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.82%) Citrix
9 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.61%) Brocade
11 2 (2.41%) Kaspersky
11 2 (2.41%) Meraki
11 2 (2.41%) Nokia
11 2 (2.41%) Novell
11 2 (2.41%) Splunk
12 1 (1.20%) Avaya
12 1 (1.20%) Nortel
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