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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 94 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 64 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 0.60% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.64% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £295 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £20.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Manchester +10 26 £325 +18.18% 5
Merseyside +1 14 £328 +63.75%
Cheshire -2 11 £338 - 3
Cumbria - 8 £300 -
Lancashire - 2 £180 - 2
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 79 (74.53%) Cisco
2 57 (53.77%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (47.17%) Firewall
4 41 (38.68%) CCNP
5 34 (32.08%) Wireless
6 33 (31.13%) Juniper
7 31 (29.25%) LAN
8 28 (26.42%) OSPF
9 26 (24.53%) WAN
9 26 (24.53%) Aruba
10 25 (23.58%) Network Security
10 25 (23.58%) BGP
11 24 (22.64%) CCNA
12 22 (20.75%) CheckPoint
13 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
14 16 (15.09%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (14.15%) EIGRP
15 15 (14.15%) VPN
16 14 (13.21%) Network Design
16 14 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (12.26%) DNS
18 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
18 12 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
19 11 (10.38%) TCP/IP
20 10 (9.43%) Migration
20 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
20 10 (9.43%) F5
21 8 (7.55%) MPLS
21 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
21 8 (7.55%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (47.17%) Firewall
2 34 (32.08%) Wireless
3 31 (29.25%) LAN
4 28 (26.42%) OSPF
5 26 (24.53%) WAN
6 25 (23.58%) BGP
6 25 (23.58%) Network Security
7 16 (15.09%) Wi-Fi
8 15 (14.15%) EIGRP
8 15 (14.15%) VPN
9 14 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (12.26%) DNS
11 12 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (10.38%) TCP/IP
13 8 (7.55%) Internet
13 8 (7.55%) DHCP
13 8 (7.55%) MPLS
14 7 (6.60%) VoIP
14 7 (6.60%) SSL
15 6 (5.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.83%) Finance
3 2 (1.89%) Law
3 2 (1.89%) Publishing
3 2 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.89%) FMCG
3 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.89%) SecurID
4 1 (0.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.94%) Statistics
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.55%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) UNIX
2 4 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.21%) Network Design
2 10 (9.43%) Migration
3 6 (5.66%) Load Balancing
4 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.72%) ITIL
4 5 (4.72%) Network Management
4 5 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.77%) Change Control
6 3 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.83%) Open Source
7 2 (1.89%) Validation
7 2 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.89%) Project Management
7 2 (1.89%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.89%) Change Management
7 2 (1.89%) Capacity Management
8 1 (0.94%) Analytics
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.94%) Cyber Security
8 1 (0.94%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.94%) Perl
1 1 (0.94%) Python
1 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (53.77%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (38.68%) CCNP
3 24 (22.64%) CCNA
4 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.66%) JNCIP
6 6 (5.66%) CCIE
7 4 (3.77%) JNCIA
7 4 (3.77%) JNCIS
7 4 (3.77%) Degree
8 3 (2.83%) JNCIE
8 3 (2.83%) CCDP
9 1 (0.94%) CISSP
9 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.94%) CCSA
9 1 (0.94%) CCVP
9 1 (0.94%) CCSP
9 1 (0.94%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) XenApp
2 1 (0.94%) XenServer
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 2 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 79 (74.53%) Cisco
2 33 (31.13%) Juniper
3 26 (24.53%) Aruba
4 22 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 10 (9.43%) F5
6 7 (6.60%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.66%) Citrix
7 6 (5.66%) VMware
8 4 (3.77%) Blue Coat
9 3 (2.83%) BT
9 3 (2.83%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.83%) HP
9 3 (2.83%) Brocade
9 3 (2.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.89%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.89%) Avaya
11 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.94%) Symantec
11 1 (0.94%) Remedy
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