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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / North West
Rank 78 113 90
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 56 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.21% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.28% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 25
Median daily rate £338 £398 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £224 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £535 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.81 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +26.31%

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
2494 3682 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.26% 94.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 2188 1735
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +25 30 £323 -19.37% 14
Cheshire +25 17 £338 +12.78%
Merseyside +3 4 £325 - 2
Cumbria - 3 £381 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 60 (57.14%) Cisco
1 60 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (56.19%) Firewall
3 42 (40.00%) LAN
4 40 (38.10%) WAN
5 33 (31.43%) CCNA
6 30 (28.57%) Network Security
7 27 (25.71%) CCNP
8 20 (19.05%) Juniper
9 18 (17.14%) Network Design
10 17 (16.19%) Fortinet
11 16 (15.24%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (14.29%) VLAN
12 15 (14.29%) MPLS
12 15 (14.29%) VPN
12 15 (14.29%) DNS
12 15 (14.29%) VoIP
13 14 (13.33%) DHCP
13 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 14 (13.33%) F5
13 14 (13.33%) Data Centre
14 13 (12.38%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (12.38%) OSPF
14 13 (12.38%) BGP
15 12 (11.43%) Wireless
15 12 (11.43%) CheckPoint
15 12 (11.43%) Citrix
15 12 (11.43%) FortiGate
16 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
16 10 (9.52%) CCDP

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 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.95%) MS Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.95%) IaaS
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
1 1 (0.95%) PaaS
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (56.19%) Firewall
2 42 (40.00%) LAN
3 40 (38.10%) WAN
4 30 (28.57%) Network Security
5 16 (15.24%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (14.29%) DNS
6 15 (14.29%) MPLS
6 15 (14.29%) VLAN
6 15 (14.29%) VoIP
6 15 (14.29%) VPN
7 14 (13.33%) DHCP
8 13 (12.38%) BGP
8 13 (12.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (12.38%) OSPF
9 12 (11.43%) Wireless
10 9 (8.57%) EIGRP
11 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
12 7 (6.67%) Unified Communications
13 6 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) MySQL
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (2.86%) Banking
1 3 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.95%) Local Government
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.95%) CSS
1 1 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) NHS
4 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.95%) PKI
4 1 (0.95%) SCADA
4 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (7.62%) Linux
3 5 (4.76%) Unix
4 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.14%) Network Design
2 9 (8.57%) ITIL
3 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (4.76%) Change Management
6 4 (3.81%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (3.81%) Migration
6 4 (3.81%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.86%) Analytics
7 3 (2.86%) Change Control
7 3 (2.86%) High Availability
7 3 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.86%) Line Management
7 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.86%) Network Planning
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.86%) Service Management
7 3 (2.86%) SIEM
8 2 (1.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.95%) C
1 1 (0.95%) Perl
1 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (31.43%) CCNA
3 27 (25.71%) CCNP
4 14 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) CCDP
5 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 9 (8.57%) CCSP
7 8 (7.62%) CCIE
8 6 (5.71%) CCDA
9 5 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.81%) Degree
11 3 (2.86%) CISSP
12 1 (0.95%) CASP
12 1 (0.95%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.95%) CWNA
12 1 (0.95%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.95%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.95%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.95%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.95%) Nagios
3 1 (0.95%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) SmoothWall
3 1 (0.95%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 60 (57.14%) Cisco
2 20 (19.05%) Juniper
3 17 (16.19%) Fortinet
4 14 (13.33%) F5
5 12 (11.43%) CheckPoint
5 12 (11.43%) Citrix
6 9 (8.57%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.71%) Blue Coat
7 6 (5.71%) VMware
8 5 (4.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.81%) Avaya
9 4 (3.81%) Forcepoint
9 4 (3.81%) Intel Security
9 4 (3.81%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.86%) ION Trading
10 3 (2.86%) Nortel
10 3 (2.86%) Splunk
11 2 (1.90%) Aruba
11 2 (1.90%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.90%) HP
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