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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 114 99 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 1.12% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 1
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£275 £238 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.52 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.67% -2.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £18.03 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+91.34% -34.43%
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
3607 2861 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.42% 91.70% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1946 1532 1080
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 186 185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -4 21 £275 +44.73% 8
Merseyside -2 13 £313 +42.04%
Lancashire +4 2 £263 +10.52% 1
Cheshire -20 2 - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 67 (81.71%) Cisco
2 42 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (42.68%) Firewall
4 27 (32.93%) LAN
5 26 (31.71%) CCNP
5 26 (31.71%) CheckPoint
6 25 (30.49%) WAN
7 23 (28.05%) Juniper
7 23 (28.05%) Network Security
8 19 (23.17%) CCNA
9 18 (21.95%) Wireless
10 14 (17.07%) VPN
10 14 (17.07%) Aruba
11 13 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (14.63%) DHCP
12 12 (14.63%) SSL
13 11 (13.41%) Network Design
13 11 (13.41%) VLAN
14 10 (12.20%) Migration
14 10 (12.20%) Citrix
14 10 (12.20%) Windows
14 10 (12.20%) MPLS
14 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (10.98%) DNS
15 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
15 9 (10.98%) Information Security
15 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (9.76%) OSPF
17 7 (8.54%) BGP
17 7 (8.54%) Clearswift

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (8.54%) IIS
1 7 (8.54%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 35 (42.68%) Firewall
2 27 (32.93%) LAN
3 25 (30.49%) WAN
4 23 (28.05%) Network Security
5 18 (21.95%) Wireless
6 14 (17.07%) VPN
7 13 (15.85%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.63%) DHCP
8 12 (14.63%) SSL
9 11 (13.41%) VLAN
10 10 (12.20%) MPLS
10 10 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (10.98%) DNS
11 9 (10.98%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (9.76%) OSPF
13 7 (8.54%) BGP
13 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
14 6 (7.32%) EIGRP
15 4 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (4.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.32%) Local Government
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.44%) Life Science
3 1 (1.22%) Open Source
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) CMDB
3 1 (1.22%) FMCG
3 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (3.66%) UNIX
3 2 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.41%) Network Design
2 10 (12.20%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) Information Security
4 5 (6.10%) Network Management
4 5 (6.10%) ITIL
4 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.88%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.44%) Validation
7 2 (2.44%) Computer Security
7 2 (2.44%) Change Management
7 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.44%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.44%) Change Control
8 1 (1.22%) SIEM
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.22%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 42 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (31.71%) CCNP
3 19 (23.17%) CCNA
4 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.32%) CCIE
6 4 (4.88%) CISSP
6 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.66%) CCDP
7 3 (3.66%) Degree
7 3 (3.66%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.44%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.44%) JNCIE
8 2 (2.44%) CISMP
8 2 (2.44%) ISACA
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.22%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.22%) CEH
9 1 (1.22%) GCIA
9 1 (1.22%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) XenApp
1 1 (1.22%) XenServer
1 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 67 (81.71%) Cisco
2 26 (31.71%) CheckPoint
3 23 (28.05%) Juniper
4 14 (17.07%) Aruba
5 10 (12.20%) Citrix
6 7 (8.54%) Clearswift
6 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.32%) Lotus
7 6 (7.32%) F5
7 6 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.10%) HP
9 3 (3.66%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.44%) Avaya
10 2 (2.44%) Opsware
11 1 (1.22%) Sonus
11 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.22%) NetApp
11 1 (1.22%) Remedy
11 1 (1.22%) Sun
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle
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