The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 114 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 18 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.72% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% +31.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2826 2505 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.45% 92.47% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1192 1498
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Engineer
England

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 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 -2 8 £275 - 5
Cheshire -1 4 - - 1
Merseyside +3 2 £200 -11.11% 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 28 (52.83%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (49.06%) LAN
4 25 (47.17%) Firewall
5 22 (41.51%) CCNP
6 18 (33.96%) Wireless
7 16 (30.19%) WAN
8 14 (26.42%) CCNA
9 12 (22.64%) Juniper
10 11 (20.75%) Windows
11 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
11 10 (18.87%) Network Security
11 10 (18.87%) F5
12 9 (16.98%) VPN
12 9 (16.98%) DNS
13 8 (15.09%) Citrix
13 8 (15.09%) Internet
13 8 (15.09%) OSPF
13 8 (15.09%) BGP
13 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
14 7 (13.21%) HP
14 7 (13.21%) VLAN
14 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (13.21%) VMware
15 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (11.32%) MPLS
15 6 (11.32%) DHCP
15 6 (11.32%) NetScaler
15 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (9.43%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 3 (5.66%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Lync
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) LAN
2 25 (47.17%) Firewall
3 18 (33.96%) Wireless
4 16 (30.19%) WAN
5 10 (18.87%) TCP/IP
5 10 (18.87%) Network Security
6 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 9 (16.98%) DNS
7 8 (15.09%) Internet
7 8 (15.09%) OSPF
7 8 (15.09%) BGP
7 8 (15.09%) EIGRP
8 7 (13.21%) VLAN
8 7 (13.21%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (11.32%) NetScaler
9 6 (11.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (11.32%) MPLS
9 6 (11.32%) DHCP
10 5 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Automotive
3 1 (1.89%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) UNIX
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.43%) ITIL
1 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.66%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (3.77%) Network Management
4 2 (3.77%) Information Security
4 2 (3.77%) Network Design
4 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) Change Management
5 1 (1.89%) CRM
5 1 (1.89%) Service Management
5 1 (1.89%) Network Planning
5 1 (1.89%) ITSM
5 1 (1.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (52.83%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (41.51%) CCNP
3 14 (26.42%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) CCDP
5 3 (5.66%) CCIP
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.77%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
1 3 (5.66%) SCOM
2 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 12 (22.64%) Juniper
3 10 (18.87%) F5
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix
5 7 (13.21%) HP
5 7 (13.21%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) CheckPoint
6 5 (9.43%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.66%) Avaya
8 3 (5.66%) Remedy
8 3 (5.66%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.77%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.77%) Mitel
9 2 (3.77%) Websense
9 2 (3.77%) Nortel
10 1 (1.89%) Dell
10 1 (1.89%) IBM
10 1 (1.89%) 3Com
10 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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