The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 62 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 85 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.88% 1.06% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 1.11% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 20 21
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £253 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £38.65 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £47.60 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +70.73%
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2813 2971 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.84% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1920 1850
Median daily rate £365 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the South West region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the South West region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Wiltshire +18 37 £350 +14.75% 2
Gloucestershire +6 15 £330 -26.66% 3
Devon +15 14 £365 +33.33%
Dorset 0 11 £285 -
Bristol +5 5 £350 +18.64% 5
Somerset +10 3 £263 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 110 (81.48%) Cisco
2 97 (71.85%) Firewall
3 86 (63.70%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (50.37%) CCNP
5 63 (46.67%) CheckPoint
6 59 (43.70%) Security Cleared
7 54 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 49 (36.30%) LAN
9 47 (34.81%) WAN
10 42 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (26.67%) VPN
12 34 (25.19%) CCNA
13 33 (24.44%) Juniper
14 30 (22.22%) VoIP
15 29 (21.48%) Wireless
16 24 (17.78%) DHCP
17 23 (17.04%) Network Security
18 22 (16.30%) F5
18 22 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 18 (13.33%) Network Design
19 18 (13.33%) ITIL
19 18 (13.33%) BGP
19 18 (13.33%) Fortinet
20 17 (12.59%) Windows
21 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
21 15 (11.11%) EIGRP
22 14 (10.37%) MPLS
22 14 (10.37%) Junos
23 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
23 13 (9.63%) IPsec

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 97 (71.85%) Firewall
2 49 (36.30%) LAN
3 47 (34.81%) WAN
4 42 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
5 36 (26.67%) VPN
6 30 (22.22%) VoIP
7 29 (21.48%) Wireless
8 24 (17.78%) DHCP
9 23 (17.04%) Network Security
10 22 (16.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (13.33%) BGP
12 15 (11.11%) EIGRP
13 14 (10.37%) Junos
13 14 (10.37%) MPLS
14 13 (9.63%) IPsec
15 12 (8.89%) Wireshark
16 11 (8.15%) DNS
16 11 (8.15%) VLAN
17 9 (6.67%) tcpdump
18 8 (5.93%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (9.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.96%) Finance
3 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.74%) Billing
4 1 (0.74%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (0.74%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) OCX
2 2 (1.48%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.48%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.19%) PKI
3 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) BBC
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) Social Media
5 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.59%) Windows
2 12 (8.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.93%) Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.33%) ITIL
1 18 (13.33%) Network Design
2 7 (5.19%) Change Management
3 6 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (3.70%) Change Control
4 5 (3.70%) Migration
4 5 (3.70%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (3.70%) Project Management
4 5 (3.70%) SIEM
4 5 (3.70%) Validation
5 4 (2.96%) Information Security
5 4 (2.96%) Mentoring
5 4 (2.96%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (2.96%) Security Hardening
6 3 (2.22%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (2.22%) High Availability
6 3 (2.22%) Performance Testing
6 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.22%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 86 (63.70%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (50.37%) CCNP
3 59 (43.70%) Security Cleared
4 54 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 34 (25.19%) CCNA
6 8 (5.93%) CCIE
6 8 (5.93%) Degree
7 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.96%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.74%) CCSA
9 1 (0.74%) CISMP
9 1 (0.74%) CISSP
9 1 (0.74%) HNC
9 1 (0.74%) HND
9 1 (0.74%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.74%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.74%) MCSE
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.74%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.48%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.96%) TrustSec
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 110 (81.48%) Cisco
2 63 (46.67%) CheckPoint
3 33 (24.44%) Juniper
4 22 (16.30%) F5
5 18 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.41%) VMware
8 9 (6.67%) Palo Alto
9 8 (5.93%) Blue Coat
9 8 (5.93%) TippingPoint
10 4 (2.96%) Aruba
10 4 (2.96%) HP
10 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.22%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.22%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.48%) Avaya
12 2 (1.48%) Mitel
12 2 (1.48%) Nokia
13 1 (0.74%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 1 (0.74%) Sourcefire