The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 89 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 53 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.73% 1.10% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.20% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 19
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£291 £413 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.39% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £254 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +24.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -18.46%
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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
2850 2585 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.29% 92.12% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1813 1527 1407
Average daily rate £380 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 144 166
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
Wiltshire +9 15 £350 +59.09% 3
Gloucestershire -13 14 £250 -39.39% 5
Devon +6 9 - - 5
Bristol -2 6 £273 -0.90% 6
Somerset 0 5 £269 -2.27%
Dorset -1 3 £215 -51.13%
Cornwall - - - - 2
Network Engineer
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Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 83 (78.30%) Cisco
2 66 (62.26%) Firewall
3 54 (50.94%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (41.51%) WAN
5 43 (40.57%) LAN
6 37 (34.91%) CCNA
7 35 (33.02%) CCNP
8 33 (31.13%) Security Cleared
9 30 (28.30%) Juniper
10 26 (24.53%) VoIP
10 26 (24.53%) Network Security
11 22 (20.75%) Windows
12 20 (18.87%) VPN
13 19 (17.92%) Wireless
14 18 (16.98%) CheckPoint
14 18 (16.98%) MPLS
15 17 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (14.15%) TCP/IP
17 14 (13.21%) DV Cleared
17 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
18 12 (11.32%) IP Telephony
18 12 (11.32%) Network Design
18 12 (11.32%) VMware
18 12 (11.32%) ITIL
18 12 (11.32%) WLAN
18 12 (11.32%) McAfee
18 12 (11.32%) HP
19 11 (10.38%) Avaya
20 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
20 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 6 (5.66%) CMS
2 5 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.94%) Apache
3 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (62.26%) Firewall
2 44 (41.51%) WAN
3 43 (40.57%) LAN
4 26 (24.53%) VoIP
4 26 (24.53%) Network Security
5 20 (18.87%) VPN
6 19 (17.92%) Wireless
7 18 (16.98%) MPLS
8 17 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (14.15%) TCP/IP
10 12 (11.32%) WLAN
10 12 (11.32%) IP Telephony
11 9 (8.49%) DNS
11 9 (8.49%) OSPF
11 9 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (7.55%) DHCP
12 8 (7.55%) VLAN
13 7 (6.60%) Internet
13 7 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (6.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) MySQL
1 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
General
1 10 (9.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (6.60%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.77%) NHS
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Handset
5 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.89%) Open Source
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.75%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
3 5 (4.72%) Windows 8
3 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.77%) Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.32%) ITIL
1 12 (11.32%) Network Design
2 10 (9.43%) Service Delivery
3 5 (4.72%) PRINCE
3 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (4.72%) Network Management
4 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (3.77%) Project Management
5 3 (2.83%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (1.89%) High Availability
6 2 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.89%) Migration
7 1 (0.94%) Information Security
7 1 (0.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.94%) TOGAF
7 1 (0.94%) Load Balancing
7 1 (0.94%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.94%) C
1 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (50.94%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (34.91%) CCNA
3 35 (33.02%) CCNP
4 33 (31.13%) Security Cleared
5 14 (13.21%) DV Cleared
5 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.60%) MCSE
8 5 (4.72%) CCSP
8 5 (4.72%) CCSE
9 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.77%) CCSA
9 4 (3.77%) Degree
10 3 (2.83%) CCVP
11 2 (1.89%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.94%) MCITP
12 1 (0.94%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.94%) CWNA
12 1 (0.94%) CCIE
12 1 (0.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.72%) Firmware
2 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) OpenView
1 2 (1.89%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.94%) Nessus
Vendors
1 83 (78.30%) Cisco
2 30 (28.30%) Juniper
3 18 (16.98%) CheckPoint
4 12 (11.32%) McAfee
4 12 (11.32%) VMware
4 12 (11.32%) HP
5 11 (10.38%) Avaya
6 8 (7.55%) Polycom
7 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.66%) ProCurve
9 5 (4.72%) SonicWALL
9 5 (4.72%) Nokia
10 4 (3.77%) F5
11 3 (2.83%) Aruba
11 3 (2.83%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.89%) BT
12 2 (1.89%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.89%) Brocade
12 2 (1.89%) Fujitsu
12 2 (1.89%) WatchGuard
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