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 1 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 103 79 94
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 43 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 1.20% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.29% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 21
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£300 £250 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.82% +30.76%
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
3021 2089 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.30% 92.89% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1948 1285 1730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 166 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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
Wiltshire -4 17 £350 +48.93% 4
Bristol -19 8 £294 +17.50% 2
Devon -6 6 £300 - 3
Gloucestershire -20 3 - - 1
Dorset - 3 - - 1
Somerset -11 2 £300 +20.00% 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 57 (71.25%) Cisco
2 38 (47.50%) Firewall
3 30 (37.50%) Windows
4 24 (30.00%) Juniper
4 24 (30.00%) Network Security
5 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (27.50%) WAN
7 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
8 20 (25.00%) LAN
9 19 (23.75%) ITIL
9 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (23.75%) F5
10 18 (22.50%) CheckPoint
10 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
11 17 (21.25%) SLA
11 17 (21.25%) BGP
12 16 (20.00%) CCNP
12 16 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
13 15 (18.75%) CCNA
14 13 (16.25%) VMware
14 13 (16.25%) OSPF
15 12 (15.00%) Service Management
15 12 (15.00%) Statistics
16 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
16 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
16 11 (13.75%) Capacity Planning
17 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (47.50%) Firewall
2 24 (30.00%) Network Security
3 23 (28.75%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (27.50%) WAN
5 20 (25.00%) LAN
6 17 (21.25%) BGP
7 16 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (16.25%) OSPF
9 10 (12.50%) Wireless
9 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (11.25%) Junos
11 6 (7.50%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (7.50%) VLAN
11 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (7.50%) Ethernet
11 6 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (6.25%) ATM
12 5 (6.25%) VPN
12 5 (6.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.00%) Front Office
2 8 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Statistics
2 10 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Firmware
4 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.50%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Service Management
3 11 (13.75%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 10 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.00%) ITSM
5 8 (10.00%) Workflow
5 8 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.50%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.50%) Change Control
6 6 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.25%) Network Management
7 5 (6.25%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.25%) Change Management
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.00%) Network Design
8 4 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) Python
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (20.00%) CCNP
4 15 (18.75%) CCNA
5 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (12.50%) MCP
7 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.75%) MCSA
10 2 (2.50%) MCSE
10 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.50%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.50%) Degree
11 1 (1.25%) ISEB
11 1 (1.25%) CCIE
11 1 (1.25%) CCSP
11 1 (1.25%) CWNA
11 1 (1.25%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.75%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) OpenView
1 4 (5.00%) CiscoWorks
1 4 (5.00%) HP NNM
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 57 (71.25%) Cisco
2 24 (30.00%) Juniper
3 19 (23.75%) F5
4 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 13 (16.25%) VMware
6 9 (11.25%) HP
7 7 (8.75%) Citrix
8 4 (5.00%) McAfee
8 4 (5.00%) BT
9 3 (3.75%) Mitel
9 3 (3.75%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.75%) Sourcefire
9 3 (3.75%) IronPort
9 3 (3.75%) Avaya
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle
10 2 (2.50%) Dell
10 2 (2.50%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.50%) NETGEAR
10 2 (2.50%) Meraki
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