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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 92 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 48 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 1.54% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.62% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 27
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £48.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +115.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £44.88 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.64 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+38.64% -19.11%
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
2647 3155 3223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.50% 95.12% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1701 1991 2081
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 229 181
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -2 17 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 11 £313 -3.84% 3
Bristol -1 8 £313 -16.66% 4
Somerset - 6 £288 - 1
Devon +1 3 £200 -50.00%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 100 (76.92%) Cisco
2 92 (70.77%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (66.92%) Firewall
4 61 (46.92%) CCNP
5 56 (43.08%) CCNA
6 53 (40.77%) Security Cleared
7 46 (35.38%) CheckPoint
8 43 (33.08%) LAN
9 42 (32.31%) WAN
10 39 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 36 (27.69%) Juniper
12 33 (25.38%) VPN
13 29 (22.31%) DHCP
14 25 (19.23%) ITIL
14 25 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (18.46%) F5
15 24 (18.46%) Windows
16 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
17 19 (14.62%) VoIP
17 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
18 17 (13.08%) DNS
18 17 (13.08%) Network Security
19 16 (12.31%) Wireshark
19 16 (12.31%) VLAN
20 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
20 15 (11.54%) BGP
21 14 (10.77%) MS Visio
21 14 (10.77%) Wireless
21 14 (10.77%) Junos
22 13 (10.00%) tcpdump

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 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 13 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 87 (66.92%) Firewall
2 43 (33.08%) LAN
3 42 (32.31%) WAN
4 33 (25.38%) VPN
5 29 (22.31%) DHCP
6 25 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (14.62%) VoIP
8 17 (13.08%) DNS
8 17 (13.08%) Network Security
9 16 (12.31%) VLAN
9 16 (12.31%) Wireshark
10 15 (11.54%) BGP
10 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (10.77%) Junos
11 14 (10.77%) Wireless
12 13 (10.00%) tcpdump
13 12 (9.23%) EIGRP
13 12 (9.23%) MPLS
14 8 (6.15%) OSPF
14 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
General
1 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.08%) Military
3 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.77%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) OCX
2 2 (1.54%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.77%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.31%) PKI
3 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.77%) BBC
4 1 (0.77%) iPad
4 1 (0.77%) IVR
4 1 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) Windows
2 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.38%) Linux
4 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.54%) Windows NT
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.23%) ITIL
2 13 (10.00%) Network Design
3 11 (8.46%) Change Management
4 9 (6.92%) Migration
4 9 (6.92%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.38%) Service Management
6 6 (4.62%) Six Sigma
7 4 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (3.08%) Contact Management
7 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.08%) Project Management
7 4 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.31%) Change Control
8 3 (2.31%) High Availability
8 3 (2.31%) Information Security
8 3 (2.31%) Workflow
9 2 (1.54%) Line Management
9 2 (1.54%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.54%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 92 (70.77%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (46.92%) CCNP
3 56 (43.08%) CCNA
4 53 (40.77%) Security Cleared
5 39 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.15%) CCIE
8 6 (4.62%) HNC
9 5 (3.85%) Degree
10 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.54%) CCDA
11 2 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.77%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (0.77%) CCSA
12 1 (0.77%) CCSE
12 1 (0.77%) CCVP
12 1 (0.77%) CISSP
12 1 (0.77%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.77%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.77%) Firmware
3 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.08%) SCCM
2 4 (3.08%) TrustSec
3 3 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.54%) Netcool
4 2 (1.54%) SCOM
4 2 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 100 (76.92%) Cisco
2 46 (35.38%) CheckPoint
3 36 (27.69%) Juniper
4 24 (18.46%) F5
5 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.46%) VMware
7 8 (6.15%) Blue Coat
7 8 (6.15%) TippingPoint
8 6 (4.62%) Aruba
9 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
9 5 (3.85%) HP
9 5 (3.85%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.31%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.54%) Avaya
11 2 (1.54%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.54%) Mitel
11 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.77%) Genesys
12 1 (0.77%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.77%) Wyse