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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 107 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 36 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 1.10% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.20% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 15
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£295 £350 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £312 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £41.25 £15.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -49.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £18.03 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -38.88%
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
2911 2927 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.66% 92.13% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1805 1780 1287
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 178 145
Average hourly rate £20.19 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
Bristol +15 14 £295 - 4
Gloucestershire -21 7 £350 -22.22% 3
Devon - 7 £300 - 1
Wiltshire +12 6 £288 +40.24% 12
Somerset -3 2 £319 -1.92%
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 71 (73.20%) Cisco
2 63 (64.95%) Firewall
3 44 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (39.18%) CCNA
5 37 (38.14%) WAN
6 36 (37.11%) LAN
7 34 (35.05%) Juniper
7 34 (35.05%) Security Cleared
8 30 (30.93%) Network Security
9 24 (24.74%) CCNP
10 23 (23.71%) CheckPoint
11 18 (18.56%) Wireless
11 18 (18.56%) VPN
11 18 (18.56%) VoIP
12 17 (17.53%) Windows
13 16 (16.49%) MPLS
14 14 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (13.40%) DV Cleared
15 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
15 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
16 11 (11.34%) ITIL
16 11 (11.34%) WLAN
16 11 (11.34%) McAfee
16 11 (11.34%) IP Telephony
17 10 (10.31%) Network Design
17 10 (10.31%) Avaya
17 10 (10.31%) HP
18 9 (9.28%) DNS
18 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
18 9 (9.28%) VLAN

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (6.19%) CMS
2 5 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.03%) Apache
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 63 (64.95%) Firewall
2 37 (38.14%) WAN
3 36 (37.11%) LAN
4 30 (30.93%) Network Security
5 18 (18.56%) Wireless
5 18 (18.56%) VoIP
5 18 (18.56%) VPN
6 16 (16.49%) MPLS
7 14 (14.43%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.34%) WLAN
9 11 (11.34%) IP Telephony
10 9 (9.28%) VLAN
10 9 (9.28%) DNS
11 8 (8.25%) SAN
11 8 (8.25%) OSPF
11 8 (8.25%) DHCP
11 8 (8.25%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (7.22%) Internet
13 6 (6.19%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.15%) MS Access
2 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
General
1 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.06%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.22%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.12%) NHS
4 3 (3.09%) Handset
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Open Source
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.12%) Linux
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.34%) ITIL
2 10 (10.31%) Network Design
3 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.25%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.15%) PRINCE
6 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.15%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (4.12%) Network Management
8 3 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.06%) People Management
9 2 (2.06%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.06%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.06%) Migration
10 1 (1.03%) Information Security
10 1 (1.03%) Project Management
10 1 (1.03%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.03%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.03%) TOGAF
10 1 (1.03%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (45.36%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (39.18%) CCNA
3 34 (35.05%) Security Cleared
4 24 (24.74%) CCNP
5 13 (13.40%) DV Cleared
5 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.25%) Degree
7 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (6.19%) MCSE
9 5 (5.15%) CCSA
10 2 (2.06%) CCVP
10 2 (2.06%) CCSE
10 2 (2.06%) CCSP
11 1 (1.03%) MCP
11 1 (1.03%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.03%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.03%) MCITP
11 1 (1.03%) CWNA
11 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
1 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.09%) Firmware
3 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) OpenView
2 3 (3.09%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.09%) SCOM
3 2 (2.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 71 (73.20%) Cisco
2 34 (35.05%) Juniper
3 23 (23.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (11.34%) McAfee
5 10 (10.31%) HP
5 10 (10.31%) Avaya
6 8 (8.25%) Polycom
7 7 (7.22%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.15%) Nokia
9 5 (5.15%) VMware
9 5 (5.15%) SonicWALL
10 4 (4.12%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.09%) Aruba
11 3 (3.09%) Meraki
12 2 (2.06%) F5
12 2 (2.06%) BT
12 2 (2.06%) Fujitsu
13 1 (1.03%) WatchGuard
13 1 (1.03%) Blue Coat
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