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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 105 102 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 28 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.37% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.48% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 10
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£300 £350 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 £25.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +24.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
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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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +9 10 £295 - 2
Wiltshire +6 8 £300 +46.34% 8
Devon - 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire -18 3 £450 -
Somerset +5 2 £288 -11.53%
Dorset -7 1 - - 2
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 65 (73.03%) Cisco
2 59 (66.29%) Firewall
3 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (39.33%) Juniper
5 34 (38.20%) CCNA
6 32 (35.96%) WAN
6 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
7 31 (34.83%) Network Security
7 31 (34.83%) LAN
8 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
9 18 (20.22%) CCNP
10 17 (19.10%) Wireless
10 17 (19.10%) VPN
10 17 (19.10%) Windows
11 16 (17.98%) VoIP
12 14 (15.73%) MPLS
13 13 (14.61%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (14.61%) ITIL
14 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
14 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
15 11 (12.36%) IP Telephony
15 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.24%) McAfee
16 10 (11.24%) Avaya
17 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
17 9 (10.11%) WLAN
17 9 (10.11%) Network Design
18 8 (8.99%) VLAN
18 8 (8.99%) Polycom
18 8 (8.99%) Video Conferencing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (6.74%) CMS
2 5 (5.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 59 (66.29%) Firewall
2 32 (35.96%) WAN
3 31 (34.83%) Network Security
3 31 (34.83%) LAN
4 17 (19.10%) Wireless
4 17 (19.10%) VPN
5 16 (17.98%) VoIP
6 14 (15.73%) MPLS
7 13 (14.61%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (12.36%) IP Telephony
8 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
9 9 (10.11%) WLAN
10 8 (8.99%) VLAN
10 8 (8.99%) DNS
10 8 (8.99%) SAN
11 7 (7.87%) OSPF
11 7 (7.87%) Internet
11 7 (7.87%) DHCP
12 6 (6.74%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (5.62%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.62%) MS Access
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.87%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.37%) NHS
3 3 (3.37%) Handset
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) ITIL
2 9 (10.11%) Service Delivery
2 9 (10.11%) Network Design
3 6 (6.74%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (5.62%) PRINCE
4 5 (5.62%) Digital Forensics
4 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.37%) Network Management
7 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.25%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.25%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.25%) People Management
8 1 (1.12%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.12%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.12%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.12%) Six Sigma
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.12%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) C
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (41.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (38.20%) CCNA
3 32 (35.96%) Security Cleared
4 18 (20.22%) CCNP
5 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
5 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.87%) Degree
7 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.62%) MCSE
9 4 (4.49%) CCSA
10 2 (2.25%) HNC
11 1 (1.12%) CWNA
11 1 (1.12%) MCP
11 1 (1.12%) CCSP
11 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.12%) MCITP
11 1 (1.12%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) OpenView
2 3 (3.37%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.37%) SCOM
3 2 (2.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 65 (73.03%) Cisco
2 35 (39.33%) Juniper
3 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
4 10 (11.24%) McAfee
4 10 (11.24%) Avaya
5 8 (8.99%) Polycom
5 8 (8.99%) HP
6 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.62%) Nokia
8 5 (5.62%) SonicWALL
9 4 (4.49%) VMware
10 3 (3.37%) Meraki
10 3 (3.37%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.37%) Aruba
10 3 (3.37%) F5
11 2 (2.25%) Fujitsu
11 2 (2.25%) BT
12 1 (1.12%) Websense
12 1 (1.12%) Dell
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