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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 71 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 72 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.44% 0.97% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.01% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 14 27
Median daily rate £350 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £41.25 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.25 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +94.11%
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
2821 2960 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.63% 95.70% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1810 1879 1869
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 182 189
Median hourly rate £34.00 £19.23 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.83% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.41 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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
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 30 May 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 +12 25 £375 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire +13 14 £328 -27.22% 1
Dorset +4 13 £350 -
Devon 0 9 £388 +29.16% 2
Bristol -6 6 £275 -6.77% 8
Somerset +11 1 - - 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 83 (76.15%) Cisco
2 73 (66.97%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (63.30%) Firewall
4 56 (51.38%) CCNP
5 52 (47.71%) Security Cleared
6 48 (44.04%) CheckPoint
7 47 (43.12%) SC Cleared
8 36 (33.03%) LAN
9 34 (31.19%) WAN
10 32 (29.36%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (26.61%) CCNA
12 27 (24.77%) VoIP
12 27 (24.77%) Wireless
13 18 (16.51%) VPN
13 18 (16.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (15.60%) Network Security
14 17 (15.60%) Juniper
15 16 (14.68%) Fortinet
16 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
16 15 (13.76%) ITIL
17 14 (12.84%) Network Design
18 13 (11.93%) BGP
18 13 (11.93%) F5
19 12 (11.01%) EIGRP
19 12 (11.01%) MPLS
20 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
21 9 (8.26%) VMware
21 9 (8.26%) Windows
21 9 (8.26%) Linux
22 8 (7.34%) IPsec

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 (0.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Project
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 69 (63.30%) Firewall
2 36 (33.03%) LAN
3 34 (31.19%) WAN
4 32 (29.36%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (24.77%) VoIP
5 27 (24.77%) Wireless
6 18 (16.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (16.51%) VPN
7 17 (15.60%) Network Security
8 13 (11.93%) BGP
9 12 (11.01%) EIGRP
9 12 (11.01%) MPLS
10 8 (7.34%) IPsec
11 7 (6.42%) DHCP
12 6 (5.50%) OSPF
12 6 (5.50%) VLAN
13 5 (4.59%) Ethernet
13 5 (4.59%) TACACS
13 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
14 4 (3.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
General
1 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.67%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Military
4 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.92%) Billing
4 1 (0.92%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (0.92%) Local Government
4 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) OCX
2 1 (0.92%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.59%) PKI
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) BBC
5 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.92%) CESG
5 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.92%) Social Media
5 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.26%) Linux
1 9 (8.26%) Windows
2 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.76%) ITIL
2 14 (12.84%) Network Design
3 5 (4.59%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (4.59%) Change Control
3 5 (4.59%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (4.59%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (4.59%) SIEM
3 5 (4.59%) Test Automation
3 5 (4.59%) Validation
4 4 (3.67%) Change Management
4 4 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.67%) Project Management
4 4 (3.67%) Security Hardening
5 3 (2.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (2.75%) Migration
5 3 (2.75%) Network Management
5 3 (2.75%) Performance Testing
6 2 (1.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (66.97%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (51.38%) CCNP
3 52 (47.71%) Security Cleared
4 47 (43.12%) SC Cleared
5 29 (26.61%) CCNA
6 8 (7.34%) Degree
7 7 (6.42%) CCIE
8 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.67%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.75%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.92%) CCSA
11 1 (0.92%) CCSE
11 1 (0.92%) HNC
11 1 (0.92%) HND
11 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.92%) MCSE
11 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (0.92%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.67%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.75%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) TrustSec
2 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.83%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.83%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 83 (76.15%) Cisco
2 48 (44.04%) CheckPoint
3 17 (15.60%) Juniper
4 16 (14.68%) Fortinet
5 13 (11.93%) F5
6 9 (8.26%) VMware
7 6 (5.50%) HP
7 6 (5.50%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.59%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.59%) Nokia
9 4 (3.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.67%) TippingPoint
10 2 (1.83%) Avaya
10 2 (1.83%) CA
10 2 (1.83%) IBM
10 2 (1.83%) Mitel
10 2 (1.83%) Nortel
11 1 (0.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (0.92%) Sourcefire
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