The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
South West / Bristol
Rank 58 58 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.46% 1.77% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.83% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £215 £386 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.33% +30.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £251 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £500 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 786 873 793
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.50% 96.68% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 608 549
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 27
Median hourly rate £23.84 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Bristol

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Bristol

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Bristol

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Bristol region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (45.45%) F5
3 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
4 9 (40.91%) Firewall
5 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (22.73%) WAN
7 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
7 5 (22.73%) High Availability
7 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
8 4 (18.18%) FWSM
8 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
8 4 (18.18%) SLA
8 4 (18.18%) CCNA
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
9 3 (13.64%) Network Security
10 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
10 2 (9.09%) CCENT
10 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 2 (9.09%) Nokia
10 2 (9.09%) LAN
10 2 (9.09%) CCNP
11 1 (4.55%) Juniper
11 1 (4.55%) DHCP
11 1 (4.55%) DNS

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 13 (59.09%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
4 5 (22.73%) WAN
5 4 (18.18%) FWSM
5 4 (18.18%) Wireless
6 3 (13.64%) Network Security
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (9.09%) LAN
8 1 (4.55%) DHCP
8 1 (4.55%) DNS
8 1 (4.55%) Internet
8 1 (4.55%) VLAN
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) High Availability
2 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) CCENT
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) CheckPoint
2 10 (45.45%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
4 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.09%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper