Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Network Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 88
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 27 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.38% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.94% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 12
Bristol median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £163 £250 £310
90th Percentile £408 £650 £400
South West median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £24.50 -
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £45.48
% change year-on-year -6.25% -12.05% +102.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1858 1603 1651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1139 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Bristol

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Bristol

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
5 9 (33.33%) Firewall
5 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 8 (29.63%) Wireless
6 8 (29.63%) CCNA
7 7 (25.93%) Unified Communications
7 7 (25.93%) F5
8 6 (22.22%) CCNP
8 6 (22.22%) LAN
8 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (18.52%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) MPLS
9 5 (18.52%) High Availability
9 5 (18.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
10 4 (14.81%) WAN
11 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (11.11%) HP
11 3 (11.11%) BGP
11 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
11 3 (11.11%) Network Design
11 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
11 3 (11.11%) Multicast

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (29.63%) Wireless
4 7 (25.93%) Unified Communications
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (22.22%) LAN
6 5 (18.52%) MPLS
7 4 (14.81%) WAN
8 3 (11.11%) BGP
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (11.11%) Multicast
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
9 2 (7.41%) Network Security
9 2 (7.41%) VPN
10 1 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) High Availability
2 3 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Network Management
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.70%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) CCENT
5 1 (3.70%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 9 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (25.93%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) IronPort
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) Meraki
7 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos