The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 June 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 32 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.94% 2.51% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.16% 2.59% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Median daily rate £250 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £465 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +2.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 310 270 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.68% 96.77% 97.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 184 267
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Cardiff

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Cardiff

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Cardiff

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Cardiff region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) Firewall
3 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (43.48%) CCNA
5 10 (43.48%) ITIL
6 9 (39.13%) CCNP
6 9 (39.13%) Juniper
7 8 (34.78%) Citrix
7 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
8 7 (30.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (30.43%) LAN
8 7 (30.43%) SLA
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
8 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (30.43%) Wireless
8 7 (30.43%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
10 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
10 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (21.74%) HP
10 5 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (21.74%) F5
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (17.39%) CCIP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) Wireless
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) Internet
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
8 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
1 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) Service Management
3 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (43.48%) CCNA
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (17.39%) CCIP
6 3 (13.04%) CCDP
6 3 (13.04%) CCIE
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Juniper
3 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 5 (21.74%) F5
5 5 (21.74%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Brocade
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) MikroTik
7 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL