Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 23 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 45 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 25 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.15% 2.53% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 2.60% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 20
Cardiff median daily rate £275 £288 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% +89.47%
10th Percentile £175 £158 £161
90th Percentile £375 £358 £369
South Wales median daily rate £294 £350 £280
% change year-on-year -16.07% +25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 580 539 855
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 97.47% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 406 696
Cardiff median daily rate £360 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £210
90th Percentile £490 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 23
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -8.93% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.80
90th Percentile £24.42 £35.98 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.81
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.93% +17.07%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 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 Cardiff region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (72.00%) CCNA
4 12 (48.00%) ITIL
5 11 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) CCNP
6 10 (40.00%) Juniper
7 8 (32.00%) Firewall
7 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (28.00%) MPLS
8 7 (28.00%) OSPF
8 7 (28.00%) Windows
8 7 (28.00%) F5
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) JNCIA
9 5 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (16.00%) VMware
10 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
10 4 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (12.00%) BGP
11 3 (12.00%) Wireless
11 3 (12.00%) IPsec
11 3 (12.00%) CCDA
11 3 (12.00%) VPN

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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (28.00%) MPLS
3 7 (28.00%) OSPF
4 3 (12.00%) BGP
4 3 (12.00%) IPsec
4 3 (12.00%) Junos
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 2 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.00%) DMZ
6 1 (4.00%) PABX
6 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Active Listening
3 1 (4.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (4.00%) Logistics
3 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (72.00%) CCNA
3 10 (40.00%) CCNP
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) JNCIA
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (12.00%) CCDA
8 2 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (4.00%) CCIE
9 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) F5
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) MikroTik
7 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL