The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank - 17 24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham - 1.28% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.35% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £315 -
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 Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 48 74 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.31% 94.87% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 82
Median daily rate £353 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £42.00 £40.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.70
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 Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Cheltenham

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Cheltenham

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Frame Relay
1 1 (100.00%) ISDN
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (100.00%) SONET
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) WLAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper