The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Network Engineer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 77 69
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.64% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £325 £285 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.03% -28.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £451 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 513 932 806
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.18% 92.74% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 605 475
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Cheshire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +31 2 £319 -40.42% 1
Chester +8 2 £329 +46.11%
Crewe - 2 £325 -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (44.00%) VLAN
5 10 (40.00%) VPN
6 8 (32.00%) CCNP
6 8 (32.00%) CCNA
6 8 (32.00%) VoIP
7 7 (28.00%) Wireless
7 7 (28.00%) Network Design
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (20.00%) DNS
9 5 (20.00%) OSPF
9 5 (20.00%) BGP
9 5 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) NHS
10 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
10 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
10 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (16.00%) Degree
10 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
11 3 (12.00%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
11 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineering

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
4 11 (44.00%) VLAN
5 10 (40.00%) VPN
6 8 (32.00%) VoIP
7 7 (28.00%) Wireless
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (24.00%) DHCP
8 6 (24.00%) Network Security
9 5 (20.00%) BGP
9 5 (20.00%) DNS
9 5 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 5 (20.00%) OSPF
10 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
10 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (12.00%) 3G
11 3 (12.00%) H.323
11 3 (12.00%) Spanning Tree
General
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Local Government
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (16.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Network Design
2 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (12.00%) Network Planning
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
4 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) CWNA
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (12.00%) Juniper
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Aruba
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (8.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto