Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 62 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 21 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.59% 2.25% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.37% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 16
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £341 £273 £226
90th Percentile £465 £481 £478
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £20.89 £20.25
% change year-on-year +38.82% +3.16% -5.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,258 1,226 1,467
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.26% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 878 1,051
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +1.56% -3.03%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.23% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 6 £425 +9.68%
Macclesfield +1 5 £431 -13.75%
Warrington -9 4 £290 -21.09% 3
Knutsford - 1 - -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
4 14 (66.67%) WAN
5 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 12 (57.14%) CCNP
5 12 (57.14%) LAN
5 12 (57.14%) Network Security
6 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
6 11 (52.38%) OSPF
6 11 (52.38%) BGP
7 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (38.10%) F5
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (38.10%) ITIL
9 7 (33.33%) VPN
9 7 (33.33%) CCIE
9 7 (33.33%) Juniper
9 7 (33.33%) CCNA
9 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
10 6 (28.57%) CCIE Security
10 6 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
10 6 (28.57%) WLAN
10 6 (28.57%) Change Management
11 5 (23.81%) Service Management
11 5 (23.81%) Wireless
11 5 (23.81%) Finance
11 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) WAN
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
3 12 (57.14%) Network Security
4 11 (52.38%) BGP
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (33.33%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
8 6 (28.57%) WLAN
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (23.81%) NX-OS
9 5 (23.81%) Wireless
10 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
11 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (9.52%) DMZ
12 2 (9.52%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (28.57%) Change Management
4 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL V3
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITSM
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
7 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 7 (33.33%) CCIE
3 7 (33.33%) CCNA
4 6 (28.57%) CCIE Security
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) F5
4 7 (33.33%) Juniper
5 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
5 5 (23.81%) Tufin
6 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) Veeam
8 1 (4.76%) VMware