Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 65 67
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 17 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.46% 1.87% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.94% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 13
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £160
90th Percentile £488 £493 £491
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.78 £32.50 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% +64.04% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £31.25 £16.94
90th Percentile £12.39 £33.75 £124.33
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.64% +8.50% -11.11%

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 1,111 1,185 1,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 96.26% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 834 856
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £226 £213
90th Percentile £567 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.28% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 59
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -4.29% -10.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.50 £29.87
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -18.60%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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
Knutsford - 5 - -
Macclesfield -1 4 £425 -15.00%
Warrington -7 3 £325 -11.56% 3
Chester -1 1 - - 1
Crewe - 1 £300 -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (82.35%) Firewall
2 13 (76.47%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
4 10 (58.82%) LAN
4 10 (58.82%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) CCIE
6 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
6 8 (47.06%) F5
6 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
7 7 (41.18%) Network Security
7 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
8 6 (35.29%) CCNA
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (29.41%) Banking
9 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
9 5 (29.41%) Law
9 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
10 4 (23.53%) Wireless
10 4 (23.53%) Service Management
10 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
10 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (23.53%) VPN
10 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
10 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
11 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 10 (58.82%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (23.53%) NX-OS
7 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Wireless
8 3 (17.65%) BGP
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (17.65%) Multicast
8 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
8 3 (17.65%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Hudson
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Law
3 3 (17.65%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Load Balancing
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 5 (29.41%) Wealth Management
3 4 (23.53%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Runbook
5 1 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCNP
3 9 (52.94%) CCIE
4 6 (35.29%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) CCIE Security
6 2 (11.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
7 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) F5
3 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
4 3 (17.65%) Juniper
4 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 3 (17.65%) Tufin
5 2 (11.76%) Meraki
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Facebook
6 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam