The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 56 70
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 9 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 2.48% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.63% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 1
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.61% +5.10%  

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 605 875 902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.98% 94.39% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 635 551
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 46
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
Chester +21 6 £356 -10.93%
Warrington +18 1 £213 -50.00% 1
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) LAN
3 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (50.00%) OSPF
5 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
6 7 (43.75%) VPN
6 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) CCNP
7 6 (37.50%) Wireless
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) CCNA
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (25.00%) Juniper
10 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
10 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (18.75%) Change Management
10 3 (18.75%) Finance
10 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (12.50%) H.323
11 2 (12.50%) DMVPN

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (37.50%) Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) Network Security
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
8 2 (12.50%) H.323
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
9 1 (6.25%) VoIP
9 1 (6.25%) WLAN
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) F5