Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 65 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 22 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.65% 2.07% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 2.18% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 19
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% +14.06% -1.54%
10th Percentile £296 £245 £240
90th Percentile £471 £480 £404
North West median daily rate £390 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +2.63% +16.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +45.00% +11.11% -15.29%

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 1,288 1,149 1,705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 94.96% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 802 1,184
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.15 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +3.20% -9.16%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £47.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -6.05% +8.11% +4.91%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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
Warrington +3 7 £300 -7.69% 2
Chester -2 7 £425 +9.68%
Macclesfield -2 2 £450 -10.00%
Crewe -18 1 - -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (68.18%) Firewall
4 14 (63.64%) WAN
5 13 (59.09%) CCNP
6 12 (54.55%) LAN
7 11 (50.00%) Network Security
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (45.45%) ITIL
8 10 (45.45%) CCNA
9 9 (40.91%) Juniper
9 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
10 8 (36.36%) OSPF
10 8 (36.36%) BGP
11 7 (31.82%) Service Management
11 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
11 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
11 7 (31.82%) VPN
11 7 (31.82%) ITIL V3
12 6 (27.27%) Change Control
12 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
13 5 (22.73%) Change Management
13 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (22.73%) F5
14 4 (18.18%) Office 365
14 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
14 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
14 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi

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 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) LAN
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (50.00%) Network Security
5 8 (36.36%) BGP
5 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 7 (31.82%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
8 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
9 3 (13.64%) WLAN
10 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (9.09%) MPLS
10 2 (9.09%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL V3
2 7 (31.82%) Service Management
3 6 (27.27%) Change Control
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
5 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 4 (18.18%) Visualisation
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 2 (9.09%) ITSM
8 1 (4.55%) DevOps
8 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
8 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) CCIE
4 3 (13.64%) CCIE Security
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.55%) Packer
2 1 (4.55%) Rancher
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.55%) Terraform
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.09%) Tufin
7 1 (4.55%) Capita
7 1 (4.55%) Ivanti
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk
7 1 (4.55%) VMware