The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire > Chester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 39 30
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.35% 0.45% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 0.46% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Chester median daily rate £356 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £279 £400 £363
90th Percentile £403 £400 £388
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £20.00
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 134 216 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.10% 96.86% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 743 479
Chester median daily rate £388 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -1.47%  
10th Percentile £276 £288 £304
90th Percentile £488 £481 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 58
Chester median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.67 £14.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £20.85 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Chester

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Chester

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Chester

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

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

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) OSPF
3 5 (62.50%) BGP
3 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Fortinet
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Local Government
6 1 (12.50%) Banking

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

Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) BGP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) EIGRP
3 5 (62.50%) OSPF
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Change Management
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft