Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.37% 1.34% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 1.42% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Chester median daily rate £388 £438 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +13.27% -
10th Percentile £258 £400 £366
90th Percentile £424 £501 £398
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £375 £313
% change year-on-year +2.67% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £91.06 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 201 282 288
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 94.63% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 241 181
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £219 £235 £290
90th Percentile £503 £525 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.86% -38.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.28 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £17.27 £34.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
% change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Chester over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) Multicast
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) SMS
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN

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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) 802.11
6 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 1 (14.29%) Multicast
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) SMS
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless Security
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet