The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
South West / Dorset
Rank - 23 31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 2.17% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.25% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +0.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 89 222 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.74% 96.52% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 134 126
Median daily rate £358 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 22
Median hourly rate £12.60 £20.63 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.90% -35.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £8.75 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Dorset

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Dorset

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Dorset

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Dorset region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto