The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 23 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.37% 1.35% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 1.40% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £225 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.88% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £314
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -21.52% +7.46%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 298 428 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.43% 95.96% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 266 233
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £566 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 43
Median hourly rate £41.25 £25.12 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.21% +14.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Lancashire

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Lancashire

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Lancashire

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Preston -14 7 £425 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Lancashire region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) VLAN
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
5 1 (12.50%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) DMZ
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
5 1 (12.50%) Huawei
5 1 (12.50%) Life Science

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (62.50%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Huawei
2 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR