Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 22 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 63 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.55% 0.30% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Lancashire median daily rate £423 £275 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.64% +64.18% +19.64%
10th Percentile £408 £223 £148
90th Percentile £456 £328 £369
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year - +15.38% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.44% - +24.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 429 628 852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.44% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 423 585
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.92% +24.29%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £571 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 82
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +64.65%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.73
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Preston - 6 £423 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

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

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Network Design
6 1 (14.29%) AIX
6 1 (14.29%) HPUX
6 1 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) DMZ
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) McAfee
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (14.29%) SIEM

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 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) DMZ
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
1 1 (14.29%) HPUX
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft