Period
to 19 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 92 118
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.95% 1.88% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.96% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 7
Leeds median daily rate £425 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +12.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £313
90th Percentile £475 £515 £465
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £395 £338
% change year-on-year +7.59% +17.04% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Leeds median hourly rate - - £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £17.41 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -56.48% +79.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 1,615 2,240 2,132
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 95.89% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,104 1,565 1,489
Leeds median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £261
90th Percentile £587 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 69 49
Leeds median hourly rate £21.37 £16.87 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -17.71% +51.85%
10th Percentile £12.09 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £41.13 £25.50 £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.65
% change year-on-year +14.38% +4.44% +17.20%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) Network Security
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (43.75%) CCNP
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 6 (37.50%) F5
6 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (18.75%) Nagios
8 3 (18.75%) MPLS
8 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
8 3 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
8 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (18.75%) Network Design
8 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (18.75%) Meraki
9 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (12.50%) iptables
9 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud

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

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Network Security
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) NX-OS
8 2 (12.50%) SNMP
8 2 (12.50%) WLAN
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (6.25%) IPv4
9 1 (6.25%) VXLAN
9 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) IVR
3 1 (6.25%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
1 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) High Availability
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery Management
2 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
1 3 (18.75%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (12.50%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (18.75%) Meraki
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks