The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 28 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.

Network Engineer
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 81 76
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 6 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% 1.18% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.22% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 6
Median daily rate £500 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -2.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 988 1398 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.81% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 975 733
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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 Leeds region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 14 (56.00%) F5
3 11 (44.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (44.00%) VPN
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 9 (36.00%) VLAN
6 8 (32.00%) IPsec
6 8 (32.00%) CCNP
6 8 (32.00%) CCNA
7 7 (28.00%) WAN
7 7 (28.00%) CCIE
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (24.00%) High Availability
8 6 (24.00%) LAN
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (20.00%) CCDA
9 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL
9 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 5 (20.00%) Change Control
10 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (16.00%) Network Security
10 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared

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 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (44.00%) VPN
3 9 (36.00%) VLAN
4 8 (32.00%) IPsec
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (24.00%) LAN
7 4 (16.00%) Network Security
8 3 (12.00%) BGP
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (8.00%) MPLS
9 2 (8.00%) TACACS
9 2 (8.00%) Wireless
10 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (4.00%) FCoE
10 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
10 1 (4.00%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Law
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) CatOS
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) High Availability
2 5 (20.00%) Change Control
2 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.00%) Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNA
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) CCIE
4 5 (20.00%) CCDA
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) F5
3 10 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Nokia
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) BT
7 1 (4.00%) CyberArk
7 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm