Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 16 October 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
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 97 100
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 24 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.10% 2.08% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.17% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 39
Leeds median daily rate £430 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £317 £300 £313
90th Percentile £543 £429 £420
West Yorkshire median daily rate £403 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.81% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.50 - £16.00

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 2134 2632 3065
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.40% 96.13% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 1770 2130
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £259
90th Percentile £545 £550 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 89
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.02 £9.65
90th Percentile £27.30 £31.05 £32.60
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +8.46% -4.38% +9.24%

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 16 October 2017.

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 16 October 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 17 (70.83%) Cisco
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) CCNP
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (41.67%) F5
6 9 (37.50%) BGP
7 8 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 7 (29.17%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
8 7 (29.17%) VMware NSX
9 6 (25.00%) Network Security
9 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.83%) CCIE
10 5 (20.83%) WAN
10 5 (20.83%) FortiGate
10 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (16.67%) vSphere
11 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (16.67%) SAP
11 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
11 4 (16.67%) Marketing
11 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
11 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (16.67%) TDD

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 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (50.00%) Firewall
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (37.50%) BGP
5 8 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 6 (25.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (20.83%) WAN
8 3 (12.50%) DWDM
8 3 (12.50%) MPLS
8 3 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
8 3 (12.50%) VLAN
9 2 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (8.33%) Intelligent Network
9 2 (8.33%) LAN
9 2 (8.33%) OSPF
9 2 (8.33%) VoIP
9 2 (8.33%) WLAN
10 1 (4.17%) IOS XR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (16.67%) Electronics
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) DataPower
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (12.50%) Identity Management
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Security Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) CCDA
5 1 (4.17%) CCVP
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware NSX
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (4.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) F5
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 4 (16.67%) SAP
6 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 3 (12.50%) BT
7 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.33%) Intel
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
7 2 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
8 1 (4.17%) BMC
8 1 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) Motorola
8 1 (4.17%) Nokia
8 1 (4.17%) Splunk
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec
8 1 (4.17%) TippingPoint