Period
to 2 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 85 135
Rank change year-on-year -1 +50 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 15 42 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Leeds 1.03% 1.87% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.95% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 8
Median daily rate £388 £395 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% -4.82% +7.10%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £348
90th Percentile £475 £525 £441
West Yorkshire median daily rate £369 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -7.81% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 1,420 2,154 2,393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.13% 95.73% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1,527 1,675
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £268
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £426 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 73 55
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.80 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.36% -47.78% +166.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £36.75 £32.30 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.65
% change year-on-year +9.38% +9.22% +17.20%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Leeds.

Daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Leeds

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Engineer in Leeds.

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 2 April 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 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (33.33%) CCNA
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Line Management
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 2 (13.33%) Meraki
7 2 (13.33%) F5
7 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (13.33%) VPN
7 2 (13.33%) WLAN
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix
8 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
8 1 (6.67%) IPv4
8 1 (6.67%) IPv6
8 1 (6.67%) Java
8 1 (6.67%) Perl
8 1 (6.67%) Python
8 1 (6.67%) SLA

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) LAN
3 4 (26.67%) OSPF
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) BGP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) WLAN
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.67%) DMZ
6 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.67%) IPsec
6 1 (6.67%) IPv4
6 1 (6.67%) IPv6
6 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (6.67%) VXLAN
6 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Line Management
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Strategic Roadmap
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Meraki
3 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.67%) Aruba
4 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Huawei
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) VMware