The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / North East
Rank 64 66 52
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 22 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.03% 0.92% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 0.97% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
Median daily rate £360 £350 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +26.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £370 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 691 829 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.31% 95.29% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 557 336
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the North East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the North East

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 19 £355 +35.23%
Durham - 2 £344 - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (88.64%) Cisco
2 35 (79.55%) Firewall
3 29 (65.91%) LAN
4 28 (63.64%) HP
5 27 (61.36%) CheckPoint
6 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
7 25 (56.82%) Juniper
7 25 (56.82%) ITIL
8 24 (54.55%) SC Cleared
9 23 (52.27%) CCNP
9 23 (52.27%) Wireless
9 23 (52.27%) Network Design
10 22 (50.00%) CCSE
10 22 (50.00%) WAN
11 20 (45.45%) CCIE
11 20 (45.45%) Riverbed
11 20 (45.45%) F5
12 19 (43.18%) JNCIA
12 19 (43.18%) CCSA
13 18 (40.91%) Fortinet
14 17 (38.64%) JNCIE
14 17 (38.64%) CCDP
14 17 (38.64%) CCIP
14 17 (38.64%) FortiGate
15 16 (36.36%) ITSM
15 16 (36.36%) Service Management
16 14 (31.82%) BIG-IP
16 14 (31.82%) Aruba
17 12 (27.27%) Degree

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (79.55%) Firewall
2 29 (65.91%) LAN
3 23 (52.27%) Wireless
4 22 (50.00%) WAN
5 14 (31.82%) BIG-IP
6 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (13.64%) Network Security
6 6 (13.64%) VPN
7 5 (11.36%) SSL
8 3 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.55%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.27%) BGP
10 1 (2.27%) DNS
10 1 (2.27%) DSL
10 1 (2.27%) Internet
10 1 (2.27%) IPsec
10 1 (2.27%) OSPF
10 1 (2.27%) SAN
10 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) ITIL
2 23 (52.27%) Network Design
3 16 (36.36%) ITSM
3 16 (36.36%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.82%) Change Control
5 3 (6.82%) QMS
5 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Migration
7 1 (2.27%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.27%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.27%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.27%) Storage Virtualisation
7 1 (2.27%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 24 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 23 (52.27%) CCNP
4 22 (50.00%) CCSE
5 20 (45.45%) CCIE
6 19 (43.18%) CCSA
6 19 (43.18%) JNCIA
7 17 (38.64%) CCDP
7 17 (38.64%) CCIP
7 17 (38.64%) JNCIE
8 12 (27.27%) Degree
9 11 (25.00%) HP ASE
9 11 (25.00%) HP MASE
10 8 (18.18%) CCNA
11 5 (11.36%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Firmware
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.27%) NFS
1 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (88.64%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) HP
3 27 (61.36%) CheckPoint
4 25 (56.82%) Juniper
5 20 (45.45%) F5
5 20 (45.45%) Riverbed
6 18 (40.91%) Fortinet
7 14 (31.82%) Aruba
8 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.82%) ProCurve
9 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (2.27%) Avaya
10 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.27%) Nortel
10 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
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