Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 25 November 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
England > North East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 130 100
Rank change year-on-year +37 -30 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 12 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.99% 1.24% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.34% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 10
North East median daily rate £369 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.46% +2.36% -8.76%
10th Percentile £281 £251 £257
90th Percentile £429 £391 £391
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North East median hourly rate - £18.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.00 £24.88
% change year-on-year -26.47% +36.68% -0.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1153 2455 1920
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 91.91% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 1672 1185
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £226 £225 £242
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 124 118
North East median hourly rate £17.49 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +49.13% +16.52%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.73 £31.08 £36.08
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +50 8 £400 +23.08%
Durham -3 2 £270 -25.52%
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) Aruba
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) Network Design
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (16.67%) Network Security
7 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
7 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (16.67%) Juniper
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) SQL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) SMS
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) VRRP
6 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Runbook
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) CCDP
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE Security
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCSA
5 1 (8.33%) CCSE
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (25.00%) Aruba
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 2 (16.67%) TippingPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Veeam