Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 120 142
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 78 86 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.59% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.68% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 57
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.47% +11.30%
10th Percentile £225 £245 £170
90th Percentile £475 £438 £475
England median daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +5.33% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 2
North West median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% +11.11% -12.20%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.00 £16.55
90th Percentile £35.63 £43.60 £19.45
England median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00% -2.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,532 5,117 7,306
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.83% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,435 3,127 4,368
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -1.90% +5.33%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 274 323
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £49.63 £51.05 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in the North West

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. 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
Manchester -42 37 £350 +7.69% 10
Cheshire -9 20 £413 +26.92% 9
Merseyside +24 15 £408 +25.38% 10
Lancashire -10 2 - - 1
Cumbria -8 1 £288 -24.44% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 North West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (76.92%) Firewall
2 51 (65.38%) Cisco
3 36 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (44.87%) WAN
5 34 (43.59%) LAN
6 25 (32.05%) CCNP
7 23 (29.49%) VPN
8 20 (25.64%) CCNA
9 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
10 18 (23.08%) Telecoms
11 17 (21.79%) Juniper
11 17 (21.79%) VoIP
12 15 (19.23%) Network Security
13 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (17.95%) MPLS
14 12 (15.38%) BGP
14 12 (15.38%) Change Management
14 12 (15.38%) VLAN
15 11 (14.10%) Time Management
15 11 (14.10%) OSPF
15 11 (14.10%) ITIL
16 10 (12.82%) Windows
16 10 (12.82%) DNS
16 10 (12.82%) EIGRP
16 10 (12.82%) NHS
16 10 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (12.82%) High Availability
17 9 (11.54%) Network Management
17 9 (11.54%) Cisco ISE

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (76.92%) Firewall
2 35 (44.87%) WAN
3 34 (43.59%) LAN
4 23 (29.49%) VPN
5 17 (21.79%) VoIP
6 15 (19.23%) Network Security
7 14 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (17.95%) MPLS
8 12 (15.38%) BGP
8 12 (15.38%) VLAN
9 11 (14.10%) OSPF
10 10 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (12.82%) DNS
10 10 (12.82%) EIGRP
11 9 (11.54%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
12 7 (8.97%) DHCP
12 7 (8.97%) PBX
12 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Local Government
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.82%) NHS
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.56%) CCTV
4 2 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Linux
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Change Management
2 11 (14.10%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Time Management
3 10 (12.82%) High Availability
4 9 (11.54%) Network Management
5 8 (10.26%) Service Management
6 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.69%) Migration
7 6 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (6.41%) Change Control
8 5 (6.41%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.41%) Programme Delivery
8 5 (6.41%) Security Management
8 5 (6.41%) Task Automation
9 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) C
2 2 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (1.28%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) PHP
3 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (32.05%) CCNP
3 20 (25.64%) CCNA
4 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) JNCIP
6 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.56%) CWNA
7 2 (2.56%) Degree
8 1 (1.28%) CCIE
8 1 (1.28%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.28%) ISEB
8 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.28%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.85%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.85%) XenApp
3 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (5.13%) SCCM
1 4 (5.13%) SCOM
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.28%) Cacti
4 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) OpenNMS
4 1 (1.28%) Packer
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) Rancher
4 1 (1.28%) RANCID
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.28%) Terraform
4 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (65.38%) Cisco
2 17 (21.79%) Juniper
3 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.97%) VMware
5 6 (7.69%) F5
6 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.13%) Capita
7 4 (5.13%) Citrix
7 4 (5.13%) HP
7 4 (5.13%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.85%) Splunk
9 2 (2.56%) Mitel
9 2 (2.56%) Radware
9 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) Sophos
10 1 (1.28%) Draytek
10 1 (1.28%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.28%) Tufin