Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 107 148
Rank change year-on-year -5 +41 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 85 111 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.58% 1.87% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.98% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 58 62
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £202 £213 £170
90th Percentile £450 £475 £498
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 1
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -11.11% +24.90%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.18 £21.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £121.05 £23.75
England median hourly rate £23.08 £26.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.92% +17.78% -4.26%

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 5,121 5,601 7,667
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,260 3,584 4,608
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £230 £225 £225
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 246 388
North West median hourly rate £18.04 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.22% -16.28% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.49
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -6 52 £350 +3.70% 10
Cheshire -14 17 £350 +3.70% 4
Merseyside +13 6 £300 -7.69% 1
Lancashire +12 4 £418 +28.46% 5
Cumbria -4 3 £410 +7.75%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 56 (65.88%) Cisco
2 55 (64.71%) Firewall
3 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (37.65%) LAN
5 30 (35.29%) WAN
6 23 (27.06%) CCNA
7 22 (25.88%) Juniper
7 22 (25.88%) CCNP
7 22 (25.88%) VPN
8 20 (23.53%) MPLS
9 16 (18.82%) VLAN
9 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
9 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
10 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
10 14 (16.47%) NHS
11 13 (15.29%) Time Management
11 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
12 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
12 12 (14.12%) VoIP
13 10 (11.76%) DNS
13 10 (11.76%) BGP
13 10 (11.76%) Wireless
14 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
14 9 (10.59%) DHCP
14 9 (10.59%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (10.59%) Network Security
15 8 (9.41%) Ethernet
15 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
15 8 (9.41%) Migration

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 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (64.71%) Firewall
2 32 (37.65%) LAN
3 30 (35.29%) WAN
4 22 (25.88%) VPN
5 20 (23.53%) MPLS
6 16 (18.82%) VLAN
7 12 (14.12%) VoIP
8 10 (11.76%) BGP
8 10 (11.76%) DNS
8 10 (11.76%) Wireless
9 9 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (10.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (10.59%) DHCP
9 9 (10.59%) Network Security
10 8 (9.41%) Ethernet
10 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
11 7 (8.24%) OSPF
11 7 (8.24%) PBX
12 6 (7.06%) EIGRP
13 5 (5.88%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (16.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Local Government
4 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.47%) NHS
3 6 (7.06%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.35%) CCTV
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
1 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
2 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) AIX
5 1 (1.18%) HPUX
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.29%) Time Management
2 8 (9.41%) Migration
3 6 (7.06%) Network Design
4 5 (5.88%) Change Management
4 5 (5.88%) ITIL
4 5 (5.88%) Network Management
5 4 (4.71%) High Availability
5 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.53%) DevOps
6 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.35%) Change Control
7 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.35%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (2.35%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.35%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.35%) SIEM
7 2 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) C
2 1 (1.18%) Perl
2 1 (1.18%) PHP
2 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.06%) CCNA
3 22 (25.88%) CCNP
4 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
5 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) CCIE
7 6 (7.06%) JNCIP
8 4 (4.71%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.53%) CWNA
10 2 (2.35%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.18%) Degree
11 1 (1.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.53%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.35%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) Docker
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
3 3 (3.53%) SCOM
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.18%) Cacti
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.18%) Nagios
5 1 (1.18%) OpenNMS
5 1 (1.18%) Packer
5 1 (1.18%) Puppet
5 1 (1.18%) Rancher
5 1 (1.18%) RANCID
5 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.18%) Terraform
5 1 (1.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (65.88%) Cisco
2 22 (25.88%) Juniper
3 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
4 6 (7.06%) F5
4 6 (7.06%) Palo Alto
4 6 (7.06%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) BT
5 4 (4.71%) Capita
5 4 (4.71%) Citrix
6 3 (3.53%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.53%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) Meraki
6 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.53%) Riverbed
6 3 (3.53%) Splunk
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.35%) Sophos
8 1 (1.18%) Avaya
8 1 (1.18%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.18%) Redback