The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / North West
Rank 86 134 104
Rank change year-on-year +48 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 42 26 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 0.68% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.72% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 23
Median daily rate £338 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £484 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £48.00 - £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +0.91%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2431 3618 3289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.24% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 2143 1743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 198
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +38.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
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 West

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

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +27 29 £325 -13.33% 16
Cheshire +29 7 £325 -39.25% 6
Cumbria +2 2 £381 - 1
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (61.62%) Cisco
3 59 (59.60%) Firewall
4 39 (39.39%) WAN
5 38 (38.38%) LAN
6 30 (30.30%) Network Security
7 29 (29.29%) CCNP
8 28 (28.28%) CCNA
9 24 (24.24%) Juniper
10 21 (21.21%) MPLS
11 20 (20.20%) Network Design
11 20 (20.20%) Fortinet
12 19 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (18.18%) Wireless
14 17 (17.17%) OSPF
14 17 (17.17%) CheckPoint
14 17 (17.17%) BGP
14 17 (17.17%) FortiGate
15 15 (15.15%) VLAN
16 14 (14.14%) VPN
16 14 (14.14%) DNS
16 14 (14.14%) F5
17 13 (13.13%) Palo Alto
17 13 (13.13%) CCSP
18 12 (12.12%) DHCP
18 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
19 11 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 11 (11.11%) VoIP
19 11 (11.11%) Windows
19 11 (11.11%) EIGRP

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (59.60%) Firewall
2 39 (39.39%) WAN
3 38 (38.38%) LAN
4 30 (30.30%) Network Security
5 21 (21.21%) MPLS
6 19 (19.19%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (18.18%) Wireless
8 17 (17.17%) BGP
8 17 (17.17%) OSPF
9 15 (15.15%) VLAN
10 14 (14.14%) DNS
10 14 (14.14%) VPN
11 12 (12.12%) DHCP
12 11 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (11.11%) EIGRP
12 11 (11.11%) VoIP
13 8 (8.08%) TCP/IP
14 7 (7.07%) Unified Communications
15 6 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
16 5 (5.05%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (3.03%) Banking
1 3 (3.03%) Finance
1 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.02%) Local Government
3 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.01%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.04%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) iPad
5 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) Unix
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) Network Design
2 7 (7.07%) ITIL
3 6 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.05%) Network Architecture
4 5 (5.05%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.04%) High Availability
5 4 (4.04%) Migration
5 4 (4.04%) Network Planning
5 4 (4.04%) Project Management
6 3 (3.03%) Analytics
6 3 (3.03%) Line Management
6 3 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.03%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (3.03%) Validation
7 2 (2.02%) Change Management
7 2 (2.02%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (2.02%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.02%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.01%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (29.29%) CCNP
3 28 (28.28%) CCNA
4 13 (13.13%) CCSP
5 10 (10.10%) CCDP
5 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.08%) CCIE
7 6 (6.06%) Degree
7 6 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 5 (5.05%) CCDA
9 2 (2.02%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.01%) CWNA
10 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.01%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) vSphere
3 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.02%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 61 (61.62%) Cisco
2 24 (24.24%) Juniper
3 20 (20.20%) Fortinet
4 17 (17.17%) CheckPoint
5 14 (14.14%) F5
6 13 (13.13%) Palo Alto
7 9 (9.09%) VMware
8 7 (7.07%) Aruba
8 7 (7.07%) Citrix
9 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
10 4 (4.04%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.04%) Ericsson
10 4 (4.04%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.03%) Avaya
11 3 (3.03%) Forcepoint
11 3 (3.03%) Nortel
11 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.02%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.02%) ZyXEL
13 1 (1.01%) Draytek
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