Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 122 153
Rank change year-on-year -7 +31 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 90 82 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 1.43% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.51% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 57 44
North West median daily rate £390 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +16.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £222 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £471 £400
England median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +11.11% -15.29%
10th Percentile £24.50 £20.00 £16.60
90th Percentile £43.25 £20.00 £22.90
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.18 £27.50
% change year-on-year +44.75% -12.07% -7.56%

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 5,821 5,428 7,106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.65% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,636 3,294 4,378
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 257 273
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +13.51% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.25 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -17 42 £325 -1.52% 14
Cheshire -9 21 £413 +13.01% 5
Merseyside +32 19 £425 +4.62% 7
Cumbria -7 3 £388 -0.64% 1
Lancashire -21 1 - - 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 64 (71.11%) Firewall
2 63 (70.00%) Cisco
3 53 (58.89%) LAN
4 52 (57.78%) WAN
5 39 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (34.44%) CCNP
7 27 (30.00%) CCNA
8 20 (22.22%) Juniper
8 20 (22.22%) VPN
8 20 (22.22%) Telecoms
9 19 (21.11%) Network Security
10 18 (20.00%) ITIL
10 18 (20.00%) MPLS
11 16 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (16.67%) VoIP
13 14 (15.56%) OSPF
13 14 (15.56%) BGP
14 13 (14.44%) Change Management
14 13 (14.44%) Wireless
14 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
14 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (14.44%) Data Centre
15 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
15 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (13.33%) Service Management
15 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
15 12 (13.33%) Windows
16 11 (12.22%) VLAN
17 10 (11.11%) DNS

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 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 64 (71.11%) Firewall
2 53 (58.89%) LAN
3 52 (57.78%) WAN
4 20 (22.22%) VPN
5 19 (21.11%) Network Security
6 18 (20.00%) MPLS
7 16 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (16.67%) VoIP
9 14 (15.56%) BGP
9 14 (15.56%) OSPF
10 13 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (14.44%) Wireless
11 12 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 11 (12.22%) VLAN
13 10 (11.11%) DNS
14 9 (10.00%) DHCP
15 6 (6.67%) ISDN
15 6 (6.67%) PBX
15 6 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.00%) NHS
4 6 (6.67%) Handset
5 5 (5.56%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.11%) BYOD
8 1 (1.11%) CCTV
8 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Change Management
3 12 (13.33%) Service Management
4 8 (8.89%) Change Control
4 8 (8.89%) Network Management
4 8 (8.89%) Time Management
5 7 (7.78%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.67%) High Availability
6 6 (6.67%) ITSM
6 6 (6.67%) Migration
6 6 (6.67%) Network Design
6 6 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.56%) BCP
7 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) Security Management
7 5 (5.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) C
3 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (34.44%) CCNP
3 27 (30.00%) CCNA
4 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.78%) Degree
7 4 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (4.44%) ISEB
7 4 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.33%) CCIE
8 3 (3.33%) CCIE Security
8 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.22%) CCENT
9 2 (2.22%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.11%) CEH
10 1 (1.11%) CWNA
10 1 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.11%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCCM
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.22%) Terraform
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.11%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (70.00%) Cisco
2 20 (22.22%) Juniper
3 9 (10.00%) F5
4 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.89%) VMware
5 5 (5.56%) Capita
5 5 (5.56%) Citrix
6 4 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.33%) Arista
7 3 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.33%) Meraki
7 3 (3.33%) Remedy
8 2 (2.22%) HP
8 2 (2.22%) Moogsoft
8 2 (2.22%) Radware
8 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.22%) Tufin
9 1 (1.11%) BT