The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 99 93
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 34 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.17% 1.47% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.55% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 21
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -13.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -21.52% +5.10%  

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 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
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 24 June 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 +6 15 £338 +18.42% 12
Cheshire +12 9 £325 - 8
Lancashire +9 8 £425 +88.88%
Cumbria - 2 £363 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 51 (67.11%) Firewall
2 50 (65.79%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (61.84%) Cisco
4 32 (42.11%) WAN
5 29 (38.16%) LAN
6 26 (34.21%) MPLS
7 23 (30.26%) CCNA
7 23 (30.26%) Network Security
8 22 (28.95%) CCNP
8 22 (28.95%) CheckPoint
9 20 (26.32%) Fortinet
9 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
10 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (23.68%) Juniper
10 18 (23.68%) VPN
11 17 (22.37%) OSPF
12 16 (21.05%) Network Design
13 15 (19.74%) BGP
13 15 (19.74%) Wireless
14 13 (17.11%) VLAN
14 13 (17.11%) CCSP
14 13 (17.11%) FortiGate
15 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (14.47%) ITIL
16 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
17 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
17 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
17 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (13.16%) F5
18 9 (11.84%) Cisco IOS

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 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (67.11%) Firewall
2 32 (42.11%) WAN
3 29 (38.16%) LAN
4 26 (34.21%) MPLS
5 23 (30.26%) Network Security
6 18 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (23.68%) VPN
7 17 (22.37%) OSPF
8 15 (19.74%) BGP
8 15 (19.74%) Wireless
9 13 (17.11%) VLAN
10 12 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
12 9 (11.84%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (10.53%) DNS
14 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
15 5 (6.58%) NX-OS
16 4 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
17 3 (3.95%) DHCP
17 3 (3.95%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Local Government
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 2 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) iPad
5 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Unix
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Network Design
2 11 (14.47%) ITIL
3 7 (9.21%) Change Management
3 7 (9.21%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.89%) High Availability
5 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.95%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.95%) Project Management
6 3 (3.95%) Time Management
7 2 (2.63%) Change Control
7 2 (2.63%) Migration
7 2 (2.63%) Service Management
8 1 (1.32%) Informatics
8 1 (1.32%) ITSM
8 1 (1.32%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.32%) Release Management
8 1 (1.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 50 (65.79%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (30.26%) CCNA
3 22 (28.95%) CCNP
4 13 (17.11%) CCSP
5 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.53%) CCIE
7 5 (6.58%) CCDP
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
10 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.32%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.26%) vSphere
3 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) Cisco
2 22 (28.95%) CheckPoint
3 20 (26.32%) Fortinet
4 18 (23.68%) Juniper
5 10 (13.16%) F5
6 9 (11.84%) VMware
7 8 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.89%) Aruba
8 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.26%) Citrix
9 4 (5.26%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) Ericsson
10 2 (2.63%) Huawei
10 2 (2.63%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.63%) ZyXEL
11 1 (1.32%) Draytek
11 1 (1.32%) HP
11 1 (1.32%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.32%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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