Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 109 142
Rank change year-on-year +11 +33 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 125 96 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 1.67% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 1.76% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 67 48
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £215 £210 £213
90th Percentile £465 £475 £483
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 2
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £24.89 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.51% +22.91% -10.00%
10th Percentile £19.20 £20.53 £16.98
90th Percentile £47.48 £31.50 £23.33
England median hourly rate £29.00 £23.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +23.40% -30.88% +51.11%

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 5,680 5,469 6,565
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.96% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,563 3,438 4,221
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £578 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 249 239
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.92% -21.86%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.50 £45.15
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +14 73 £375 +7.14% 32
Merseyside +16 22 £389 +0.32% 4
Cheshire -14 18 £425 +10.03% 7
Cumbria -4 6 £375 -7.41% 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 86 (68.80%) Cisco
2 78 (62.40%) Firewall
3 62 (49.60%) LAN
4 58 (46.40%) WAN
5 53 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (33.60%) CCNP
7 34 (27.20%) Wireless
8 31 (24.80%) CCNA
9 27 (21.60%) Security Cleared
10 26 (20.80%) SC Cleared
11 24 (19.20%) Network Design
12 23 (18.40%) Network Security
13 21 (16.80%) Telecoms
13 21 (16.80%) OSPF
13 21 (16.80%) BGP
13 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
14 19 (15.20%) CheckPoint
15 18 (14.40%) Juniper
16 17 (13.60%) MPLS
16 17 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (12.80%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (12.80%) Data Centre
18 15 (12.00%) Load Balancing
18 15 (12.00%) F5
18 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (12.00%) WLAN
19 14 (11.20%) ITIL
20 13 (10.40%) VLAN
20 13 (10.40%) Deployment Automation
21 12 (9.60%) NX-OS

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 (5.60%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.80%) Office 365
3 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.60%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 78 (62.40%) Firewall
2 62 (49.60%) LAN
3 58 (46.40%) WAN
4 34 (27.20%) Wireless
5 23 (18.40%) Network Security
6 21 (16.80%) BGP
6 21 (16.80%) OSPF
6 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
7 17 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (13.60%) MPLS
8 16 (12.80%) Cisco IOS
9 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (12.00%) WLAN
10 13 (10.40%) VLAN
11 12 (9.60%) NX-OS
11 12 (9.60%) TACACS
11 12 (9.60%) VPN
12 11 (8.80%) DHCP
12 11 (8.80%) DNS
12 11 (8.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (16.80%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Games
4 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (9.60%) Handset
3 11 (8.80%) NHS
4 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.40%) CCTV
6 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.80%) BYOD
7 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Windows
2 7 (5.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Network Design
2 15 (12.00%) Load Balancing
3 14 (11.20%) ITIL
4 13 (10.40%) Deployment Automation
5 10 (8.00%) Time Management
6 8 (6.40%) Service Management
7 6 (4.80%) ITSM
8 5 (4.00%) BCP
8 5 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.00%) DevOps
8 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.20%) Change Management
9 4 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.20%) Information Security
9 4 (3.20%) Migration
9 4 (3.20%) Runbook
10 3 (2.40%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.40%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) C
3 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (42.40%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (33.60%) CCNP
3 31 (24.80%) CCNA
4 27 (21.60%) Security Cleared
5 26 (20.80%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.60%) Degree
7 7 (5.60%) CCIE
8 6 (4.80%) CCIE Security
9 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.40%) ISEB
9 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.60%) CCDP
10 2 (1.60%) CCENT
10 2 (1.60%) GIAC
11 1 (0.80%) CEH
11 1 (0.80%) CISSP
11 1 (0.80%) MCSA
11 1 (0.80%) MCSE
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.80%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (4.80%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.80%) ProxySG
2 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.60%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) SCCM
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.00%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.60%) Nagios
5 2 (1.60%) Terraform
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (68.80%) Cisco
2 19 (15.20%) CheckPoint
3 18 (14.40%) Juniper
4 15 (12.00%) F5
5 9 (7.20%) Palo Alto
5 9 (7.20%) VMware
6 7 (5.60%) Citrix
6 7 (5.60%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.80%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.80%) Meraki
8 5 (4.00%) Tufin
9 3 (2.40%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.60%) Aruba
10 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.60%) HP
10 2 (1.60%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.60%) McAfee
10 2 (1.60%) Remedy
10 2 (1.60%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.60%) Ruckus Wireless