Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 138 148
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 93 91 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.63% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.41% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 64
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +15.38% +6.12%
10th Percentile £204 £213 £184
90th Percentile £473 £475 £434
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.44% - +24.79%
10th Percentile £20.71 £19.10 £21.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £139.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.66 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.87% +45.94% -5.00%

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 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +10 45 £350 -6.67% 6
Cheshire +3 26 £385 +2.67% 3
Cumbria +2 8 £405 -
Lancashire +18 7 £423 +53.64%
Merseyside 0 5 £388 -3.13% 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 66 (70.97%) Cisco
2 58 (62.37%) Firewall
3 47 (50.54%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (39.78%) LAN
5 36 (38.71%) Juniper
6 34 (36.56%) WAN
7 31 (33.33%) CCNA
8 27 (29.03%) CCNP
9 26 (27.96%) CheckPoint
10 25 (26.88%) MPLS
11 24 (25.81%) VPN
11 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
12 20 (21.51%) Network Security
12 20 (21.51%) VLAN
13 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
14 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
15 17 (18.28%) Change Management
16 16 (17.20%) Network Design
16 16 (17.20%) DNS
16 16 (17.20%) DHCP
16 16 (17.20%) ITIL
17 15 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (13.98%) OSPF
18 13 (13.98%) Wireless
19 12 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
20 11 (11.83%) BGP
20 11 (11.83%) Windows
21 10 (10.75%) TCP/IP
21 10 (10.75%) ISDN
21 10 (10.75%) Active Directory

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 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 58 (62.37%) Firewall
2 37 (39.78%) LAN
3 34 (36.56%) WAN
4 25 (26.88%) MPLS
5 24 (25.81%) VPN
6 20 (21.51%) Network Security
6 20 (21.51%) VLAN
7 16 (17.20%) DHCP
7 16 (17.20%) DNS
8 15 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (13.98%) OSPF
9 13 (13.98%) Wireless
10 12 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (11.83%) BGP
12 10 (10.75%) ISDN
12 10 (10.75%) Junos
12 10 (10.75%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.68%) ADSL
14 7 (7.53%) VoIP
15 6 (6.45%) PBX
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.53%) Finance
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Legal
3 3 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.53%) NHS
3 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) Replication
4 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 10 (10.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.08%) HPUX
6 1 (1.08%) Solaris
6 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Change Management
2 16 (17.20%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Network Design
3 9 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 9 (9.68%) Migration
3 9 (9.68%) SIEM
4 6 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (5.38%) Change Control
5 5 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (5.38%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.30%) Service Management
6 4 (4.30%) Time Management
7 3 (3.23%) Runbook
8 2 (2.15%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.15%) DevOps
8 2 (2.15%) High Availability
8 2 (2.15%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.15%) Network Management
9 1 (1.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (50.54%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (33.33%) CCNA
3 27 (29.03%) CCNP
4 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 18 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) CCIE
7 4 (4.30%) JNCIA
7 4 (4.30%) JNCIE
7 4 (4.30%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.23%) CCDP
9 2 (2.15%) CISSP
9 2 (2.15%) CWNA
9 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.15%) MCP
9 2 (2.15%) MCSA
9 2 (2.15%) MCSE
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.08%) CCSP
10 1 (1.08%) Degree
10 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) ProxySG
3 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.08%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 66 (70.97%) Cisco
2 36 (38.71%) Juniper
3 26 (27.96%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.60%) F5
4 8 (8.60%) VMware
5 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 6 (6.45%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.30%) BT
7 3 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.23%) Meraki
7 3 (3.23%) Redback
7 3 (3.23%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.15%) Avaya
8 2 (2.15%) Capita
8 2 (2.15%) McAfee
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.08%) HP
9 1 (1.08%) Huawei
9 1 (1.08%) IBM
9 1 (1.08%) Sophos