The median contractor rate for a NOC Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Operations Centre Engineer
England / South East
Rank 237 256 265
Rank change year-on-year +19 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.087% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.091% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Median daily rate £369 £245 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.51% +32.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £245 £208
% change year-on-year +30.61% +18.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.93% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

NOC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured NOC Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for NOC Engineer in the South East

NOC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NOC Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for NOC Engineer in the South East

NOC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NOC Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NOC Engineer in the South East

NOC Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NOC Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NOC Engineer in the South East

NOC Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire +24 3 £465 +93.75% 2
Surrey +10 3 £320 +72.97%
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
NOC Engineer
England

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, NOC 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 South East region featuring NOC Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (72.22%) CCNA
3 12 (66.67%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) CCNP
5 9 (50.00%) MPLS
5 9 (50.00%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) Juniper
6 8 (44.44%) WAN
7 6 (33.33%) VPN
7 6 (33.33%) OSPF
7 6 (33.33%) BGP
8 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
8 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (22.22%) F5
9 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
9 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
9 4 (22.22%) VLAN
9 4 (22.22%) VoIP
10 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 3 (16.67%) VPLS
10 3 (16.67%) Wireless
10 3 (16.67%) SLA
10 3 (16.67%) Network Management
10 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (11.11%) xDSL
11 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
1 9 (50.00%) MPLS
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) BGP
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) VLAN
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 3 (16.67%) VPLS
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) DSL
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
6 2 (11.11%) L2TP
6 2 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.11%) PPP
6 2 (11.11%) SNMP
6 2 (11.11%) X.21
6 2 (11.11%) xDSL
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) BBC
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (72.22%) CCNA
3 10 (55.56%) CCNP
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) CCDP
5 2 (11.11%) CCIE
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CCIP
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) F5
3 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Rackspace
5 2 (11.11%) Virgin Media
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Ciena
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) VMware