Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 18 January 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 34 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 47 54 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.51% 4.90% 4.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.70% 5.05% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 43 33
South Wales median daily rate £323 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +36.36% -21.43%
10th Percentile £192 £281 £131
90th Percentile £395 £475 £375
Wales median daily rate £320 £375 £285
% change year-on-year -14.60% +31.58% -12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
South Wales median hourly rate - - £21.00
Wales median hourly rate - - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 999 1,069 1,176
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 97.09% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 737 873
South Wales median daily rate £381 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £180 £213
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 71 58
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -4.69% +12.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £10.18
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -3.45%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in South Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in South Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in South Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in South Wales

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Cardiff +11 32 £325 - 3
Newport +21 8 £231 -21.28%
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Network Engineer
Wales

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South Wales region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 28 (59.57%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
4 20 (42.55%) CCNA
5 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
6 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (38.30%) Juniper
6 18 (38.30%) CCNP
7 15 (31.91%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) Firewall
9 9 (19.15%) MPLS
9 9 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (17.02%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 7 (14.89%) OSPF
11 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
11 7 (14.89%) JNCIA
11 7 (14.89%) VLAN
11 7 (14.89%) F5
12 6 (12.77%) HP
12 6 (12.77%) LAN
12 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Project
13 5 (10.64%) WAN
13 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
13 5 (10.64%) Wireless
13 5 (10.64%) Test Management
13 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (25.53%) Firewall
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (19.15%) MPLS
4 7 (14.89%) OSPF
4 7 (14.89%) VLAN
5 6 (12.77%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
6 5 (10.64%) Wireless
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (8.51%) VPN
8 3 (6.38%) BGP
8 3 (6.38%) IPsec
8 3 (6.38%) Junos
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (4.26%) Network Security
9 2 (4.26%) SMS
10 1 (2.13%) DMZ
10 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (8.51%) Romanian Language
2 3 (6.38%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
1 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
3 5 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (10.64%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
3 5 (10.64%) Test Management
3 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.51%) Network Management
4 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.51%) Project Management
4 4 (8.51%) RUP
4 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Unified Process
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) C
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
3 20 (42.55%) CCNA
4 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
5 18 (38.30%) CCNP
6 7 (14.89%) JNCIA
7 4 (8.51%) ISEB
7 4 (8.51%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (6.38%) CCDA
9 2 (4.26%) CCIE
9 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.51%) Nagios
2 4 (8.51%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) Juniper
3 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.89%) F5
4 6 (12.77%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.51%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) Brocade
6 3 (6.38%) MikroTik
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) BT
8 1 (2.13%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Meraki
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy