Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 37 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 54 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.05% 4.19% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 4.34% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 26
South Wales median daily rate £331 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.17% +13.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £193 £225 £130
90th Percentile £409 £475 £382
Wales median daily rate £325 £363 £325
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -
Wales median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +12.86% - -

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 1,269 1,013 1,033
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 96.57% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 704 713
South Wales median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £206 £178 £203
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 85 68
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +10.45% +18.74%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.17 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.67 £77.50 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £14.47 £18.80 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.07% +10.60% +23.64%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -3 34 £344 +14.58% 1
Newport +3 12 £250 -13.04% 2
Caerphilly - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 - -
Torfaen - 1 - -
Network Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 South Wales region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (85.19%) Cisco
2 40 (74.07%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 25 (46.30%) CCNA
5 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 23 (42.59%) CCNP
7 20 (37.04%) ITIL
8 18 (33.33%) Juniper
9 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (22.22%) Firewall
11 11 (20.37%) LAN
12 10 (18.52%) WAN
12 10 (18.52%) Windows
13 9 (16.67%) MPLS
14 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (14.81%) Network Design
14 8 (14.81%) JNCIA
15 7 (12.96%) VLAN
15 7 (12.96%) F5
15 7 (12.96%) OSPF
16 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
16 6 (11.11%) Wireless
16 6 (11.11%) Linux
16 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
16 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (11.11%) Network Security
16 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
16 6 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
16 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
17 5 (9.26%) Network Monitoring

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 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (22.22%) Firewall
3 11 (20.37%) LAN
4 10 (18.52%) WAN
5 9 (16.67%) MPLS
6 8 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (12.96%) OSPF
7 7 (12.96%) VLAN
8 6 (11.11%) Network Security
8 6 (11.11%) Wireless
9 5 (9.26%) Junos
10 4 (7.41%) VoIP
10 4 (7.41%) VPN
11 3 (5.56%) BGP
11 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.56%) H.323
11 3 (5.56%) IPsec
11 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
12 2 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
2 2 (3.70%) Romanian Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.70%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Network Design
3 6 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (9.26%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.56%) Migration
5 3 (5.56%) Network Management
5 3 (5.56%) Project Management
5 3 (5.56%) Six Sigma
5 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.56%) Ticket Management
6 2 (3.70%) Defect Management
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (3.70%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.70%) Test Management
6 2 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) C
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (74.07%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 25 (46.30%) CCNA
4 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 23 (42.59%) CCNP
6 8 (14.81%) JNCIA
7 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
8 5 (9.26%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (7.41%) CCIE
10 3 (5.56%) CCDA
10 3 (5.56%) HNC
11 2 (3.70%) CCDP
11 2 (3.70%) CCVP
11 2 (3.70%) Degree
11 2 (3.70%) ISEB
12 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (5.56%) Nagios
2 2 (3.70%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (85.19%) Cisco
2 18 (33.33%) Juniper
3 7 (12.96%) F5
4 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Brocade
5 3 (5.56%) Dell
5 3 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) BMC
6 2 (3.70%) BT
6 2 (3.70%) MikroTik
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) Polycom
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.85%) Avaya
7 1 (1.85%) EMC
7 1 (1.85%) Intel
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Splunk