The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 April 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 63 54
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 23 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.14% 0.92% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 0.94% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 3
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 538 534 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.94% 98.52% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 350 335
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £242 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 17
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -16.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 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
Cardiff +23 8 £250 -25.92% 1
Bridgend - 7 £425 -
Newport - 4 £288 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Network Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South Wales region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (90.91%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) Firewall
3 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
4 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
5 20 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (40.91%) LAN
6 18 (40.91%) WAN
7 17 (38.64%) CCNP
8 14 (31.82%) F5
9 12 (27.27%) Blue Coat
9 12 (27.27%) Juniper
10 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 10 (22.73%) CCNA
10 10 (22.73%) Windows
10 10 (22.73%) Intel Security
10 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (20.45%) ProxySG
11 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
13 7 (15.91%) Change Control
13 7 (15.91%) ITIL
14 6 (13.64%) SLA
14 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
15 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
15 5 (11.36%) Linux
15 5 (11.36%) Wireless
15 5 (11.36%) CCIP
15 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
16 4 (9.09%) BGP
16 4 (9.09%) EIGRP

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 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) assyst
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) Firewall
2 18 (40.91%) LAN
2 18 (40.91%) WAN
3 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (11.36%) Wireless
6 4 (9.09%) BGP
6 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (9.09%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.82%) FCoE
7 3 (6.82%) Network Security
7 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 2 (4.55%) Broadband
8 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.55%) IPv4
8 2 (4.55%) L2TP
8 2 (4.55%) MPLS
8 2 (4.55%) OSPF
8 2 (4.55%) PPP
8 2 (4.55%) SSL
General
1 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) CESG
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) iPhone
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Change Control
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
6 2 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.55%) Line Management
6 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Contact Management
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.27%) ITSM
7 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.27%) Network Design
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.27%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
1 2 (4.55%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 25 (56.82%) SC Cleared
3 20 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (38.64%) CCNP
5 10 (22.73%) CCNA
6 5 (11.36%) CCIP
7 4 (9.09%) CCDP
8 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.55%) CCIE
9 2 (4.55%) HNC
10 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) pfSense
3 1 (2.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Nagios
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (90.91%) Cisco
2 14 (31.82%) F5
3 12 (27.27%) Blue Coat
3 12 (27.27%) Juniper
4 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.73%) Intel Security
5 8 (18.18%) Fortinet
6 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.82%) Brocade
8 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.55%) VMware
9 1 (2.27%) Citrix
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) MikroTik
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) Remedy