Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.18% 4.53% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 4.65% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 31
South Wales median daily rate £325 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +22.81% -18.57%
10th Percentile £192 £259 £208
90th Percentile £400 £443 £385
Wales median daily rate £320 £350 £295
% change year-on-year -8.50% +18.64% -12.59%
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 949 1076 1212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.74% 97.46% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 739 911
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 71 62
South Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.92 £77.50 £47.26
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.08%

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 16 December 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 6 months to 16 December 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
Cardiff +9 28 £323 +25.90% 1
Newport +22 6 £368 +25.11%
Neath Port Talbot 0 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 - -
Network Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 35 (85.37%) Cisco
2 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (48.78%) CCNA
4 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
5 18 (43.90%) Juniper
6 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
6 16 (39.02%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (34.15%) CCNP
8 13 (31.71%) ITIL
9 11 (26.83%) Firewall
10 9 (21.95%) Windows
10 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (19.51%) Network Virtualisation
11 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (19.51%) Linux
12 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
12 7 (17.07%) MPLS
12 7 (17.07%) OSPF
12 7 (17.07%) JNCIA
12 7 (17.07%) F5
13 6 (14.63%) VLAN
13 6 (14.63%) HP
14 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
14 5 (12.20%) LAN
14 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
14 5 (12.20%) Test Management
14 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
14 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
14 5 (12.20%) Network Management
14 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center

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 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (17.07%) MPLS
4 7 (17.07%) OSPF
5 6 (14.63%) VLAN
6 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (9.76%) WAN
8 3 (7.32%) BGP
8 3 (7.32%) IPsec
8 3 (7.32%) Junos
8 3 (7.32%) VPN
8 3 (7.32%) Wireless
9 2 (4.88%) Network Security
9 2 (4.88%) SMS
10 1 (2.44%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (2.44%) FCoE
10 1 (2.44%) PABX
10 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
General
1 4 (9.76%) Romanian Language
2 3 (7.32%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
3 5 (12.20%) Network Management
3 5 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.20%) Test Management
3 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 4 (9.76%) RUP
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Unified Process
5 3 (7.32%) Network Design
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) Contact Management
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) C
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (48.78%) CCNA
3 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
4 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
5 14 (34.15%) CCNP
6 7 (17.07%) JNCIA
7 4 (9.76%) ISEB
7 4 (9.76%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (7.32%) CCDA
8 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (9.76%) Nagios
2 4 (9.76%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco
2 18 (43.90%) Juniper
3 7 (17.07%) F5
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (14.63%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) BMC
5 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) Brocade
6 3 (7.32%) MikroTik
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) Citrix
8 1 (2.44%) Meraki
8 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) VMware