Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 37
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 41 24 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.00% 2.64% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.71% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 38
South Wales median daily rate £425 £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.83% -20.69% +45.00%
10th Percentile £304 £175 £286
90th Percentile £450 £361 £458
Wales median daily rate £350 £275 £350
% change year-on-year +27.27% -21.43% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate £42.00 - £22.75
Wales median hourly rate £42.00 - £21.50

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 1,342 884 1,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.10% 97.14% 98.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 610 731
South Wales median daily rate £406 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +8.85%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £206
90th Percentile £575 £525 £531
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 63
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.67% +20.97% +21.57%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.83 £10.31
90th Percentile £32.40 £56.88 £73.95
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -31.51% +35.19% +8.00%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Newport +6 32 £425 +15.65% 6
Cardiff -34 6 £338 +22.73% 1
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Network Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 35 (85.37%) Cisco
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
3 25 (60.98%) CCNP
4 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (39.02%) Network Design
6 15 (36.59%) CCNA
7 12 (29.27%) Juniper
8 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
8 10 (24.39%) Firewall
8 10 (24.39%) Wireless
8 10 (24.39%) Junos
9 9 (21.95%) Network Security
9 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (21.95%) VPN
10 8 (19.51%) LAN
10 8 (19.51%) PKI
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (17.07%) WAN
11 7 (17.07%) HNC
12 6 (14.63%) Windows
12 6 (14.63%) VLAN
13 5 (12.20%) QA
13 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
13 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
14 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
14 4 (9.76%) Migration
14 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
14 4 (9.76%) Degree

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
1 10 (24.39%) Junos
1 10 (24.39%) Wireless
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (21.95%) Network Security
2 9 (21.95%) VPN
3 8 (19.51%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (19.51%) LAN
4 7 (17.07%) WAN
5 6 (14.63%) VLAN
6 2 (4.88%) BIG-IP
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.88%) MPLS
6 2 (4.88%) SAN
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) DMZ
7 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) PKI
2 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Network Design
2 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Change Control
4 2 (4.88%) Decision-Making
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.88%) Proactive Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Adaptive Security
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.44%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
3 25 (60.98%) CCNP
4 23 (56.10%) SC Cleared
5 15 (36.59%) CCNA
6 7 (17.07%) HNC
7 5 (12.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (9.76%) Degree
9 3 (7.32%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) QA
2 3 (7.32%) SLA
3 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) Juniper
3 10 (24.39%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.32%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) Avaya
6 1 (2.44%) Brocade
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.44%) McAfee
6 1 (2.44%) Meraki
6 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.44%) Sophos