Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 September 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 96 90
Rank change year-on-year -29 -6 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 89 110 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.53% 2.02% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.11% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 80
South West median daily rate £325 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.56% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £190 £140 £250
90th Percentile £475 £475 £400
England median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 16
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +45.63% -46.91%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £24.36 £35.50
% change year-on-year +33.42% -31.38% +42.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,515 5,216 5,506
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.76% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,399 3,256 3,573
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 242 321
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +27.27% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.73 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the South West

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Wiltshire +8 34 £425 +13.33% 12
Bristol -18 28 £338 -8.78% 2
Gloucestershire +1 11 £288 +105.36% 6
Somerset -1 5 £325 +25.00% 3
Devon +3 4 £190 -8.32% 5
Dorset -11 4 £258 -42.78% 5
Cornwall -16 2 £190 -42.21%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (67.42%) Cisco
2 48 (53.93%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (40.45%) Firewall
4 31 (34.83%) CCNA
4 31 (34.83%) LAN
5 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
6 29 (32.58%) WAN
7 23 (25.84%) CCNP
8 19 (21.35%) BGP
9 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
10 15 (16.85%) MPLS
11 14 (15.73%) Juniper
11 14 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (14.61%) VLAN
12 13 (14.61%) Windows
12 13 (14.61%) OSPF
12 13 (14.61%) Service Management
12 13 (14.61%) Wireless
13 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
13 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
13 12 (13.48%) Network Security
14 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
14 11 (12.36%) VMware
14 11 (12.36%) ITIL
14 11 (12.36%) VoIP
14 11 (12.36%) VPN
15 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
15 9 (10.11%) Ethernet
15 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
15 9 (10.11%) Cisco Prime

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.37%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.25%) PaaS
4 1 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (40.45%) Firewall
2 31 (34.83%) LAN
3 29 (32.58%) WAN
4 19 (21.35%) BGP
5 15 (16.85%) MPLS
6 14 (15.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (14.61%) OSPF
7 13 (14.61%) VLAN
7 13 (14.61%) Wireless
8 12 (13.48%) Network Security
9 11 (12.36%) VoIP
9 11 (12.36%) VPN
10 9 (10.11%) Ethernet
10 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
11 8 (8.99%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (8.99%) Wireshark
12 7 (7.87%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (7.87%) EIGRP
13 6 (6.74%) ADSL
14 5 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Military
5 1 (1.12%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) .NET
1 1 (1.12%) JSP
1 1 (1.12%) Velocity
1 1 (1.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) FMCG
4 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.12%) IVR
4 1 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 7 (7.87%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.61%) Service Management
2 11 (12.36%) ITIL
3 9 (10.11%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.99%) Security Patching
5 7 (7.87%) Capacity Management
6 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (5.62%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (5.62%) Project Management
8 4 (4.49%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.49%) Network Design
8 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.37%) Migration
9 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.37%) Six Sigma
9 3 (3.37%) Software Architecture
10 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.25%) Change Management
10 2 (2.25%) Network Planning
10 2 (2.25%) Security Management
10 2 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) Python
2 2 (2.25%) C
3 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.12%) Java
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.12%) Lisp
3 1 (1.12%) SQL
3 1 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (53.93%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (34.83%) CCNA
3 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
4 23 (25.84%) CCNP
5 12 (13.48%) DV Cleared
5 12 (13.48%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) Degree
6 4 (4.49%) MOS
7 3 (3.37%) HNC
7 3 (3.37%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.25%) CCSA
8 2 (2.25%) CCSE
8 2 (2.25%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.12%) CWNA
9 1 (1.12%) HND
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.12%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
3 1 (1.12%) NFS
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (7.87%) Opsview
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (67.42%) Cisco
2 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
3 14 (15.73%) Juniper
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
5 8 (8.99%) F5
6 4 (4.49%) HP
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.37%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.37%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.25%) Aruba
8 2 (2.25%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.25%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.25%) Meraki
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
9 1 (1.12%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.12%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.12%) Arista
9 1 (1.12%) Brocade
9 1 (1.12%) Capita