The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / South West
Rank 75 86 95
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 60 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.35% 1.78% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.84% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 20
Median daily rate £250 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £233 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +0.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2433 2768 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.26% 96.55% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1785 1862
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 187 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.65 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Wiltshire +10 22 £246 -34.33% 2
Gloucestershire +10 14 £290 +28.88% 2
Bristol -1 12 £215 -50.85% 1
Somerset +6 6 £213 -41.37% 2
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 West region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (81.52%) Cisco
2 50 (54.35%) Firewall
3 43 (46.74%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (35.87%) WAN
5 32 (34.78%) CCNA
6 31 (33.70%) LAN
7 29 (31.52%) Security Cleared
8 28 (30.43%) Wireless
9 27 (29.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 20 (21.74%) CCNP
10 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
11 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
11 18 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (19.57%) F5
12 17 (18.48%) VPN
13 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
14 14 (15.22%) DNS
14 14 (15.22%) Juniper
15 13 (14.13%) Network Security
15 13 (14.13%) Load Balancing
16 11 (11.96%) SLA
16 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (10.87%) Windows
17 10 (10.87%) VLAN
18 9 (9.78%) Finance
19 8 (8.70%) Migration
19 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
19 8 (8.70%) ITIL
19 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
19 8 (8.70%) SolarWinds

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (54.35%) Firewall
2 33 (35.87%) WAN
3 31 (33.70%) LAN
4 28 (30.43%) Wireless
5 27 (29.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 18 (19.57%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (18.48%) VPN
8 14 (15.22%) DNS
9 13 (14.13%) Network Security
10 11 (11.96%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (10.87%) VLAN
12 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
13 7 (7.61%) Cisco Wireless
14 6 (6.52%) Unified Communications
15 5 (5.43%) Broadband
15 5 (5.43%) NetScaler
16 4 (4.35%) DHCP
16 4 (4.35%) ISDN
16 4 (4.35%) OSPF
16 4 (4.35%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (9.78%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Electronics
3 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.09%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.87%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) Load Balancing
2 8 (8.70%) ITIL
2 8 (8.70%) Migration
3 7 (7.61%) Demand Management
3 7 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (5.43%) High Availability
4 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.43%) SIEM
5 4 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.35%) Network Design
5 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (3.26%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (3.26%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (3.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.26%) Service Management
7 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.17%) ITSM
7 2 (2.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.43%) C
2 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (46.74%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (34.78%) CCNA
3 29 (31.52%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.74%) CCNP
5 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.43%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.26%) HNC
8 3 (3.26%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.26%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.26%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.17%) CCENT
10 1 (1.09%) CCIE
10 1 (1.09%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) vSphere
2 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Firmware
3 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.09%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 75 (81.52%) Cisco
2 20 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 18 (19.57%) F5
4 14 (15.22%) Juniper
5 8 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 8 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 6 (6.52%) Citrix
6 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.52%) Nokia
7 5 (5.43%) HP
8 4 (4.35%) VMware
9 3 (3.26%) IBM
10 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.17%) BMC
10 2 (2.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.17%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.17%) Remedy
10 2 (2.17%) SAP
10 2 (2.17%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.09%) Aruba
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