The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 61 112
Rank change year-on-year -21 +51  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 53 85 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.98% 2.88% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 3.02% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 20
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £253 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -39.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% +2.85%  

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 2567 2815 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.46% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1820 1923
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 138 199
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Bristol +8 19 £370 +5.71% 3
Wiltshire -18 14 £394 +12.50% 1
Dorset +7 9 £450 +57.89% 1
Gloucestershire -5 3 £140 -57.57% 1
Cornwall - 3 £338 -
Somerset -7 2 £245 -6.66% 1
Devon -16 2 £350 -4.10%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 90 (78.95%) Cisco
2 64 (56.14%) Firewall
3 56 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 38 (33.33%) LAN
6 37 (32.46%) WAN
6 37 (32.46%) Wireless
7 36 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 33 (28.95%) CCNA
9 31 (27.19%) CCNP
10 27 (23.68%) CheckPoint
10 27 (23.68%) SC Cleared
11 25 (21.93%) VPN
12 23 (20.18%) F5
12 23 (20.18%) Data Centre
13 21 (18.42%) Load Balancing
14 20 (17.54%) DNS
14 20 (17.54%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (16.67%) Juniper
16 18 (15.79%) SolarWinds
17 17 (14.91%) Finance
18 16 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (14.04%) Network Security
19 12 (10.53%) BGP
19 12 (10.53%) TACACS
19 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
19 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
20 11 (9.65%) Windows
20 11 (9.65%) OSPF
21 10 (8.77%) Palo Alto

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 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (56.14%) Firewall
2 40 (35.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 38 (33.33%) LAN
4 37 (32.46%) WAN
4 37 (32.46%) Wireless
5 25 (21.93%) VPN
6 20 (17.54%) DNS
6 20 (17.54%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (14.04%) Network Security
8 12 (10.53%) BGP
8 12 (10.53%) TACACS
8 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 11 (9.65%) OSPF
10 10 (8.77%) Unified Communications
11 9 (7.89%) Cisco Wireless
12 8 (7.02%) DHCP
12 8 (7.02%) MPLS
13 7 (6.14%) Broadband
13 7 (6.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Electronics
3 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.88%) CESG
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.65%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.63%) Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Load Balancing
2 10 (8.77%) ITIL
3 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
3 8 (7.02%) High Availability
4 7 (6.14%) Demand Management
4 7 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (6.14%) Network Management
4 7 (6.14%) Project Management
4 7 (6.14%) SIEM
5 5 (4.39%) Migration
5 5 (4.39%) Network Design
5 5 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (3.51%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (2.63%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (2.63%) Programme Management
8 2 (1.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.26%) C
2 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 33 (28.95%) CCNA
4 31 (27.19%) CCNP
5 27 (23.68%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.26%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.51%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.63%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.63%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.75%) CCENT
10 2 (1.75%) CCIE
10 2 (1.75%) CISSP
10 2 (1.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) GIAC
10 2 (1.75%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.75%) MCSE
10 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 4 (3.51%) vSphere
3 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (6.14%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.88%) Netcool
4 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (78.95%) Cisco
2 27 (23.68%) CheckPoint
3 23 (20.18%) F5
4 19 (16.67%) Juniper
5 18 (15.79%) SolarWinds
6 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.77%) Nokia
7 10 (8.77%) Palo Alto
8 9 (7.89%) Blue Coat
9 8 (7.02%) HP
10 6 (5.26%) Citrix
11 5 (4.39%) ArcSight
12 4 (3.51%) IBM
12 4 (3.51%) Infoblox
12 4 (3.51%) Sophos
12 4 (3.51%) VMware
13 3 (2.63%) CA
13 3 (2.63%) Dell
13 3 (2.63%) McAfee
13 3 (2.63%) SAP
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