Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 105 103
Rank change year-on-year -25 -2 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 100 113 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.58% 2.00% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.10% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 60
South West median daily rate £378 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.15% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £234 £157 £165
90th Percentile £488 £450 £426
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 17
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% -12.05%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £34.70
% change year-on-year +16.00% -27.95% +46.11%

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 5,994 5,374 5,422
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.18% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,776 3,369 3,522
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 252 344
South West median hourly rate £38.29 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.62% +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.35 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.85 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +3 45 £413 +17.86% 7
Bristol -9 31 £380 +1.33% 13
Somerset -8 6 £285 -5.00% 3
Devon -4 5 £166 -2.06% 3
Gloucestershire -21 5 £350 +34.74% 1
Dorset -12 4 £398 +27.20% 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 76 (76.00%) Cisco
2 54 (54.00%) Firewall
3 49 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 33 (33.00%) CCNA
6 29 (29.00%) WAN
7 28 (28.00%) LAN
8 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
8 27 (27.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (26.00%) CCNP
10 24 (24.00%) BGP
11 23 (23.00%) OSPF
12 22 (22.00%) CheckPoint
13 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (19.00%) Network Security
14 19 (19.00%) MPLS
15 17 (17.00%) Wireless
15 17 (17.00%) Juniper
16 16 (16.00%) Data Centre
17 15 (15.00%) F5
18 14 (14.00%) Palo Alto
19 13 (13.00%) DV Cleared
19 13 (13.00%) VPN
19 13 (13.00%) VoIP
20 12 (12.00%) ITIL
20 12 (12.00%) Service Management
21 11 (11.00%) VMware
22 10 (10.00%) Migration
22 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
22 10 (10.00%) VLAN

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 (4.00%) Apache
1 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.00%) CMS
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.00%) Firewall
2 29 (29.00%) WAN
3 28 (28.00%) LAN
4 27 (27.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (24.00%) BGP
6 23 (23.00%) OSPF
7 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (19.00%) MPLS
8 19 (19.00%) Network Security
9 17 (17.00%) Wireless
10 13 (13.00%) VoIP
10 13 (13.00%) VPN
11 10 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 10 (10.00%) VLAN
12 8 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (7.00%) Ethernet
13 7 (7.00%) Wireshark
14 6 (6.00%) ADSL
14 6 (6.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) Velocity
1 1 (1.00%) Web Services
1 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.00%) PKI
3 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.00%) ITIL
1 12 (12.00%) Service Management
2 10 (10.00%) Migration
3 8 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (7.00%) Security Patching
5 6 (6.00%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (5.00%) Network Design
6 5 (5.00%) Project Management
7 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (4.00%) Network Architecture
7 4 (4.00%) Service Design
7 4 (4.00%) Software Architecture
8 3 (3.00%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.00%) Python
2 3 (3.00%) C
3 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.00%) Tcl
4 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (49.00%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 33 (33.00%) CCNA
4 27 (27.00%) SC Cleared
5 26 (26.00%) CCNP
6 13 (13.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.00%) Degree
8 4 (4.00%) MOS
9 3 (3.00%) CCSA
9 3 (3.00%) CCSE
9 3 (3.00%) HNC
10 2 (2.00%) JNCIE
10 2 (2.00%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.00%) CCIE
11 1 (1.00%) HND
11 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.00%) MCT
11 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.00%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.00%) NFS
4 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) XenApp
4 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.00%) Opsview
3 2 (2.00%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (1.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (76.00%) Cisco
2 22 (22.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (17.00%) Juniper
4 15 (15.00%) F5
5 14 (14.00%) Palo Alto
6 11 (11.00%) VMware
7 5 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.00%) Meraki
8 4 (4.00%) Citrix
8 4 (4.00%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.00%) Aruba
9 3 (3.00%) HP
9 3 (3.00%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.00%) BT
10 2 (2.00%) Nokia
10 2 (2.00%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.00%) SAP