Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 105 126
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 113 108 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.01% 1.86% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.96% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 60 64
South West median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £157 £165 £227
90th Percentile £450 £426 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 10
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £45.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -12.05% +102.13%
10th Percentile £32.05 £20.30 £37.00
90th Percentile £42.75 £47.50 £50.25
England median hourly rate £24.25 £35.10 £22.83
% change year-on-year -30.91% +53.75% -9.58%

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 5349 5511 6320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3576 4111
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 347 395
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.65
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Bristol +2 27 £375 +7.14% 4
Wiltshire -24 24 £350 -6.67%
Dorset +26 20 £313 -24.24% 3
Gloucestershire +14 17 £260 -16.88%
Somerset -6 10 £300 +9.09%
Devon -7 7 £170 -12.39% 1
Cornwall -4 6 £279 +74.22%
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 88 (77.88%) Cisco
2 69 (61.06%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (44.25%) Firewall
4 46 (40.71%) LAN
5 43 (38.05%) CCNA
6 38 (33.63%) Security Cleared
7 36 (31.86%) WAN
8 33 (29.20%) CCNP
9 29 (25.66%) SC Cleared
10 25 (22.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (21.24%) Wireless
12 21 (18.58%) Network Security
13 18 (15.93%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (15.04%) Network Design
15 16 (14.16%) Juniper
15 16 (14.16%) CheckPoint
15 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
16 15 (13.27%) VPN
16 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
16 15 (13.27%) ITIL
16 15 (13.27%) BGP
16 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
17 14 (12.39%) SolarWinds
18 12 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
19 11 (9.73%) MPLS
19 11 (9.73%) HP
19 11 (9.73%) F5
19 11 (9.73%) Network Monitoring
20 10 (8.85%) Root Cause Analysis
20 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared

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 6 (5.31%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (44.25%) Firewall
2 46 (40.71%) LAN
3 36 (31.86%) WAN
4 25 (22.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (21.24%) Wireless
6 21 (18.58%) Network Security
7 18 (15.93%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
9 15 (13.27%) BGP
9 15 (13.27%) VPN
10 12 (10.62%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (9.73%) MPLS
12 9 (7.96%) DNS
13 8 (7.08%) Unified Communications
13 8 (7.08%) VLAN
14 7 (6.19%) OSPF
14 7 (6.19%) VoIP
15 6 (5.31%) DHCP
15 6 (5.31%) EIGRP
16 5 (4.42%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (5.31%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) Billing
3 1 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.65%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) FMCG
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.88%) Smart City
6 1 (0.88%) Smart Energy
6 1 (0.88%) VAX
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Windows
2 3 (2.65%) Linux
2 3 (2.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Unix
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.04%) Network Design
2 15 (13.27%) ITIL
3 11 (9.73%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (8.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (7.96%) Network Management
6 7 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.31%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (5.31%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.42%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.42%) High Availability
8 5 (4.42%) Security Operations
9 4 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.54%) Service Management
10 3 (2.65%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.65%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.65%) Security Patching
10 3 (2.65%) SIEM
11 2 (1.77%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.77%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.77%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.31%) C
2 3 (2.65%) Python
3 2 (1.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (61.06%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (38.05%) CCNA
3 38 (33.63%) Security Cleared
4 33 (29.20%) CCNP
5 29 (25.66%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.85%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.54%) CISSP
7 4 (3.54%) Degree
7 4 (3.54%) GIAC
7 4 (3.54%) ISSAP
7 4 (3.54%) MCSE
7 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIE
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIP
8 3 (2.65%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.77%) CCENT
9 2 (1.77%) HNC
10 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.77%) Firmware
4 2 (1.77%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.65%) Opsview
3 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
3 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.88%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (77.88%) Cisco
2 16 (14.16%) CheckPoint
2 16 (14.16%) Juniper
3 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.39%) SolarWinds
5 11 (9.73%) F5
5 11 (9.73%) HP
6 8 (7.08%) Palo Alto
6 8 (7.08%) VMware
7 7 (6.19%) Dell
7 7 (6.19%) Fortinet
7 7 (6.19%) McAfee
7 7 (6.19%) Remedy
8 6 (5.31%) SonicWALL
9 5 (4.42%) Blue Coat
9 5 (4.42%) Meraki
10 4 (3.54%) Sophos
11 3 (2.65%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.77%) CA
12 2 (1.77%) Nokia