The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 61 61 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 19 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.26% 0.86% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 0.91% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 1
Median daily rate £355 £263 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.23% +69.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year -6.36% -7.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 560 662 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 96.22% 94.98% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 461 259
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £263 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +31.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £21.00 £31.50
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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 26 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 19 £355 +35.23%
Network Engineer
North East

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 28 (80.00%) HP
3 27 (77.14%) Firewall
4 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
5 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
5 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (65.71%) LAN
7 22 (62.86%) CCNP
7 22 (62.86%) ITIL
7 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
8 21 (60.00%) WAN
8 21 (60.00%) Wireless
9 20 (57.14%) Riverbed
9 20 (57.14%) Juniper
9 20 (57.14%) CCIE
9 20 (57.14%) F5
10 19 (54.29%) CCSA
10 19 (54.29%) JNCIA
11 18 (51.43%) Network Design
11 18 (51.43%) Fortinet
12 17 (48.57%) CCSE
12 17 (48.57%) JNCIE
12 17 (48.57%) CCDP
12 17 (48.57%) CCIP
12 17 (48.57%) FortiGate
13 16 (45.71%) ITSM
13 16 (45.71%) Service Management
14 14 (40.00%) BIG-IP
14 14 (40.00%) Aruba
15 11 (31.43%) HP ASE

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (77.14%) Firewall
2 23 (65.71%) LAN
3 21 (60.00%) WAN
3 21 (60.00%) Wireless
4 14 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 5 (14.29%) Network Security
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.86%) DHCP
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.86%) FTP
7 1 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.86%) IPsec
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
7 1 (2.86%) SNMP
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) ITIL
2 18 (51.43%) Network Design
3 16 (45.71%) ITSM
3 16 (45.71%) Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.57%) Change Control
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
5 3 (8.57%) QMS
5 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) High Availability
7 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.86%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.86%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 26 (74.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
3 22 (62.86%) CCNP
4 20 (57.14%) CCIE
5 19 (54.29%) CCSA
5 19 (54.29%) JNCIA
6 17 (48.57%) CCDP
6 17 (48.57%) CCIP
6 17 (48.57%) CCSE
6 17 (48.57%) JNCIE
7 11 (31.43%) HP ASE
7 11 (31.43%) HP MASE
8 8 (22.86%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.86%) NFS
1 1 (2.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Cisco
2 28 (80.00%) HP
3 22 (62.86%) CheckPoint
4 20 (57.14%) F5
4 20 (57.14%) Juniper
4 20 (57.14%) Riverbed
5 18 (51.43%) Fortinet
6 14 (40.00%) Aruba
7 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.57%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat