Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a NOC Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Operations Centre Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 868 836 858
Rank change year-on-year -32 +22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 28 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.048% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.050% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 14
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.74% +22.87%
10th Percentile £210 £181 £230
90th Percentile £428 £413 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £263
% change year-on-year - +23.81% +19.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 12
UK median hourly rate £33.80 £30.75 £29.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.92% +4.68% +23.68%
10th Percentile £22.00 £20.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £29.38
% change year-on-year +44.19% -26.81% +23.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

NOC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured NOC Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NOC Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NOC Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NOC Engineer over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NOC Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England -24 28 £325 +8.42% 12
UK excluding London +19 22 £325 - 7
North of England - 8 £210 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £210 -
Midlands +33 6 £325 +4.00% 1
South East -2 6 £338 +3.85% 4
London -15 6 £313 +4.34% 5
West Midlands +21 5 £325 +4.00% 1
East of England -7 2 - - 1
South West -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £300 -

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, NOC 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 featuring NOC Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 9 (32.14%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (25.00%) LAN
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.86%) DWDM
5 5 (17.86%) Remedy
5 5 (17.86%) ATM
5 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) F5
6 4 (14.29%) Frame Relay
6 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 4 (14.29%) SDH
6 4 (14.29%) IBM
6 4 (14.29%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) CCIE
6 4 (14.29%) BMC
6 4 (14.29%) CA
6 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
6 4 (14.29%) Nokia
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (10.71%) Network Optimisation
7 3 (10.71%) SLA
7 3 (10.71%) Wireless
7 3 (10.71%) Firmware

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (17.86%) ATM
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (17.86%) DWDM
4 4 (14.29%) Frame Relay
4 4 (14.29%) SDH
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (10.71%) Broadband
5 3 (10.71%) IOS XR
5 3 (10.71%) ISDN
5 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) SNMP
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
1 6 (21.43%) Service Management
2 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (7.14%) Fault Management
5 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Network Packet Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Measurement
6 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Perl
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) CCIE
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Netcool
2 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Remedy
3 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 4 (14.29%) BMC
3 4 (14.29%) CA
3 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 4 (14.29%) F5
3 4 (14.29%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Nokia
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
4 3 (10.71%) Splunk
5 2 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (7.14%) BT
5 2 (7.14%) Forcepoint
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.14%) Huawei
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Riverbed