The median contractor rate for a NOC Engineer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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 Operations Centre Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 627 623
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 21 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.030% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.031% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
Median daily rate £340 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.52% +30.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +43.63% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +344.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - £9.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

NOC Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured NOC Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Top 20 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 3 months to 23 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
England +37 21 £340 +13.52% 7
South East +12 9 £395 +37.39% 1
South West +9 5 - -
Wiltshire +9 5 - -
West Sussex - 5 £395 -
Crawley - 5 £395 -
Berkshire +21 4 £175 -39.13% 1
London 0 4 £315 +0.88% 1
Chippenham - 3 - -
Reading +15 2 £175 -36.36%
Corsham -3 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £288 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £223 -
Nottingham - 1 £288 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £223 -
East Midlands - 1 £288 - 1
North East - 1 £223 -
North West - 1 £375 - 2

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (64.44%) CCNA
1 29 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (60.00%) Cisco
3 19 (42.22%) CCNP
4 18 (40.00%) VLAN
5 16 (35.56%) F5
5 16 (35.56%) Firewall
6 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 14 (31.11%) WAN
7 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) LAN
9 12 (26.67%) VPN
10 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
10 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
11 10 (22.22%) Migration
11 10 (22.22%) MPLS
12 9 (20.00%) Juniper
12 9 (20.00%) SLA
12 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
13 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
13 8 (17.78%) Banking
13 8 (17.78%) CCIE
14 7 (15.56%) BBC
14 7 (15.56%) CCDP
14 7 (15.56%) VoIP
14 7 (15.56%) ITIL
14 7 (15.56%) Network Design
14 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (15.56%) Virgin Media

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) VLAN
2 16 (35.56%) Firewall
3 14 (31.11%) WAN
4 13 (28.89%) LAN
5 12 (26.67%) VPN
6 10 (22.22%) MPLS
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (15.56%) NetScaler
8 7 (15.56%) VoIP
9 5 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.11%) Wireless
10 4 (8.89%) BGP
10 4 (8.89%) DNS
10 4 (8.89%) Multicast
10 4 (8.89%) OSPF
11 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
11 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
12 2 (4.44%) DWDM
12 2 (4.44%) Network Security
General
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) Front Office
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) BBC
2 7 (15.56%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.89%) Wiki
5 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
1 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Load Balancing
2 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 7 (15.56%) Network Design
4 5 (11.11%) Fault Management
4 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.11%) Service Management
5 4 (8.89%) CRM
6 3 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) RAD
7 2 (4.44%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.22%) Data Security
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Perl
2 1 (2.22%) Python
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) CCNA
1 29 (64.44%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (42.22%) CCNP
3 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 8 (17.78%) CCIE
6 7 (15.56%) CCDP
7 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.67%) HNC
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) F5
3 15 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (24.44%) Riverbed
5 9 (20.00%) Juniper
6 7 (15.56%) Rackspace
6 7 (15.56%) Virgin Media
7 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 5 (11.11%) Remedy
8 4 (8.89%) Huawei
9 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.44%) Ciena
10 2 (4.44%) Splunk
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
11 1 (2.22%) Crossbeam
11 1 (2.22%) Extreme Networks
11 1 (2.22%) Nortel
11 1 (2.22%) TippingPoint
11 1 (2.22%) VMware