The median contractor rate for a NOC Engineer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Operations Centre Engineer
UK
Rank 572 619 605
Rank change year-on-year +47 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a NOC Engineer 24 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.043% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.046% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Median daily rate £335 £228 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.25% -9.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £315 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £245 £208
% change year-on-year +30.61% +18.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.93% -  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NOC Engineer in the UK

NOC Engineer
Top 16 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 24 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
England +34 23 £320 +40.65% 8
South East +27 8 £369 +50.51% 2
East of England - 6 £300 - 1
Wiltshire +5 5 - - 1
South West 0 5 - - 1
London +23 4 £500 +148.44% 4
Hertfordshire - 4 £300 -
Stevenage - 4 £300 -
Berkshire +24 3 £465 +93.75% 2
Surrey +12 3 £320 +72.97%
Crawley - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Slough - 2 £415 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Leatherhead +23 1 £320 -

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 40 (63.49%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (55.56%) CCNA
4 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
5 22 (34.92%) Juniper
5 22 (34.92%) CCNP
6 17 (26.98%) VLAN
7 16 (25.40%) Firewall
7 16 (25.40%) SLA
7 16 (25.40%) MPLS
8 14 (22.22%) OSPF
8 14 (22.22%) WAN
9 13 (20.63%) DV Cleared
10 12 (19.05%) BGP
11 11 (17.46%) ITIL
11 11 (17.46%) Migration
12 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
12 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
12 10 (15.87%) Remedy
12 10 (15.87%) F5
13 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
13 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 8 (12.70%) JNCIA
14 8 (12.70%) VPN
15 7 (11.11%) Service Management
15 7 (11.11%) Ciena
15 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (9.52%) Riverbed
16 6 (9.52%) VPLS

NOC Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.35%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) VLAN
2 16 (25.40%) Firewall
2 16 (25.40%) MPLS
3 14 (22.22%) OSPF
3 14 (22.22%) WAN
4 12 (19.05%) BGP
5 10 (15.87%) Ethernet
6 8 (12.70%) VPN
7 6 (9.52%) DWDM
7 6 (9.52%) LAN
7 6 (9.52%) VPLS
8 5 (7.94%) DNS
8 5 (7.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (7.94%) SNMP
8 5 (7.94%) Wireless
9 4 (6.35%) ATM
9 4 (6.35%) SDH
9 4 (6.35%) VoIP
9 4 (6.35%) xDSL
10 3 (4.76%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) MySQL
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Front Office
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) SOAP
1 2 (3.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.35%) Wiki
4 2 (3.17%) BBC
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) ITIL
1 11 (17.46%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Service Management
3 6 (9.52%) CRM
3 6 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.94%) Network Management
5 4 (6.35%) Fault Management
5 4 (6.35%) RAD
5 4 (6.35%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (3.17%) High Availability
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
7 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Six Sigma
8 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) C
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) Perl
3 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (63.49%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (55.56%) CCNA
3 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
4 22 (34.92%) CCNP
5 13 (20.63%) DV Cleared
6 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 8 (12.70%) JNCIA
8 4 (6.35%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.76%) CCIE
9 3 (4.76%) Degree
9 3 (4.76%) HNC
10 2 (3.17%) CCDP
11 1 (1.59%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 42 (66.67%) Cisco
2 22 (34.92%) Juniper
3 10 (15.87%) F5
3 10 (15.87%) Remedy
4 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.11%) Ciena
6 6 (9.52%) Riverbed
7 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.94%) Huawei
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.17%) Aruba
8 2 (3.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
8 2 (3.17%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.17%) Splunk
8 2 (3.17%) Virgin Media
9 1 (1.59%) Brocade
9 1 (1.59%) Extreme Networks