Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £281 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales 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 Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 48 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 36 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.04% 4.43% 3.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 4.55% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 39
Wales median daily rate £281 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +20.69% -14.07%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £199
90th Percentile £375 £463 £393
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Wales median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK median hourly rate £26.99 £34.62 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.05% +45.77% -9.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1148 1386 1589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 97.47% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 932 1130
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £476
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 92 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.02% -5.36% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.33 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £62.38 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Wales

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Wales

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region 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
South Wales -4 34 £288 -17.86% 5
West Wales 0 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £185 - 1
Network Engineer
UK

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (55.56%) CCNA
4 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (36.11%) ITIL
6 11 (30.56%) CCNP
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 10 (27.78%) Firewall
7 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (25.00%) Juniper
9 8 (22.22%) Windows
10 7 (19.44%) HP
10 7 (19.44%) MPLS
10 7 (19.44%) OSPF
10 7 (19.44%) F5
10 7 (19.44%) VLAN
11 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
12 5 (13.89%) Citrix
12 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
12 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
12 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
12 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (13.89%) JNCIA
12 5 (13.89%) Test Management
12 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (27.78%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) MPLS
3 7 (19.44%) OSPF
3 7 (19.44%) VLAN
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) BGP
5 3 (8.33%) IPsec
5 3 (8.33%) Junos
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) Internet
6 2 (5.56%) Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) DHCP
7 1 (2.78%) DMZ
7 1 (2.78%) DNS
7 1 (2.78%) FCoE
7 1 (2.78%) PABX
7 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Romanian Language
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
2 5 (13.89%) Defect Management
2 5 (13.89%) Network Management
2 5 (13.89%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
2 5 (13.89%) Test Management
2 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
3 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
3 4 (11.11%) RUP
3 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 4 (11.11%) Unified Process
4 2 (5.56%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (2.78%) Active Listening
5 1 (2.78%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) CCNA
3 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) CCNP
6 5 (13.89%) JNCIA
7 4 (11.11%) ISEB
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (8.33%) CCDA
9 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.78%) Degree
10 1 (2.78%) MCITP
10 1 (2.78%) MCSE
10 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) Juniper
4 7 (19.44%) F5
4 7 (19.44%) HP
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 4 (11.11%) BMC
6 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle
8 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.78%) Meraki
9 1 (2.78%) MikroTik
9 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL