The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 75 61 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 14 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.03% 1.40% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.49% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£295 £283 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +13.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
Network Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1283 1142 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.99% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 584 659
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (52.63%) CCNA
4 9 (47.37%) Wireless
5 8 (42.11%) Juniper
6 7 (36.84%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) Avaya
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) Firewall
8 5 (26.32%) LAN
8 5 (26.32%) WAN
8 5 (26.32%) Nortel
9 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) MPLS
10 3 (15.79%) OSPF
10 3 (15.79%) BGP
10 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
10 3 (15.79%) Websense
10 3 (15.79%) CMS
10 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
10 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.79%) Network Security
10 3 (15.79%) F5
10 3 (15.79%) Multicast
11 2 (10.53%) HSRP
11 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
11 2 (10.53%) RIP
11 2 (10.53%) VPN
11 2 (10.53%) Windows

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Wireless
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) WAN
4 4 (21.05%) MPLS
5 3 (15.79%) OSPF
5 3 (15.79%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) EIGRP
5 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 3 (15.79%) Multicast
6 2 (10.53%) HSRP
6 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.53%) RIP
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) IPsec
7 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.26%) SSH
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPT
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Life Science
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) B2B
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) QMS
3 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
4 2 (10.53%) JNCIE
5 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
1 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Juniper
3 6 (31.58%) Avaya
4 5 (26.32%) Nortel
5 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.79%) Websense
6 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) F5
7 2 (10.53%) HP
8 1 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Redback
8 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.26%) Nokia
8 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
8 1 (5.26%) Meraki