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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 73 59 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 11 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 1.97% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.12% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
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£320 £283 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% +13.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £297 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £309 £308
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -18.91%
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
1297 1087 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.24% 93.14% 90.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 543 599
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 96
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.31 £32.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) CCNP
4 10 (47.62%) Juniper
5 8 (38.10%) CCNA
6 7 (33.33%) Wireless
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) Firewall
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) Avaya
9 4 (19.05%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard
10 3 (14.29%) F5
10 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 3 (14.29%) HP
10 3 (14.29%) Nortel
10 3 (14.29%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 3 (14.29%) CMS
10 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat
10 3 (14.29%) Network Design
11 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
11 2 (9.52%) JNCIE
11 2 (9.52%) VMware
11 2 (9.52%) Finance

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Wireless
2 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 6 (28.57%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
6 2 (9.52%) Multicast
6 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (9.52%) Network Security
6 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 2 (9.52%) RIP
6 2 (9.52%) OSPF
6 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.76%) SSH
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Life Science
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) QMS
3 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (4.76%) B2B
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (52.38%) CCNP
3 8 (38.10%) CCNA
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) CCIE
5 2 (9.52%) JNCIP
5 2 (9.52%) JNCIE
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.76%) CCDP
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) Juniper
3 4 (19.05%) Avaya
4 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 3 (14.29%) WatchGuard
4 3 (14.29%) F5
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Nortel
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Websense
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Meraki
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Redback
6 1 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) Polycom
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Nokia
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