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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 84 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 22 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.33% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.39% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 1
Average daily rate £400 £309 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -27.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.94 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-0.25% -7.40%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £400 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 38 (88.37%) Cisco
2 36 (83.72%) Firewall
3 19 (44.19%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (41.86%) Wireless
5 17 (39.53%) WAN
6 15 (34.88%) Load Balancing
7 14 (32.56%) Network Security
7 14 (32.56%) VPN
7 14 (32.56%) LAN
7 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (30.23%) VoIP
8 13 (30.23%) ITIL
9 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
10 11 (25.58%) DNS
10 11 (25.58%) DHCP
11 10 (23.26%) Juniper
11 10 (23.26%) CCNP
12 9 (20.93%) OSPF
12 9 (20.93%) BGP
12 9 (20.93%) SSL
12 9 (20.93%) Fortinet
12 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (20.93%) F5
13 8 (18.60%) CCNA
14 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 7 (16.28%) Service Management
14 7 (16.28%) Aruba
14 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (16.28%) Kalman Filter

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (2.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (83.72%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (41.86%) Wireless
4 17 (39.53%) WAN
5 14 (32.56%) LAN
5 14 (32.56%) Network Security
5 14 (32.56%) VPN
6 13 (30.23%) VoIP
7 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
8 11 (25.58%) DHCP
8 11 (25.58%) DNS
9 9 (20.93%) BGP
9 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (20.93%) OSPF
9 9 (20.93%) SSL
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (11.63%) FWSM
11 5 (11.63%) IPsec
11 5 (11.63%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Statistics
3 3 (6.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) PKI
4 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Load Balancing
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (16.28%) Service Management
3 7 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.30%) Web Filtering
5 3 (6.98%) Application Rationalisation
5 3 (6.98%) Coaching
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.65%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.65%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.65%) Threat Management
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
7 1 (2.33%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Perl
1 4 (9.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCIE
5 1 (2.33%) CCSA
5 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 38 (88.37%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
3 10 (23.26%) Juniper
4 9 (20.93%) F5
4 9 (20.93%) Fortinet
5 7 (16.28%) Aruba
5 7 (16.28%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.65%) Imperva
7 2 (4.65%) Polycom
7 2 (4.65%) Proofpoint
7 2 (4.65%) Siemens
8 1 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (2.33%) IronPort
8 1 (2.33%) Meraki
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) VMware