The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 57 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 35 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.65% 0.99% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.04% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 12
Median daily rate £350 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £27.94 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+2.90% +8.49%

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
1253 1728 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.71% 95.42% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 992 816
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 44 53
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Wigan - 2 £425 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Manchester region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (62.32%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (57.97%) Firewall
3 37 (53.62%) Cisco
4 27 (39.13%) Network Security
5 25 (36.23%) WAN
6 22 (31.88%) LAN
7 20 (28.99%) MPLS
8 19 (27.54%) Juniper
9 18 (26.09%) CCNP
10 17 (24.64%) Fortinet
11 15 (21.74%) CCNA
11 15 (21.74%) FortiGate
12 13 (18.84%) CCSP
13 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
13 12 (17.39%) Wireless
13 12 (17.39%) F5
13 12 (17.39%) Palo Alto
14 11 (15.94%) OSPF
14 11 (15.94%) BGP
15 10 (14.49%) VMware
15 10 (14.49%) CCDP
15 10 (14.49%) DNS
15 10 (14.49%) Network Design
15 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
16 9 (13.04%) Linux
17 7 (10.14%) Unix
17 7 (10.14%) Windows
17 7 (10.14%) DHCP
17 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (57.97%) Firewall
2 27 (39.13%) Network Security
3 25 (36.23%) WAN
4 22 (31.88%) LAN
5 20 (28.99%) MPLS
6 12 (17.39%) Wireless
7 11 (15.94%) BGP
7 11 (15.94%) OSPF
8 10 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (14.49%) DNS
9 7 (10.14%) DHCP
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (8.70%) EIGRP
10 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (7.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (7.25%) VPLS
11 5 (7.25%) VPN
12 4 (5.80%) IGRP
12 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Unix
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) Network Design
2 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (5.80%) High Availability
4 4 (5.80%) ITIL
4 4 (5.80%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (2.90%) Analytics
6 2 (2.90%) Line Management
6 2 (2.90%) SIEM
6 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.90%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.45%) Change Control
7 1 (1.45%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.45%) DevOps
7 1 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.45%) Server Building
7 1 (1.45%) Server Hardening
7 1 (1.45%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 43 (62.32%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (26.09%) CCNP
3 15 (21.74%) CCNA
4 13 (18.84%) CCSP
5 10 (14.49%) CCDP
6 6 (8.70%) CCDA
7 5 (7.25%) CCIE
8 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) CISSP
9 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.80%) vSphere
3 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 37 (53.62%) Cisco
2 19 (27.54%) Juniper
3 17 (24.64%) Fortinet
4 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 12 (17.39%) F5
4 12 (17.39%) Palo Alto
5 10 (14.49%) VMware
6 6 (8.70%) Citrix
7 5 (7.25%) Aruba
8 2 (2.90%) Avaya
8 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.90%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.90%) Nortel
8 2 (2.90%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.90%) Splunk
8 2 (2.90%) ZyXEL
9 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.45%) Draytek
9 1 (1.45%) Foundry
9 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire