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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 70 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 26 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.61% 0.65% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.68% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%
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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 - 1 £300 -
Network Engineer
North West

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 33 (68.75%) Firewall
2 31 (64.58%) Cisco
3 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (41.67%) Juniper
5 19 (39.58%) CCNP
6 17 (35.42%) LAN
7 16 (33.33%) Wireless
8 15 (31.25%) Network Security
9 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
10 12 (25.00%) WAN
11 10 (20.83%) CCNA
11 10 (20.83%) VPN
11 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
12 9 (18.75%) DNS
13 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.58%) Internet
14 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (12.50%) MPLS
15 6 (12.50%) BGP
15 6 (12.50%) IPsec
15 6 (12.50%) SNMP
15 6 (12.50%) VoIP
16 5 (10.42%) ITIL
16 5 (10.42%) SSL
16 5 (10.42%) OSPF
16 5 (10.42%) Network Design
16 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
17 4 (8.33%) JNCIA
17 4 (8.33%) JNCIS
17 4 (8.33%) JNCIP

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 33 (68.75%) Firewall
2 17 (35.42%) LAN
3 16 (33.33%) Wireless
4 15 (31.25%) Network Security
5 12 (25.00%) WAN
6 10 (20.83%) VPN
7 9 (18.75%) DNS
8 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 7 (14.58%) Internet
10 6 (12.50%) MPLS
10 6 (12.50%) SNMP
10 6 (12.50%) VoIP
10 6 (12.50%) IPsec
10 6 (12.50%) BGP
11 5 (10.42%) OSPF
11 5 (10.42%) SSL
12 4 (8.33%) DHCP
12 4 (8.33%) FTP
12 4 (8.33%) HTTP
12 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Law
2 2 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.42%) Network Design
1 5 (10.42%) ITIL
1 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (6.25%) Open Source
2 3 (6.25%) Network Management
3 2 (4.17%) Migration
3 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.17%) Project Management
3 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.08%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.08%) Workflow
4 1 (2.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (2.08%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.08%) SOA
4 1 (2.08%) SIEM
4 1 (2.08%) Change Control
4 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Perl
1 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (39.58%) CCNP
3 10 (20.83%) CCNA
4 4 (8.33%) JNCIA
4 4 (8.33%) JNCIS
4 4 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 4 (8.33%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
5 2 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CCSP
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.08%) XenApp
1 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) Juniper
3 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.33%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Citrix
5 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
5 3 (6.25%) Aruba
6 2 (4.17%) F5
7 1 (2.08%) Vyatta
7 1 (2.08%) Huawei
7 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.08%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.08%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.08%) BT
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.08%) HP
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