The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 91 77
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 27 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.04% 0.89% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 0.95% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 16
Median daily rate £325 £375 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +22.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £260 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1252 1689 1547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.78% 94.30% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 974 812
Median daily rate £375 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Manchester

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 40 (70.18%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (57.89%) Cisco
3 32 (56.14%) Firewall
4 21 (36.84%) Network Security
5 19 (33.33%) MPLS
5 19 (33.33%) WAN
6 18 (31.58%) Juniper
7 16 (28.07%) LAN
8 15 (26.32%) CCNP
9 14 (24.56%) CCNA
9 14 (24.56%) Fortinet
10 13 (22.81%) FortiGate
10 13 (22.81%) CCSP
11 11 (19.30%) Wireless
11 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
12 10 (17.54%) OSPF
12 10 (17.54%) BGP
13 9 (15.79%) Network Design
13 9 (15.79%) F5
13 9 (15.79%) VMware
13 9 (15.79%) CCDP
14 8 (14.04%) DNS
14 8 (14.04%) Linux
14 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
14 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
15 7 (12.28%) Unix
16 6 (10.53%) Windows
16 6 (10.53%) DHCP
16 6 (10.53%) Cisco IOS

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (1.75%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 32 (56.14%) Firewall
2 21 (36.84%) Network Security
3 19 (33.33%) MPLS
3 19 (33.33%) WAN
4 16 (28.07%) LAN
5 11 (19.30%) Wireless
6 10 (17.54%) BGP
6 10 (17.54%) OSPF
7 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (14.04%) DNS
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (10.53%) DHCP
8 6 (10.53%) Unified Communications
9 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
9 5 (8.77%) VPLS
10 4 (7.02%) VLAN
10 4 (7.02%) VPN
11 3 (5.26%) IGRP
11 3 (5.26%) NetScreen
11 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (1.75%) Finance
1 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
1 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Unix
3 6 (10.53%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Network Design
2 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.02%) High Availability
3 4 (7.02%) ITIL
3 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
4 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.26%) Migration
5 2 (3.51%) Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) Line Management
5 2 (3.51%) Project Management
6 1 (1.75%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (1.75%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.75%) Network Management
6 1 (1.75%) Network Planning
6 1 (1.75%) Release Management
6 1 (1.75%) Server Building
6 1 (1.75%) Validation
6 1 (1.75%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 40 (70.18%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (26.32%) CCNP
3 14 (24.56%) CCNA
4 13 (22.81%) CCSP
5 9 (15.79%) CCDP
6 5 (8.77%) CCDA
7 4 (7.02%) CCIE
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.75%) Degree
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.02%) vSphere
3 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.75%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Cisco
2 18 (31.58%) Juniper
3 14 (24.56%) Fortinet
4 11 (19.30%) Palo Alto
5 9 (15.79%) F5
5 9 (15.79%) VMware
6 8 (14.04%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.77%) Aruba
7 5 (8.77%) Citrix
8 2 (3.51%) Avaya
8 2 (3.51%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.51%) Nortel
8 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.51%) ZyXEL
9 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.75%) Cramer
9 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle
9 1 (1.75%) Remedy