Period
to 23 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

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
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 113 97
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 58 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.05% 1.27% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.34% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 17
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £205 £211 £196
90th Percentile £483 £438 £420
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 £28.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.93% +42.50% +11.11%
North West median hourly rate £24.09 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -16.95% -14.71% +88.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,669 3,050 2,640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.75% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,729 1,937 1,600
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £595 £575 £545
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 131 94
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £18.79 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +21.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.88 £10.58
90th Percentile £29.90 £40.00 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £18.50 £19.03 £22.25
% change year-on-year -2.79% -14.47% +17.11%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 23 July 2019.

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
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 6 months to 23 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +9 6 - - 2
Stockport - 2 £230 -
Oldham - 2 - - 2
Bolton -5 1 £192 - 2
Altrincham - 1 £475 -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (77.59%) Cisco
2 34 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (48.28%) Firewall
4 27 (46.55%) CCNA
5 20 (34.48%) CCNP
6 13 (22.41%) VPN
6 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (20.69%) DHCP
8 11 (18.97%) MPLS
8 11 (18.97%) BGP
8 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint
9 10 (17.24%) WAN
9 10 (17.24%) DNS
9 10 (17.24%) Juniper
10 9 (15.52%) F5
10 9 (15.52%) Palo Alto
11 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (13.79%) FortiGate
11 8 (13.79%) Network Security
11 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
11 8 (13.79%) LAN
11 8 (13.79%) Migration
12 7 (12.07%) Wireless
12 7 (12.07%) VoIP
12 7 (12.07%) Network Design
12 7 (12.07%) Proactive Monitoring
13 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (10.34%) Cisco Firepower

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) Firewall
2 13 (22.41%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (22.41%) VPN
3 12 (20.69%) DHCP
4 11 (18.97%) BGP
4 11 (18.97%) MPLS
5 10 (17.24%) DNS
5 10 (17.24%) WAN
6 8 (13.79%) LAN
6 8 (13.79%) Network Security
7 7 (12.07%) VoIP
7 7 (12.07%) Wireless
8 6 (10.34%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (10.34%) OSPF
9 5 (8.62%) HSRP
9 5 (8.62%) Multicast
9 5 (8.62%) SSL
9 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
9 5 (8.62%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) LDAP
2 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Clustering
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) Migration
2 7 (12.07%) Network Design
2 7 (12.07%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (8.62%) Change Management
4 5 (8.62%) ITIL
5 4 (6.90%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.45%) Due Diligence
7 2 (3.45%) Informatics
7 2 (3.45%) ITSM
7 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (46.55%) CCNA
3 20 (34.48%) CCNP
4 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) CCDA
6 5 (8.62%) JNCIA
7 4 (6.90%) CCDP
7 4 (6.90%) CCIE
8 3 (5.17%) Degree
9 2 (3.45%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (3.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (3.45%) CISSP
9 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (3.45%) ISEB
9 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (3.45%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.45%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.72%) CCIE Security
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) VMware NSX
3 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.45%) Firmware
3 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.72%) Docker
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 45 (77.59%) Cisco
2 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint
2 10 (17.24%) Juniper
3 9 (15.52%) F5
3 9 (15.52%) Palo Alto
4 6 (10.34%) Blue Coat
5 5 (8.62%) Meraki
6 4 (6.90%) Fortinet
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) Ericsson
7 3 (5.17%) Huawei
7 3 (5.17%) Redback
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.45%) Nortel
8 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.72%) Avaya
9 1 (1.72%) BT
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix
9 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.72%) McAfee