Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 107 110
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.53% 1.38% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.46% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 34
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £173 £226 £257
90th Percentile £412 £513 £468
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +0.67% +15.38% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.44% - +24.79%

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 November 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
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 November 2017. 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 - 4 - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £263 -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 27 (60.00%) Juniper
2 26 (57.78%) Cisco
2 26 (57.78%) Firewall
3 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (40.00%) VPN
4 17 (37.78%) MPLS
5 15 (33.33%) WAN
6 14 (31.11%) VLAN
7 13 (28.89%) LAN
8 12 (26.67%) CCNA
8 12 (26.67%) CheckPoint
8 12 (26.67%) Network Security
9 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 9 (20.00%) DHCP
10 9 (20.00%) DNS
10 9 (20.00%) Change Management
11 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
11 8 (17.78%) CCNP
11 8 (17.78%) SIEM
12 7 (15.56%) Network Design
12 7 (15.56%) VoIP
12 7 (15.56%) Windows
13 6 (13.33%) ITIL
13 6 (13.33%) OSPF
13 6 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
13 6 (13.33%) ProxySG
13 6 (13.33%) Junos
13 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 6 (13.33%) Palo Alto

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 3 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 26 (57.78%) Firewall
2 18 (40.00%) VPN
3 17 (37.78%) MPLS
4 15 (33.33%) WAN
5 14 (31.11%) VLAN
6 13 (28.89%) LAN
7 12 (26.67%) Network Security
8 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.00%) DHCP
9 9 (20.00%) DNS
10 7 (15.56%) VoIP
11 6 (13.33%) Junos
11 6 (13.33%) OSPF
12 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (11.11%) IGMP
12 5 (11.11%) PBX
13 4 (8.89%) BGP
13 4 (8.89%) Broadband
13 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
13 4 (8.89%) SSL
General
1 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) NHS
2 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Change Management
2 8 (17.78%) SIEM
3 7 (15.56%) Network Design
4 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.89%) Change Control
6 4 (8.89%) Time Management
7 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.67%) Service Management
8 2 (4.44%) DevOps
8 2 (4.44%) High Availability
8 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Network Management
9 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.22%) Informatics
9 1 (2.22%) Logistics
9 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNA
3 8 (17.78%) CCNP
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) CCIE
5 4 (8.89%) JNCIE
5 4 (8.89%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.44%) CISSP
6 2 (4.44%) MCP
6 2 (4.44%) MCSA
6 2 (4.44%) MCSE
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) ISEB
7 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) ProxySG
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Juniper
2 26 (57.78%) Cisco
3 12 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 6 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.11%) F5
6 4 (8.89%) BT
7 3 (6.67%) Redback
7 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.22%) Aruba
9 1 (2.22%) Avaya
9 1 (2.22%) Huawei
9 1 (2.22%) McAfee
9 1 (2.22%) Mitel
9 1 (2.22%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.22%) Sonus
9 1 (2.22%) Sophos
9 1 (2.22%) VMware