The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 84 58
Rank change year-on-year +11 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 1.12% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.18% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 17
Median daily rate £350 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £186 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.61% +5.10%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 31 (72.09%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (69.77%) Firewall
3 27 (62.79%) Cisco
4 21 (48.84%) MPLS
5 16 (37.21%) WAN
5 16 (37.21%) Network Security
6 15 (34.88%) Fortinet
7 13 (30.23%) LAN
7 13 (30.23%) CCNP
7 13 (30.23%) CCNA
8 12 (27.91%) Juniper
8 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
8 12 (27.91%) VPN
9 11 (25.58%) CCSP
10 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
11 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (18.60%) F5
12 8 (18.60%) Wireless
12 8 (18.60%) VMware
12 8 (18.60%) OSPF
12 8 (18.60%) Palo Alto
13 7 (16.28%) BGP
13 7 (16.28%) VLAN
13 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
14 6 (13.95%) High Availability
14 6 (13.95%) Network Design
14 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.95%) Windows
15 5 (11.63%) CCDP

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 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 21 (48.84%) MPLS
3 16 (37.21%) Network Security
3 16 (37.21%) WAN
4 13 (30.23%) LAN
5 12 (27.91%) VPN
6 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (20.93%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (18.60%) OSPF
7 8 (18.60%) Wireless
8 7 (16.28%) BGP
8 7 (16.28%) VLAN
9 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
10 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (11.63%) NX-OS
11 4 (9.30%) DNS
12 3 (6.98%) DMZ
12 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.98%) SSL
12 3 (6.98%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) High Availability
1 6 (13.95%) Network Design
2 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.65%) Change Control
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.33%) DevOps
5 1 (2.33%) Informatics
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.33%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Release Management
5 1 (2.33%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCNA
2 13 (30.23%) CCNP
3 11 (25.58%) CCSP
4 5 (11.63%) CCDP
5 4 (9.30%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.33%) ISEB
7 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.30%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.33%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco
2 15 (34.88%) Fortinet
3 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
3 12 (27.91%) Juniper
4 8 (18.60%) F5
4 8 (18.60%) Palo Alto
4 8 (18.60%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) Aruba
5 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.65%) ZyXEL
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) Cramer
7 1 (2.33%) Draytek
7 1 (2.33%) Foundry
7 1 (2.33%) Huawei
7 1 (2.33%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds