Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 96 107
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 75 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.34% 1.58% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.65% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 26
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £211 £191 £226
90th Percentile £438 £430 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 0
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £21.78 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.15% - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year +33.15% -3.20% -

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 3,038 2,780 3,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.34% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,929 1,784 2,053
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £238 £230
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 116 73
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +16.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%

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 13 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 December 2018. 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 -2 10 £375 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Network Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 52 (69.33%) Cisco
2 49 (65.33%) Firewall
3 35 (46.67%) LAN
4 31 (41.33%) WAN
5 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (29.33%) Wireless
7 18 (24.00%) CCNA
8 17 (22.67%) CCNP
9 16 (21.33%) Network Design
10 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 14 (18.67%) Telecoms
12 12 (16.00%) Handset
12 12 (16.00%) TACACS
13 11 (14.67%) Juniper
13 11 (14.67%) Degree
13 11 (14.67%) Deployment Automation
14 10 (13.33%) NHS
14 10 (13.33%) MPLS
15 9 (12.00%) VLAN
15 9 (12.00%) Time Management
16 7 (9.33%) Network Security
16 7 (9.33%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
16 7 (9.33%) ITIL
16 7 (9.33%) Windows
17 6 (8.00%) VoIP
17 6 (8.00%) VPN
17 6 (8.00%) DNS
17 6 (8.00%) DHCP

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 (2.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (65.33%) Firewall
2 35 (46.67%) LAN
3 31 (41.33%) WAN
4 22 (29.33%) Wireless
5 12 (16.00%) TACACS
6 10 (13.33%) MPLS
7 9 (12.00%) VLAN
8 7 (9.33%) Network Security
8 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (9.33%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (8.00%) DHCP
9 6 (8.00%) DNS
9 6 (8.00%) VoIP
9 6 (8.00%) VPN
10 5 (6.67%) BGP
10 5 (6.67%) OSPF
11 4 (5.33%) 802.11
11 4 (5.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (18.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
2 1 (1.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Handset
2 10 (13.33%) NHS
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) CCTV
4 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Network Design
2 11 (14.67%) Deployment Automation
3 9 (12.00%) Time Management
4 7 (9.33%) ITIL
5 5 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.33%) Change Control
6 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.33%) ITSM
6 4 (5.33%) Runbook
7 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.00%) DevOps
7 3 (4.00%) Informatics
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (4.00%) Network Management
7 3 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.00%) Service Management
8 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.33%) Java
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (24.00%) CCNA
3 17 (22.67%) CCNP
4 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.67%) Degree
6 3 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.00%) ISEB
6 3 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.67%) CCENT
7 2 (2.67%) CCSA
8 1 (1.33%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (69.33%) Cisco
2 11 (14.67%) Juniper
3 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (8.00%) F5
4 5 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.67%) Arista
6 2 (2.67%) Fortinet
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Meraki
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Moogsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
6 2 (2.67%) VMware
7 1 (1.33%) M86 Security
7 1 (1.33%) McAfee
7 1 (1.33%) Sun
7 1 (1.33%) Trustwave