Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 October 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 Specialist
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 136 154
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Manchester median daily rate - £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.06% -3.03%
North West median daily rate £450 £456 £475
% change year-on-year -1.37% -3.95% +24.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 2,942 2,699 3,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.97% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,828 1,677 2,140
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 112 87
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.28%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.58 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -10.53%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in Manchester

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CCIE
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) ForeScout
4 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Process Management
4 3 (42.86%) Information Assurance
4 3 (42.86%) MBA
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) WLAN
5 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
5 2 (28.57%) Skype
5 2 (28.57%) Network Segmentation
6 1 (14.29%) Patch Management

Network Specialist 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) FCoE
5 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Information Assurance
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Process Management
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCIE
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) MBA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) ForeScout
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk