The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 42 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 15 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.02% 1.68% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.86% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 2
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£300 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%
Network Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 646 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.24% 90.48% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 379 303
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.15 £27.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title.

1 46 (88.46%) Cisco
2 36 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 25 (48.08%) Network Security
5 25 (48.08%) CCNP
5 25 (48.08%) Firewall
6 23 (44.23%) Juniper
7 21 (40.38%) F5
8 16 (30.77%) OSPF
8 16 (30.77%) CCNA
9 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
10 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (25.00%) BGP
10 13 (25.00%) Clustering
11 12 (23.08%) WAN
11 12 (23.08%) LAN
12 11 (21.15%) MPLS
13 8 (15.38%) VPN
14 7 (13.46%) Sourcefire
15 5 (9.62%) Finance
15 5 (9.62%) Wireless
15 5 (9.62%) Riverbed
15 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
16 4 (7.69%) Change Control
16 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (7.69%) HSRP
16 4 (7.69%) FortiGate
16 4 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
16 4 (7.69%) Migration

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Network Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
1 25 (48.08%) Network Security
2 16 (30.77%) OSPF
3 13 (25.00%) BGP
3 13 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (23.08%) LAN
4 12 (23.08%) WAN
5 11 (21.15%) MPLS
6 8 (15.38%) VPN
7 5 (9.62%) Wireless
8 4 (7.69%) BIG-IP
8 4 (7.69%) VRRP
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.69%) HSRP
9 2 (3.85%) WLAN
9 2 (3.85%) Internet
9 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (3.85%) IPsec
9 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) SecurID
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) DTV
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) UNIX
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Solaris
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
2 4 (7.69%) Change Control
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
2 4 (7.69%) Network Design
3 2 (3.85%) Programme Management
3 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL
4 1 (1.92%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.92%) Project Management
4 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.92%) Validation
4 1 (1.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Perl
1 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 25 (48.08%) CCNP
4 16 (30.77%) CCNA
5 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.92%) CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) CCDA
7 1 (1.92%) CCDP
7 1 (1.92%) CCVP
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) Cisco
2 36 (69.23%) CheckPoint
3 23 (44.23%) Juniper
4 21 (40.38%) F5
5 7 (13.46%) Sourcefire
6 5 (9.62%) Riverbed
7 4 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (5.77%) Brocade
9 2 (3.85%) SAP
10 1 (1.92%) Nokia
10 1 (1.92%) Remedy
10 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
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