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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 42 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 23 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.03% 0.36% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Average daily rate
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£368 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
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
696 498 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.82% 89.73% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 301 260
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.58 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 34 (94.44%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (50.00%) Firewall
3 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
4 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 14 (38.89%) CCNP
6 13 (36.11%) Network Security
7 12 (33.33%) CCNA
7 12 (33.33%) WAN
8 11 (30.56%) LAN
8 11 (30.56%) F5
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Juniper
10 8 (22.22%) MPLS
11 7 (19.44%) VPN
11 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 6 (16.67%) Clustering
12 6 (16.67%) OSPF
12 6 (16.67%) BGP
13 4 (11.11%) IPsec
13 4 (11.11%) DSL
13 4 (11.11%) Sourcefire
13 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
13 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
14 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
14 3 (8.33%) Wireless
14 3 (8.33%) Finance
14 3 (8.33%) Banking
14 3 (8.33%) ISDN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) Network Security
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
4 11 (30.56%) LAN
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (22.22%) MPLS
7 7 (19.44%) VPN
8 6 (16.67%) OSPF
8 6 (16.67%) BGP
9 4 (11.11%) DSL
9 4 (11.11%) IPsec
10 3 (8.33%) Wireless
10 3 (8.33%) ATM
10 3 (8.33%) ISDN
11 2 (5.56%) ADSL
11 2 (5.56%) Broadband
11 2 (5.56%) SDH
11 2 (5.56%) Internet
11 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
11 2 (5.56%) PPP
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) ITIL
2 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.56%) Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
2 2 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
3 1 (2.78%) SABSA
3 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) CCNP
4 12 (33.33%) CCNA
5 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) BC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) CCIP
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) CISSP
7 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CISM
7 1 (2.78%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 34 (94.44%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) CheckPoint
3 11 (30.56%) F5
4 9 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (11.11%) Sourcefire
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (2.78%) Websense
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) Cramer
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat