The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 31 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 30 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.75% 2.12% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 2.26% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 11
Median daily rate £313 £250 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -19.81%

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
611 620 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.68% 93.94% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 388 347
Median daily rate £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £38.20 £24.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 19 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Birmingham region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (89.80%) Cisco
2 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (65.31%) Firewall
4 26 (53.06%) WAN
5 25 (51.02%) LAN
5 25 (51.02%) Juniper
6 24 (48.98%) CCNP
7 20 (40.82%) CCNA
8 19 (38.78%) CheckPoint
9 16 (32.65%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (30.61%) F5
10 15 (30.61%) BGP
11 13 (26.53%) OSPF
11 13 (26.53%) VPN
11 13 (26.53%) Network Design
12 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
12 12 (24.49%) Wireless
13 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
14 10 (20.41%) Network Management
14 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
15 9 (18.37%) Junos
15 9 (18.37%) MPLS
16 8 (16.33%) VoIP
16 8 (16.33%) Network Security
17 7 (14.29%) CCDA
17 7 (14.29%) CCDP
18 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
18 6 (12.24%) Migration
19 5 (10.20%) IP Telephony

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (65.31%) Firewall
2 26 (53.06%) WAN
3 25 (51.02%) LAN
4 16 (32.65%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (30.61%) BGP
6 13 (26.53%) OSPF
6 13 (26.53%) VPN
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (24.49%) Wireless
8 9 (18.37%) Junos
8 9 (18.37%) MPLS
9 8 (16.33%) Network Security
9 8 (16.33%) VoIP
10 5 (10.20%) IP Telephony
11 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (8.16%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (8.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (8.16%) Multicast
11 4 (8.16%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Advertising
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) CCTV
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
1 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Network Design
2 10 (20.41%) Network Management
3 6 (12.24%) Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Change Management
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Presales
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.04%) Change Control
6 1 (2.04%) DevOps
6 1 (2.04%) High Availability
6 1 (2.04%) Server Hardening
6 1 (2.04%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.04%) Perl
1 1 (2.04%) Python
1 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (48.98%) CCNP
3 20 (40.82%) CCNA
4 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.29%) CCDA
6 7 (14.29%) CCDP
7 4 (8.16%) CCIE
7 4 (8.16%) CCVP
8 3 (6.12%) JNCIA
9 2 (4.08%) Degree
10 1 (2.04%) CCSA
10 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) NFS
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Vendors
1 44 (89.80%) Cisco
2 25 (51.02%) Juniper
3 19 (38.78%) CheckPoint
4 15 (30.61%) F5
5 4 (8.16%) Nokia
5 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.12%) EqualLogic
6 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
6 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.08%) AirMagnet
7 2 (4.08%) CA
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.08%) VMware
8 1 (2.04%) Aruba
8 1 (2.04%) Avaya
8 1 (2.04%) BT
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat