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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 33 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 34 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.21% 0.83% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 0.92% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £18.03 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -38.88%
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
749 542 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.70% 90.18% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 319 249
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 27
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 April 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 41 (93.18%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 22 (50.00%) Network Security
4 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (45.45%) Firewall
5 20 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 16 (36.36%) Juniper
6 16 (36.36%) CCNP
7 15 (34.09%) F5
8 13 (29.55%) MPLS
9 12 (27.27%) OSPF
9 12 (27.27%) BGP
9 12 (27.27%) Clustering
10 10 (22.73%) CCNA
10 10 (22.73%) WAN
10 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
11 9 (20.45%) VPN
12 8 (18.18%) LAN
12 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
13 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
14 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
14 4 (9.09%) Sourcefire
14 4 (9.09%) FortiGate
14 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
14 4 (9.09%) IPsec
14 4 (9.09%) DSL
15 3 (6.82%) Finance
15 3 (6.82%) ATM
15 3 (6.82%) ISDN

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (50.00%) Network Security
2 20 (45.45%) Firewall
3 13 (29.55%) MPLS
4 12 (27.27%) OSPF
4 12 (27.27%) BGP
5 10 (22.73%) WAN
6 9 (20.45%) VPN
7 8 (18.18%) LAN
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (9.09%) IPsec
8 4 (9.09%) DSL
9 3 (6.82%) ATM
9 3 (6.82%) ISDN
10 2 (4.55%) ADSL
10 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.55%) PPP
10 2 (4.55%) RIP
10 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.55%) X.21
General
1 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Solaris
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
2 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.55%) Migration
2 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
2 2 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (2.27%) Logistics
3 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL
3 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.27%) Validation
3 1 (2.27%) SABSA
3 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) Perl
1 1 (2.27%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (47.73%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 16 (36.36%) CCNP
4 10 (22.73%) CCNA
4 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CCIE
5 2 (4.55%) CCIP
6 1 (2.27%) CISSP
6 1 (2.27%) CISM
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Cisco
2 28 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 16 (36.36%) Juniper
4 15 (34.09%) F5
5 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
6 4 (9.09%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
7 2 (4.55%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Websense
8 1 (2.27%) BT
8 1 (2.27%) Cramer
8 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
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