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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 46 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 21 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.81% 2.49% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.58% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 14
Median daily rate £400 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £325 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £21.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+50.85% -15.86%
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
722 698 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.52% 96.54% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 438 401
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 42
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016, 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 42 (87.50%) Cisco
2 38 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (66.67%) Firewall
4 27 (56.25%) CCNP
5 24 (50.00%) LAN
6 21 (43.75%) WAN
6 21 (43.75%) Juniper
7 19 (39.58%) CCNA
7 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
8 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
9 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
10 13 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (20.83%) Fortinet
12 9 (18.75%) Network Security
12 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
12 9 (18.75%) Wireless
12 9 (18.75%) CCIE
13 8 (16.67%) WLAN
13 8 (16.67%) F5
14 6 (12.50%) Meraki
14 6 (12.50%) Windows
14 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
15 5 (10.42%) VoIP
15 5 (10.42%) CCDP
15 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (10.42%) JNCIA
16 4 (8.33%) Network Design
16 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
16 4 (8.33%) Computer Science

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 (2.08%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) Firewall
2 24 (50.00%) LAN
3 21 (43.75%) WAN
4 13 (27.08%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (18.75%) Network Security
5 9 (18.75%) Wireless
6 8 (16.67%) WLAN
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.42%) VoIP
7 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.33%) BGP
8 4 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
9 3 (6.25%) OSPF
9 3 (6.25%) VPN
10 2 (4.17%) DMVPN
10 2 (4.17%) HSRP
10 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.17%) VLAN
10 2 (4.17%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Advertising
2 1 (2.08%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.17%) e-Health
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
1 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL
1 4 (8.33%) Network Design
1 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
2 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.25%) Presales
2 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 3 (6.25%) Project Management
2 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (4.17%) Change Management
3 2 (4.17%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (4.17%) Migration
3 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.08%) Change Control
4 1 (2.08%) CRM
4 1 (2.08%) ERP
4 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.08%) Network Management
4 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.08%) PHP
1 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (79.17%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (56.25%) CCNP
3 19 (39.58%) CCNA
3 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) CCIE
6 5 (10.42%) CCDP
6 5 (10.42%) JNCIA
7 4 (8.33%) Degree
8 3 (6.25%) CCDA
8 3 (6.25%) PMI Certification
8 3 (6.25%) PMP
9 2 (4.17%) CCSA
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
10 1 (2.08%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Cisco
2 21 (43.75%) Juniper
3 18 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 10 (20.83%) Fortinet
5 8 (16.67%) F5
6 6 (12.50%) Meraki
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) Aruba
8 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 3 (6.25%) EMC
8 3 (6.25%) HP
8 3 (6.25%) Huawei
9 2 (4.17%) CA
10 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.08%) Stonesoft
10 1 (2.08%) VMware