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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 43 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 16 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.18% 2.14% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.32% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 4
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£325 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £150 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £385 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.53 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -31.61%
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
705 689 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 92.11% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 384 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 42 (84.00%) Cisco
2 32 (64.00%) CheckPoint
3 29 (58.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (48.00%) CCNP
5 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
6 22 (44.00%) Network Security
6 22 (44.00%) Firewall
7 20 (40.00%) Juniper
8 19 (38.00%) F5
9 17 (34.00%) OSPF
10 16 (32.00%) CCNA
11 14 (28.00%) BGP
12 13 (26.00%) LAN
12 13 (26.00%) Clustering
13 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
13 11 (22.00%) WAN
14 10 (20.00%) MPLS
14 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (18.00%) VPN
16 6 (12.00%) Wireless
17 5 (10.00%) Riverbed
17 5 (10.00%) Sourcefire
18 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
18 4 (8.00%) Network Design
18 4 (8.00%) Change Control
18 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 4 (8.00%) HSRP
18 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
18 4 (8.00%) Aerohive Networks
18 4 (8.00%) Finance

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) Firewall
1 22 (44.00%) Network Security
2 17 (34.00%) OSPF
3 14 (28.00%) BGP
4 13 (26.00%) LAN
5 11 (22.00%) WAN
6 10 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (20.00%) MPLS
7 9 (18.00%) VPN
8 6 (12.00%) Wireless
9 4 (8.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (8.00%) VRRP
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.00%) HSRP
10 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (4.00%) IPsec
11 2 (4.00%) WLAN
11 2 (4.00%) Internet
11 2 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) SecurID
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Solaris
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.00%) Migration
1 4 (8.00%) Network Design
1 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (8.00%) Change Control
2 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.00%) Validation
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL
3 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.00%) Logistics
3 1 (2.00%) Information Security
3 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Perl
1 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (48.00%) CCNP
3 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (32.00%) CCNA
5 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 2 (4.00%) CCVP
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.00%) CCDA
8 1 (2.00%) CCDP
8 1 (2.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (84.00%) Cisco
2 32 (64.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (40.00%) Juniper
4 19 (38.00%) F5
5 5 (10.00%) Sourcefire
5 5 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (6.00%) Brocade
8 1 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) VMware
8 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
Birmingham
First Recruitment Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago