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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 51 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 21 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.71% 2.30% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.37% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 10
Median daily rate £325 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% +36.36%
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
748 717 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.52% 97.15% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 447 380
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 40 (88.89%) Cisco
2 36 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (75.56%) Firewall
4 23 (51.11%) CCNA
4 23 (51.11%) LAN
5 21 (46.67%) CCNP
6 20 (44.44%) WAN
7 19 (42.22%) CheckPoint
7 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
8 18 (40.00%) Juniper
9 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
10 14 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (22.22%) Fortinet
11 10 (22.22%) Wireless
12 8 (17.78%) WLAN
12 8 (17.78%) CCIE
12 8 (17.78%) F5
13 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.56%) Network Security
14 6 (13.33%) Meraki
15 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
15 5 (11.11%) CCDP
15 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
16 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
16 4 (8.89%) Cisco Wireless
16 4 (8.89%) BGP
16 4 (8.89%) VPN
16 4 (8.89%) SAS
16 4 (8.89%) ITIL

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 4 (8.89%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (75.56%) Firewall
2 23 (51.11%) LAN
3 20 (44.44%) WAN
4 14 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (22.22%) Wireless
6 8 (17.78%) WLAN
7 7 (15.56%) Network Security
8 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.89%) BGP
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (8.89%) VPN
10 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
10 3 (6.67%) DMVPN
10 3 (6.67%) OSPF
10 3 (6.67%) VLAN
10 3 (6.67%) VoIP
11 2 (4.44%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
11 2 (4.44%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.44%) e-Health
5 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
1 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.89%) Fault Management
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.67%) Presales
3 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.67%) Project Management
3 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (4.44%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Network Design
5 1 (2.22%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Java
1 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.22%) PHP
1 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) CCNA
3 21 (46.67%) CCNP
4 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
5 17 (37.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (17.78%) CCIE
7 5 (11.11%) CCDP
8 4 (8.89%) Degree
9 3 (6.67%) CCDA
9 3 (6.67%) PMI Certification
9 3 (6.67%) PMP
10 2 (4.44%) CCSA
10 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
10 2 (4.44%) JNCIS
11 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco LMS
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Cisco
2 19 (42.22%) CheckPoint
3 18 (40.00%) Juniper
4 10 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 8 (17.78%) F5
6 6 (13.33%) Meraki
7 5 (11.11%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.67%) Aruba
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix
8 3 (6.67%) EMC
8 3 (6.67%) HP
8 3 (6.67%) Huawei
9 2 (4.44%) Brocade
9 2 (4.44%) CA
9 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
9 2 (4.44%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.44%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) Stonesoft