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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 34 53 37
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 30 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.87% 0.79% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 0.87% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 2
Average daily rate
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£333 £338 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £239
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.09%
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
727 574 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.81% 90.25% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 337 201
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
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 31 25 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 (89.36%) Cisco
2 31 (65.96%) CheckPoint
3 25 (53.19%) Network Security
4 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (48.94%) Firewall
6 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
7 19 (40.43%) Juniper
7 19 (40.43%) CCNP
8 16 (34.04%) F5
9 13 (27.66%) OSPF
9 13 (27.66%) Clustering
10 12 (25.53%) BGP
10 12 (25.53%) MPLS
11 11 (23.40%) CCNA
12 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
13 9 (19.15%) LAN
13 9 (19.15%) WAN
14 8 (17.02%) VPN
14 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (12.77%) Finance
16 5 (10.64%) Wireless
16 5 (10.64%) Sourcefire
16 5 (10.64%) Riverbed
16 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
17 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
17 4 (8.51%) CCIE
18 3 (6.38%) IPsec
18 3 (6.38%) Aerohive Networks
19 2 (4.26%) Migration
19 2 (4.26%) Network Design

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) Network Security
2 23 (48.94%) Firewall
3 13 (27.66%) OSPF
4 12 (25.53%) BGP
4 12 (25.53%) MPLS
5 9 (19.15%) LAN
5 9 (19.15%) WAN
6 8 (17.02%) VPN
6 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.64%) Wireless
8 3 (6.38%) IPsec
9 1 (2.13%) VRRP
9 1 (2.13%) X.21
9 1 (2.13%) DSL
9 1 (2.13%) Internet
9 1 (2.13%) ATM
9 1 (2.13%) ISDN
9 1 (2.13%) SSL
9 1 (2.13%) PPP
9 1 (2.13%) WLAN
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) DTV
3 1 (2.13%) SecurID
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Solaris
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
2 2 (4.26%) Migration
2 2 (4.26%) Network Design
2 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
2 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL
3 1 (2.13%) TOGAF
3 1 (2.13%) Logistics
3 1 (2.13%) Validation
3 1 (2.13%) Change Control
3 1 (2.13%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
3 19 (40.43%) CCNP
4 11 (23.40%) CCNA
5 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CISSP
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 42 (89.36%) Cisco
2 31 (65.96%) CheckPoint
3 19 (40.43%) Juniper
4 16 (34.04%) F5
5 5 (10.64%) Sourcefire
5 5 (10.64%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.38%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.26%) SAP
8 1 (2.13%) Websense
8 1 (2.13%) Brocade
8 1 (2.13%) Ruckus Wireless