The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 52 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 11 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.59% 0.67% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.74% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
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£263 £280 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
622 542 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.88% 91.09% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 289 340
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 32
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.08 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £175.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Network Engineer
West Midlands

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 8 (50.00%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
7 3 (18.75%) Avaya
7 3 (18.75%) MPLS
7 3 (18.75%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) VPN
8 2 (12.50%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) Linux
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) Nortel
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
8 2 (12.50%) Network Design

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 4 (25.00%) OSPF
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) Nortel Meridian
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) Multicast
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Tcl
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) CCDP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) Nortel
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
6 1 (6.25%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) Verint
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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