The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 16 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.05% 1.13% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 1.23% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.57%
Network Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
139 163 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.92% 92.09% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 98
Average daily rate £400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Engineer across the Midlands region.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer across the Midlands region.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) CESG
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCSA
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
4 1 (10.00%) IPv4
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) IPv4
3 1 (10.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) BGP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (10.00%) CAD
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
1 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (10.00%) Fault Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
4 1 (10.00%) JNCIE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia