The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 71 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 55 25 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.06% 1.06% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.16% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 12 5
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£340 £345 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £264 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £18.03 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -38.88%
Network Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2463 2147 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.11% 91.28% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1112 764
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 149 147
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Network Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +20 34 £375 +11.11% 7
Shropshire -15 6 £400 -3.61%
Warwickshire 0 2 £188 -51.29%
Solihull - 2 £300 -
Staffordshire -9 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £313 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 5
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 78 (88.64%) Cisco
2 48 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (52.27%) CheckPoint
4 41 (46.59%) Firewall
5 37 (42.05%) Security Cleared
6 32 (36.36%) Network Security
7 31 (35.23%) CCNP
8 30 (34.09%) CCNA
9 27 (30.68%) F5
10 26 (29.55%) WAN
11 25 (28.41%) LAN
12 24 (27.27%) Juniper
13 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 21 (23.86%) OSPF
15 20 (22.73%) Network Design
16 19 (21.59%) MPLS
17 18 (20.45%) VPN
18 17 (19.32%) BGP
19 16 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
20 14 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
21 13 (14.77%) Clustering
22 12 (13.64%) Blue Coat
22 12 (13.64%) Load Balancing
23 9 (10.23%) Fortinet
23 9 (10.23%) BIG-IP
23 9 (10.23%) McAfee
23 9 (10.23%) HP
24 8 (9.09%) CSS
24 8 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring

Network Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 41 (46.59%) Firewall
2 32 (36.36%) Network Security
3 26 (29.55%) WAN
4 25 (28.41%) LAN
5 21 (23.86%) OSPF
6 19 (21.59%) MPLS
7 18 (20.45%) VPN
8 17 (19.32%) BGP
9 16 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (15.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (10.23%) BIG-IP
12 8 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (6.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (6.82%) Wireless
14 5 (5.68%) IPsec
15 4 (4.55%) DSL
15 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
15 4 (4.55%) VoIP
15 4 (4.55%) WLAN
15 4 (4.55%) DMVPN
General
1 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) CSS
2 5 (5.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Clustering
2 2 (2.27%) DTV
2 2 (2.27%) e-Health
2 2 (2.27%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.27%) User Experience
2 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) UNIX
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (3.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) Network Design
2 12 (13.64%) Load Balancing
3 7 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (6.82%) Network Management
4 6 (6.82%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.68%) ITIL
6 4 (4.55%) Service Management
6 4 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.27%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.27%) Fault Management
7 2 (2.27%) Network Architecture
7 2 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.27%) Six Sigma
7 2 (2.27%) Migration
7 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.14%) Perl
1 1 (1.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (42.05%) Security Cleared
3 31 (35.23%) CCNP
4 30 (34.09%) CCNA
5 22 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.55%) CCDP
7 3 (3.41%) CCIE
8 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) HP AIS
8 2 (2.27%) CCIP
9 1 (1.14%) CISSP
9 1 (1.14%) CISM
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.41%) SLA
4 2 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.82%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.68%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (2.27%) OPNET
3 2 (2.27%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 78 (88.64%) Cisco
2 46 (52.27%) CheckPoint
3 27 (30.68%) F5
4 24 (27.27%) Juniper
5 12 (13.64%) Blue Coat
6 9 (10.23%) Fortinet
6 9 (10.23%) HP
6 9 (10.23%) McAfee
7 7 (7.95%) Riverbed
7 7 (7.95%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.82%) BMC
9 5 (5.68%) Remedy
9 5 (5.68%) Nokia
10 4 (4.55%) BT
10 4 (4.55%) IBM
10 4 (4.55%) Sourcefire
11 2 (2.27%) NetScout
11 2 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.27%) ScanSafe
11 2 (2.27%) CA
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