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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 76 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 32 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.50% 2.27% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.50% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 12
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£266 £298 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £206 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £420 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-2.83% -14.51%
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
1931 1920 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.74% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 995 798
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 138 187
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.40 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -4 9 £225 - 5
Warwickshire +2 5 £255 -25.00% 1
Shropshire -19 4 £275 -17.16%
Worcestershire -1 3 £341 +95.00%
Staffordshire +2 1 £223 -15.23%
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 72 (77.42%) Cisco
2 53 (56.99%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (50.54%) CCNA
4 38 (40.86%) LAN
5 37 (39.78%) Security Cleared
6 36 (38.71%) Firewall
7 34 (36.56%) SC Cleared
8 31 (33.33%) CCNP
9 28 (30.11%) WAN
10 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
10 24 (25.81%) OSPF
11 23 (24.73%) Network Design
12 22 (23.66%) BGP
13 21 (22.58%) Network Security
14 20 (21.51%) Network Management
14 20 (21.51%) F5
15 19 (20.43%) VPN
16 17 (18.28%) MPLS
16 17 (18.28%) BT
16 17 (18.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (18.28%) Load Balancing
17 16 (17.20%) ITIL
18 15 (16.13%) HP
19 14 (15.05%) Juniper
19 14 (15.05%) Nokia
20 13 (13.98%) Network Monitoring
21 12 (12.90%) BIG-IP
22 11 (11.83%) Telecoms
22 11 (11.83%) JSP
23 10 (10.75%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.86%) LAN
2 36 (38.71%) Firewall
3 28 (30.11%) WAN
4 24 (25.81%) OSPF
5 22 (23.66%) BGP
6 21 (22.58%) Network Security
7 19 (20.43%) VPN
8 17 (18.28%) MPLS
8 17 (18.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (12.90%) BIG-IP
10 9 (9.68%) VoIP
10 9 (9.68%) Wireless
11 8 (8.60%) DSL
11 8 (8.60%) DNS
11 8 (8.60%) DHCP
11 8 (8.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (7.53%) VLAN
12 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
12 7 (7.53%) ISDN
13 6 (6.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (11.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.15%) Banking
2 2 (2.15%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) JSP
2 5 (5.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
2 5 (5.38%) User Experience
3 2 (2.15%) e-Health
3 2 (2.15%) Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) Statistics
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.08%) CESG
4 1 (1.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
2 2 (2.15%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.08%) VMS
3 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Network Design
2 20 (21.51%) Network Management
3 17 (18.28%) Load Balancing
4 16 (17.20%) ITIL
5 13 (13.98%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (10.75%) Network Architecture
7 8 (8.60%) Asset Management
8 7 (7.53%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.23%) ITIL V3
10 3 (3.23%) CAD
10 3 (3.23%) Migration
11 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.15%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.15%) Six Sigma
11 2 (2.15%) Fault Management
11 2 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.15%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (1.08%) SABSA
12 1 (1.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.08%) C
1 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (56.99%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (50.54%) CCNA
3 37 (39.78%) Security Cleared
4 34 (36.56%) SC Cleared
5 31 (33.33%) CCNP
6 6 (6.45%) CCDP
7 3 (3.23%) CCIE
8 2 (2.15%) CCIP
8 2 (2.15%) HP AIS
8 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.08%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.08%) CISSP
9 1 (1.08%) CISM
9 1 (1.08%) CCVP
9 1 (1.08%) CCSE
9 1 (1.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) OPNET
1 4 (4.30%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.15%) Netcool
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.15%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 72 (77.42%) Cisco
2 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
3 20 (21.51%) F5
4 17 (18.28%) BT
5 15 (16.13%) HP
6 14 (15.05%) Juniper
6 14 (15.05%) Nokia
7 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
8 7 (7.53%) Fortinet
8 7 (7.53%) Remedy
9 5 (5.38%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.38%) McAfee
9 5 (5.38%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.30%) BMC
11 3 (3.23%) Cramer
12 2 (2.15%) VMware
12 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.15%) Citrix
12 2 (2.15%) CA
12 2 (2.15%) NetScout
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