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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 76 91 78
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.88% 1.16% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.28% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 10
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£315 £308 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £210 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £430 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.35 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -41.33%
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
2244 2187 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.89% 90.97% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1124 859
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 185 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 July 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 July 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 +8 18 £300 +14.28% 5
Shropshire +3 8 £311 -28.85% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £479 - 2
Staffordshire -3 3 £350 - 2
Solihull - 3 £300 - 1
Warwickshire +1 2 £325 -18.75%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £270 - 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £385 -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 84 (84.00%) Cisco
2 60 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (56.00%) CheckPoint
4 54 (54.00%) Firewall
5 51 (51.00%) CCNP
6 44 (44.00%) Security Cleared
7 39 (39.00%) F5
8 38 (38.00%) WAN
9 33 (33.00%) Juniper
10 32 (32.00%) Network Security
11 31 (31.00%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (29.00%) CCNA
13 27 (27.00%) LAN
14 24 (24.00%) MPLS
14 24 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
16 22 (22.00%) OSPF
17 19 (19.00%) BIG-IP
18 17 (17.00%) Blue Coat
18 17 (17.00%) BGP
19 16 (16.00%) CSS
19 16 (16.00%) Network Design
20 15 (15.00%) McAfee
20 15 (15.00%) Fortinet
20 15 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 14 (14.00%) WAN Optimisation
21 14 (14.00%) WLAN
22 13 (13.00%) VoIP
22 13 (13.00%) BMC
22 13 (13.00%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.00%) Firewall
2 38 (38.00%) WAN
3 32 (32.00%) Network Security
4 31 (31.00%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (27.00%) LAN
6 24 (24.00%) MPLS
6 24 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (22.00%) OSPF
8 19 (19.00%) BIG-IP
9 17 (17.00%) BGP
10 15 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (14.00%) WLAN
12 13 (13.00%) VoIP
12 13 (13.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 12 (12.00%) DMVPN
13 12 (12.00%) VPN
14 8 (8.00%) Wireless
15 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (5.00%) Wireshark
15 5 (5.00%) Internet
General
1 5 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.00%) CSS
2 11 (11.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Clustering
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) SecurID
3 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.00%) DTV
4 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) UNIX
2 3 (3.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) Solaris
3 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Network Design
2 14 (14.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 12 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.00%) Service Management
5 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.00%) Network Management
8 4 (4.00%) Change Control
8 4 (4.00%) Migration
9 2 (2.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL
9 2 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.00%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.00%) Perl
1 1 (1.00%) SQL
1 1 (1.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 60 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (51.00%) CCNP
3 44 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 29 (29.00%) CCNA
5 23 (23.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.00%) CCIE
7 2 (2.00%) CCDP
7 2 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (1.00%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.00%) PhD
8 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) CCSP
8 1 (1.00%) CCDA
8 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.00%) CCVP
8 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
1 2 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.00%) XenApp
2 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.00%) vSphere
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.00%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (6.00%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.00%) OPNET
5 1 (1.00%) SCCM
5 1 (1.00%) SCOM
5 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 84 (84.00%) Cisco
2 56 (56.00%) CheckPoint
3 39 (39.00%) F5
4 33 (33.00%) Juniper
5 17 (17.00%) Blue Coat
6 15 (15.00%) McAfee
6 15 (15.00%) Fortinet
7 13 (13.00%) SolarWinds
7 13 (13.00%) BMC
8 11 (11.00%) IBM
9 7 (7.00%) Sourcefire
9 7 (7.00%) Aerohive Networks
9 7 (7.00%) Riverbed
10 6 (6.00%) Remedy
11 4 (4.00%) HP
12 3 (3.00%) Nokia
12 3 (3.00%) Brocade
13 2 (2.00%) NetScout
13 2 (2.00%) Citrix
13 2 (2.00%) Microsoft
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