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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 66 52 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 48 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.06% 2.25% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.47% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £420 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
- +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.00 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.53 £20.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.64 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -31.03%
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
2116 1946 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.93% 91.23% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1022 873
Average daily rate £350 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 192
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 £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 -5 13 £300 +20.00% 5
Worcestershire +3 11 £210 +16.66% 2
Shropshire -7 9 £300 -25.46%
Warwickshire - 2 £408 - 2
Staffordshire -5 1 £223 -10.55% 3
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (78.50%) Cisco
2 64 (59.81%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (48.60%) CCNA
4 48 (44.86%) Firewall
5 43 (40.19%) LAN
6 38 (35.51%) CCNP
6 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
7 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
8 32 (29.91%) CheckPoint
8 32 (29.91%) WAN
9 29 (27.10%) OSPF
9 29 (27.10%) Network Design
10 27 (25.23%) BGP
11 25 (23.36%) Network Security
12 22 (20.56%) F5
12 22 (20.56%) MPLS
13 21 (19.63%) Network Management
14 20 (18.69%) Load Balancing
15 18 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (16.82%) ITIL
15 18 (16.82%) BT
16 17 (15.89%) VPN
17 16 (14.95%) HP
17 16 (14.95%) Nokia
18 15 (14.02%) Juniper
18 15 (14.02%) BIG-IP
18 15 (14.02%) Network Monitoring
19 12 (11.21%) Telecoms
20 11 (10.28%) MS Visio
20 11 (10.28%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 48 (44.86%) Firewall
2 43 (40.19%) LAN
3 32 (29.91%) WAN
4 29 (27.10%) OSPF
5 27 (25.23%) BGP
6 25 (23.36%) Network Security
7 22 (20.56%) MPLS
8 18 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (15.89%) VPN
10 15 (14.02%) BIG-IP
11 10 (9.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (9.35%) VoIP
11 10 (9.35%) Wireless
12 8 (7.48%) VLAN
12 8 (7.48%) DNS
12 8 (7.48%) DHCP
12 8 (7.48%) DSL
13 7 (6.54%) ISDN
13 7 (6.54%) BT 21CN
14 6 (5.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.74%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) JSP
2 6 (5.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Visualisation
2 6 (5.61%) User Experience
3 4 (3.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.87%) Statistics
4 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.93%) e-Health
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
5 1 (0.93%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) UNIX
2 3 (2.80%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) Windows
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.93%) VMS
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.10%) Network Design
2 21 (19.63%) Network Management
3 20 (18.69%) Load Balancing
4 18 (16.82%) ITIL
5 15 (14.02%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (10.28%) Network Architecture
7 8 (7.48%) Asset Management
8 7 (6.54%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.80%) Migration
10 3 (2.80%) CAD
11 2 (1.87%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.87%) Fault Management
12 1 (0.93%) Identity Management
12 1 (0.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (0.93%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (0.93%) Information Security
12 1 (0.93%) Change Management
12 1 (0.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.93%) C
1 1 (0.93%) Perl
1 1 (0.93%) VBA
1 1 (0.93%) Tcl
1 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (59.81%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (48.60%) CCNA
3 38 (35.51%) CCNP
3 38 (35.51%) Security Cleared
4 36 (33.64%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.54%) CCDP
6 4 (3.74%) CCIE
7 2 (1.87%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.87%) CCIP
8 1 (0.93%) CCVP
8 1 (0.93%) CISM
8 1 (0.93%) CCSE
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
8 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.93%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.93%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) JSP 440
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.87%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) OPNET
2 4 (3.74%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.74%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (2.80%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.87%) Netcool
5 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 84 (78.50%) Cisco
2 32 (29.91%) CheckPoint
3 22 (20.56%) F5
4 18 (16.82%) BT
5 16 (14.95%) HP
5 16 (14.95%) Nokia
6 15 (14.02%) Juniper
7 10 (9.35%) SolarWinds
8 9 (8.41%) Remedy
8 9 (8.41%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.61%) Riverbed
9 6 (5.61%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.67%) McAfee
10 5 (4.67%) BMC
11 4 (3.74%) NetScout
11 4 (3.74%) VMware
12 3 (2.80%) Cramer
12 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.87%) Fujitsu
13 2 (1.87%) Nortel
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