The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Network Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 92 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 58 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.79% 2.05% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.17% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 33
Median daily rate £375 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £258 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £357 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £21.53 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.05% -28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £21.53 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.24% -17.21%
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
3071 2391 2420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.99% 94.25% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1832 1359 1221
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 150 175
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.14 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Network Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 21 £400 +23.07% 8
Shropshire -19 18 £381 +38.63% 4
Solihull -1 7 £400 +33.33%
Staffordshire -3 3 £320 -14.66%
Worcestershire -4 1 £300 +5.26% 1
Coventry -18 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 107 (86.29%) Cisco
2 92 (74.19%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (63.71%) Firewall
4 65 (52.42%) CCNP
5 56 (45.16%) LAN
6 55 (44.35%) CCNA
7 48 (38.71%) Juniper
8 46 (37.10%) CheckPoint
8 46 (37.10%) WAN
9 44 (35.48%) Security Cleared
10 41 (33.06%) SC Cleared
11 31 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 31 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (25.00%) OSPF
12 28 (22.58%) Data Centre
13 27 (21.77%) Wireless
14 25 (20.16%) BGP
15 24 (19.35%) Network Management
15 24 (19.35%) F5
15 24 (19.35%) Network Security
16 23 (18.55%) Fortinet
16 23 (18.55%) Network Design
17 21 (16.94%) SolarWinds
18 19 (15.32%) Network Monitoring
18 19 (15.32%) ITIL
19 18 (14.52%) VPN
19 18 (14.52%) CCDP
20 16 (12.90%) Load Balancing
21 15 (12.10%) BIG-IP
22 14 (11.29%) VoIP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 79 (63.71%) Firewall
2 56 (45.16%) LAN
3 46 (37.10%) WAN
4 31 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 31 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 31 (25.00%) OSPF
5 27 (21.77%) Wireless
6 25 (20.16%) BGP
7 24 (19.35%) Network Security
8 18 (14.52%) VPN
9 15 (12.10%) BIG-IP
10 14 (11.29%) VoIP
11 12 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (7.26%) VLAN
13 9 (7.26%) WLAN
14 8 (6.45%) NetScaler
14 8 (6.45%) TCP/IP
15 7 (5.65%) EIGRP
15 7 (5.65%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Advertising
3 1 (0.81%) Law
3 1 (0.81%) Local Government
3 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) CSS
2 4 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.26%) User Experience
3 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.42%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.42%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.61%) CMDB
5 2 (1.61%) e-Health
6 1 (0.81%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.06%) Windows
2 9 (7.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) Network Management
2 23 (18.55%) Network Design
3 19 (15.32%) ITIL
3 19 (15.32%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 12 (9.68%) ITIL V3
6 9 (7.26%) Network Architecture
7 6 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.23%) Change Management
9 4 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.23%) Migration
9 4 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.23%) System Testing
10 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.42%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.42%) Project Management
10 3 (2.42%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (2.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.61%) Python
1 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
1 2 (1.61%) Tcl
2 1 (0.81%) Java
2 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (74.19%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (52.42%) CCNP
3 55 (44.35%) CCNA
4 44 (35.48%) Security Cleared
5 41 (33.06%) SC Cleared
6 18 (14.52%) CCDP
7 13 (10.48%) CCIE
8 7 (5.65%) CCDA
9 6 (4.84%) JNCIA
9 6 (4.84%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.23%) Degree
11 3 (2.42%) CCSA
11 3 (2.42%) CCVP
11 3 (2.42%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.42%) PMP
12 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.26%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.65%) OPNET
3 5 (4.03%) Nagios
4 4 (3.23%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.61%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.81%) Cacti
7 1 (0.81%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.81%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 107 (86.29%) Cisco
2 48 (38.71%) Juniper
3 46 (37.10%) CheckPoint
4 24 (19.35%) F5
5 23 (18.55%) Fortinet
6 21 (16.94%) SolarWinds
7 12 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.87%) BMC
8 11 (8.87%) Nokia
8 11 (8.87%) Riverbed
9 8 (6.45%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.45%) BT
9 8 (6.45%) Fujitsu
10 7 (5.65%) Aruba
10 7 (5.65%) Citrix
10 7 (5.65%) EMC
10 7 (5.65%) Meraki
10 7 (5.65%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.84%) Intel Security
12 5 (4.03%) HP