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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 61 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 60 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.34% 2.04% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.20% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 17
Average daily rate
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£250 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £403 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.53% -49.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £15.55 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £15.95 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £29.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.75% +3.57%
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
2338 1953 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.29% 92.56% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1051 1066
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 143 158
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +3 15 £250 -21.87% 9
Shropshire -7 14 £320 -20.49% 1
Staffordshire 0 5 £300 +46.34%
Warwickshire -7 4 £268 -37.05% 2
Worcestershire - 4 £213 -
Coventry - - - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 61 (72.62%) Cisco
2 49 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (51.19%) Firewall
4 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
4 33 (39.29%) CCNP
4 33 (39.29%) CCNA
5 31 (36.90%) CheckPoint
5 31 (36.90%) SC Cleared
6 30 (35.71%) LAN
7 29 (34.52%) WAN
8 21 (25.00%) F5
9 20 (23.81%) Network Design
10 19 (22.62%) Network Security
11 18 (21.43%) MPLS
11 18 (21.43%) OSPF
12 17 (20.24%) Network Management
12 17 (20.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (19.05%) BGP
13 16 (19.05%) ITIL
13 16 (19.05%) BIG-IP
14 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
14 13 (15.48%) Nokia
15 12 (14.29%) Juniper
15 12 (14.29%) HP
16 11 (13.10%) BT
16 11 (13.10%) McAfee
16 11 (13.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
17 10 (11.90%) CSS
17 10 (11.90%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (51.19%) Firewall
2 30 (35.71%) LAN
3 29 (34.52%) WAN
4 19 (22.62%) Network Security
5 18 (21.43%) MPLS
5 18 (21.43%) OSPF
6 17 (20.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (19.05%) BGP
7 16 (19.05%) BIG-IP
8 11 (13.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (11.90%) VoIP
10 9 (10.71%) VPN
11 8 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (7.14%) Wireless
13 5 (5.95%) VLAN
13 5 (5.95%) DNS
13 5 (5.95%) BT 21CN
14 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
14 4 (4.76%) DMVPN
14 4 (4.76%) DHCP
General
1 7 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (5.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Visualisation
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Statistics
4 1 (1.19%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) UNIX
1 3 (3.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Linux
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Network Design
2 17 (20.24%) Network Management
3 16 (19.05%) ITIL
4 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
5 10 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (9.52%) Network Architecture
7 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.38%) Service Management
11 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.38%) WAN Optimisation
12 1 (1.19%) ITIL V3
12 1 (1.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (1.19%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (1.19%) Resilience Testing
12 1 (1.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.19%) Perl
1 1 (1.19%) Tcl
1 1 (1.19%) R
1 1 (1.19%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (39.29%) CCNP
2 33 (39.29%) CCNA
2 33 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 31 (36.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.14%) CCDP
5 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) CCDA
5 1 (1.19%) MCP
5 1 (1.19%) CCIE
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) CCVP
5 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) OPNET
1 4 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (72.62%) Cisco
2 31 (36.90%) CheckPoint
3 21 (25.00%) F5
4 13 (15.48%) Nokia
5 12 (14.29%) Juniper
5 12 (14.29%) HP
6 11 (13.10%) McAfee
6 11 (13.10%) BT
7 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
8 8 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.52%) Remedy
9 7 (8.33%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.76%) NetScout
11 4 (4.76%) BMC
12 3 (3.57%) Nortel
12 3 (3.57%) Cramer
13 2 (2.38%) Sourcefire
13 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.38%) Avaya
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