The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 90 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 28 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 1.32% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.45% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 15
Average daily rate
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£308 £280 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £369 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 1796 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.81% 91.31% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 859 992
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.80 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Network Engineer
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 11 £263 -6.25% 11
Shropshire -1 4 £438 +32.57% 4
Warwickshire -6 3 £400 +36.17% 1
Staffordshire +1 1 - - 2
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 39 (73.58%) Cisco
2 33 (62.26%) Firewall
3 31 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (50.94%) WAN
4 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
5 23 (43.40%) CCNP
6 22 (41.51%) LAN
7 17 (32.08%) MPLS
8 15 (28.30%) F5
9 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
9 14 (26.42%) Network Design
9 14 (26.42%) McAfee
10 13 (24.53%) BIG-IP
10 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
11 12 (22.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (22.64%) Blue Coat
11 12 (22.64%) CCNA
12 11 (20.75%) Fortinet
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (18.87%) Network Security
13 10 (18.87%) VoIP
13 10 (18.87%) OSPF
14 9 (16.98%) CSS
15 8 (15.09%) DMVPN
16 7 (13.21%) BGP
17 6 (11.32%) Juniper
17 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
17 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 6 (11.32%) WAN Optimisation

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (3.77%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 33 (62.26%) Firewall
2 27 (50.94%) WAN
3 22 (41.51%) LAN
4 17 (32.08%) MPLS
5 13 (24.53%) BIG-IP
6 12 (22.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (18.87%) Network Security
8 10 (18.87%) VoIP
8 10 (18.87%) OSPF
9 8 (15.09%) DMVPN
10 7 (13.21%) BGP
11 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (7.55%) VPN
13 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
14 2 (3.77%) Wireless
14 2 (3.77%) WLAN
14 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (3.77%) Nortel Meridian
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) CSS
2 2 (3.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Clustering
2 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Network Design
2 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
2 6 (11.32%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 4 (7.55%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.77%) Network Management
7 1 (1.89%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.89%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) R
1 1 (1.89%) sed
1 1 (1.89%) Perl
1 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (43.40%) CCNP
3 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
4 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
5 12 (22.64%) CCNA
6 5 (9.43%) CCDP
7 3 (5.66%) CCIE
8 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.89%) CCDA
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (1.89%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Cisco
2 27 (50.94%) CheckPoint
3 15 (28.30%) F5
4 14 (26.42%) McAfee
5 12 (22.64%) Blue Coat
6 11 (20.75%) Fortinet
7 6 (11.32%) Juniper
8 5 (9.43%) HP
8 5 (9.43%) BT
9 4 (7.55%) Avaya
9 4 (7.55%) Nortel
10 3 (5.66%) Nokia
11 2 (3.77%) Remedy
11 2 (3.77%) TOWER Software
11 2 (3.77%) VMware
11 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.77%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.77%) Verint
11 2 (3.77%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
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