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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 94 74 95
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 52 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 1.85% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.93% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 20
Median daily rate £350 £318 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £100.00 £29.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.77% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+18.33% +36.36%
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
3012 2284 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.26% 95.81% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1802 1358 1141
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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 -9 21 £325 +8.33% 2
Shropshire -31 9 £384 +23.29% 2
Staffordshire 0 5 £325 -7.14%
Worcestershire -1 5 £325 -32.11%
Solihull -11 4 - - 1
Herefordshire -6 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £550 - 3
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 102 (87.18%) Cisco
2 82 (70.09%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (61.54%) Firewall
4 61 (52.14%) CCNP
5 45 (38.46%) Juniper
6 43 (36.75%) CheckPoint
7 40 (34.19%) WAN
7 40 (34.19%) Security Cleared
8 39 (33.33%) CCNA
9 37 (31.62%) LAN
9 37 (31.62%) SC Cleared
9 37 (31.62%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (24.79%) BGP
11 28 (23.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (22.22%) F5
12 26 (22.22%) Fortinet
13 25 (21.37%) OSPF
13 25 (21.37%) Network Design
14 23 (19.66%) Wireless
14 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
15 20 (17.09%) VPN
16 19 (16.24%) Network Security
17 18 (15.38%) VoIP
18 17 (14.53%) BIG-IP
18 17 (14.53%) Load Balancing
19 16 (13.68%) ITIL
20 15 (12.82%) CCDP
20 15 (12.82%) SolarWinds
21 14 (11.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 13 (11.11%) Nokia

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 4 (3.42%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 72 (61.54%) Firewall
2 40 (34.19%) WAN
3 37 (31.62%) Cisco ASA
3 37 (31.62%) LAN
4 29 (24.79%) BGP
5 28 (23.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (21.37%) OSPF
7 23 (19.66%) Wireless
8 20 (17.09%) VPN
9 19 (16.24%) Network Security
10 18 (15.38%) VoIP
11 17 (14.53%) BIG-IP
12 14 (11.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 12 (10.26%) MPLS
14 9 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (7.69%) NetScaler
14 9 (7.69%) WLAN
15 8 (6.84%) VLAN
15 8 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (5.98%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (6.84%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.42%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
4 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) CSS
2 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.98%) User Experience
3 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.71%) e-Health
5 2 (1.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Windows
2 9 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) Unix
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) Network Design
2 17 (14.53%) Load Balancing
3 16 (13.68%) ITIL
4 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
4 12 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (9.40%) ITIL V3
5 11 (9.40%) Project Management
6 10 (8.55%) Network Management
7 8 (6.84%) Migration
8 7 (5.98%) Network Architecture
9 5 (4.27%) Change Management
9 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.42%) Change Control
10 4 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.42%) Fault Management
10 4 (3.42%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.42%) System Testing
10 4 (3.42%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (2.56%) Matrix Management
11 3 (2.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.71%) Python
1 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
1 2 (1.71%) Tcl
2 1 (0.85%) Java
2 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 82 (70.09%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (52.14%) CCNP
3 40 (34.19%) Security Cleared
4 39 (33.33%) CCNA
5 37 (31.62%) SC Cleared
6 15 (12.82%) CCDP
7 12 (10.26%) CCIE
8 6 (5.13%) CCVP
8 6 (5.13%) JNCIA
9 5 (4.27%) CCDA
9 5 (4.27%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.42%) Degree
11 3 (2.56%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.56%) PMP
12 2 (1.71%) CCSA
12 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.85%) CCA
13 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.98%) Nagios
3 6 (5.13%) OPNET
4 4 (3.42%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.71%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.85%) Cacti
7 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.85%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 102 (87.18%) Cisco
2 45 (38.46%) Juniper
3 43 (36.75%) CheckPoint
4 26 (22.22%) F5
4 26 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 15 (12.82%) SolarWinds
6 13 (11.11%) Nokia
7 11 (9.40%) Palo Alto
8 10 (8.55%) BMC
9 9 (7.69%) Riverbed
10 8 (6.84%) Citrix
10 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.98%) Aruba
11 7 (5.98%) Brocade
11 7 (5.98%) Intel Security
11 7 (5.98%) Meraki
12 5 (4.27%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.27%) HP
13 3 (2.56%) EMC
13 3 (2.56%) IBM