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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 71 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 44 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 1.05% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.16% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 8
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£325 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -36.76%
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
2175 2153 1651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.07% 90.73% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1104 764
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 198 134
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +12 22 £325 +1.56% 3
Shropshire 0 9 £313 -26.47% 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £350 +34.61% 6
Solihull - 3 £300 -
Worcestershire - 3 £490 -
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £385 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 55 (58.51%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (56.38%) CheckPoint
4 50 (53.19%) Firewall
5 46 (48.94%) CCNP
6 41 (43.62%) Security Cleared
7 36 (38.30%) F5
8 35 (37.23%) WAN
9 30 (31.91%) Network Security
10 29 (30.85%) Juniper
11 27 (28.72%) CCNA
12 26 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (26.60%) LAN
14 22 (23.40%) MPLS
15 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
15 21 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (21.28%) OSPF
17 17 (18.09%) Blue Coat
17 17 (18.09%) BIG-IP
18 16 (17.02%) BGP
19 15 (15.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 14 (14.89%) McAfee
20 14 (14.89%) CSS
20 14 (14.89%) Network Design
20 14 (14.89%) Fortinet
21 13 (13.83%) Clustering
21 13 (13.83%) WLAN
21 13 (13.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 13 (13.83%) WAN Optimisation
22 12 (12.77%) BMC

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 50 (53.19%) Firewall
2 35 (37.23%) WAN
3 30 (31.91%) Network Security
4 26 (27.66%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (26.60%) LAN
6 22 (23.40%) MPLS
7 21 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (21.28%) OSPF
9 17 (18.09%) BIG-IP
10 16 (17.02%) BGP
11 15 (15.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (13.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 13 (13.83%) WLAN
13 11 (11.70%) VoIP
13 11 (11.70%) VPN
13 11 (11.70%) DMVPN
14 9 (9.57%) Wireless
15 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (5.32%) Wireshark
16 3 (3.19%) Internet
General
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.13%) Electronics
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) CSS
2 2 (2.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) Clustering
2 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) DTV
3 2 (2.13%) SecurID
3 2 (2.13%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) CESG
4 1 (1.06%) e-Health
4 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.19%) UNIX
1 3 (3.19%) Windows
1 3 (3.19%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Network Design
2 13 (13.83%) WAN Optimisation
3 12 (12.77%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.64%) Service Management
5 6 (6.38%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.32%) Network Management
7 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.19%) Migration
9 2 (2.13%) ITIL
9 2 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.13%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.13%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.13%) Change Control
9 2 (2.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.06%) Perl
1 1 (1.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 55 (58.51%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (48.94%) CCNP
3 41 (43.62%) Security Cleared
4 27 (28.72%) CCNA
5 21 (22.34%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.26%) CCIE
7 1 (1.06%) CCSP
7 1 (1.06%) CCDP
7 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.06%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.06%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) SLA
1 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.13%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.06%) Firmware
1 1 (1.06%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (6.38%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.13%) OPNET
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 80 (85.11%) Cisco
2 53 (56.38%) CheckPoint
3 36 (38.30%) F5
4 29 (30.85%) Juniper
5 17 (18.09%) Blue Coat
6 14 (14.89%) McAfee
6 14 (14.89%) Fortinet
7 12 (12.77%) SolarWinds
7 12 (12.77%) BMC
8 10 (10.64%) IBM
9 7 (7.45%) Aerohive Networks
9 7 (7.45%) Riverbed
10 6 (6.38%) Sourcefire
11 5 (5.32%) Remedy
11 5 (5.32%) HP
12 2 (2.13%) SAP
12 2 (2.13%) Nokia
12 2 (2.13%) Brocade
12 2 (2.13%) NetScout
13 1 (1.06%) Avaya
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