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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 77 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 1.86% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.03% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 14
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£275 £310 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £159 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £355 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -30.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.86% +43.00%
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
2286 1970 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.70% 91.84% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1019 1050
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 139 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +6 14 £263 -17.96% 8
Shropshire -3 9 £320 +3.22%
Staffordshire 0 5 £300 +87.50%
Warwickshire -9 3 £210 -42.06% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 47 (72.31%) Cisco
2 38 (58.46%) Firewall
3 34 (52.31%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (46.15%) CheckPoint
5 28 (43.08%) WAN
6 26 (40.00%) CCNP
7 24 (36.92%) LAN
8 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
9 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
9 20 (30.77%) MPLS
10 17 (26.15%) F5
11 16 (24.62%) CCNA
12 14 (21.54%) McAfee
12 14 (21.54%) Network Design
12 14 (21.54%) BIG-IP
13 13 (20.00%) Network Security
14 12 (18.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (16.92%) VoIP
16 10 (15.38%) CSS
16 10 (15.38%) Fortinet
16 10 (15.38%) Blue Coat
17 9 (13.85%) ITIL
17 9 (13.85%) OSPF
18 8 (12.31%) Juniper
18 8 (12.31%) DMVPN
19 7 (10.77%) BT
19 7 (10.77%) HP
20 6 (9.23%) Nokia

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 38 (58.46%) Firewall
2 28 (43.08%) WAN
3 24 (36.92%) LAN
4 20 (30.77%) MPLS
5 14 (21.54%) BIG-IP
6 13 (20.00%) Network Security
7 12 (18.46%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (16.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (16.92%) VoIP
9 9 (13.85%) OSPF
10 8 (12.31%) DMVPN
11 6 (9.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (9.23%) BGP
12 4 (6.15%) VPN
13 3 (4.62%) BT 21CN
13 3 (4.62%) Wireless
13 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
14 2 (3.08%) Nortel Meridian
14 2 (3.08%) VLAN
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) CSS
2 3 (4.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.54%) CAN bus
2 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.08%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Network Design
2 9 (13.85%) ITIL
3 6 (9.23%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.23%) Network Management
3 6 (9.23%) WAN Optimisation
4 5 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.15%) Service Management
5 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.08%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.08%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.54%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.54%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.54%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) Perl
1 1 (1.54%) Tcl
1 1 (1.54%) R
1 1 (1.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (40.00%) CCNP
3 21 (32.31%) Security Cleared
4 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 16 (24.62%) CCNA
6 3 (4.62%) CCDP
7 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) CCDA
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) CCIE
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCVP
7 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
1 2 (3.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.54%) OPNET
2 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (72.31%) Cisco
2 30 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 17 (26.15%) F5
4 14 (21.54%) McAfee
5 10 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 10 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 8 (12.31%) Juniper
7 7 (10.77%) HP
7 7 (10.77%) BT
8 6 (9.23%) Nokia
9 4 (6.15%) Nortel
9 4 (6.15%) Avaya
10 3 (4.62%) Remedy
11 2 (3.08%) BMC
11 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
11 2 (3.08%) Cramer
11 2 (3.08%) TOWER Software
11 2 (3.08%) VMware
11 2 (3.08%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.08%) NetScout
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