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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 64 98 72
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 61 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.53% 0.83% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 0.88% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 25
Median daily rate £350 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £170 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +27.65%

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
2263 2264 2012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.94% 94.41% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1217 1163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 103 167
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +16 30 £305 +37.07% 8
Shropshire - 13 £425 - 2
Warwickshire - 7 £325 - 2
Coventry -15 5 £375 - 4
Solihull -9 1 £265 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 99 (82.50%) Cisco
2 83 (69.17%) Cisco Certification
3 72 (60.00%) Firewall
4 57 (47.50%) LAN
5 56 (46.67%) CCNP
6 53 (44.17%) CCNA
7 47 (39.17%) Juniper
8 46 (38.33%) WAN
9 40 (33.33%) CheckPoint
10 36 (30.00%) OSPF
11 35 (29.17%) Security Cleared
12 33 (27.50%) SC Cleared
13 30 (25.00%) Network Design
14 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
15 25 (20.83%) BGP
16 24 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (19.17%) Network Management
17 23 (19.17%) Wireless
18 20 (16.67%) VPN
19 18 (15.00%) F5
19 18 (15.00%) Network Security
20 15 (12.50%) CCDP
20 15 (12.50%) MPLS
21 12 (10.00%) Blue Coat
21 12 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
21 12 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
21 12 (10.00%) Junos
22 11 (9.17%) Fortinet
22 11 (9.17%) DNS
22 11 (9.17%) VoIP

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 2 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (60.00%) Firewall
2 57 (47.50%) LAN
3 46 (38.33%) WAN
4 36 (30.00%) OSPF
5 25 (20.83%) BGP
6 24 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (19.17%) Wireless
8 20 (16.67%) VPN
9 18 (15.00%) Network Security
10 15 (12.50%) MPLS
11 12 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (10.00%) Junos
12 11 (9.17%) DNS
12 11 (9.17%) VoIP
13 9 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (5.00%) DHCP
15 6 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 6 (5.00%) IP Telephony
15 6 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.50%) Finance
3 2 (1.67%) Advertising
3 2 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (0.83%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) CSS
2 3 (2.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.50%) User Experience
4 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.67%) CMDB
4 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.83%) CCTV
5 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.83%) e-Health
5 1 (0.83%) PKI
5 1 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.00%) Windows
1 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.67%) Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) Network Design
2 23 (19.17%) Network Management
3 12 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (7.50%) ITIL
5 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.83%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.00%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.17%) Service Management
8 4 (3.33%) Change Management
8 4 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.33%) Migration
8 4 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.50%) People Management
9 3 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.50%) Process Improvement
10 2 (1.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.67%) Perl
2 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.83%) Prolog
2 1 (0.83%) Python
2 1 (0.83%) Ruby
2 1 (0.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (69.17%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (46.67%) CCNP
3 53 (44.17%) CCNA
4 35 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 33 (27.50%) SC Cleared
6 15 (12.50%) CCDP
7 10 (8.33%) CCDA
8 9 (7.50%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.00%) CCIE
10 5 (4.17%) CCVP
11 3 (2.50%) CCSA
12 2 (1.67%) Degree
12 2 (1.67%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.67%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.83%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) Firmware
3 1 (0.83%) NFS
3 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.83%) OPNET
2 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (82.50%) Cisco
2 47 (39.17%) Juniper
3 40 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 18 (15.00%) F5
5 12 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 11 (9.17%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.67%) Aruba
7 8 (6.67%) HP
7 8 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.67%) Remedy
8 7 (5.83%) BT
8 7 (5.83%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.00%) BMC
9 6 (5.00%) Fujitsu
9 6 (5.00%) Nokia
10 5 (4.17%) Oracle
10 5 (4.17%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.17%) VMware
11 4 (3.33%) IBM
11 4 (3.33%) Palo Alto