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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 62 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 61 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.38% 1.94% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.10% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 16
Average daily rate
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£267 £320 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +70.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £403 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.53% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £15.55 £27.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £15.95 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
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
2338 1955 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.11% 92.43% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 1040 1068
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 146 151
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +5 17 £250 -21.87% 6
Shropshire -7 13 £334 -11.36% 2
Staffordshire +2 5 £300 +46.34%
Warwickshire -7 4 £268 -32.06% 3
Worcestershire - 3 £210 - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 60 (73.17%) Cisco
2 48 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (52.44%) Firewall
4 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
4 32 (39.02%) CCNP
4 32 (39.02%) CCNA
5 31 (37.80%) CheckPoint
6 30 (36.59%) LAN
6 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
7 29 (35.37%) WAN
8 21 (25.61%) F5
9 19 (23.17%) Network Design
10 18 (21.95%) Network Security
10 18 (21.95%) MPLS
11 17 (20.73%) OSPF
12 16 (19.51%) ITIL
12 16 (19.51%) BIG-IP
12 16 (19.51%) Network Management
12 16 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (18.29%) BGP
14 13 (15.85%) Nokia
15 12 (14.63%) Juniper
15 12 (14.63%) HP
15 12 (14.63%) Load Balancing
16 11 (13.41%) McAfee
16 11 (13.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 10 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
17 10 (12.20%) CSS
17 10 (12.20%) Fortinet
17 10 (12.20%) BT

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 43 (52.44%) Firewall
2 30 (36.59%) LAN
3 29 (35.37%) WAN
4 18 (21.95%) MPLS
4 18 (21.95%) Network Security
5 17 (20.73%) OSPF
6 16 (19.51%) BIG-IP
6 16 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (18.29%) BGP
8 11 (13.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 9 (10.98%) VPN
9 9 (10.98%) VoIP
10 8 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (7.32%) Wireless
12 5 (6.10%) BT 21CN
13 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
13 4 (4.88%) DMVPN
13 4 (4.88%) VLAN
13 4 (4.88%) Wireshark
13 4 (4.88%) DNS
General
1 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) CSS
2 5 (6.10%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Visualisation
2 4 (4.88%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Statistics
4 1 (1.22%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.66%) UNIX
1 3 (3.66%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
2 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Network Design
2 16 (19.51%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Network Management
3 12 (14.63%) Load Balancing
4 10 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (8.54%) Network Architecture
6 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.44%) Service Management
10 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.44%) WAN Optimisation
11 1 (1.22%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.22%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.22%) Resilience Testing
11 1 (1.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.22%) Perl
1 1 (1.22%) Tcl
1 1 (1.22%) R
1 1 (1.22%) sed
Qualifications
1 48 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (39.02%) CCNP
2 32 (39.02%) CCNA
2 32 (39.02%) Security Cleared
3 30 (36.59%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.10%) CCDP
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) CCDA
5 1 (1.22%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) CCIE
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) CCVP
5 1 (1.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) OPNET
1 4 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.66%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.66%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.22%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (73.17%) Cisco
2 31 (37.80%) CheckPoint
3 21 (25.61%) F5
4 13 (15.85%) Nokia
5 12 (14.63%) Juniper
5 12 (14.63%) HP
6 11 (13.41%) McAfee
7 10 (12.20%) BT
7 10 (12.20%) Fortinet
8 8 (9.76%) SolarWinds
8 8 (9.76%) Remedy
9 7 (8.54%) Blue Coat
10 5 (6.10%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.88%) NetScout
11 4 (4.88%) BMC
12 3 (3.66%) Nortel
12 3 (3.66%) Cramer
13 2 (2.44%) Sourcefire
13 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.44%) Avaya
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £427 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago