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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 71 69 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 69 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.31% 2.19% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.30% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 16
Median daily rate £350 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £155.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+416.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +70.73%
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
2822 2261 2220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 95.28% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 1377 1161
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 138 197
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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
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 June 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 27 £350 +7.69% 4
Shropshire -30 13 £363 +16.46% 3
Worcestershire -2 9 £363 -26.02%
Staffordshire +5 4 £325 -7.14%
Solihull -18 3 - - 5
Coventry - 3 £379 - 3
Herefordshire -3 1 £375 -
Warwickshire -9 1 £375 - 1
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 96 (84.96%) Cisco
2 75 (66.37%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (57.52%) Firewall
4 52 (46.02%) CCNP
5 42 (37.17%) Juniper
6 39 (34.51%) Security Cleared
7 38 (33.63%) CheckPoint
8 36 (31.86%) CCNA
8 36 (31.86%) SC Cleared
9 35 (30.97%) WAN
10 33 (29.20%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (28.32%) LAN
12 28 (24.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (23.89%) BGP
14 24 (21.24%) OSPF
14 24 (21.24%) F5
15 23 (20.35%) Data Centre
15 23 (20.35%) Network Design
16 22 (19.47%) Fortinet
17 19 (16.81%) Network Security
17 19 (16.81%) VPN
18 17 (15.04%) VoIP
18 17 (15.04%) Wireless
19 15 (13.27%) BIG-IP
19 15 (13.27%) ITIL
19 15 (13.27%) Load Balancing
20 14 (12.39%) SolarWinds
21 13 (11.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 13 (11.50%) MPLS
22 12 (10.62%) 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 (3.54%) SAS
2 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 65 (57.52%) Firewall
2 35 (30.97%) WAN
3 33 (29.20%) Cisco ASA
4 32 (28.32%) LAN
5 28 (24.78%) Cisco Nexus
6 27 (23.89%) BGP
7 24 (21.24%) OSPF
8 19 (16.81%) Network Security
8 19 (16.81%) VPN
9 17 (15.04%) VoIP
9 17 (15.04%) Wireless
10 15 (13.27%) BIG-IP
11 13 (11.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (11.50%) MPLS
12 9 (7.96%) NetScaler
13 8 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
15 6 (5.31%) EIGRP
15 6 (5.31%) HSRP
15 6 (5.31%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Local Government
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) CSS
2 4 (3.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.31%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.96%) Windows
2 7 (6.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.35%) Network Design
2 15 (13.27%) ITIL
2 15 (13.27%) Load Balancing
3 12 (10.62%) Incident Management
4 11 (9.73%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (9.73%) Project Management
5 10 (8.85%) ITIL V3
6 8 (7.08%) Migration
6 8 (7.08%) Network Management
7 7 (6.19%) Network Architecture
8 5 (4.42%) Change Management
9 4 (3.54%) Change Control
9 4 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.54%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.54%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.54%) System Testing
10 3 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.65%) Presales
10 3 (2.65%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.77%) Python
1 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
1 2 (1.77%) Tcl
2 1 (0.88%) Java
2 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 75 (66.37%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (46.02%) CCNP
3 39 (34.51%) Security Cleared
4 36 (31.86%) CCNA
4 36 (31.86%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.73%) CCDP
6 9 (7.96%) CCIE
7 6 (5.31%) CCVP
8 4 (3.54%) Degree
8 4 (3.54%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.65%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.65%) PMP
10 2 (1.77%) CCDA
10 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.73%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (6.19%) Nagios
3 5 (4.42%) OPNET
4 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.77%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.88%) Cacti
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.88%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 96 (84.96%) Cisco
2 42 (37.17%) Juniper
3 38 (33.63%) CheckPoint
4 24 (21.24%) F5
5 22 (19.47%) Fortinet
6 14 (12.39%) SolarWinds
7 12 (10.62%) Nokia
8 9 (7.96%) BMC
9 8 (7.08%) Citrix
9 8 (7.08%) Palo Alto
10 7 (6.19%) Intel Security
10 7 (6.19%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.19%) Riverbed
11 6 (5.31%) Brocade
12 5 (4.42%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.54%) Aruba
13 4 (3.54%) Meraki
14 3 (2.65%) HP
14 3 (2.65%) Trustwave
14 3 (2.65%) VMware
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