The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 91 86 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 27 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.93% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.00% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 13
Average daily rate £350 £225 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £330 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £309
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £28.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +25.27%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +5 12 £420 +20.00%
Birmingham -7 5 £338 +50.00% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £260 -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 56 (76.71%) Cisco
2 52 (71.23%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (58.90%) WAN
4 40 (54.79%) CheckPoint
4 40 (54.79%) Firewall
5 37 (50.68%) CCNP
6 32 (43.84%) MPLS
7 31 (42.47%) LAN
7 31 (42.47%) BIG-IP
8 30 (41.10%) Blue Coat
9 29 (39.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (39.73%) McAfee
10 26 (35.62%) F5
11 25 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (34.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 25 (34.25%) Fortinet
12 23 (31.51%) DMVPN
12 23 (31.51%) CSS
13 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
13 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
14 21 (28.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 21 (28.77%) WAN Optimisation
14 21 (28.77%) Incident Management
14 21 (28.77%) CCNA
15 20 (27.40%) VoIP
16 15 (20.55%) Root Cause Analysis
17 14 (19.18%) Network Design
18 12 (16.44%) CiscoWorks
19 11 (15.07%) Service Management
19 11 (15.07%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.74%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
1 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 43 (58.90%) WAN
2 40 (54.79%) Firewall
3 32 (43.84%) MPLS
4 31 (42.47%) LAN
4 31 (42.47%) BIG-IP
5 29 (39.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (34.25%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (34.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 23 (31.51%) DMVPN
8 21 (28.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 20 (27.40%) VoIP
10 8 (10.96%) OSPF
11 7 (9.59%) WLAN
11 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
12 6 (8.22%) Network Security
12 6 (8.22%) Ethernet
13 5 (6.85%) Wireless
13 5 (6.85%) BGP
14 3 (4.11%) VLAN
15 2 (2.74%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 7 (9.59%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) CSS
2 6 (8.22%) JSP
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
2 5 (6.85%) Android
2 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.77%) WAN Optimisation
1 21 (28.77%) Incident Management
2 15 (20.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 14 (19.18%) Network Design
4 11 (15.07%) Service Management
5 8 (10.96%) Problem Management
6 7 (9.59%) Network Management
7 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.85%) ITIL
9 4 (5.48%) CAD
10 3 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
11 1 (1.37%) ERP
11 1 (1.37%) Migration
11 1 (1.37%) Change Management
11 1 (1.37%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (71.23%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (50.68%) CCNP
3 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) Security Cleared
4 21 (28.77%) CCNA
5 5 (6.85%) CCENT
6 3 (4.11%) CCIE
7 2 (2.74%) CCDP
8 1 (1.37%) CCSA
8 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 56 (76.71%) Cisco
2 40 (54.79%) CheckPoint
3 30 (41.10%) Blue Coat
4 29 (39.73%) McAfee
5 26 (35.62%) F5
6 25 (34.25%) Fortinet
7 11 (15.07%) SolarWinds
8 8 (10.96%) Remedy
8 8 (10.96%) HP
9 7 (9.59%) BMC
10 6 (8.22%) BT
10 6 (8.22%) Avaya
11 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
11 5 (6.85%) Apple
12 4 (5.48%) TOWER Software
13 3 (4.11%) Juniper
13 3 (4.11%) Nortel
13 3 (4.11%) Nokia
13 3 (4.11%) Cramer
14 2 (2.74%) Verint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 14 days ago