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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Engineer
Rank 68 71 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 50 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.93% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.11% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 15
Average daily rate
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£310 £258 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -19.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £150 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £378 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.11 £27.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.70% +26.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.24 £27.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.97 £27.50 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.82%
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
2313 2370 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.71% 91.40% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1206 1011
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +9 17 £325 +30.00%
Shropshire -4 9 £310 +5.98%
Solihull - 4 £300 - 1
Warwickshire +7 3 £325 +54.76% 1
Staffordshire -15 3 £375 +25.00% 2
Coventry - 3 £275 - 5
Worcestershire +5 2 £388 +89.02% 1
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 78 (79.59%) Cisco
2 59 (60.20%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (52.04%) CCNP
4 49 (50.00%) Firewall
5 48 (48.98%) CheckPoint
6 41 (41.84%) WAN
7 37 (37.76%) Security Cleared
8 32 (32.65%) F5
8 32 (32.65%) LAN
9 31 (31.63%) Juniper
10 27 (27.55%) CCNA
11 26 (26.53%) MPLS
11 26 (26.53%) Network Security
12 25 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (23.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (21.43%) OSPF
15 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
16 17 (17.35%) Network Design
16 17 (17.35%) BGP
16 17 (17.35%) VPN
17 14 (14.29%) Blue Coat
17 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
18 13 (13.27%) Wireless
18 13 (13.27%) VoIP
19 12 (12.24%) WLAN
19 12 (12.24%) Clustering
19 12 (12.24%) Load Balancing
20 11 (11.22%) WAN Optimisation
20 11 (11.22%) CSS
20 11 (11.22%) McAfee

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (50.00%) Firewall
2 41 (41.84%) WAN
3 32 (32.65%) LAN
4 26 (26.53%) MPLS
4 26 (26.53%) Network Security
5 25 (25.51%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (23.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (21.43%) OSPF
8 17 (17.35%) BGP
8 17 (17.35%) VPN
9 14 (14.29%) BIG-IP
10 13 (13.27%) Wireless
10 13 (13.27%) VoIP
11 12 (12.24%) WLAN
12 10 (10.20%) DMVPN
12 10 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (6.12%) Wireshark
14 5 (5.10%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (5.10%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.08%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Automotive
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) CSS
2 10 (10.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Clustering
2 5 (5.10%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.08%) SecurID
4 1 (1.02%) Statistics
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) Telematics
4 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.02%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
2 3 (3.06%) UNIX
3 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) Network Design
2 12 (12.24%) Load Balancing
3 11 (11.22%) WAN Optimisation
4 9 (9.18%) Service Management
5 5 (5.10%) Migration
5 5 (5.10%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.10%) Network Management
5 5 (5.10%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.08%) Change Control
7 3 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.06%) ITIL
8 2 (2.04%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.04%) Information Security
8 2 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.04%) Project Management
9 1 (1.02%) Patch Management
9 1 (1.02%) Resource Management
9 1 (1.02%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.02%) Perl
1 1 (1.02%) SQL
1 1 (1.02%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 59 (60.20%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (52.04%) CCNP
3 37 (37.76%) Security Cleared
4 27 (27.55%) CCNA
5 18 (18.37%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.10%) CCIE
7 3 (3.06%) CCDP
8 2 (2.04%) CCDA
8 2 (2.04%) CCVP
8 2 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.02%) PhD
9 1 (1.02%) CCSP
9 1 (1.02%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.02%) XenApp
3 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (5.10%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.02%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 78 (79.59%) Cisco
2 48 (48.98%) CheckPoint
3 32 (32.65%) F5
4 31 (31.63%) Juniper
5 14 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 11 (11.22%) McAfee
7 10 (10.20%) SolarWinds
7 10 (10.20%) Fortinet
8 9 (9.18%) BMC
8 9 (9.18%) IBM
9 6 (6.12%) HP
9 6 (6.12%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (5.10%) Riverbed
10 5 (5.10%) Remedy
11 4 (4.08%) VMware
12 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
12 3 (3.06%) Brocade
13 2 (2.04%) NetScout
13 2 (2.04%) Citrix
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