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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Engineer
Rank 81 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 37 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 1.46% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.59% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +26.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-41.33% +70.45%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2223 1825 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.66% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 891 967
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 132 137
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.48 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 13 £250 -10.71% 9
Shropshire +1 8 £345 +4.54%
Warwickshire -4 3 £400 +36.17% 2
Staffordshire +5 2 £325 +59.50%
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 43 (74.14%) Cisco
2 34 (58.62%) Firewall
3 33 (56.90%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (46.55%) CheckPoint
5 26 (44.83%) WAN
6 23 (39.66%) LAN
7 22 (37.93%) CCNP
8 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
9 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
9 17 (29.31%) MPLS
10 16 (27.59%) McAfee
11 15 (25.86%) Network Design
12 14 (24.14%) F5
12 14 (24.14%) CCNA
13 12 (20.69%) Blue Coat
13 12 (20.69%) BIG-IP
14 11 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (17.24%) VoIP
15 10 (17.24%) CSS
15 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
16 9 (15.52%) Network Security
16 9 (15.52%) OSPF
17 8 (13.79%) HP
17 8 (13.79%) DMVPN
18 7 (12.07%) ITIL
18 7 (12.07%) Juniper
19 6 (10.34%) BGP
19 6 (10.34%) WAN Optimisation

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 34 (58.62%) Firewall
2 26 (44.83%) WAN
3 23 (39.66%) LAN
4 17 (29.31%) MPLS
5 12 (20.69%) BIG-IP
6 11 (18.97%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (18.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (17.24%) VoIP
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (15.52%) Network Security
8 9 (15.52%) OSPF
9 8 (13.79%) DMVPN
10 6 (10.34%) BGP
10 6 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (6.90%) VPN
12 3 (5.17%) Wireless
12 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
13 2 (3.45%) WLAN
13 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) CSS
2 4 (6.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) UNIX
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Network Design
2 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Network Management
6 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.72%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.72%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.72%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) sed
1 1 (1.72%) R
1 1 (1.72%) Tcl
1 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (37.93%) CCNP
3 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
4 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
5 14 (24.14%) CCNA
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
7 2 (3.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) CCVP
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.72%) CCDA
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.72%) OPNET
2 1 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 43 (74.14%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) CheckPoint
3 16 (27.59%) McAfee
4 14 (24.14%) F5
5 12 (20.69%) Blue Coat
6 10 (17.24%) Fortinet
7 8 (13.79%) HP
8 7 (12.07%) Juniper
9 5 (8.62%) BT
10 4 (6.90%) Nortel
10 4 (6.90%) Avaya
11 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.17%) Nokia
11 3 (5.17%) Remedy
12 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.45%) TOWER Software
12 2 (3.45%) VMware
12 2 (3.45%) BMC
12 2 (3.45%) NetScout
12 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £150 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago