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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Engineer
Rank 104 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 44 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 1.78% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.87% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 28
Median daily rate £388 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £277 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £383 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £100.00 £25.11 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+298.28% -19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £22.24 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.00 £27.97 £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+57.77% -
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
3145 2350 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.65% 94.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1389 1219
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 150 188
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Network Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 August 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 -11 18 £345 +10.40% 2
Shropshire -28 7 £388 +25.00% 1
Staffordshire +3 5 £323 -14.00%
Solihull -7 5 - - 2
Worcestershire +2 2 £300 -22.58% 2
Coventry -20 1 £550 +100.00% 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 100 (85.47%) Cisco
2 85 (72.65%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (67.52%) Firewall
4 60 (51.28%) CCNP
5 48 (41.03%) Juniper
6 47 (40.17%) CCNA
7 44 (37.61%) CheckPoint
8 43 (36.75%) LAN
8 43 (36.75%) Security Cleared
9 41 (35.04%) WAN
10 40 (34.19%) SC Cleared
11 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (24.79%) OSPF
14 27 (23.08%) BGP
15 24 (20.51%) F5
15 24 (20.51%) Fortinet
16 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
16 23 (19.66%) Wireless
17 21 (17.95%) Network Security
18 19 (16.24%) SolarWinds
18 19 (16.24%) Network Design
19 18 (15.38%) VPN
19 18 (15.38%) ITIL
20 17 (14.53%) BIG-IP
21 16 (13.68%) Load Balancing
22 15 (12.82%) Network Monitoring
23 14 (11.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 14 (11.97%) Network Management
23 14 (11.97%) VoIP

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 3 (2.56%) SAS
2 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 79 (67.52%) Firewall
2 43 (36.75%) LAN
3 41 (35.04%) WAN
4 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
5 30 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 29 (24.79%) OSPF
7 27 (23.08%) BGP
8 23 (19.66%) Wireless
9 21 (17.95%) Network Security
10 18 (15.38%) VPN
11 17 (14.53%) BIG-IP
12 14 (11.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (11.97%) VoIP
13 10 (8.55%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (7.69%) WLAN
15 8 (6.84%) TCP/IP
15 8 (6.84%) VLAN
15 8 (6.84%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (5.98%) HSRP
16 7 (5.98%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.42%) Finance
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Local Government
3 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) CSS
2 4 (3.42%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.84%) User Experience
3 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.71%) CMDB
5 2 (1.71%) e-Health
5 2 (1.71%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.26%) Windows
2 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) Network Design
2 18 (15.38%) ITIL
3 16 (13.68%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.82%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (11.97%) Network Management
6 12 (10.26%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 6 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.27%) Change Management
9 5 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 5 (4.27%) Project Management
9 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.42%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.42%) System Testing
11 3 (2.56%) Change Control
11 3 (2.56%) Fault Management
11 3 (2.56%) Matrix Management
11 3 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 3 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.71%) Python
1 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
1 2 (1.71%) Tcl
2 1 (0.85%) Java
2 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 85 (72.65%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (51.28%) CCNP
3 47 (40.17%) CCNA
4 43 (36.75%) Security Cleared
5 40 (34.19%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.11%) CCDP
6 13 (11.11%) CCIE
7 6 (5.13%) JNCIA
7 6 (5.13%) JNCIP
8 5 (4.27%) CCDA
8 5 (4.27%) CCVP
9 4 (3.42%) Degree
10 3 (2.56%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.56%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.56%) PMP
11 2 (1.71%) CCSA
11 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.98%) OPNET
3 5 (4.27%) Nagios
4 4 (3.42%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.71%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.85%) Cacti
7 1 (0.85%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.85%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 100 (85.47%) Cisco
2 48 (41.03%) Juniper
3 44 (37.61%) CheckPoint
4 24 (20.51%) F5
4 24 (20.51%) Fortinet
5 19 (16.24%) SolarWinds
6 14 (11.97%) Nokia
7 10 (8.55%) BMC
7 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.55%) Palo Alto
7 10 (8.55%) Riverbed
8 9 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 7 (5.98%) Aruba
9 7 (5.98%) Citrix
9 7 (5.98%) Meraki
10 6 (5.13%) EMC
10 6 (5.13%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.27%) HP
12 3 (2.56%) BT
12 3 (2.56%) VMware
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