The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Network Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Engineer
Rank 128 115 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 5 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.37% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £325 £315 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £304 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £343 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £240 £315
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
Network Support 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
2686 2448 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.78% 94.63% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1489 1126
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 153 177
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £33.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title.

Network Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Network Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Network Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Shropshire -35 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Network Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Network Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) BMC
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) F5
3 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Intel Security
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring

Network Support 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
1 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) BMC
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) F5
3 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) Brocade
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (37.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (12.50%) AppDynamics
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software