The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 118 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £250 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £245 £233
% change year-on-year
+20.40% +5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £34.74 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-42.42% +110.51%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2151 1795 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.30% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 858 995
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 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 131 145
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (90.00%) McAfee
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) CCNP
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) MPLS
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (60.00%) DMVPN
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (50.00%) F5
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (40.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software
7 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Network Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) VoIP
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) MPLS
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (60.00%) DMVPN
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (40.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) McAfee
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (60.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco
4 5 (50.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper