The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 38
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 21 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.38% 2.24% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 2.35% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 17
Median daily rate £363 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -20.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £228 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 598 638 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.30% 95.08% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 400 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in Birmingham

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 34 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (69.57%) Firewall
4 25 (54.35%) WAN
5 24 (52.17%) CCNP
6 23 (50.00%) LAN
7 20 (43.48%) Juniper
8 19 (41.30%) CheckPoint
9 18 (39.13%) F5
10 17 (36.96%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (36.96%) BGP
10 17 (36.96%) CCNA
11 15 (32.61%) OSPF
11 15 (32.61%) Wireless
12 14 (30.43%) VPN
12 14 (30.43%) Network Design
12 14 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
13 10 (21.74%) Network Management
14 9 (19.57%) Junos
14 9 (19.57%) MPLS
15 8 (17.39%) Migration
16 7 (15.22%) Network Security
16 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
16 7 (15.22%) CCDA
16 7 (15.22%) CCDP
16 7 (15.22%) VoIP
17 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
18 5 (10.87%) Cisco Wireless
18 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (69.57%) Firewall
2 25 (54.35%) WAN
3 23 (50.00%) LAN
4 17 (36.96%) BGP
4 17 (36.96%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (32.61%) OSPF
5 15 (32.61%) Wireless
6 14 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (30.43%) VPN
7 9 (19.57%) Junos
7 9 (19.57%) MPLS
8 7 (15.22%) Network Security
8 7 (15.22%) VoIP
9 5 (10.87%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
9 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
10 4 (8.70%) Multicast
10 4 (8.70%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) CCTV
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Network Design
2 10 (21.74%) Network Management
3 8 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.35%) Presales
6 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.17%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) CRM
7 1 (2.17%) DevOps
7 1 (2.17%) High-Frequency Trading
7 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.17%) Perl
1 1 (2.17%) Python
1 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (73.91%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (52.17%) CCNP
3 17 (36.96%) CCNA
4 7 (15.22%) CCDA
4 7 (15.22%) CCDP
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) CCIE
7 4 (8.70%) CCVP
8 2 (4.35%) Degree
9 1 (2.17%) CCIP
9 1 (2.17%) CCSA
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) Firmware
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.17%) NFS
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) Cisco
2 20 (43.48%) Juniper
3 19 (41.30%) CheckPoint
4 18 (39.13%) F5
5 5 (10.87%) Riverbed
6 4 (8.70%) Nokia
6 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
7 3 (6.52%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.52%) VMware
8 2 (4.35%) AirMagnet
8 2 (4.35%) CA
8 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.17%) Aruba
9 1 (2.17%) Avaya
9 1 (2.17%) BT
9 1 (2.17%) HP
9 1 (2.17%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat