Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 65 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 39 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.78% 2.47% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.60% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 31
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £306 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -18.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £305
90th Percentile £438 £414 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £403 £375
% change year-on-year -6.83% +7.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £16.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% -31.03% -71.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,337 1,464 1,245
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.00% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 980 840
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £190 £256
90th Percentile £584 £563 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 31
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +12.56% -6.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.80 £10.30
90th Percentile £44.25 £42.50 £38.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +6.45% -8.15% +12.50%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 20 July 2019, Network Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 23 (58.97%) Firewall
3 15 (38.46%) VPN
4 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 11 (28.21%) IPsec
7 9 (23.08%) Juniper
7 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
7 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) F5
7 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.51%) Aruba
8 8 (20.51%) Fortinet
8 8 (20.51%) CCNA
8 8 (20.51%) LAN
9 7 (17.95%) CCNP
9 7 (17.95%) MPLS
9 7 (17.95%) Migration
9 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
9 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (15.38%) VLAN
10 6 (15.38%) BGP
10 6 (15.38%) WAN
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (12.82%) OSPF
11 5 (12.82%) CCIE

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (58.97%) Firewall
2 15 (38.46%) VPN
3 11 (28.21%) IPsec
4 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (20.51%) LAN
5 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (17.95%) MPLS
6 6 (15.38%) BGP
6 6 (15.38%) VLAN
6 6 (15.38%) WAN
7 5 (12.82%) Junos
7 5 (12.82%) OSPF
7 5 (12.82%) Wireless
8 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
8 4 (10.26%) IGMP
8 4 (10.26%) Multicast
8 4 (10.26%) SSL
8 4 (10.26%) TACACS
9 3 (7.69%) RTSP
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) MPEG
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) FreeBSD
1 3 (7.69%) Unix
1 3 (7.69%) VMS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 7 (17.95%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Digital Content Management
4 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (10.26%) Network Design
5 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.13%) Robotic Process Automation
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery Management
6 2 (5.13%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.56%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) CCNA
4 7 (17.95%) CCNP
5 5 (12.82%) CCIE
6 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (10.26%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
7 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
7 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.56%) CCDA
8 1 (2.56%) CCDP
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.08%) F5
3 9 (23.08%) Juniper
4 8 (20.51%) Aruba
4 8 (20.51%) Fortinet
5 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.82%) VMware
7 3 (7.69%) Citrix
7 3 (7.69%) Synology
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.56%) Arista
9 1 (2.56%) HP
9 1 (2.56%) Huawei
9 1 (2.56%) Infoblox