Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 56 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.14% 2.91% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 3.06% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 26
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% +2.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £232 £207 £269
90th Percentile £388 £438 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £355 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -8.39% +3.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £26.25 £100.00
% change year-on-year -16.19% -73.75% +298.29%

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 1,363 1,438 1,488
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.11% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 1,005 961
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -3.41% +8.49%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 42 48
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.11 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.33% -2.71% -4.13%
10th Percentile £10.95 £8.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.50 £39.88 £35.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018, 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 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 26 (57.78%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (42.22%) CCNP
5 16 (35.56%) CCNA
6 14 (31.11%) LAN
7 13 (28.89%) WAN
8 11 (24.44%) Wireless
8 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
8 11 (24.44%) F5
9 9 (20.00%) Network Management
10 8 (17.78%) Aruba
10 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
11 7 (15.56%) VPN
11 7 (15.56%) DNS
11 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
12 6 (13.33%) SCOM
12 6 (13.33%) MPLS
12 6 (13.33%) CCIE
13 5 (11.11%) DHCP
13 5 (11.11%) ITIL
13 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
13 5 (11.11%) Change Control
13 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
13 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
13 5 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
13 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (8.89%) SCCM

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 (2.22%) Apache
1 1 (2.22%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 14 (31.11%) LAN
3 13 (28.89%) WAN
4 11 (24.44%) Wireless
5 7 (15.56%) DNS
5 7 (15.56%) VPN
6 6 (13.33%) MPLS
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (11.11%) DHCP
8 4 (8.89%) VoIP
8 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.67%) BGP
9 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
9 3 (6.67%) Network Security
9 3 (6.67%) WLAN
10 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.44%) FTP
10 2 (4.44%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
2 1 (2.22%) LAMP
2 1 (2.22%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.44%) PKI
1 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) CMDB
2 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
1 4 (8.89%) Unix
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Network Management
2 7 (15.56%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.11%) Change Control
3 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design
5 3 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.22%) ITSM
7 1 (2.22%) Network Security Management
7 1 (2.22%) Security Management
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (57.78%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (42.22%) CCNP
3 16 (35.56%) CCNA
4 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
4 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.33%) CCIE
6 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) NEBOSH
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) iptables
1 2 (4.44%) Postfix
1 2 (4.44%) Samba
1 2 (4.44%) Squid
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCOM
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.22%) Nessus
4 1 (2.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) F5
3 8 (17.78%) Aruba
3 8 (17.78%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 5 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.67%) Brocade
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Infoblox
5 3 (6.67%) Juniper
5 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) Huawei
6 2 (4.44%) Meraki
6 2 (4.44%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.22%) Riverbed