Period
to 11 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 11 November 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
11 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 59 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.37% 2.99% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 3.11% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 38
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -10.96% -5.81%
10th Percentile £203 £232 £223
90th Percentile £444 £398 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £385
% change year-on-year -1.67% -2.60% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £24.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £26.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year -27.10% +1.90% -73.75%

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 1,291 1,350 1,482
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 96.02% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 935 1,048
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £200 £180 £216
90th Percentile £600 £550 £523
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 45
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +16.07% -1.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £8.39
90th Percentile £41.13 £42.50 £39.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 11 November 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 11 November 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 32 (71.11%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 21 (46.67%) LAN
3 21 (46.67%) WAN
4 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (37.78%) Juniper
5 17 (37.78%) VPN
6 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
7 13 (28.89%) CCNP
8 12 (26.67%) BGP
9 11 (24.44%) MPLS
9 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
10 10 (22.22%) Aruba
11 9 (20.00%) OSPF
12 8 (17.78%) CCNA
12 8 (17.78%) Wireless
12 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
12 8 (17.78%) SolarWinds
12 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
12 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.78%) NetScaler
13 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.56%) Network Security
13 7 (15.56%) DNS
13 7 (15.56%) DHCP
14 6 (13.33%) VoIP
14 6 (13.33%) WLAN
14 6 (13.33%) VLAN
15 5 (11.11%) Multicast
15 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering

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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Azure
2 1 (2.22%) AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) LAN
2 21 (46.67%) WAN
3 17 (37.78%) VPN
4 12 (26.67%) BGP
5 11 (24.44%) MPLS
6 9 (20.00%) OSPF
7 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
7 8 (17.78%) NetScaler
7 8 (17.78%) Wireless
8 7 (15.56%) DHCP
8 7 (15.56%) DNS
8 7 (15.56%) Network Security
9 6 (13.33%) VLAN
9 6 (13.33%) VoIP
9 6 (13.33%) WLAN
10 5 (11.11%) IPsec
10 5 (11.11%) Junos
10 5 (11.11%) Multicast
10 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (6.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) MPEG
3 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) FreeBSD
1 3 (6.67%) Unix
1 3 (6.67%) VMS
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
1 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (8.89%) Digital Content Management
2 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL
4 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) Network Management
4 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
4 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.44%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
3 8 (17.78%) CCNA
3 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) CCIE
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) JNCIE
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
6 2 (4.44%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.22%) CCSA
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
2 2 (4.44%) Squid
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco
2 17 (37.78%) Juniper
3 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
4 11 (24.44%) Palo Alto
5 10 (22.22%) Aruba
6 8 (17.78%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.11%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.89%) HP
8 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
8 4 (8.89%) VMware
9 3 (6.67%) F5
9 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.67%) Synology
10 2 (4.44%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.44%) Citrix
10 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
10 2 (4.44%) Meraki
10 2 (4.44%) Mitel
10 2 (4.44%) Tufin