The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 41 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 18 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.93% 3.30% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.49% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 19
Median daily rate £394 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £314
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -23.61% +9.09%  

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 584 774 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 94.96% 94.51% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 547 495
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 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 June 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 32 (76.19%) Cisco
2 28 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (61.90%) CCNP
4 25 (59.52%) Firewall
5 17 (40.48%) WAN
6 16 (38.10%) LAN
6 16 (38.10%) Wireless
7 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (28.57%) CCNA
9 11 (26.19%) F5
10 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
11 9 (21.43%) Juniper
12 8 (19.05%) CCIE
12 8 (19.05%) DNS
12 8 (19.05%) Migration
12 8 (19.05%) Network Design
13 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds
13 7 (16.67%) Network Management
13 7 (16.67%) Finance
13 7 (16.67%) BGP
13 7 (16.67%) OSPF
13 7 (16.67%) VPN
14 6 (14.29%) DHCP
15 5 (11.90%) VoIP
15 5 (11.90%) VLAN
15 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
15 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
15 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
15 5 (11.90%) 802.1X

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (59.52%) Firewall
2 17 (40.48%) WAN
3 16 (38.10%) LAN
3 16 (38.10%) Wireless
4 13 (30.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (19.05%) DNS
7 7 (16.67%) BGP
7 7 (16.67%) OSPF
7 7 (16.67%) VPN
8 6 (14.29%) DHCP
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (11.90%) VLAN
9 5 (11.90%) VoIP
10 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
10 4 (9.52%) HSRP
10 4 (9.52%) Network Security
10 4 (9.52%) TACACS
11 3 (7.14%) IPsec
11 3 (7.14%) SNMP
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
1 8 (19.05%) Network Design
2 7 (16.67%) Network Management
3 3 (7.14%) Project Management
3 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.76%) Presales
4 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.38%) Break/Fix
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) CRM
5 1 (2.38%) DevOps
5 1 (2.38%) High-Frequency Trading
5 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) Python
1 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (61.90%) CCNP
3 12 (28.57%) CCNA
4 8 (19.05%) CCIE
5 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CCDA
6 2 (4.76%) CCDP
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
7 1 (2.38%) CCIP
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) F5
3 10 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 9 (21.43%) Juniper
5 7 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 5 (11.90%) Palo Alto
6 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.14%) Aruba
7 3 (7.14%) Brocade
7 3 (7.14%) EqualLogic
7 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 3 (7.14%) Meru Networks
7 3 (7.14%) Sophos
8 2 (4.76%) AirMagnet
8 2 (4.76%) CA
8 2 (4.76%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) Meraki
9 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.38%) WatchGuard
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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