Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 56 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 33 48 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 2.95% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 3.10% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 26
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £344 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -9.84% +17.31%
10th Percentile £235 £240 £268
90th Percentile £419 £429 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £380 £381
% change year-on-year +1.97% -0.33% +27.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £26.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% +109.06%

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 1,353 1,548 1,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 95.09% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 1,101 850
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 48 55
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.17 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.85% -5.17% -1.69%
10th Percentile £11.05 £8.39 £10.24
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.13 £26.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (42.42%) CCNA
5 11 (33.33%) LAN
5 11 (33.33%) WAN
5 11 (33.33%) CCNP
6 9 (27.27%) Wireless
7 8 (24.24%) Aruba
7 8 (24.24%) F5
8 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
8 6 (18.18%) DHCP
8 6 (18.18%) VPN
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
9 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
9 5 (15.15%) Network Design
9 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
10 4 (12.12%) SCCM
10 4 (12.12%) Network Management
10 4 (12.12%) Infoblox
10 4 (12.12%) Change Control
10 4 (12.12%) Brocade
10 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
10 4 (12.12%) VoIP
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL
10 4 (12.12%) Windows
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint

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 (3.03%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) LAN
2 11 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (27.27%) Wireless
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
4 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
5 4 (12.12%) VoIP
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.09%) IPv6
6 3 (9.09%) MPLS
6 3 (9.09%) WLAN
7 2 (6.06%) IPv4
7 2 (6.06%) NAS
7 2 (6.06%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 2 (6.06%) SNMP
7 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MariaDB
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) JSON
1 1 (3.03%) REST
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
1 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
1 5 (15.15%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) Change Control
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Network Management
2 4 (12.12%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.06%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.03%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CCNA
3 11 (33.33%) CCNP
4 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) CCDA
6 1 (3.03%) CCDP
6 1 (3.03%) CCIE
6 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) NEBOSH
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco
2 8 (24.24%) Aruba
2 8 (24.24%) F5
3 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 4 (12.12%) Brocade
4 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.12%) Infoblox
5 3 (9.09%) Meraki
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Huawei
6 2 (6.06%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.06%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) TIBCO