Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 69 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 50 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.16% 2.44% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 2.54% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 19
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.30% +21.15% +13.04%
10th Percentile £223 £273 £295
90th Percentile £438 £480 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £21.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.25 £100.00 £21.53
% change year-on-year -73.75% +364.58% -19.96%

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 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (50.00%) Firewall
3 21 (42.00%) CCNP
4 16 (32.00%) F5
5 13 (26.00%) Juniper
6 12 (24.00%) CCNA
6 12 (24.00%) VPN
7 11 (22.00%) DNS
7 11 (22.00%) WAN
8 9 (18.00%) DHCP
8 9 (18.00%) LAN
8 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
8 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (16.00%) Palo Alto
10 7 (14.00%) IPsec
10 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.00%) CCIE
10 7 (14.00%) SolarWinds
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (12.00%) Infoblox
11 6 (12.00%) Network Security
11 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
11 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (12.00%) BIG-IP
11 6 (12.00%) VLAN
12 5 (10.00%) Wireless

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 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Akamai
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (50.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) VPN
3 11 (22.00%) DNS
3 11 (22.00%) WAN
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (18.00%) DHCP
4 9 (18.00%) LAN
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (14.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (14.00%) IPsec
6 6 (12.00%) BIG-IP
6 6 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (12.00%) Network Security
6 6 (12.00%) VLAN
7 5 (10.00%) MPLS
7 5 (10.00%) Wireless
8 4 (8.00%) DPNSS
8 4 (8.00%) Q.931
8 4 (8.00%) VoIP
General
1 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.00%) Network Design
3 3 (6.00%) Project Management
3 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.00%) SIEM
3 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (6.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.00%) Line Management
4 2 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL
5 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.00%) Release Management
5 1 (2.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.00%) CCNP
3 12 (24.00%) CCNA
4 7 (14.00%) CCIE
5 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware NSX
3 2 (4.00%) vCloud
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Nagios
1 3 (6.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 16 (32.00%) F5
3 13 (26.00%) Juniper
4 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (18.00%) Fortinet
5 8 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 7 (14.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (12.00%) Infoblox
8 5 (10.00%) Aruba
9 4 (8.00%) VMware
10 3 (6.00%) AppDynamics
10 3 (6.00%) Brocade
10 3 (6.00%) HP
10 3 (6.00%) Meru Networks
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.00%) Sophos
11 1 (2.00%) Capita
11 1 (2.00%) Proofpoint
11 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
11 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard