Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 122 107
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 187 156 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.31% 1.60% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 1.68% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 84 70
Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11% +14.55%
10th Percentile £195 £241 £213
90th Percentile £460 £463 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Midlands median hourly rate £26.25 £57.50 £20.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.35% +183.78% -24.65%
10th Percentile £17.00 £19.76 £11.57
90th Percentile £37.00 £79.50 £24.24
England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.10 £22.83
% change year-on-year -28.77% +53.75% -8.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7662 9288 8081
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.32% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4786 5641 4682
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 369 452
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -0.40% -2.84%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Network Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Engineer in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Engineer in the Midlands

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Engineer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +42 148 £388 +3.33% 6
East Midlands +5 39 £325 +8.42% 6
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 146 (78.07%) Cisco
2 97 (51.87%) Firewall
3 88 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (36.36%) CCNP
5 63 (33.69%) WAN
6 57 (30.48%) VPN
6 57 (30.48%) CheckPoint
7 52 (27.81%) Fortinet
8 50 (26.74%) Wireless
9 45 (24.06%) Data Centre
10 44 (23.53%) CCNA
10 44 (23.53%) F5
11 43 (22.99%) LAN
12 39 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
13 38 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 38 (20.32%) WAN Optimisation
14 35 (18.72%) Network Design
15 34 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
16 29 (15.51%) Aruba
16 29 (15.51%) MPLS
17 28 (14.97%) McAfee
18 27 (14.44%) FortiGate
19 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
20 25 (13.37%) Juniper
21 22 (11.76%) Oracle
22 20 (10.70%) Blue Coat
22 20 (10.70%) CCIE
23 19 (10.16%) Intrusion Detection
23 19 (10.16%) Palo Alto

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.07%) IIS
3 2 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.86%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (20.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.67%) Office 365
4 3 (1.60%) Akamai
4 3 (1.60%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (51.87%) Firewall
2 63 (33.69%) WAN
3 57 (30.48%) VPN
4 50 (26.74%) Wireless
5 43 (22.99%) LAN
6 34 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (15.51%) MPLS
8 19 (10.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (8.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (8.56%) Network Security
11 15 (8.02%) Internet
11 15 (8.02%) VLAN
12 13 (6.95%) DHCP
13 12 (6.42%) DNS
13 12 (6.42%) OSPF
14 11 (5.88%) BGP
14 11 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (5.88%) HSRP
14 11 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 9 (4.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.74%) Finance
3 1 (0.53%) French Language
3 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.53%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.74%) WAP
2 3 (1.60%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.07%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (24.06%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.14%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.14%) PKI
4 3 (1.60%) CMDB
4 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.60%) User Experience
4 3 (1.60%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.07%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.07%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (1.07%) NHS
5 2 (1.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.53%) Clustering
6 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.53%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.63%) Windows
2 10 (5.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.60%) Linux
4 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.60%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.07%) Unix
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.32%) WAN Optimisation
2 35 (18.72%) Network Design
3 17 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 14 (7.49%) ITIL
5 13 (6.95%) Network Load Balancing
5 13 (6.95%) Network Packet Analysis
6 10 (5.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.28%) Network Management
7 8 (4.28%) Workflow
8 7 (3.74%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.74%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.21%) Coaching
9 6 (3.21%) Migration
9 6 (3.21%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.67%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (2.14%) CRM
11 4 (2.14%) Line Management
11 4 (2.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.07%) SQL
2 1 (0.53%) C
2 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 88 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (36.36%) CCNP
3 44 (23.53%) CCNA
4 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
5 26 (13.90%) SC Cleared
6 20 (10.70%) CCIE
7 6 (3.21%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (3.21%) CISSP
8 4 (2.14%) MCSE
8 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.60%) Degree
10 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.07%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.07%) MCP
11 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.53%) HND
11 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.14%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.60%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.60%) vSphere
6 2 (1.07%) vCloud
6 2 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (14.44%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.60%) Ionix
2 3 (1.60%) Nagios
2 3 (1.60%) SCOM
2 3 (1.60%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 146 (78.07%) Cisco
2 57 (30.48%) CheckPoint
3 52 (27.81%) Fortinet
4 44 (23.53%) F5
5 29 (15.51%) Aruba
6 28 (14.97%) McAfee
7 25 (13.37%) Juniper
8 22 (11.76%) Oracle
9 20 (10.70%) Blue Coat
10 19 (10.16%) Palo Alto
11 18 (9.63%) HP
12 17 (9.09%) Nokia
13 16 (8.56%) BMC
14 15 (8.02%) VMware
15 13 (6.95%) IBM
15 13 (6.95%) SolarWinds
16 10 (5.35%) Microsoft
17 6 (3.21%) AppDynamics
17 6 (3.21%) Infoblox
18 4 (2.14%) Riverbed