Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 101 85
Rank change year-on-year +44 -16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 149 110 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.08% 1.78% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 1.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 55 43
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £195 £277 £261
90th Percentile £475 £495 £478
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.25 £100.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.75% +364.58% -19.96%
10th Percentile £19.88 £53.50 £13.92
90th Percentile £29.63 £146.50 £27.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £34.70 £23.75
% change year-on-year -27.95% +46.11% -5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +20 50 £365 -7.30% 4
Shropshire +26 38 £440 +15.41% 4
Worcestershire +18 14 £200 -38.46%
Solihull +6 8 £363 -9.38%
Warwickshire +4 6 £350 -9.68%
West Bromwich +4 3 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £300 - 1
Coventry +13 1 £288 -46.76% 2
Staffordshire +5 1 £365 +12.31% 1
Herefordshire +2 1 - -
Network Engineer
England

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

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 West Midlands region featuring Network Engineer in the job title.

1 113 (75.84%) Cisco
2 83 (55.70%) Firewall
3 69 (46.31%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (40.94%) WAN
5 55 (36.91%) CCNP
6 53 (35.57%) Fortinet
7 52 (34.90%) VPN
7 52 (34.90%) CheckPoint
8 45 (30.20%) Data Centre
9 43 (28.86%) Wireless
10 40 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
11 39 (26.17%) WAN Optimisation
12 38 (25.50%) F5
13 37 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
13 37 (24.83%) LAN
14 35 (23.49%) Network Design
15 29 (19.46%) McAfee
15 29 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (18.12%) FortiGate
16 27 (18.12%) CCNA
17 26 (17.45%) MPLS
17 26 (17.45%) Aruba
18 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
19 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
20 22 (14.77%) Juniper
20 22 (14.77%) Oracle
21 20 (13.42%) CCIE
22 18 (12.08%) Intrusion Detection
23 17 (11.41%) Blue Coat
23 17 (11.41%) BMC

Network Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 3 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.01%) Akamai
3 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (55.70%) Firewall
2 61 (40.94%) WAN
3 52 (34.90%) VPN
4 43 (28.86%) Wireless
5 37 (24.83%) LAN
6 29 (19.46%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (17.45%) MPLS
8 18 (12.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (10.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (10.07%) Internet
9 15 (10.07%) Network Security
10 14 (9.40%) VLAN
11 12 (8.05%) DHCP
12 11 (7.38%) BGP
12 11 (7.38%) DNS
12 11 (7.38%) OSPF
13 10 (6.71%) HSRP
13 10 (6.71%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (6.04%) BIG-IP
14 9 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
General
1 7 (4.70%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.36%) Finance
3 1 (0.67%) French Language
3 1 (0.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.68%) WAP
2 3 (2.01%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (30.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.68%) PKI
3 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.01%) CMDB
3 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.01%) User Experience
3 3 (2.01%) Video\Live Streaming
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.34%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (1.34%) NHS
4 2 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.71%) Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.17%) WAN Optimisation
2 35 (23.49%) Network Design
3 17 (11.41%) Load Balancing
4 14 (9.40%) Network Load Balancing
4 14 (9.40%) Network Packet Analysis
5 10 (6.71%) ITIL
5 10 (6.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (5.37%) ITIL V3
6 8 (5.37%) Workflow
7 6 (4.03%) Coaching
8 5 (3.36%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (3.36%) Network Management
9 4 (2.68%) CRM
9 4 (2.68%) Migration
9 4 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.01%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.01%) Project Management
10 3 (2.01%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.01%) Service Management
10 3 (2.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.67%) C
1 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 69 (46.31%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (36.91%) CCNP
3 27 (18.12%) CCNA
4 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
5 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
6 20 (13.42%) CCIE
7 6 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (4.03%) CISSP
8 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.34%) Degree
8 2 (1.34%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.34%) MCP
8 2 (1.34%) MCSE
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.01%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.01%) vSphere
5 2 (1.34%) vCloud
5 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (18.12%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.01%) Nagios
2 3 (2.01%) SCOM
2 3 (2.01%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (75.84%) Cisco
2 53 (35.57%) Fortinet
3 52 (34.90%) CheckPoint
4 38 (25.50%) F5
5 29 (19.46%) McAfee
6 26 (17.45%) Aruba
7 22 (14.77%) Juniper
7 22 (14.77%) Oracle
8 17 (11.41%) Blue Coat
8 17 (11.41%) BMC
8 17 (11.41%) Nokia
9 15 (10.07%) Palo Alto
10 14 (9.40%) HP
10 14 (9.40%) IBM
10 14 (9.40%) VMware
11 9 (6.04%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.70%) Microsoft
13 6 (4.03%) AppDynamics
13 6 (4.03%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.01%) Meru Networks