The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 75 86 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 43 44 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.87% 1.63% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.71% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 26
Median daily rate £363 £421 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +34.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.36% -8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Network Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Network Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 26 £363 +11.53% 3
Shropshire +35 4 £413 +3.12%
Solihull 0 3 £320 - 2
Warwickshire -7 3 £375 +1.90%
Staffordshire - 2 £325 -
Worcestershire +1 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 3
Network Engineer
England

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 88 (82.24%) Cisco
2 71 (66.36%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (58.88%) Firewall
4 55 (51.40%) CCNP
5 41 (38.32%) WAN
5 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
6 39 (36.45%) LAN
7 38 (35.51%) CCNA
8 36 (33.64%) OSPF
9 33 (30.84%) Juniper
10 32 (29.91%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (28.04%) Network Design
12 29 (27.10%) BGP
12 29 (27.10%) Security Cleared
13 27 (25.23%) Wireless
14 25 (23.36%) SC Cleared
15 24 (22.43%) F5
16 22 (20.56%) Data Centre
17 21 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (19.63%) VPN
18 15 (14.02%) MPLS
18 15 (14.02%) Network Management
19 13 (12.15%) Network Security
19 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
20 12 (11.21%) Junos
21 11 (10.28%) Migration
22 10 (9.35%) CCDP
22 10 (9.35%) Aruba
23 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
23 9 (8.41%) ITIL

Network Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (58.88%) Firewall
2 41 (38.32%) WAN
3 39 (36.45%) LAN
4 36 (33.64%) OSPF
5 32 (29.91%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (27.10%) BGP
7 27 (25.23%) Wireless
8 21 (19.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (19.63%) VPN
9 15 (14.02%) MPLS
10 13 (12.15%) Network Security
11 12 (11.21%) Junos
12 9 (8.41%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (7.48%) VoIP
14 7 (6.54%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (6.54%) DNS
14 7 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (6.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 6 (5.61%) EIGRP
15 6 (5.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (4.67%) Finance
1 5 (4.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.87%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.61%) CSS
2 3 (2.80%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.93%) SOAP
3 1 (0.93%) XML
3 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.93%) CCTV
3 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
3 1 (0.93%) CMDB
3 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.93%) iPad
3 1 (0.93%) PKI
3 1 (0.93%) SCADA
3 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Windows
2 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.87%) Linux
3 2 (1.87%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Solaris
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Network Design
2 15 (14.02%) Network Management
3 11 (10.28%) Migration
4 9 (8.41%) ITIL
5 7 (6.54%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.61%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.67%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.67%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (4.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.67%) Service Management
8 4 (3.74%) Change Management
8 4 (3.74%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.74%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (2.80%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.87%) High Availability
10 2 (1.87%) Information Security
10 2 (1.87%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.87%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.87%) Perl
2 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.93%) C
2 1 (0.93%) C#
2 1 (0.93%) C++
2 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
2 1 (0.93%) Java
2 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.93%) Prolog
2 1 (0.93%) Python
2 1 (0.93%) Ruby
2 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (66.36%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (51.40%) CCNP
3 38 (35.51%) CCNA
4 29 (27.10%) Security Cleared
5 25 (23.36%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.35%) CCDP
7 8 (7.48%) CCDA
7 8 (7.48%) CCIE
8 5 (4.67%) CCVP
8 5 (4.67%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.87%) Degree
10 1 (0.93%) CCIP
10 1 (0.93%) CCSA
10 1 (0.93%) CISA
10 1 (0.93%) CISM
10 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.93%) MCITP
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) NFS
2 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 88 (82.24%) Cisco
2 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
3 33 (30.84%) Juniper
4 24 (22.43%) F5
5 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
6 10 (9.35%) Aruba
7 9 (8.41%) Blue Coat
8 8 (7.48%) HP
8 8 (7.48%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.48%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.54%) Oracle
10 6 (5.61%) VMware
11 5 (4.67%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.67%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.67%) Nokia
11 5 (4.67%) Remedy
12 4 (3.74%) BMC
12 4 (3.74%) IBM
12 4 (3.74%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.80%) Brocade