The median contractor rate for a Network Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 78 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Engineer 45 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 2.26% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.39% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 35
Median daily rate £400 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +5.71% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +416.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.61% +5.10%  

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 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1688 1346
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £38.90 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +6 17 £400 +14.28% 5
Shropshire +12 10 £438 +17.84% 3
Coventry +15 3 £445 +17.49% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 -
Herefordshire -4 2 £338 -10.00%
Warwickshire +4 1 - - 1
Staffordshire -1 1 - - 2
Network Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 60 (71.43%) Cisco
2 46 (54.76%) Firewall
3 42 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (45.24%) CCNP
5 27 (32.14%) Wireless
6 26 (30.95%) WAN
7 24 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 23 (27.38%) LAN
9 22 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (25.00%) CCNA
11 20 (23.81%) Network Design
12 19 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 17 (20.24%) Data Centre
15 16 (19.05%) VPN
16 14 (16.67%) Migration
16 14 (16.67%) Fortinet
16 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
16 14 (16.67%) F5
17 11 (13.10%) Juniper
18 10 (11.90%) DNS
18 10 (11.90%) VoIP
18 10 (11.90%) ITIL
19 9 (10.71%) OSPF
20 8 (9.52%) Palo Alto
20 8 (9.52%) Riverbed
20 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
20 8 (9.52%) BGP
20 8 (9.52%) Oracle

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 2 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (54.76%) Firewall
2 27 (32.14%) Wireless
3 26 (30.95%) WAN
4 23 (27.38%) LAN
5 22 (26.19%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (22.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (19.05%) VPN
8 10 (11.90%) DNS
8 10 (11.90%) VoIP
9 9 (10.71%) OSPF
10 8 (9.52%) BGP
10 8 (9.52%) DHCP
11 6 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (5.95%) Network Security
12 5 (5.95%) VLAN
13 4 (4.76%) BIG-IP
13 4 (4.76%) HSRP
13 4 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (4.76%) IPsec
13 4 (4.76%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Electronics
3 1 (1.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) 802.1X
1 4 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
2 3 (3.57%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.38%) CMDB
3 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) CESG
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) iPad
4 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Solaris
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Network Design
2 14 (16.67%) Migration
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL
4 7 (8.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.14%) Network Management
6 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.76%) Project Management
6 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.57%) Workflow
8 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.38%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.38%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.19%) C
1 1 (1.19%) C#
1 1 (1.19%) C++
1 1 (1.19%) Embedded C
1 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (45.24%) CCNP
3 21 (25.00%) CCNA
4 18 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.33%) CCIE
7 4 (4.76%) CCDP
8 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.38%) MCITP
8 2 (2.38%) MCSE
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.19%) CCDA
9 1 (1.19%) CCIP
9 1 (1.19%) CISA
9 1 (1.19%) CISM
9 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.19%) Degree
9 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 60 (71.43%) Cisco
2 24 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 14 (16.67%) F5
3 14 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 11 (13.10%) Juniper
5 8 (9.52%) Oracle
5 8 (9.52%) Palo Alto
5 8 (9.52%) Riverbed
6 7 (8.33%) Aruba
6 7 (8.33%) McAfee
6 7 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.14%) Brocade
8 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.76%) HP
8 4 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.76%) Meru Networks
8 4 (4.76%) VMware
9 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.57%) Nokia
9 3 (3.57%) Sophos
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