The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 133 109
Rank change year-on-year +20 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.075% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.079% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £200 £400 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +32.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £255
% change year-on-year -20.00% -1.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -34.00% +35.13%  

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 2137 2531 2291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.40% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1400 1274
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 74 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.37 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Network Support 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 Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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 +4 1 £200 - 1
Network Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Network Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
5 1 (14.29%) Aruba
5 1 (14.29%) Network Management

Network Support 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 1 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) BMC
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
5 1 (14.29%) Aruba
5 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 1 (14.29%) TOWER Software