The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 114 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.079% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.089% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.87% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
Network Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2290 2254 2188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.38% 89.41% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1106 903
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 74 118
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 2 - -
Reading -4 1 - -
Network Specialist
South East

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Specialist in their job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (43.75%) MPLS
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) Juniper
4 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) SSL
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) IPsec
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Network Security
6 5 (31.25%) Network Design
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
6 5 (31.25%) RIP
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) F5
7 4 (25.00%) AlgoSec
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (25.00%) TrustSec
7 4 (25.00%) Tufin
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) WLAN
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) CISSP

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
1 7 (43.75%) MPLS
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (37.50%) IPsec
2 6 (37.50%) SSL
2 6 (37.50%) OSPF
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) RIP
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
3 5 (31.25%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) WLAN
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (12.50%) Diameter Protocol
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) SecurID
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 4 (25.00%) eTOM
3 4 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Product Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CCNP
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CISSP
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCDA
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 2 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCSA
4 2 (12.50%) CCSE
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) TrustSec
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
2 7 (43.75%) Juniper
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) CA
4 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 4 (25.00%) Tufin
4 4 (25.00%) F5
4 4 (25.00%) AlgoSec
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (12.50%) Nortel
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Huawei
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Tekelec
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
6 1 (6.25%) Verint