The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 191 210 211
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.056% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.061% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Average daily rate
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£438 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £364 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £396 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -29.75%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5332 6562 7201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.88% 92.61% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3888 4819 5239
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Specialist
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Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (33.33%) CCSE
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) JNCIS
4 2 (22.22%) COBIT
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) FWSM
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) DWDM
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
1 5 (55.56%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 2 (22.22%) FWSM
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) DWDM
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (11.11%) Multicast
5 1 (11.11%) Broadband
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) International Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) CCSE
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIS
3 2 (22.22%) CCSP
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) COBIT
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
3 1 (11.11%) Imperva
3 1 (11.11%) Tufin
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat