The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 190 196 222
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.10% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £402 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £474 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £381
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +50.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (52.94%) OSPF
3 9 (52.94%) BGP
4 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 8 (47.06%) F5
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 5 (29.41%) Internet
8 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (23.53%) CCNA
8 4 (23.53%) UNIX
8 4 (23.53%) VLAN
8 4 (23.53%) MPLS
9 3 (17.65%) IPsec
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (17.65%) VPN
9 3 (17.65%) NetScreen
9 3 (17.65%) HSRP
9 3 (17.65%) Multicast
10 2 (11.76%) IOS XR
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) OSPF
2 9 (52.94%) BGP
3 8 (47.06%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) WAN
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) DNS
5 5 (29.41%) Internet
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
7 3 (17.65%) NetScreen
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (17.65%) IPsec
7 3 (17.65%) HSRP
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) Multicast
8 2 (11.76%) IOS XR
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Network Design
2 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Network Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
2 1 (5.88%) Line Management
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CCNP
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCVP
4 1 (5.88%) CCSE
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.88%) Imperva