The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 126 130 118
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.16% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +67.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £401 £235
% change year-on-year
- +70.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +41.73%
Network Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2407 2447 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.54% 93.08% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1353 1119
Average daily rate £396 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 220 231
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
Essex +14 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire +9 1 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (83.33%) CheckPoint
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) CCSA
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (16.67%) CCSE

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) CCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCSE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 1 (16.67%) Imperva