The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 499 491 497
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 90 68 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £353
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.33 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.15 -
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
London +27 36 £400 -11.11% 7
South East -14 20 £338 -9.69% 6
North West -4 9 £348 -18.23% 1
West Midlands -15 9 £350 -11.39% 3
South West -16 7 £225 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
North East - 2 £337 -
East of England -30 1 £293 -22.00% 5
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Network Consultant
UK

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 145 (73.98%) Cisco
2 101 (51.53%) Firewall
3 81 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (33.67%) Network Security
5 65 (33.16%) CCNP
6 59 (30.10%) F5
7 55 (28.06%) WAN
8 52 (26.53%) LAN
9 51 (26.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (25.51%) Juniper
10 50 (25.51%) CheckPoint
11 38 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (17.86%) BGP
13 34 (17.35%) OSPF
13 34 (17.35%) CCIE
14 32 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 31 (15.82%) HP
15 31 (15.82%) Telecoms
16 29 (14.80%) Network Design
17 28 (14.29%) Wireless
18 27 (13.78%) VPN
18 27 (13.78%) Security Cleared
18 27 (13.78%) Load Balancing
19 26 (13.27%) Finance
19 26 (13.27%) MPLS
19 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
20 22 (11.22%) Blue Coat
21 21 (10.71%) CCNA
22 20 (10.20%) SAN
22 20 (10.20%) EIGRP

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.04%) IIS
1 4 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.02%) Apache
2 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) MS Office
1 3 (1.53%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.53%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 101 (51.53%) Firewall
2 66 (33.67%) Network Security
3 55 (28.06%) WAN
4 52 (26.53%) LAN
5 51 (26.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 38 (19.39%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (17.86%) BGP
8 34 (17.35%) OSPF
9 32 (16.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 28 (14.29%) Wireless
11 27 (13.78%) VPN
12 26 (13.27%) MPLS
12 26 (13.27%) TCP/IP
13 20 (10.20%) SAN
13 20 (10.20%) EIGRP
13 20 (10.20%) NetScaler
14 13 (6.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 13 (6.63%) WLAN
15 12 (6.12%) HSRP
16 11 (5.61%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
1 1 (0.51%) Introscope
1 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (15.82%) Telecoms
2 26 (13.27%) Finance
3 7 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (1.53%) Retail
4 3 (1.53%) Legal
4 3 (1.53%) Local Government
5 2 (1.02%) Back Office
5 2 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) Middleware
2 1 (0.51%) XMPP
2 1 (0.51%) CSS
2 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.59%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (4.08%) FlexPod
3 6 (3.06%) User Experience
3 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) PKI
5 2 (1.02%) Statistics
5 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.51%) IVR
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) SecurID
6 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) iPad
6 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.69%) Windows
2 13 (6.63%) UNIX
3 12 (6.12%) Linux
4 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) SUSE
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Solaris
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.80%) Network Design
2 27 (13.78%) Load Balancing
3 20 (10.20%) Network Management
4 17 (8.67%) ITIL
5 16 (8.16%) Network Architecture
6 13 (6.63%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (6.63%) Mentoring
7 12 (6.12%) Migration
8 9 (4.59%) Performance Management
8 9 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.08%) Information Security
10 7 (3.57%) Change Management
10 7 (3.57%) Analytics
11 6 (3.06%) Identity Management
11 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2
12 5 (2.55%) Validation
12 5 (2.55%) Network Planning
12 5 (2.55%) WAN Optimisation
13 4 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
13 4 (2.04%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.57%) Perl
1 7 (3.57%) R
2 4 (2.04%) SQL
3 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 81 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (33.16%) CCNP
3 34 (17.35%) CCIE
4 27 (13.78%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.71%) CCNA
6 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.65%) CCDP
8 10 (5.10%) HP ASE
9 9 (4.59%) JNCIS
10 8 (4.08%) CCSE
11 6 (3.06%) CISSP
11 6 (3.06%) ACSP
12 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.55%) CCSA
12 5 (2.55%) MCSE
12 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (2.04%) HP MASE
13 4 (2.04%) MCITP
13 4 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.06%) GPG13
2 6 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.04%) SLA
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.55%) Snort
2 5 (2.55%) Squid
3 4 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.04%) vSphere
4 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.51%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.57%) OpenNMS
1 7 (3.57%) OpenView
1 7 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (3.57%) RANCID
2 6 (3.06%) OPNET
3 5 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.02%) Cacti
5 2 (1.02%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 145 (73.98%) Cisco
2 59 (30.10%) F5
3 50 (25.51%) Juniper
3 50 (25.51%) CheckPoint
4 31 (15.82%) HP
5 22 (11.22%) Blue Coat
6 18 (9.18%) Citrix
6 18 (9.18%) VMware
7 15 (7.65%) Aruba
8 11 (5.61%) Microsoft
9 9 (4.59%) TippingPoint
9 9 (4.59%) Meraki
10 8 (4.08%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.57%) Riverbed
11 7 (3.57%) Brocade
11 7 (3.57%) Sourcefire
11 7 (3.57%) Websense
12 6 (3.06%) McAfee
12 6 (3.06%) Nokia
12 6 (3.06%) EMC