The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 524 536 477
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 59 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.091% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 31 24
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£413 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £460 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £30.00 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
East of England +26 12 £425 +6.25%
South East -2 12 £385 -19.79% 4
Yorkshire -23 10 £401 +0.06% 2
North West - 10 £220 - 1
London +4 9 £510 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -5 7 £438 -2.77% 2
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 94 (82.46%) Cisco
2 76 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (59.65%) Firewall
4 65 (57.02%) CCNP
5 54 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 54 (47.37%) OSPF
6 53 (46.49%) F5
7 49 (42.98%) BGP
8 47 (41.23%) Network Security
8 47 (41.23%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (35.96%) BIG-IP
9 41 (35.96%) Linux
10 39 (34.21%) DHCP
11 38 (33.33%) DNS
11 38 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
11 38 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 37 (32.46%) E-Commerce
12 37 (32.46%) VMware
13 36 (31.58%) Thin Client
13 36 (31.58%) Citrix
13 36 (31.58%) Fat Client
13 36 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (30.70%) Blue Coat
14 35 (30.70%) CCSE
15 34 (29.82%) NetScreen
15 34 (29.82%) Infoblox
15 34 (29.82%) Imperva
15 34 (29.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 34 (29.82%) DMVPN
16 29 (25.44%) HP

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 68 (59.65%) Firewall
2 54 (47.37%) OSPF
3 49 (42.98%) BGP
4 47 (41.23%) Network Security
4 47 (41.23%) Cisco ASA
5 41 (35.96%) BIG-IP
6 39 (34.21%) DHCP
7 38 (33.33%) DNS
7 38 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 38 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 34 (29.82%) NetScreen
8 34 (29.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 34 (29.82%) DMVPN
9 25 (21.93%) WAN
10 22 (19.30%) LAN
11 16 (14.04%) MPLS
12 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
12 14 (12.28%) Wireless
13 13 (11.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (10.53%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (9.65%) Telecoms
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.88%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.58%) Thin Client
1 36 (31.58%) Fat Client
2 20 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) CMDB
4 4 (3.51%) SecurID
4 4 (3.51%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.88%) BYOD
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.96%) Linux
2 4 (3.51%) Windows
3 3 (2.63%) CentOS
3 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) E-Commerce
2 26 (22.81%) Load Balancing
3 21 (18.42%) ITIL
4 15 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (12.28%) Line Management
5 14 (12.28%) Mentoring
6 12 (10.53%) Network Management
7 11 (9.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (8.77%) Change Management
9 9 (7.89%) Migration
10 8 (7.02%) Network Design
11 6 (5.26%) Validation
11 6 (5.26%) Capacity Management
12 5 (4.39%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.39%) Information Security
13 4 (3.51%) eTOM
13 4 (3.51%) Network Architecture
13 4 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 3 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (2.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.54%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (57.02%) CCNP
3 35 (30.70%) CCSE
4 25 (21.93%) CCNA
5 14 (12.28%) CCIE
6 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
7 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
8 6 (5.26%) CCDP
9 5 (4.39%) Degree
10 4 (3.51%) CISSP
11 3 (2.63%) CCSA
12 2 (1.75%) CCDA
12 2 (1.75%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.88%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) BS25999
3 1 (0.88%) TickIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) Firmware
3 1 (0.88%) Docker
3 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) HP NNM
2 6 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.51%) OPNET
4 3 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.88%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 94 (82.46%) Cisco
2 54 (47.37%) CheckPoint
3 53 (46.49%) F5
4 37 (32.46%) VMware
5 36 (31.58%) Citrix
6 35 (30.70%) Blue Coat
7 34 (29.82%) Infoblox
7 34 (29.82%) Imperva
8 29 (25.44%) HP
9 16 (14.04%) Juniper
10 9 (7.89%) Fortinet
11 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.14%) Opsware
12 7 (6.14%) NetScout
13 5 (4.39%) Riverbed
13 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
14 4 (3.51%) BMC
14 4 (3.51%) CA
14 4 (3.51%) Nokia
14 4 (3.51%) Tufin
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