The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 543 457 512
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 47 46 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 32
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £235 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £560 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -23.28%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Specialist
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Yorkshire -9 16 £400 +6.73% 2
London -29 10 £425 +13.33% 3
East of England -22 9 £400 +70.21% 1
South East -9 7 £480 -16.52% 3
East Midlands -8 1 £475 +46.15%
West Midlands -26 1 £450 -16.66%
South West - 1 £375 -
North West - - - -
Network Specialist
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 58 (74.36%) Cisco
2 48 (61.54%) Firewall
3 47 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (52.56%) CCNP
5 33 (42.31%) CheckPoint
6 32 (41.03%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (38.46%) BGP
8 29 (37.18%) OSPF
8 29 (37.18%) Network Security
9 28 (35.90%) F5
10 26 (33.33%) Citrix
11 23 (29.49%) Cisco IOS
12 22 (28.21%) Fat Client
12 22 (28.21%) Blue Coat
12 22 (28.21%) VMware
12 22 (28.21%) Thin Client
12 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (26.92%) DNS
14 20 (25.64%) DHCP
15 19 (24.36%) E-Commerce
16 18 (23.08%) Linux
16 18 (23.08%) CCSE
16 18 (23.08%) BIG-IP
17 17 (21.79%) NetScreen
17 17 (21.79%) Infoblox
17 17 (21.79%) Imperva
17 17 (21.79%) DMVPN
17 17 (21.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 17 (21.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 16 (20.51%) Juniper

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.13%) Lync
2 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 48 (61.54%) Firewall
2 32 (41.03%) Cisco ASA
3 30 (38.46%) BGP
4 29 (37.18%) OSPF
4 29 (37.18%) Network Security
5 23 (29.49%) Cisco IOS
6 21 (26.92%) DNS
7 20 (25.64%) DHCP
8 18 (23.08%) BIG-IP
9 17 (21.79%) NetScreen
9 17 (21.79%) DMVPN
9 17 (21.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 17 (21.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (19.23%) WAN
11 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 12 (15.38%) VPN
12 12 (15.38%) LAN
13 10 (12.82%) VoIP
14 8 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (8.97%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) German Language
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Fat Client
1 22 (28.21%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.13%) e-Health
3 3 (3.85%) Firmware
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.28%) UNIX
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) E-Commerce
2 15 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 8 (10.26%) Network Design
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Network Management
4 7 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.13%) Project Management
6 3 (3.85%) Information Security
6 3 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.56%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.56%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.56%) Time Management
7 2 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.56%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.28%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.28%) Migration
8 1 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.28%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (52.56%) CCNP
3 18 (23.08%) CCSE
4 11 (14.10%) CCIE
4 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.69%) CCNA
6 5 (6.41%) CCVP
7 4 (5.13%) CCDP
8 3 (3.85%) CCDA
8 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.28%) CISSP
9 1 (1.28%) CCSP
9 1 (1.28%) CISM
9 1 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.28%) Degree
9 1 (1.28%) CCSA
9 1 (1.28%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) ProxySG
3 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.85%) Netcool
3 2 (2.56%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.56%) OpenView
4 1 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.28%) WSUS
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 58 (74.36%) Cisco
2 33 (42.31%) CheckPoint
3 28 (35.90%) F5
4 26 (33.33%) Citrix
5 22 (28.21%) Blue Coat
5 22 (28.21%) VMware
6 17 (21.79%) Infoblox
6 17 (21.79%) Imperva
7 16 (20.51%) Juniper
8 14 (17.95%) HP
9 7 (8.97%) SolarWinds
10 5 (6.41%) Riverbed
11 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.85%) NetScout
13 2 (2.56%) Nokia
13 2 (2.56%) Apple
13 2 (2.56%) Nortel
13 2 (2.56%) Avaya
14 1 (1.28%) Websense
14 1 (1.28%) SonicWALL
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 11 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + £400
Posted: 17 days ago