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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 533 517 543
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 47 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.14% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 18
Average daily rate £375 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £384 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £401 £406
% change year-on-year
-4.49% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Specialist
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Yorkshire -14 13 £381 -4.80% 2
London -13 11 £375 -9.09% 2
South East -5 8 £363 -3.33% 3
South West +6 4 £340 - 4
East of England +2 4 £488 +21.87% 2
North West -21 4 £313 -25.94% 1
West Midlands -13 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 83 (79.81%) Cisco
2 52 (50.00%) Firewall
3 39 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 33 (31.73%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (29.81%) DNS
5 31 (29.81%) WAN
6 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (27.88%) F5
7 29 (27.88%) LAN
8 27 (25.96%) Blue Coat
9 25 (24.04%) Network Security
9 25 (24.04%) CCNP
10 20 (19.23%) VMware
11 19 (18.27%) OSPF
11 19 (18.27%) BGP
11 19 (18.27%) Juniper
11 19 (18.27%) ITIL
11 19 (18.27%) Data Centre
12 18 (17.31%) CCNA
12 18 (17.31%) MPLS
13 17 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (16.35%) DHCP
14 16 (15.38%) BIG-IP
15 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 15 (14.42%) Linux
16 14 (13.46%) VPN
16 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
17 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
17 13 (12.50%) Wireless

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (8.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (7.69%) Lync
3 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (50.00%) Firewall
2 31 (29.81%) DNS
2 31 (29.81%) WAN
3 30 (28.85%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (27.88%) LAN
5 25 (24.04%) Network Security
6 19 (18.27%) BGP
6 19 (18.27%) OSPF
7 18 (17.31%) MPLS
8 17 (16.35%) DHCP
9 16 (15.38%) BIG-IP
10 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 14 (13.46%) VPN
12 13 (12.50%) Wireless
13 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
14 11 (10.58%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (10.58%) DMVPN
15 10 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 9 (8.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
2 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Local Government
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 10 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) CESG
5 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.88%) Unix
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) CentOS
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) ITIL
2 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
3 10 (9.62%) SIEM
4 9 (8.65%) Network Design
5 8 (7.69%) Migration
5 8 (7.69%) Project Management
6 7 (6.73%) Network Management
7 6 (5.77%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.81%) Line Management
9 4 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.85%) High Availability
9 4 (3.85%) Information Security
9 4 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.85%) Network Architecture
9 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.88%) Change Control
10 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) C
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (31.73%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (24.04%) CCNP
3 18 (17.31%) CCNA
4 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.81%) CCENT
6 5 (4.81%) CCIE
6 5 (4.81%) CCSA
6 5 (4.81%) CCSE
6 5 (4.81%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (3.85%) Degree
8 2 (1.92%) CISSP
8 2 (1.92%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.96%) CCDP
9 1 (0.96%) CCSP
9 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.96%) HPE ATP
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (16.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (0.96%) Firmware
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) QRadar
2 3 (2.88%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.96%) Ionix
4 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.96%) Netcool
4 1 (0.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 83 (79.81%) Cisco
2 39 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 29 (27.88%) F5
4 27 (25.96%) Blue Coat
5 20 (19.23%) VMware
6 19 (18.27%) Juniper
7 12 (11.54%) Citrix
8 10 (9.62%) HP
9 9 (8.65%) Infoblox
9 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
10 8 (7.69%) Imperva
11 7 (6.73%) Aruba
12 6 (5.77%) McAfee
13 5 (4.81%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.85%) SolarWinds
15 3 (2.88%) Avaya
15 3 (2.88%) Intel
15 3 (2.88%) Oracle
15 3 (2.88%) Palo Alto
16 2 (1.92%) Red Box
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