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 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 533 512 475
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 46 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.083% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.090% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 35
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - £29.50
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
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 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -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 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 December 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
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 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
Yorkshire - 14 £401 - 3
South East -28 10 £400 +9.58% 1
London +2 8 £413 +3.12% 2
South West -22 8 £275 -35.29%
North West -11 2 £422 +20.57%
East of England - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (68.38%) Firewall
2 79 (67.52%) Cisco
3 67 (57.26%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (46.15%) CCNP
5 45 (38.46%) ITIL
5 45 (38.46%) LAN
6 44 (37.61%) WAN
7 43 (36.75%) Network Security
8 42 (35.90%) OSPF
8 42 (35.90%) BGP
9 38 (32.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (31.62%) F5
10 37 (31.62%) CheckPoint
11 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
12 33 (28.21%) SC Cleared
12 33 (28.21%) DHCP
13 30 (25.64%) DNS
13 30 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (23.93%) MPLS
15 26 (22.22%) Fortinet
15 26 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (21.37%) CCNA
17 23 (19.66%) BIG-IP
18 22 (18.80%) Juniper
19 20 (17.09%) Linux
19 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
19 20 (17.09%) Network Architecture
20 19 (16.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 19 (16.24%) VPN
20 19 (16.24%) Blue Coat

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (68.38%) Firewall
2 45 (38.46%) LAN
3 44 (37.61%) WAN
4 43 (36.75%) Network Security
5 42 (35.90%) OSPF
5 42 (35.90%) BGP
6 38 (32.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (28.21%) DHCP
8 30 (25.64%) DNS
8 30 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (23.93%) MPLS
10 26 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 23 (19.66%) BIG-IP
12 19 (16.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 19 (16.24%) VPN
13 18 (15.38%) DMVPN
13 18 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (12.82%) SSL
14 15 (12.82%) NetScreen
15 14 (11.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.13%) Local Government
3 5 (4.27%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Finance
4 3 (2.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) Middleware
2 8 (6.84%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Thin Client
1 15 (12.82%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
2 10 (8.55%) User Experience
3 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.27%) Social Media
5 3 (2.56%) SecurID
6 2 (1.71%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.09%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) Windows
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.71%) CentOS
4 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (38.46%) ITIL
2 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
2 20 (17.09%) Network Architecture
3 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
4 13 (11.11%) Network Design
4 13 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (11.11%) Network Management
5 9 (7.69%) High Availability
5 9 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (7.69%) Validation
6 7 (5.98%) Project Management
7 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.13%) Line Management
7 6 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.27%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.56%) eTOM
9 3 (2.56%) Information Security
9 3 (2.56%) Security Testing
9 3 (2.56%) DevOps
9 3 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.69%) C
2 4 (3.42%) Lisp
3 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.85%) R
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.85%) Ruby
4 1 (0.85%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (57.26%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (46.15%) CCNP
3 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 33 (28.21%) SC Cleared
5 25 (21.37%) CCNA
6 16 (13.68%) CCSE
7 4 (3.42%) Degree
7 4 (3.42%) CISSP
8 3 (2.56%) CCDP
8 3 (2.56%) MCSE
8 3 (2.56%) CCIE
8 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CISM
9 1 (0.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.71%) Firmware
4 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (11.97%) OPNET
2 4 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.71%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.71%) Ansible
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.85%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (67.52%) Cisco
2 37 (31.62%) CheckPoint
2 37 (31.62%) F5
3 26 (22.22%) Fortinet
4 22 (18.80%) Juniper
5 19 (16.24%) Blue Coat
6 18 (15.38%) VMware
7 16 (13.68%) BMC
8 15 (12.82%) Citrix
8 15 (12.82%) Infoblox
8 15 (12.82%) Imperva
9 14 (11.97%) HP
10 13 (11.11%) SolarWinds
11 11 (9.40%) Riverbed
12 8 (6.84%) Nokia
13 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
14 5 (4.27%) TippingPoint
15 4 (3.42%) Tufin
15 4 (3.42%) Oracle
15 4 (3.42%) SAP