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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 516 504 517
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 72 54 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £330 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.79 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+153.32% -45.55%
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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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 18 September 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 -3 17 £409 -3.76% 2
South West -19 16 £356 +9.61% 1
West Midlands -10 11 £800 +131.88% 3
Yorkshire +1 7 £325 -16.12% 1
South East -5 7 £220 -39.31% 1
East of England -33 4 £375 -3.22% 1
North West -6 3 £268 -51.36% 1
East Midlands +7 1 - -
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 75 (63.56%) Cisco
2 72 (61.02%) Firewall
3 57 (48.31%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (44.92%) CCNP
5 46 (38.98%) Network Security
6 42 (35.59%) BGP
7 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
7 40 (33.90%) LAN
8 38 (32.20%) WAN
9 37 (31.36%) ITIL
9 37 (31.36%) OSPF
10 36 (30.51%) F5
11 35 (29.66%) DNS
12 34 (28.81%) DHCP
13 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
14 29 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (23.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
16 27 (22.88%) MPLS
17 26 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (21.19%) BIG-IP
18 25 (21.19%) Blue Coat
19 23 (19.49%) Juniper
20 22 (18.64%) Load Balancing
21 21 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 21 (17.80%) DMVPN
21 21 (17.80%) VMware
22 20 (16.95%) CCSE
22 20 (16.95%) Linux
22 20 (16.95%) Cisco IOS

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.69%) Lync
2 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Office
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (61.02%) Firewall
2 46 (38.98%) Network Security
3 42 (35.59%) BGP
4 40 (33.90%) LAN
5 38 (32.20%) WAN
6 37 (31.36%) OSPF
7 35 (29.66%) DNS
8 34 (28.81%) DHCP
9 29 (24.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (23.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 27 (22.88%) MPLS
12 26 (22.03%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (21.19%) BIG-IP
14 21 (17.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 21 (17.80%) DMVPN
15 20 (16.95%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (15.25%) VPN
17 17 (14.41%) NetScreen
18 12 (10.17%) IPsec
18 12 (10.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.63%) Retail
3 7 (5.93%) Finance
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 6 (5.08%) Local Government
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.69%) International Banking
6 2 (1.69%) German Language
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.78%) CSS
1 8 (6.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.41%) Thin Client
1 17 (14.41%) Fat Client
2 9 (7.63%) Visualisation
2 9 (7.63%) User Experience
2 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.54%) Social Media
3 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.69%) Open Source
4 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.95%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) Windows
3 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.36%) ITIL
2 22 (18.64%) Load Balancing
3 20 (16.95%) Network Architecture
4 18 (15.25%) Network Design
4 18 (15.25%) E-Commerce
5 15 (12.71%) Network Management
6 12 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (7.63%) High Availability
7 9 (7.63%) Project Management
8 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.78%) Line Management
8 8 (6.78%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.08%) Validation
9 6 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.54%) Security Testing
12 2 (1.69%) ERP
12 2 (1.69%) Cyber Security
12 2 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
12 2 (1.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.63%) C
2 4 (3.39%) Lisp
3 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (48.31%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (44.92%) CCNP
3 31 (26.27%) Security Cleared
4 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
5 20 (16.95%) CCSE
6 15 (12.71%) CCNA
7 3 (2.54%) MCSE
7 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.54%) CISSP
8 2 (1.69%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.69%) Degree
8 2 (1.69%) CCIE
8 2 (1.69%) CCSP
8 2 (1.69%) CCDP
9 1 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.85%) CISM
9 1 (0.85%) CCSA
9 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.69%) COBIT
2 2 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (11.02%) OPNET
2 4 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.54%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.69%) SCCM
4 2 (1.69%) SCOM
4 2 (1.69%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 75 (63.56%) Cisco
2 40 (33.90%) CheckPoint
3 36 (30.51%) F5
4 25 (21.19%) Blue Coat
5 23 (19.49%) Juniper
6 21 (17.80%) VMware
7 18 (15.25%) Citrix
7 18 (15.25%) Fortinet
8 17 (14.41%) Infoblox
8 17 (14.41%) Imperva
8 17 (14.41%) BMC
9 14 (11.86%) HP
10 10 (8.47%) Riverbed
10 10 (8.47%) SolarWinds
11 9 (7.63%) Nokia
12 5 (4.24%) TippingPoint
12 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.39%) SAP
14 2 (1.69%) Cognos
14 2 (1.69%) Siebel
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