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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 521 525 496
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 74 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 26
Average daily rate
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£394 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £52.17 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.68% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.84 £40.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+17.08% +88.23%
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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
47845 45746 43111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.64% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31018 28289 25848
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1784 1845 1993
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
London +14 27 £375 -9.63% 3
South East -14 17 £450 +28.57% 5
North West -13 9 £375 +52.28% 2
East of England +3 6 £425 +9.67% 1
South West - 6 £250 -
Yorkshire -31 5 £425 +9.67% 3
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
East Midlands -11 2 £350 - 1
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 85 (62.50%) Cisco
2 65 (47.79%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (43.38%) Firewall
4 53 (38.97%) CCNP
5 37 (27.21%) OSPF
5 37 (27.21%) BGP
6 36 (26.47%) LAN
6 36 (26.47%) F5
7 32 (23.53%) WAN
8 29 (21.32%) CCNA
8 29 (21.32%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (20.59%) CheckPoint
10 27 (19.85%) Juniper
11 26 (19.12%) VMware
11 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (18.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (18.38%) Linux
13 20 (14.71%) ITIL
13 20 (14.71%) Finance
13 20 (14.71%) BIG-IP
14 19 (13.97%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (13.97%) Network Security
14 19 (13.97%) Wireless
14 19 (13.97%) DNS
15 18 (13.24%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.24%) CCIE
15 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.24%) Data Centre
16 16 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 16 (11.76%) HP

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.74%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.47%) SaaS
1 2 (1.47%) PaaS
1 2 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (43.38%) Firewall
2 37 (27.21%) OSPF
2 37 (27.21%) BGP
3 36 (26.47%) LAN
4 32 (23.53%) WAN
5 29 (21.32%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (18.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (14.71%) BIG-IP
8 19 (13.97%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (13.97%) Wireless
8 19 (13.97%) Network Security
8 19 (13.97%) DNS
9 18 (13.24%) TCP/IP
10 16 (11.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (11.03%) MPLS
12 14 (10.29%) EIGRP
13 13 (9.56%) NetScreen
13 13 (9.56%) VPN
13 13 (9.56%) VoIP
14 12 (8.82%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.74%) Ant
General
1 20 (14.71%) Finance
2 13 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (0.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (0.74%) XML
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.74%) Middleware
2 1 (0.74%) VXML
2 1 (0.74%) Apache FOP
2 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.29%) Thin Client
2 14 (10.29%) Fat Client
3 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.68%) Replication
4 5 (3.68%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (3.68%) EqualLogic
5 4 (2.94%) User Experience
6 3 (2.21%) CMDB
7 2 (1.47%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.47%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.74%) FMCG
8 1 (0.74%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.38%) Linux
2 13 (9.56%) Windows
3 6 (4.41%) UNIX
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) CentOS
5 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.74%) AIX
5 1 (0.74%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.71%) ITIL
2 15 (11.03%) Load Balancing
3 14 (10.29%) Network Design
3 14 (10.29%) Migration
4 13 (9.56%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.62%) Network Management
7 7 (5.15%) Network Architecture
7 7 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.15%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.41%) Line Management
8 6 (4.41%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.41%) Change Management
9 5 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.94%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.94%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.94%) Information Security
10 4 (2.94%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.21%) Validation
11 3 (2.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.68%) PowerShell
1 5 (3.68%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.94%) Lisp
2 4 (2.94%) C
3 3 (2.21%) SQL
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Java
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) JCL
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (47.79%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (38.97%) CCNP
3 29 (21.32%) CCNA
4 18 (13.24%) CCIE
4 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.56%) CCSE
6 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.88%) CCDP
8 6 (4.41%) CCVP
9 3 (2.21%) CCSA
9 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.21%) CCDA
9 3 (2.21%) CCIP
9 3 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.47%) Degree
10 2 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) BS25999
2 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.47%) Firmware
3 2 (1.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (5.15%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (3.68%) OPNET
3 3 (2.21%) HP NNM
3 3 (2.21%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.21%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.47%) vMotion
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool
5 1 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 85 (62.50%) Cisco
2 36 (26.47%) F5
3 28 (20.59%) CheckPoint
4 27 (19.85%) Juniper
5 26 (19.12%) VMware
6 16 (11.76%) HP
7 15 (11.03%) Citrix
8 10 (7.35%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.35%) Infoblox
8 10 (7.35%) Imperva
9 9 (6.62%) SolarWinds
10 8 (5.88%) Riverbed
10 8 (5.88%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.88%) Aruba
11 6 (4.41%) Microsoft
12 5 (3.68%) Dell
12 5 (3.68%) BMC
12 5 (3.68%) Dell Compellent
13 4 (2.94%) IBM
13 4 (2.94%) Nokia