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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 512 492 500
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 58 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 27
Average daily rate
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£388 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £218 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £23.80 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -26.72%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +4 19 £415 +3.75% 6
Yorkshire +18 14 £388 +14.81% 3
South East 0 10 £350 - 3
East of England -44 4 £388 -6.06%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 67 (65.05%) Cisco
2 54 (52.43%) Firewall
3 53 (51.46%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (50.49%) Network Security
5 48 (46.60%) CCNP
6 41 (39.81%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (38.83%) CheckPoint
7 40 (38.83%) DNS
8 39 (37.86%) DHCP
9 37 (35.92%) F5
10 36 (34.95%) BGP
11 34 (33.01%) Blue Coat
12 32 (31.07%) VMware
13 31 (30.10%) OSPF
13 31 (30.10%) Citrix
13 31 (30.10%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (28.16%) DMVPN
15 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 28 (27.18%) Fat Client
15 28 (27.18%) Thin Client
16 27 (26.21%) Linux
16 27 (26.21%) CCSE
16 27 (26.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 26 (25.24%) E-Commerce
18 25 (24.27%) BIG-IP
18 25 (24.27%) NetScreen
18 25 (24.27%) Infoblox
18 25 (24.27%) Imperva
19 18 (17.48%) LAN

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (1.94%) Lync
2 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (52.43%) Firewall
2 52 (50.49%) Network Security
3 41 (39.81%) Cisco ASA
4 40 (38.83%) DNS
5 39 (37.86%) DHCP
6 36 (34.95%) BGP
7 31 (30.10%) OSPF
7 31 (30.10%) Cisco IOS
8 29 (28.16%) DMVPN
9 28 (27.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 27 (26.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 25 (24.27%) NetScreen
11 25 (24.27%) BIG-IP
12 18 (17.48%) LAN
13 17 (16.50%) WAN
14 15 (14.56%) VPN
14 15 (14.56%) MPLS
15 9 (8.74%) SSL
15 9 (8.74%) Wireless
15 9 (8.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (10.68%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.77%) Retail
3 6 (5.83%) Finance
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Local Government
5 3 (2.91%) German Language
6 2 (1.94%) International Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.18%) Thin Client
1 28 (27.18%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.94%) Open Source
3 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.94%) Firmware
4 1 (0.97%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) Clustering
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 8 (7.77%) Windows
3 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) E-Commerce
2 17 (16.50%) Load Balancing
3 15 (14.56%) ITIL
4 11 (10.68%) Network Design
5 10 (9.71%) Project Management
6 6 (5.83%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.85%) Network Management
7 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.88%) Validation
8 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.91%) Security Testing
9 3 (2.91%) Change Control
10 2 (1.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (1.94%) Cyber Security
10 2 (1.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (0.97%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (0.97%) Capacity Management
11 1 (0.97%) Analytics
11 1 (0.97%) ITIL V3
11 1 (0.97%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) C
2 4 (3.88%) Lisp
3 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (51.46%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (46.60%) CCNP
3 27 (26.21%) CCSE
4 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) CCNA
6 8 (7.77%) CCIE
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) MCSE
7 3 (2.91%) CCVP
8 2 (1.94%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.94%) CCSP
8 2 (1.94%) CCDP
8 2 (1.94%) CISSP
9 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) COBIT
2 2 (1.94%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (28.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (15.53%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) OPNET
2 3 (2.91%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.94%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.97%) SCCM
4 1 (0.97%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 67 (65.05%) Cisco
2 40 (38.83%) CheckPoint
3 37 (35.92%) F5
4 34 (33.01%) Blue Coat
5 32 (31.07%) VMware
6 31 (30.10%) Citrix
7 25 (24.27%) Infoblox
7 25 (24.27%) Imperva
8 17 (16.50%) HP
9 15 (14.56%) Juniper
10 6 (5.83%) BMC
11 5 (4.85%) TippingPoint
12 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.91%) Riverbed
13 3 (2.91%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.94%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.94%) Apple
14 2 (1.94%) Huawei
14 2 (1.94%) IBM
14 2 (1.94%) Oracle
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