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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 514 501 481
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 65 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 25
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£425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £388 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £483 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £14.00 £26.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £30.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
South East -2 20 £400 -20.00% 5
London -7 14 £500 +17.64% 5
North West -10 11 £298 +32.22% 3
East of England +12 10 £425 +6.25%
Yorkshire -29 5 £401 +0.12%
West Midlands -6 4 £438 -2.77%
East Midlands -11 1 £350 -26.31% 3
South West - 1 £250 -
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 104 (78.20%) Cisco
2 81 (60.90%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (54.89%) Firewall
4 71 (53.38%) CCNP
5 63 (47.37%) OSPF
6 58 (43.61%) BGP
7 57 (42.86%) CheckPoint
7 57 (42.86%) F5
8 53 (39.85%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (35.34%) Network Security
10 43 (32.33%) Linux
11 42 (31.58%) VMware
11 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 42 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
12 41 (30.83%) BIG-IP
13 38 (28.57%) DNS
13 38 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 37 (27.82%) DHCP
14 37 (27.82%) E-Commerce
15 36 (27.07%) Citrix
15 36 (27.07%) NetScreen
16 35 (26.32%) CCSE
16 35 (26.32%) Thin Client
16 35 (26.32%) Fat Client
17 34 (25.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 34 (25.56%) Blue Coat
18 33 (24.81%) HP
18 33 (24.81%) DMVPN
18 33 (24.81%) Infoblox
18 33 (24.81%) Imperva

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (3.01%) MS Office
2 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 73 (54.89%) Firewall
2 63 (47.37%) OSPF
3 58 (43.61%) BGP
4 53 (39.85%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (35.34%) Network Security
6 42 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
7 41 (30.83%) BIG-IP
8 38 (28.57%) DNS
8 38 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 37 (27.82%) DHCP
10 36 (27.07%) NetScreen
11 34 (25.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 33 (24.81%) DMVPN
13 30 (22.56%) LAN
14 29 (21.80%) WAN
15 22 (16.54%) MPLS
16 20 (15.04%) Wireless
17 19 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
18 18 (13.53%) VPN
19 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) CSS
2 1 (0.75%) VXML
2 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.32%) Thin Client
1 35 (26.32%) Fat Client
2 19 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.26%) CMDB
4 4 (3.01%) Replication
4 4 (3.01%) SecurID
4 4 (3.01%) EqualLogic
4 4 (3.01%) User Experience
5 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.50%) PKI
5 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.75%) BYOD
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) FMCG
6 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.33%) Linux
2 8 (6.02%) Windows
3 4 (3.01%) UNIX
4 2 (1.50%) CentOS
4 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.82%) E-Commerce
2 25 (18.80%) Load Balancing
3 22 (16.54%) ITIL
4 15 (11.28%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (10.53%) Line Management
5 14 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.02%) Migration
6 12 (9.02%) Network Management
7 11 (8.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (8.27%) Network Design
8 10 (7.52%) Change Management
9 7 (5.26%) Validation
10 6 (4.51%) Information Security
10 6 (4.51%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.76%) Network Architecture
11 5 (3.76%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.01%) eTOM
12 4 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (2.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.29%) C
2 4 (3.01%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.26%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 81 (60.90%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (53.38%) CCNP
3 35 (26.32%) CCSE
4 26 (19.55%) CCNA
5 17 (12.78%) Security Cleared
6 15 (11.28%) CCIE
7 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
8 8 (6.02%) CCDP
9 6 (4.51%) Degree
10 4 (3.01%) CCSA
10 4 (3.01%) CISSP
11 3 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.50%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.50%) CCDA
12 2 (1.50%) CCIP
12 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) BS25999
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 42 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
1 7 (5.26%) HP NNM
2 4 (3.01%) OPNET
2 4 (3.01%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.01%) TrustSec
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 104 (78.20%) Cisco
2 57 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 57 (42.86%) F5
3 42 (31.58%) VMware
4 36 (27.07%) Citrix
5 34 (25.56%) Blue Coat
6 33 (24.81%) HP
6 33 (24.81%) Infoblox
6 33 (24.81%) Imperva
7 23 (17.29%) Juniper
8 10 (7.52%) Fortinet
9 8 (6.02%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.26%) Opsware
10 7 (5.26%) Aruba
10 7 (5.26%) NetScout
11 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.51%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.01%) BMC
12 4 (3.01%) CA
12 4 (3.01%) Nokia
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