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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 589 529 546
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 32 70 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.062% 0.14% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.15% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 31
Average daily rate £406 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.43% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Network Specialist
UK

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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 12 £425 +13.33%
London -23 5 £450 -7.21% 3
West Midlands -17 4 £385 -12.00% 4
East of England 0 3 £485 +14.11%
North West -15 3 £378 +71.81%
Yorkshire -8 1 £400 -0.12%
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £370 - 1
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 63 (77.78%) Cisco
2 39 (48.15%) Firewall
3 38 (46.91%) CheckPoint
4 25 (30.86%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (29.63%) F5
5 24 (29.63%) WAN
6 22 (27.16%) LAN
6 22 (27.16%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (25.93%) Blue Coat
8 20 (24.69%) DNS
9 19 (23.46%) Network Security
10 18 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 17 (20.99%) CCNP
12 16 (19.75%) Wireless
12 16 (19.75%) Juniper
13 14 (17.28%) Finance
14 13 (16.05%) MPLS
14 13 (16.05%) ITIL
14 13 (16.05%) BIG-IP
15 12 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (14.81%) OSPF
15 12 (14.81%) BGP
16 11 (13.58%) VoIP
16 11 (13.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 10 (12.35%) VLAN
17 10 (12.35%) Degree
17 10 (12.35%) Load Balancing
17 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
17 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Office
2 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
1 2 (2.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.15%) Firewall
2 25 (30.86%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (29.63%) WAN
4 22 (27.16%) LAN
5 20 (24.69%) DNS
6 19 (23.46%) Network Security
7 16 (19.75%) Wireless
8 13 (16.05%) BIG-IP
8 13 (16.05%) MPLS
9 12 (14.81%) BGP
9 12 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (14.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 12 (14.81%) OSPF
10 11 (13.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (13.58%) VoIP
11 10 (12.35%) VLAN
11 10 (12.35%) VPN
12 9 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (11.11%) DHCP
13 8 (9.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) GIS
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) Games
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) Web Services
2 1 (1.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.23%) CSS
2 1 (1.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) CESG
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.11%) SIEM
4 6 (7.41%) Network Design
4 6 (7.41%) Network Management
5 5 (6.17%) High Availability
5 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.94%) Change Management
6 4 (4.94%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.94%) Migration
6 4 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.94%) Time Management
7 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.70%) Information Security
7 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.70%) Network Planning
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.99%) CCNP
3 10 (12.35%) Degree
3 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) CCNA
6 5 (6.17%) CCIE
6 5 (6.17%) CCSE
7 3 (3.70%) CCDP
8 1 (1.23%) CCDA
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.70%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.47%) UAG
3 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) QRadar
2 4 (4.94%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.23%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 63 (77.78%) Cisco
2 38 (46.91%) CheckPoint
3 24 (29.63%) F5
4 21 (25.93%) Blue Coat
5 16 (19.75%) Juniper
6 8 (9.88%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.64%) HP
7 7 (8.64%) VMware
8 6 (7.41%) IBM
8 6 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 5 (6.17%) Citrix
10 4 (4.94%) Avaya
10 4 (4.94%) Brocade
10 4 (4.94%) Imperva
10 4 (4.94%) Infoblox
10 4 (4.94%) Intel Security
10 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.70%) Oracle
11 3 (3.70%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.70%) Riverbed