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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 512 495 527
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 68 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 44 22
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £283 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £568 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £357 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.93% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.79%
Network Specialist
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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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +8 19 £407 -9.66%
South West -16 16 £356 +9.61% 3
West Midlands -9 12 £625 +81.15% 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £325 -16.12% 1
South East -19 4 £220 -39.31% 1
East of England -29 4 £375 -3.22% 2
North West -14 2 - -
East Midlands +4 1 £450 - 1
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 69 (62.16%) Cisco
2 68 (61.26%) Firewall
3 54 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (45.95%) CCNP
5 42 (37.84%) Network Security
6 40 (36.04%) LAN
7 38 (34.23%) WAN
7 38 (34.23%) BGP
8 37 (33.33%) ITIL
9 36 (32.43%) CheckPoint
10 33 (29.73%) OSPF
11 31 (27.93%) DNS
11 31 (27.93%) Security Cleared
11 31 (27.93%) F5
12 30 (27.03%) DHCP
13 29 (26.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
15 25 (22.52%) MPLS
16 24 (21.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 22 (19.82%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (19.82%) Juniper
18 21 (18.92%) Blue Coat
18 21 (18.92%) Network Architecture
18 21 (18.92%) BIG-IP
19 19 (17.12%) Load Balancing
20 18 (16.22%) Fortinet
20 18 (16.22%) BMC
20 18 (16.22%) VPN
21 17 (15.32%) Network Design
21 17 (15.32%) VMware

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (61.26%) Firewall
2 42 (37.84%) Network Security
3 40 (36.04%) LAN
4 38 (34.23%) WAN
4 38 (34.23%) BGP
5 33 (29.73%) OSPF
6 31 (27.93%) DNS
7 30 (27.03%) DHCP
8 29 (26.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 25 (22.52%) MPLS
10 24 (21.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 22 (19.82%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (18.92%) BIG-IP
13 18 (16.22%) VPN
14 17 (15.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 17 (15.32%) DMVPN
15 16 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (11.71%) NetScreen
17 12 (10.81%) SSL
17 12 (10.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.11%) Retail
3 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Finance
4 6 (5.41%) Local Government
5 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.80%) German Language
6 2 (1.80%) International Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Law
7 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.11%) Middleware
2 8 (7.21%) CSS
3 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Fat Client
1 13 (11.71%) Thin Client
2 10 (9.01%) Visualisation
2 10 (9.01%) User Experience
3 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Social Media
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Open Source
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.41%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) ITIL
2 21 (18.92%) Network Architecture
3 19 (17.12%) Load Balancing
4 17 (15.32%) Network Design
5 16 (14.41%) Network Management
6 13 (11.71%) Network Monitoring
6 13 (11.71%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.11%) Project Management
7 9 (8.11%) High Availability
7 9 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.41%) Line Management
8 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.41%) Validation
8 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.70%) Cyber Security
10 3 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (2.70%) Security Testing
11 2 (1.80%) Computer Architecture
11 2 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.31%) C
2 4 (3.60%) Lisp
3 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.90%) Java
5 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 54 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (45.95%) CCNP
3 31 (27.93%) Security Cleared
4 28 (25.23%) SC Cleared
5 16 (14.41%) CCSE
5 16 (14.41%) CCNA
6 3 (2.70%) MCSE
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.70%) CCDP
6 3 (2.70%) CISSP
7 2 (1.80%) Degree
7 2 (1.80%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.80%) CCSP
8 1 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.90%) CCIE
8 1 (0.90%) CCSA
8 1 (0.90%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.80%) COBIT
2 2 (1.80%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.90%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.61%) OPNET
2 4 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.70%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.70%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.80%) SCCM
4 2 (1.80%) SCOM
4 2 (1.80%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 69 (62.16%) Cisco
2 36 (32.43%) CheckPoint
3 31 (27.93%) F5
4 22 (19.82%) Juniper
5 21 (18.92%) Blue Coat
6 18 (16.22%) Fortinet
6 18 (16.22%) BMC
7 17 (15.32%) VMware
8 14 (12.61%) Citrix
9 13 (11.71%) Infoblox
9 13 (11.71%) Imperva
10 12 (10.81%) HP
11 11 (9.91%) SolarWinds
12 10 (9.01%) Riverbed
13 9 (8.11%) Nokia
14 5 (4.50%) Microsoft
14 5 (4.50%) TippingPoint
15 4 (3.60%) SAP
16 2 (1.80%) Huawei
16 2 (1.80%) Sophos
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