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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 521 496 523
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 54 64 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 35 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -15.87%
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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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 22 £415 -7.77% 1
South East -8 8 £220 -40.33% 2
Yorkshire +5 6 £325 -16.12%
West Midlands -4 4 £225 -34.78% 1
East of England -37 4 £413 +6.45% 2
South West - - - -
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Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 64 (59.26%) Cisco
2 59 (54.63%) Firewall
3 55 (50.93%) Network Security
4 46 (42.59%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (38.89%) CCNP
5 42 (38.89%) DNS
6 41 (37.96%) CheckPoint
6 41 (37.96%) DHCP
7 40 (37.04%) F5
8 35 (32.41%) BGP
9 34 (31.48%) Cisco ASA
10 32 (29.63%) Blue Coat
11 30 (27.78%) OSPF
11 30 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 28 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 28 (25.93%) DMVPN
12 28 (25.93%) VMware
13 27 (25.00%) BIG-IP
13 27 (25.00%) CCSE
13 27 (25.00%) Linux
13 27 (25.00%) Citrix
13 27 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (24.07%) LAN
15 25 (23.15%) E-Commerce
15 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (22.22%) Fat Client
16 24 (22.22%) Infoblox
16 24 (22.22%) Imperva
16 24 (22.22%) WAN
16 24 (22.22%) Thin Client

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.85%) Lync
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
1 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (54.63%) Firewall
2 55 (50.93%) Network Security
3 42 (38.89%) DNS
4 41 (37.96%) DHCP
5 35 (32.41%) BGP
6 34 (31.48%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 30 (27.78%) OSPF
8 28 (25.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 28 (25.93%) DMVPN
9 27 (25.00%) BIG-IP
9 27 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
10 26 (24.07%) LAN
11 24 (22.22%) WAN
11 24 (22.22%) NetScreen
12 18 (16.67%) MPLS
12 18 (16.67%) VPN
13 12 (11.11%) SSL
13 12 (11.11%) IPsec
14 10 (9.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.33%) Retail
3 7 (6.48%) Finance
3 7 (6.48%) Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Local Government
5 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.85%) International Banking
6 2 (1.85%) German Language
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 24 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.78%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.85%) Open Source
3 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (9.26%) Windows
3 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) E-Commerce
2 20 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 19 (17.59%) ITIL
4 13 (12.04%) Network Architecture
5 9 (8.33%) Network Management
5 9 (8.33%) Project Management
5 9 (8.33%) Network Design
6 6 (5.56%) Validation
6 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.78%) Security Testing
9 2 (1.85%) Cyber Security
9 2 (1.85%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.85%) Change Control
9 2 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (0.93%) Capacity Management
10 1 (0.93%) Analytics
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) C
2 4 (3.70%) Lisp
3 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (42.59%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (38.89%) CCNP
3 27 (25.00%) CCSE
4 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.26%) CCNA
7 3 (2.78%) MCSE
7 3 (2.78%) CCIE
7 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.78%) CISSP
8 2 (1.85%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.85%) Degree
8 2 (1.85%) CCSP
8 2 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CISM
9 1 (0.93%) CCSA
9 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.85%) COBIT
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (23.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (17.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) OPNET
2 4 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.78%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.78%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.85%) SCOM
4 2 (1.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 64 (59.26%) Cisco
2 41 (37.96%) CheckPoint
3 40 (37.04%) F5
4 32 (29.63%) Blue Coat
5 28 (25.93%) VMware
6 27 (25.00%) Citrix
7 24 (22.22%) Infoblox
7 24 (22.22%) Imperva
8 16 (14.81%) HP
9 15 (13.89%) Juniper
10 11 (10.19%) BMC
11 8 (7.41%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.63%) TippingPoint
12 5 (4.63%) Riverbed
12 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.70%) Nokia
13 4 (3.70%) SAP
13 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.85%) Huawei
14 2 (1.85%) Cognos
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