The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 70 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.40% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.12% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.54% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.79 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+153.32% -45.55%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
918 838 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.89% 94.58% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 461 571
Average daily rate £325 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 34
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.75% +88.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.25 £17.50
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 Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Specialist in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Specialist across the Leeds region.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Specialist across the Leeds region.

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (85.71%) Retail
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) OPNET
2 4 (57.14%) TippingPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (57.14%) WLAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) BMC
2 4 (57.14%) Lisp
2 4 (57.14%) DMZ
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
3 3 (42.86%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
4 2 (28.57%) Motorola
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) CCDP
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DMZ
1 4 (57.14%) BGP
1 4 (57.14%) EIGRP
1 4 (57.14%) WLAN
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 6 (85.71%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) OPNET
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) BMC
1 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
1 4 (57.14%) TippingPoint
1 4 (57.14%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Motorola
3 1 (14.29%) Riverbed