The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 392 407 387
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 21 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.087% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.093% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 14
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £361 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £611 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -12.39%
Network Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 23591 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.89% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16199 15934
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 452 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
City of London +37 6 £425 -9.09%
Ilford - - - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (47.22%) LAN
2 16 (44.44%) Network Security
3 15 (41.67%) Firewall
4 14 (38.89%) WAN
5 13 (36.11%) ITIL
6 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) MPLS
7 11 (30.56%) DNS
7 11 (30.56%) DHCP
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco
8 10 (27.78%) IPsec
9 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) DWDM
9 9 (25.00%) SSL
9 9 (25.00%) VPN
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (22.22%) Broadband
10 8 (22.22%) Network Architecture
11 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
11 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
12 6 (16.67%) CCNP
12 6 (16.67%) Juniper
12 6 (16.67%) Banking
12 6 (16.67%) Validation
12 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (13.89%) Local Government
13 5 (13.89%) F5
14 4 (11.11%) Network Design
14 4 (11.11%) CCNA

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.56%) Lync
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) LAN
2 16 (44.44%) Network Security
3 15 (41.67%) Firewall
4 14 (38.89%) WAN
5 12 (33.33%) MPLS
6 11 (30.56%) DNS
6 11 (30.56%) DHCP
7 10 (27.78%) IPsec
8 9 (25.00%) DWDM
8 9 (25.00%) VPN
8 9 (25.00%) SSL
9 8 (22.22%) Broadband
10 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 3 (8.33%) Wireless
12 2 (5.56%) Internet
12 2 (5.56%) OSPF
12 2 (5.56%) BGP
12 2 (5.56%) PBX
12 2 (5.56%) VoIP
12 2 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Local Government
4 4 (11.11%) Finance
5 3 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.56%) International Banking
7 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 6 (16.67%) Validation
3 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.11%) Network Design
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) Line Management
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Network Management
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) ERP
7 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) CISSP
4 3 (8.33%) CCSE
5 2 (5.56%) JNCIS
5 2 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco
2 7 (19.44%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.67%) Juniper
4 5 (13.89%) F5
5 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) BMC
6 2 (5.56%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (2.78%) Splunk
7 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.78%) Imperva
7 1 (2.78%) Tufin
7 1 (2.78%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) McAfee
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft