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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 397 397 395
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 11 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.085% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.090% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Average daily rate £375 £413 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £388 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £466 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.24% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
City of London +25 1 £413 -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 16 (64.00%) Firewall
3 10 (40.00%) BGP
3 10 (40.00%) F5
4 9 (36.00%) OSPF
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (32.00%) DNS
5 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (28.00%) DMVPN
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 7 (28.00%) CCNP
6 7 (28.00%) VMware
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (24.00%) Network Security
7 6 (24.00%) LAN
7 6 (24.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) DHCP
8 5 (20.00%) Juniper
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (20.00%) Infoblox
8 5 (20.00%) Blue Coat
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) BGP
3 9 (36.00%) OSPF
4 8 (32.00%) DNS
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (28.00%) DMVPN
5 7 (28.00%) VPN
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
6 6 (24.00%) LAN
6 6 (24.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (16.00%) NetScreen
8 4 (16.00%) SAN
9 3 (12.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Local Government
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Fat Client
2 4 (16.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (16.00%) Network Design
2 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (12.00%) High Availability
2 3 (12.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Line Management
2 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Presales
3 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.00%) SIEM
3 2 (8.00%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Validation
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCSE
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) HP ASE
5 1 (4.00%) HPE ATP
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) QRadar
2 1 (4.00%) Ionix
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) F5
3 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (28.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) Infoblox
5 5 (20.00%) Juniper
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Imperva
7 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
8 2 (8.00%) Aruba
8 2 (8.00%) Brocade
8 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
8 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) Qualys
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) Splunk