The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 154 132 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.097% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £268 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £381
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +50.94%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4104 2843 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.49% 92.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 1580 1316
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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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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
Cheshire - 6 £390 -
Manchester - 2 £413 -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) WAN
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (37.50%) Network Security
4 8 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 8 (33.33%) CCNP
5 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 7 (29.17%) Aruba
6 6 (25.00%) OSPF
6 6 (25.00%) BGP
7 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
8 4 (16.67%) CCIE
8 4 (16.67%) HP
8 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Firewall
9 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (12.50%) CCNA
10 2 (8.33%) CCDP
10 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (8.33%) BT
10 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
10 2 (8.33%) Juniper
10 2 (8.33%) Network Design
10 2 (8.33%) Lync
10 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) LAN
1 12 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (37.50%) Network Security
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
4 6 (25.00%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
6 4 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.17%) Internet
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Network Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (16.67%) CCIE
4 3 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP NNM
1 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) Aruba
3 4 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) BT
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Mercator
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) NetScout
5 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Opsware
5 1 (4.17%) Intel
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft