The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 131 - 139
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£246 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 - £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.07% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -26.72%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) FWSM
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) FWSM
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint