The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Network Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
England / North West
Rank 129 149 144
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £380 £413 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -2.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
2459 3632 3220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.95% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2157 1741
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Network Specialist in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 7 £380 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Network Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
3 12 (54.55%) LAN
3 12 (54.55%) Firewall
4 9 (40.91%) Network Design
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
5 8 (36.36%) ITIL
5 8 (36.36%) Unix
5 8 (36.36%) CCNA
6 7 (31.82%) CCNP
6 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (27.27%) Network Security
7 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 5 (22.73%) CCIE
8 5 (22.73%) CCDP
8 5 (22.73%) Juniper
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
9 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
9 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
9 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (18.18%) CCDA
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 4 (18.18%) VoIP
9 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 4 (18.18%) VMware
10 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
1 12 (54.55%) LAN
1 12 (54.55%) WAN
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications
4 4 (18.18%) VoIP
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) NX-OS
5 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) VPLS
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) FCoE
6 2 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (9.09%) Softphone
6 2 (9.09%) Symposium
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) Unix
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Network Design
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCNA
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 5 (22.73%) CCDP
4 5 (22.73%) CCIE
5 4 (18.18%) CCDA
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Palo Alto
3 4 (18.18%) VMware
4 3 (13.64%) Aruba
4 3 (13.64%) F5
4 3 (13.64%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds