The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 261 245 228
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 16 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.086% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.093% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
Average daily rate
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£361 £220 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.20% -40.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £220 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £344 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £381
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9307 8562 8137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.58% 92.16% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 4783 4299
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 425 498
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
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 South East

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
Hampshire +6 5 £450 -
Berkshire -5 3 £475 - 1
West Sussex -15 3 £350 +59.09%
East Sussex 0 2 £360 -4.00%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) VMware
3 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (36.11%) CCNA
5 12 (33.33%) LAN
5 12 (33.33%) Wireless
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (30.56%) CCNP
7 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (25.00%) ITIL
8 9 (25.00%) Linux
9 8 (22.22%) WAN
9 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
10 7 (19.44%) Juniper
10 7 (19.44%) Windows
11 6 (16.67%) VPN
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 5 (13.89%) Network Design
12 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
12 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 5 (13.89%) CCSA
12 5 (13.89%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) DHCP
12 5 (13.89%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (13.89%) WLAN

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
1 2 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 12 (33.33%) Wireless
2 12 (33.33%) LAN
3 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (22.22%) WAN
6 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (13.89%) DNS
7 5 (13.89%) Internet
7 5 (13.89%) MPLS
7 5 (13.89%) OSPF
7 5 (13.89%) WLAN
7 5 (13.89%) DHCP
8 4 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 4 (11.11%) VoIP
8 4 (11.11%) BGP
8 4 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 4 (11.11%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) SAN
8 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 2 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.56%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (5.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) CentOS
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Network Design
3 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (11.11%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 3 (8.33%) SIEM
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Product Management
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) Validation
5 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.78%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.78%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) CCNA
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (30.56%) CCNP
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (13.89%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (13.89%) CCSA
6 4 (11.11%) CCDP
7 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) CCSE
7 3 (8.33%) CCENT
8 2 (5.56%) CCIP
8 2 (5.56%) CCDA
8 2 (5.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) TickIT
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vCloud
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
1 2 (5.56%) vMotion
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) Netcool
2 1 (2.78%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 7 (19.44%) Juniper
5 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.11%) Citrix
6 4 (11.11%) Aruba
7 3 (8.33%) F5
7 3 (8.33%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) Dell
8 2 (5.56%) Nortel
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
8 2 (5.56%) Remedy
8 2 (5.56%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (2.78%) McAfee
9 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.78%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.78%) Verint
9 1 (2.78%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless