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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 245 246 235
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 14 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.072% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.079% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£380 £480 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -16.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%
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
9227 8896 7720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.68% 91.94% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4904 3850
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 480 603
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Berkshire +2 6 £400 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire -15 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 2
Hampshire -16 2 £400 -13.04%
Surrey - 1 £385 -
Kent - - - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (53.85%) LAN
3 13 (50.00%) WAN
3 13 (50.00%) Firewall
4 11 (42.31%) CCNP
4 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (38.46%) ITIL
5 10 (38.46%) Wireless
6 9 (34.62%) MPLS
6 9 (34.62%) VPN
6 9 (34.62%) CCNA
7 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (26.92%) PCI DSS
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) IPsec
9 6 (23.08%) OSPF
9 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
9 6 (23.08%) Internet
9 6 (23.08%) SSL
9 6 (23.08%) Linux
9 6 (23.08%) WLAN
10 5 (19.23%) DHCP
10 5 (19.23%) RIP
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 5 (19.23%) Juniper
10 5 (19.23%) Validation
10 5 (19.23%) Migration
10 5 (19.23%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Wireless
4 9 (34.62%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) MPLS
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 6 (23.08%) IPsec
6 6 (23.08%) SSL
6 6 (23.08%) OSPF
6 6 (23.08%) WLAN
7 5 (19.23%) DHCP
7 5 (19.23%) RIP
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (11.54%) BGP
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) SecurID
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Validation
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 4 (15.38%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) eTOM
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) CCNA
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 4 (15.38%) CISSP
6 3 (11.54%) CCDP
7 2 (7.69%) CCDA
7 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (3.85%) CCSA
8 1 (3.85%) CCSE
8 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
8 1 (3.85%) CCIP
8 1 (3.85%) MCSE
8 1 (3.85%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) TickIT
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) F5
4 4 (15.38%) AlgoSec
4 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
4 4 (15.38%) Tufin
4 4 (15.38%) CA
5 3 (11.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 3 (11.54%) Huawei
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 2 (7.69%) Nortel
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) VMware