The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 137 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.14% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £405 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £445 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - £29.50
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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 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Wiltshire -14 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 22 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (87.50%) Firewall
2 21 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (83.33%) Cisco
4 19 (79.17%) LAN
4 19 (79.17%) WAN
5 18 (75.00%) ITIL
5 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
5 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (66.67%) CCNP
7 11 (45.83%) OSPF
7 11 (45.83%) BGP
8 10 (41.67%) Juniper
8 10 (41.67%) Network Design
8 10 (41.67%) Fortinet
9 9 (37.50%) MPLS
9 9 (37.50%) High Availability
10 6 (25.00%) CCNA
11 5 (20.83%) Social Media
12 2 (8.33%) Summit
12 2 (8.33%) CCIE
12 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
12 2 (8.33%) HTTP
12 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 2 (8.33%) ISO 14001
13 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
13 1 (4.17%) SaaS
13 1 (4.17%) ERP
13 1 (4.17%) Wireless
13 1 (4.17%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (87.50%) Firewall
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 19 (79.17%) WAN
3 11 (45.83%) OSPF
3 11 (45.83%) BGP
4 9 (37.50%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) HTTP
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Network Design
3 9 (37.50%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (66.67%) CCNP
4 6 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (8.33%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Juniper
2 10 (41.67%) Fortinet