The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Administrator
Rank 577 567 533
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 25 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.057% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.062% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 10
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£291 £335 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.05% +52.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £167 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £405 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +34.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £10.43
% change year-on-year
+32.14% +34.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Network Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK.

Network Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Network Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK.

Network Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Network Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -16 18 £183 -47.85% 17
North West - 6 £175 - 2
Scotland - 5 £313 -
Manchester - 5 £175 - 1
London -18 3 £325 -13.33% 7
South West +12 2 £450 +28.57% 1
Wales -4 2 £400 +272.09%
South East -21 2 £190 -48.64% 3
Inverclyde - 2 £291 -
West Wales - 2 £400 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Greenock - 2 £291 -
Swansea - 2 £400 -
City of London +13 1 - - 1
Leicester +12 1 £145 -
Leicestershire +9 1 £145 -
East Midlands -2 1 £145 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Paisley - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -

Network Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 24 (50.00%) Firewall
3 19 (39.58%) WAN
4 17 (35.42%) CCNA
4 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 10 (20.83%) Windows
6 10 (20.83%) VoIP
7 8 (16.67%) VPN
7 8 (16.67%) Nortel
8 7 (14.58%) LAN
8 7 (14.58%) PBX
8 7 (14.58%) DECT
8 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
8 7 (14.58%) Nortel Meridian
8 7 (14.58%) Network Security
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) Linux
9 5 (10.42%) Citrix
9 5 (10.42%) OSPF
9 5 (10.42%) IPsec
9 5 (10.42%) VMware
10 4 (8.33%) Finance
10 4 (8.33%) Change Management
10 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (8.33%) BGP
10 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
10 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
10 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Network Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Administrator 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
2 3 (6.25%) MediaWiki
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 19 (39.58%) WAN
3 10 (20.83%) VoIP
4 8 (16.67%) VPN
5 7 (14.58%) LAN
5 7 (14.58%) PBX
5 7 (14.58%) DECT
5 7 (14.58%) IP Telephony
5 7 (14.58%) Nortel Meridian
5 7 (14.58%) Network Security
6 5 (10.42%) OSPF
6 5 (10.42%) IPsec
7 4 (8.33%) BGP
7 4 (8.33%) BIG-IP
8 3 (6.25%) MPLS
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless
8 3 (6.25%) IPv6
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.25%) VLAN
8 3 (6.25%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) MySQL
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Subversion
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.25%) Hudson
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) CMDB
2 3 (6.25%) Wiki
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) e-Health
4 1 (2.08%) SecurID
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Linux
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.25%) CentOS
4 3 (6.25%) Debian
5 1 (2.08%) VMS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.33%) Network Management
3 4 (8.33%) DevOps
4 3 (6.25%) Change Control
4 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (6.25%) Build Automation
4 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.17%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) CCNA
1 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) iptables
2 3 (6.25%) Samba
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Postfix
2 3 (6.25%) XenServer
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) ZABBIX
1 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.08%) OpenView
2 1 (2.08%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco
2 8 (16.67%) Nortel
3 5 (10.42%) Citrix
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) NetScout
4 4 (8.33%) Opsware
4 4 (8.33%) F5
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (6.25%) Avaya
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.08%) BMC
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) Radware
7 1 (2.08%) Ciena
7 1 (2.08%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.08%) IronPort
7 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds