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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Administrator
Rank 574 546 542
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 18 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.047% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.051% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
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£305 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £139 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £450 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £10.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+138.09% -44.00%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 24 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
England -31 15 £305 -6.15% 5
South East -29 4 £325 -29.72%
London +7 2 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -14 2 - - 1
South Wales -17 2 £115 -31.85%
Wales -24 2 £115 -31.85%
North West - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £325 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +7 1 £200 -42.85%
Cardiff -9 1 £115 -42.50%
East of England -11 1 £200 -42.85% 1
Chester - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -

Network Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 27 (55.10%) Cisco
2 24 (48.98%) Firewall
3 19 (38.78%) WAN
3 19 (38.78%) LAN
4 18 (36.73%) TCP/IP
5 14 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 13 (26.53%) DHCP
6 13 (26.53%) DNS
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (24.49%) Wireshark
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds Orion
9 9 (18.37%) OSPF
10 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.33%) HP
10 8 (16.33%) VoIP
10 8 (16.33%) F5
10 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
10 8 (16.33%) VMware
10 8 (16.33%) NetScaler
11 7 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (14.29%) CCVP
11 7 (14.29%) Wireless
11 7 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (14.29%) Riverbed
11 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.29%) CCNP

Network Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) Firewall
2 19 (38.78%) LAN
2 19 (38.78%) WAN
3 18 (36.73%) TCP/IP
4 13 (26.53%) DNS
4 13 (26.53%) DHCP
5 12 (24.49%) Wireshark
6 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (18.37%) OSPF
8 8 (16.33%) VoIP
8 8 (16.33%) NetScaler
9 7 (14.29%) Wireless
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (12.24%) Network Security
10 6 (12.24%) VPN
11 5 (10.20%) MPLS
12 4 (8.16%) VLAN
13 3 (6.12%) TACACS
13 3 (6.12%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MSI
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) CMDB
2 1 (2.04%) Open Source
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.04%) EPoS
2 1 (2.04%) NHS
2 1 (2.04%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 3 (6.12%) UNIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) VMS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (10.20%) Network Management
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 4 (8.16%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.12%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) SIEM
7 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.04%) Change Control
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps
7 1 (2.04%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Load Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) VBScript
2 1 (2.04%) VB
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.29%) CCVP
2 7 (14.29%) CCNP
2 7 (14.29%) CCDP
3 5 (10.20%) CCNA
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.04%) CCEA
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 2 (4.08%) OpenSSH
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) Snort
5 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Cisco
2 14 (28.57%) SolarWinds
3 8 (16.33%) F5
3 8 (16.33%) HP
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) Websense
4 7 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 6 (12.24%) Citrix
6 5 (10.20%) Juniper
6 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.16%) IBM
7 4 (8.16%) Spiceworks
8 3 (6.12%) Dell
9 2 (4.08%) Avaya
9 2 (4.08%) NetScout
9 2 (4.08%) Opsware
10 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
10 1 (2.04%) IronPort
10 1 (2.04%) Veeam