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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Administrator
Rank 590 570 535
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 23 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.042% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.045% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
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£325 £350 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £140 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £213
% change year-on-year
+18.64% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £29.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £29.98

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
Top 29 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 3 July 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 -27 22 £300 -14.28% 9
London -16 7 £300 -20.00% 6
South East -12 6 £320 -1.53%
North West -12 4 - - 1
Cumbria - 4 - -
Hampshire +3 3 £326 +0.38%
East of England - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +13 1 - -
Wales +4 1 £400 +57.63%
West Midlands - 1 £200 -
West Wales - 1 £400 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £200 -
Swansea - 1 £400 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £190 -
Staffordshire - 1 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 - -

Network Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 34 (62.96%) Cisco
2 25 (46.30%) Firewall
2 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (42.59%) CCNA
4 18 (33.33%) WAN
5 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
6 12 (22.22%) VoIP
6 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
7 11 (20.37%) Windows
8 9 (16.67%) VMware
9 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
9 8 (14.81%) CCNP
9 8 (14.81%) VPN
10 7 (12.96%) Linux
10 7 (12.96%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) LAN
10 7 (12.96%) PBX
10 7 (12.96%) Nortel
10 7 (12.96%) Network Security
10 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) F5
11 6 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
11 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
11 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
11 6 (11.11%) BIG-IP
11 6 (11.11%) OSPF
11 6 (11.11%) DECT
12 5 (9.26%) DNS

Network Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (5.56%) nginx
2 3 (5.56%) Confluence
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.56%) MediaWiki
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
1 1 (1.85%) PaaS
1 1 (1.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) Firewall
2 18 (33.33%) WAN
3 12 (22.22%) VoIP
4 8 (14.81%) VPN
5 7 (12.96%) LAN
5 7 (12.96%) PBX
5 7 (12.96%) Network Security
6 6 (11.11%) DECT
6 6 (11.11%) OSPF
6 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
6 6 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 6 (11.11%) Nortel Meridian
7 5 (9.26%) VLAN
7 5 (9.26%) EIGRP
7 5 (9.26%) DNS
7 5 (9.26%) IPsec
8 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.41%) BGP
9 3 (5.56%) Internet
9 3 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MySQL
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Subversion
1 3 (5.56%) JIRA
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.56%) Hudson
1 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Wiki
3 2 (3.70%) e-Health
3 2 (3.70%) CMDB
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.56%) CentOS
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) Debian
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) UNIX
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 4 (7.41%) Service Management
3 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.41%) DevOps
4 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (5.56%) Change Control
4 3 (5.56%) Build Automation
4 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.70%) Change Management
5 2 (3.70%) Network Management
6 1 (1.85%) Migration
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) B2B
6 1 (1.85%) Project Management
6 1 (1.85%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
1 1 (1.85%) VBScript
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (42.59%) CCNA
3 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) CCNP
5 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) CCIE
7 1 (1.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Postfix
3 3 (5.56%) Firmware
3 3 (5.56%) Samba
3 3 (5.56%) XenServer
3 3 (5.56%) iptables
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) vCloud
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) ZABBIX
1 3 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (1.85%) vMotion
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.85%) OpenView
3 1 (1.85%) HP NNM
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) Cisco
2 9 (16.67%) VMware
3 7 (12.96%) Nortel
3 7 (12.96%) F5
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
4 5 (9.26%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Remedy
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Juniper
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.70%) Avaya
6 2 (3.70%) Opsware
6 2 (3.70%) NetScout
7 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Radware
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) BMC
7 1 (1.85%) Ciena