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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Administrator
Rank 559 537 518
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 24 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.036% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £463 £315
% change year-on-year
-32.43% +46.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £10.00 £11.46
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -12.75%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 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 30 January 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 -13 20 £350 -22.22% 12
London -3 7 £400 +68.42% 6
North West - 4 £388 -
City of London +14 3 £338 +50.00% 2
South East -6 3 £308 -35.26% 1
Cheshire - 3 £375 -
Chester - 2 £375 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 2
South West -16 1 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £145 - 1
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Halifax - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -

Network Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) Firewall
3 20 (42.55%) WAN
4 17 (36.17%) LAN
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (27.66%) Windows
7 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
8 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
8 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
9 9 (19.15%) F5
9 9 (19.15%) Wireshark
9 9 (19.15%) VMware
9 9 (19.15%) VoIP
10 8 (17.02%) DNS
10 8 (17.02%) CCNA
11 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.89%) HP
11 7 (14.89%) CCNP
11 7 (14.89%) OSPF
11 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.89%) DHCP
11 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
11 7 (14.89%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (12.77%) Riverbed
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (12.77%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (12.77%) VPN
12 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
12 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003

Network Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) MediaWiki
1 2 (4.26%) nginx
1 2 (4.26%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) Firewall
2 20 (42.55%) WAN
3 17 (36.17%) LAN
4 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
5 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (19.15%) Wireshark
6 9 (19.15%) VoIP
7 8 (17.02%) DNS
8 7 (14.89%) OSPF
8 7 (14.89%) DHCP
8 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
9 6 (12.77%) VPN
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (10.64%) VLAN
10 5 (10.64%) Network Security
10 5 (10.64%) Wireless
11 4 (8.51%) MPLS
12 3 (6.38%) HSRP
12 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) CMDB
2 2 (4.26%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Wiki
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) SecurID
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.26%) Debian
6 2 (4.26%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) VMS
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Network Management
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps
5 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Build Automation
7 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) SIEM
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.02%) CCNA
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) CCDP
4 6 (12.77%) CCVP
5 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.13%) CCEA
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 2 (4.26%) Samba
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.26%) Postfix
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenServer
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) Snort
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (6.38%) Puppet
4 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.13%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.13%) SCCM
5 1 (2.13%) HP NNM
5 1 (2.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (59.57%) Cisco
2 10 (21.28%) SolarWinds
3 9 (19.15%) F5
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 7 (14.89%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.77%) Riverbed
5 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
5 6 (12.77%) Websense
5 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 4 (8.51%) NetScout
6 4 (8.51%) Opsware
7 3 (6.38%) Juniper
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.26%) IBM
8 2 (4.26%) Avaya
8 2 (4.26%) Dell
8 2 (4.26%) Nortel
8 2 (4.26%) Spiceworks
9 1 (2.13%) IronPort
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