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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Administrator
Rank 649 601 586
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 9 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.054% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.057% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 22
Average daily rate £245 £291 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% -13.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £172 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £405 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% +32.14%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 16 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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -41 7 £223 +22.05% 11
South East -18 5 £223 +17.23% 4
Surrey -9 2 £260 - 1
Edinburgh -14 2 £275 -
Scotland -24 2 £275 -12.00%
East of England +3 1 £320 - 1
London -8 1 £150 -53.84% 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £320 -
Croydon - 1 £150 -
Slough - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £188 -
Cambridge - 1 £320 -
Canterbury - 1 £201 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £188 -
Kent - 1 £201 - 1

Network Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) LAN
4 12 (37.50%) Linux
4 12 (37.50%) WAN
5 10 (31.25%) VPN
6 7 (21.88%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 6 (18.75%) OSPF
7 6 (18.75%) BGP
7 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
8 5 (15.63%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Big Data
8 5 (15.63%) Cloudera
8 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) HP
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (15.63%) CCNA
8 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) DHCP
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) Unix
9 4 (12.50%) CCNP

Network Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) LAN
3 12 (37.50%) WAN
4 10 (31.25%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) DNS
6 6 (18.75%) BGP
6 6 (18.75%) OSPF
7 5 (15.63%) DHCP
7 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 3 (9.38%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (9.38%) FTP
8 3 (9.38%) IGRP
8 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
8 3 (9.38%) SSH
8 3 (9.38%) SSL
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
9 2 (6.25%) Network Security
9 2 (6.25%) SNMP
9 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Big Data
1 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Military
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) CMDB
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Unix
4 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 3 (9.38%) Debian
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Ubuntu
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Management
1 5 (15.63%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.13%) Security Operations
5 1 (3.13%) Server Building
5 1 (3.13%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (3.13%) Ticket Management
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
1 3 (9.38%) Korn
1 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) CCNA
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) CCNP
2 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) iptables
2 3 (9.38%) NFS
2 3 (9.38%) Postfix
2 3 (9.38%) Samba
2 3 (9.38%) Sendmail
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Ceph
4 1 (3.13%) Dovecot
4 1 (3.13%) Firmware
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) KVM
4 1 (3.13%) Squid
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (9.38%) systemd
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Cacti
3 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
3 1 (3.13%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) RANCID
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) Cloudera
3 5 (15.63%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
4 4 (12.50%) F5
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Supermicro
6 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.25%) CA
6 2 (6.25%) Infoblox
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Aruba
7 1 (3.13%) i2
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
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