The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 503 505 541
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 92 73 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 33
Average daily rate
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£401 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Network Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Network Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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 -8 83 £410 +13.88% 26
London +29 40 £438 +21.52% 9
South East -11 11 £425 +21.42% 7
City of London +27 7 £500 +38.40% 4
East of England -28 7 £350 - 2
West Midlands -20 6 £313 -8.08% 1
North West +5 5 £413 -2.94% 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £350 - 2
Surrey +2 4 £436 +93.88% 1
South West -32 4 £300 +7.71% 1
Birmingham +3 3 £294 -31.68%
Cheshire -1 3 £400 -5.88%
Swindon -3 3 £300 +3.44% 1
Wiltshire -10 3 £300 +7.71% 1
Hampshire -14 3 £425 -8.10% 1
Berkshire +11 2 £448 -0.55% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £325 -35.00%
Bedford - 2 £344 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes +5 1 £330 -34.00%
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -19 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 4
Bracknell - 1 £470 -
Dewsbury - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 121 (68.36%) Cisco
2 75 (42.37%) Firewall
3 74 (41.81%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (33.90%) F5
5 58 (32.77%) CCNP
5 58 (32.77%) CheckPoint
6 54 (30.51%) Network Security
7 48 (27.12%) Juniper
8 42 (23.73%) WAN
9 41 (23.16%) LAN
10 38 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (20.34%) CCIE
13 34 (19.21%) OSPF
14 31 (17.51%) BGP
15 29 (16.38%) HP
16 28 (15.82%) Wireless
16 28 (15.82%) Telecoms
16 28 (15.82%) Network Design
17 25 (14.12%) Blue Coat
18 23 (12.99%) Migration
18 23 (12.99%) MPLS
19 22 (12.43%) Finance
20 21 (11.86%) Load Balancing
21 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
21 20 (11.30%) Windows
22 19 (10.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
23 17 (9.60%) Network Management
23 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
24 16 (9.04%) VPN

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.95%) IIS
2 6 (3.39%) Apache
3 4 (2.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.13%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.13%) Lync
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.56%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) MS Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (42.37%) Firewall
2 54 (30.51%) Network Security
3 42 (23.73%) WAN
4 41 (23.16%) LAN
5 38 (21.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 37 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (19.21%) OSPF
8 31 (17.51%) BGP
9 28 (15.82%) Wireless
10 23 (12.99%) MPLS
11 19 (10.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 16 (9.04%) VPN
13 13 (7.34%) TCP/IP
14 12 (6.78%) BIG-IP
15 11 (6.21%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (6.21%) WLAN
15 11 (6.21%) DNS
15 11 (6.21%) VLAN
16 10 (5.65%) IPsec
16 10 (5.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) GDB
General
1 28 (15.82%) Telecoms
2 22 (12.43%) Finance
3 10 (5.65%) Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Law
4 3 (1.69%) Local Government
5 2 (1.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.13%) Back Office
5 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) International Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.13%) Middleware
1 2 (1.13%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.26%) Psychology
1 4 (2.26%) Economics
2 3 (1.69%) Digital Media
2 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.56%) iPad
4 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.56%) GIS
4 1 (0.56%) NHS
4 1 (0.56%) Replication
4 1 (0.56%) AVVID
4 1 (0.56%) CESG
4 1 (0.56%) Statistics
4 1 (0.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.30%) Windows
2 15 (8.47%) Linux
3 12 (6.78%) UNIX
4 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.82%) Network Design
2 23 (12.99%) Migration
3 21 (11.86%) Load Balancing
4 17 (9.60%) Network Management
5 16 (9.04%) Network Architecture
6 12 (6.78%) ITIL
7 6 (3.39%) Information Security
7 6 (3.39%) Change Management
7 6 (3.39%) Identity Management
7 6 (3.39%) Project Management
7 6 (3.39%) Analytics
8 5 (2.82%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.82%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.26%) Market Research
9 4 (2.26%) Change Control
10 3 (1.69%) Cyber Security
10 3 (1.69%) Low Latency
10 3 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (1.69%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.95%) SQL
2 3 (1.69%) C
3 2 (1.13%) Java
3 2 (1.13%) Perl
4 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
4 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 74 (41.81%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (32.77%) CCNP
3 36 (20.34%) CCIE
4 20 (11.30%) Security Cleared
5 17 (9.60%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.21%) CCNA
6 11 (6.21%) CCSE
7 10 (5.65%) CCDP
8 7 (3.95%) CISSP
8 7 (3.95%) CCSA
9 6 (3.39%) HP ASE
9 6 (3.39%) ACSP
10 4 (2.26%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.26%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.69%) Degree
12 2 (1.13%) CCDA
12 2 (1.13%) CCSP
13 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.26%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) GPG13
3 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.26%) Snort
3 3 (1.69%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.69%) Squid
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) KVM
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.95%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.39%) BladeLogic
2 6 (3.39%) OpenView
3 4 (2.26%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.69%) Cacti
4 3 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.13%) SCCM
5 2 (1.13%) OPNET
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) DameWare
6 1 (0.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 121 (68.36%) Cisco
2 60 (33.90%) F5
3 58 (32.77%) CheckPoint
4 48 (27.12%) Juniper
5 29 (16.38%) HP
6 25 (14.12%) Blue Coat
7 15 (8.47%) Aruba
8 13 (7.34%) Microsoft
8 13 (7.34%) VMware
9 11 (6.21%) Citrix
9 11 (6.21%) Nokia
10 7 (3.95%) Meraki
10 7 (3.95%) BMC
10 7 (3.95%) McAfee
11 6 (3.39%) SonicWALL
11 6 (3.39%) Brocade
11 6 (3.39%) Motorola
11 6 (3.39%) AirMagnet
12 5 (2.82%) BT
12 5 (2.82%) Sourcefire
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