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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 503 510 516
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 92 72 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 20
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£350 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £497 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £395 £353
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +12.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.15 -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 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 -8 90 £350 -12.50% 25
London +27 36 £400 -11.11% 7
South East -14 20 £338 -9.69% 6
Berkshire +8 9 £250 -35.48% 4
North West -4 9 £348 -18.23% 1
West Midlands -15 9 £350 -11.39% 3
South West -16 7 £225 - 2
Reading +22 6 £300 - 1
Manchester -6 6 £310 -
City of London +8 5 £425 +37.09% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -3 2 £550 -
Kent -4 2 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Bracknell - 2 £250 - 1
North East - 2 £337 -
Cheshire +10 1 - - 1
Scotland -2 1 £475 +5.55% 1
East of England -30 1 £293 -22.00% 5
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £293 - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 - 1
Gloucester - 1 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 153 (74.27%) Cisco
2 104 (50.49%) Firewall
3 84 (40.78%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (33.01%) CCNP
5 66 (32.04%) Network Security
6 64 (31.07%) F5
7 61 (29.61%) WAN
8 58 (28.16%) LAN
9 55 (26.70%) Juniper
9 55 (26.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (25.24%) CheckPoint
11 39 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (17.96%) CCIE
13 35 (16.99%) BGP
14 34 (16.50%) OSPF
15 33 (16.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 32 (15.53%) Wireless
16 32 (15.53%) HP
17 31 (15.05%) Telecoms
18 30 (14.56%) Load Balancing
18 30 (14.56%) Network Design
19 29 (14.08%) Security Cleared
20 27 (13.11%) Finance
20 27 (13.11%) MPLS
20 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
20 27 (13.11%) VPN
21 23 (11.17%) Blue Coat
22 22 (10.68%) SC Cleared
23 21 (10.19%) CCNA
24 20 (9.71%) SAN

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (1.94%) IIS
1 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.49%) Lync
4 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) MS Office
1 4 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) RMDS
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 104 (50.49%) Firewall
2 66 (32.04%) Network Security
3 61 (29.61%) WAN
4 58 (28.16%) LAN
5 55 (26.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 39 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (16.99%) BGP
8 34 (16.50%) OSPF
9 33 (16.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 32 (15.53%) Wireless
11 27 (13.11%) MPLS
11 27 (13.11%) TCP/IP
11 27 (13.11%) VPN
12 20 (9.71%) SAN
12 20 (9.71%) EIGRP
12 20 (9.71%) NetScaler
13 14 (6.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 14 (6.80%) WLAN
14 12 (5.83%) HSRP
15 11 (5.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
1 1 (0.49%) Introscope
1 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (15.05%) Telecoms
2 27 (13.11%) Finance
3 7 (3.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Local Government
4 3 (1.46%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
5 2 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.49%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.91%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) XMPP
2 1 (0.49%) CSS
2 1 (0.49%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.37%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (3.88%) FlexPod
3 6 (2.91%) User Experience
3 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.97%) NHS
5 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.97%) Statistics
5 2 (0.97%) PKI
5 2 (0.97%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.49%) SecurID
6 1 (0.49%) IVR
6 1 (0.49%) Replication
6 1 (0.49%) AVVID
6 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.22%) Windows
2 13 (6.31%) UNIX
3 12 (5.83%) Linux
4 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) SUSE
7 1 (0.49%) AIX
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (14.56%) Load Balancing
1 30 (14.56%) Network Design
2 20 (9.71%) Network Management
3 19 (9.22%) ITIL
4 18 (8.74%) Network Architecture
5 13 (6.31%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (6.31%) Mentoring
6 12 (5.83%) Migration
7 9 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.37%) Performance Management
7 9 (4.37%) Change Management
8 8 (3.88%) Information Security
9 7 (3.40%) Analytics
10 6 (2.91%) Identity Management
10 6 (2.91%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.43%) Network Planning
11 5 (2.43%) Validation
11 5 (2.43%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.43%) WAN Optimisation
12 4 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.40%) Perl
1 7 (3.40%) R
2 4 (1.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.49%) Java
3 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (40.78%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (33.01%) CCNP
3 37 (17.96%) CCIE
4 29 (14.08%) Security Cleared
5 22 (10.68%) SC Cleared
6 21 (10.19%) CCNA
7 17 (8.25%) CCDP
8 10 (4.85%) HP ASE
9 9 (4.37%) JNCIS
10 8 (3.88%) CCSE
11 7 (3.40%) CISSP
12 6 (2.91%) ACSP
13 5 (2.43%) CCSA
13 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.43%) MCSE
13 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.94%) Degree
14 4 (1.94%) HP MASE
14 4 (1.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.40%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.91%) GPG13
2 6 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.43%) SLA
4 4 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.97%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.43%) Snort
2 5 (2.43%) Squid
3 4 (1.94%) vSphere
3 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.97%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) OpenNMS
1 7 (3.40%) OpenView
1 7 (3.40%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (3.40%) RANCID
2 6 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (2.91%) OPNET
3 3 (1.46%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.97%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.97%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.97%) Cacti
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 153 (74.27%) Cisco
2 64 (31.07%) F5
3 55 (26.70%) Juniper
4 52 (25.24%) CheckPoint
5 32 (15.53%) HP
6 23 (11.17%) Blue Coat
7 18 (8.74%) Citrix
7 18 (8.74%) VMware
8 17 (8.25%) Aruba
9 12 (5.83%) Microsoft
10 11 (5.34%) Brocade
10 11 (5.34%) Riverbed
11 10 (4.85%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.85%) TippingPoint
12 9 (4.37%) Meraki
13 7 (3.40%) Sourcefire
13 7 (3.40%) BMC
13 7 (3.40%) Websense
13 7 (3.40%) McAfee
13 7 (3.40%) Nokia