The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 495 514 525
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 95 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 36 33
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£410 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +28 90 £410 +17.14% 22
London +37 53 £450 +18.42% 5
South East -11 15 £355 +7.65% 12
City of London +28 12 £500 +25.00% 2
East of England -15 8 £390 +20.00% 2
Berkshire - 7 £325 - 7
Surrey -7 6 £513 +43.85% 1
Reading - 5 £325 - 2
West Midlands -12 4 £355 +4.41%
Bedfordshire - 4 £350 - 1
Cheshire +8 3 £400 -5.88%
North West -2 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Birmingham -2 2 £431 -
South West -27 2 £306 +9.96% 1
Swindon -3 1 £300 +3.44% 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -4 1 £300 +7.71% 1
Hampshire -16 1 £375 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire - 1 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Maidenhead - 1 £310 - 2
Bedford - 1 £350 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £470 -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 117 (70.48%) Cisco
2 73 (43.98%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (40.96%) Firewall
4 55 (33.13%) CheckPoint
5 53 (31.93%) CCNP
6 52 (31.33%) F5
7 48 (28.92%) Network Security
8 42 (25.30%) WAN
8 42 (25.30%) LAN
8 42 (25.30%) Juniper
9 37 (22.29%) CCIE
10 36 (21.69%) OSPF
11 33 (19.88%) BGP
11 33 (19.88%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (18.67%) Telecoms
14 27 (16.27%) Wireless
15 26 (15.66%) HP
15 26 (15.66%) Network Design
16 25 (15.06%) Blue Coat
17 23 (13.86%) MPLS
17 23 (13.86%) Finance
18 20 (12.05%) Windows
18 20 (12.05%) Security Cleared
19 19 (11.45%) Migration
20 18 (10.84%) VoIP
20 18 (10.84%) TCP/IP
21 17 (10.24%) Load Balancing
22 16 (9.64%) VPN
22 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (4.22%) IIS
1 7 (4.22%) Apache
2 4 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) Lync
3 2 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.60%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MS Office
1 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (40.96%) Firewall
2 48 (28.92%) Network Security
3 42 (25.30%) WAN
3 42 (25.30%) LAN
4 36 (21.69%) OSPF
5 33 (19.88%) BGP
5 33 (19.88%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (19.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 27 (16.27%) Wireless
8 23 (13.86%) MPLS
9 18 (10.84%) VoIP
9 18 (10.84%) TCP/IP
10 16 (9.64%) VPN
11 14 (8.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (7.83%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (7.23%) BIG-IP
14 11 (6.63%) DNS
14 11 (6.63%) VLAN
15 10 (6.02%) Cisco ISE
16 9 (5.42%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) GDB
General
1 31 (18.67%) Telecoms
2 23 (13.86%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Banking
4 3 (1.81%) Law
4 3 (1.81%) Local Government
5 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) German Language
5 2 (1.20%) Publishing
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) International Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (0.60%) LAMP
2 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (2.41%) Economics
2 4 (2.41%) Psychology
3 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) CESG
4 1 (0.60%) Replication
4 1 (0.60%) AVVID
4 1 (0.60%) Ergonomics
4 1 (0.60%) Statistics
4 1 (0.60%) NHS
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.05%) Windows
2 14 (8.43%) Linux
3 12 (7.23%) UNIX
4 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.66%) Network Design
2 19 (11.45%) Migration
3 17 (10.24%) Load Balancing
4 16 (9.64%) Network Management
5 14 (8.43%) Network Architecture
6 9 (5.42%) ITIL
7 8 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.61%) Information Security
10 5 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.01%) Change Management
10 5 (3.01%) Identity Management
10 5 (3.01%) Project Management
10 5 (3.01%) WAN Optimisation
10 5 (3.01%) Analytics
11 4 (2.41%) Change Control
11 4 (2.41%) Market Research
12 3 (1.81%) Network Planning
12 3 (1.81%) Low Latency
12 3 (1.81%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.82%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) Perl
3 4 (2.41%) C
4 2 (1.20%) Python
4 2 (1.20%) Java
4 2 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (43.98%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (31.93%) CCNP
3 37 (22.29%) CCIE
4 20 (12.05%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.02%) CCSE
7 9 (5.42%) CCNA
8 8 (4.82%) CCDP
9 7 (4.22%) CISSP
10 6 (3.61%) CCSA
11 5 (3.01%) HP ASE
11 5 (3.01%) ACSP
12 4 (2.41%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (2.41%) Degree
13 3 (1.81%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.81%) CCDA
14 2 (1.20%) CCSP
14 2 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.60%) CCVP
15 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.81%) SLA
3 3 (1.81%) GPG13
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.41%) Snort
4 3 (1.81%) Squid
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.60%) KVM
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.22%) BladeLogic
3 6 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.41%) OpenView
5 3 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.81%) Cacti
6 2 (1.20%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.20%) SCCM
7 1 (0.60%) OVSD
7 1 (0.60%) DameWare
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 117 (70.48%) Cisco
2 55 (33.13%) CheckPoint
3 52 (31.33%) F5
4 42 (25.30%) Juniper
5 26 (15.66%) HP
6 25 (15.06%) Blue Coat
7 14 (8.43%) Aruba
8 13 (7.83%) Nokia
8 13 (7.83%) VMware
9 11 (6.63%) Microsoft
9 11 (6.63%) Citrix
10 10 (6.02%) McAfee
11 8 (4.82%) SonicWALL
12 7 (4.22%) BMC
12 7 (4.22%) Riverbed
13 6 (3.61%) Meraki
14 5 (3.01%) Sourcefire
14 5 (3.01%) Brocade
14 5 (3.01%) Nortel
14 5 (3.01%) Motorola
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