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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Consultant
Rank 479 503 500
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 102 63 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.12% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 19
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £225 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.75

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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 +21 87 £438 +9.37% 29
London -4 32 £450 +10.76% 10
South East -7 32 £450 +16.12% 3
Hampshire -11 9 £413 +6.45%
Berkshire +7 8 £450 - 3
East of England +4 5 £379 +4.48%
Scotland - 5 £450 -
West Midlands - 5 £325 - 4
Reading - 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 £475 -
City of London +10 3 £400 +13.96% 2
Kent -12 3 £450 +24.13%
Yorkshire -15 3 - - 4
North West -20 3 - - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £338 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £420 -
Hemel Hempstead +3 1 - -
Cheshire -2 1 - - 1
South West -6 1 £225 -10.00% 3
Manchester -19 1 - - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £550 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £438 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 147 (72.77%) Cisco
2 119 (58.91%) Firewall
3 77 (38.12%) Network Security
4 72 (35.64%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (32.18%) CheckPoint
6 63 (31.19%) F5
7 62 (30.69%) Juniper
8 55 (27.23%) CCNP
9 54 (26.73%) WAN
10 49 (24.26%) LAN
11 48 (23.76%) Finance
12 45 (22.28%) TCP/IP
13 43 (21.29%) Cisco ASA
13 43 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (19.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 39 (19.31%) Blue Coat
16 36 (17.82%) Load Balancing
17 33 (16.34%) ITIL
18 30 (14.85%) CISSP
18 30 (14.85%) Telecoms
19 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
19 28 (13.86%) HP
20 27 (13.37%) VPN
20 27 (13.37%) DNS
20 27 (13.37%) Wireless
20 27 (13.37%) SolarWinds
20 27 (13.37%) Network Architecture
21 26 (12.87%) OSPF
21 26 (12.87%) BGP
22 25 (12.38%) MPLS

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.49%) IIS
2 3 (1.49%) Apache
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Office
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (8.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (58.91%) Firewall
2 77 (38.12%) Network Security
3 54 (26.73%) WAN
4 49 (24.26%) LAN
5 45 (22.28%) TCP/IP
6 43 (21.29%) Cisco ASA
6 43 (21.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (19.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 27 (13.37%) VPN
8 27 (13.37%) DNS
8 27 (13.37%) Wireless
9 26 (12.87%) OSPF
9 26 (12.87%) BGP
10 25 (12.38%) MPLS
10 25 (12.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 21 (10.40%) SAN
12 20 (9.90%) NetScaler
13 19 (9.41%) Multicast
13 19 (9.41%) Wireshark
13 19 (9.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.50%) DB2
3 1 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
1 1 (0.50%) Introscope
General
1 48 (23.76%) Finance
2 30 (14.85%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.96%) Banking
4 4 (1.98%) Games
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Local Government
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.42%) Rendezvous
2 3 (1.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.91%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.96%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (2.48%) FlexPod
3 5 (2.48%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.49%) User Experience
5 2 (0.99%) NHS
5 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.99%) STB
5 2 (0.99%) IVR
5 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.99%) Statistics
5 2 (0.99%) PKI
6 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.50%) CMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.42%) Windows
2 12 (5.94%) Linux
3 11 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.95%) UNIX
5 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.99%) Solaris
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) SUSE
7 1 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.82%) Load Balancing
2 33 (16.34%) ITIL
3 27 (13.37%) Network Architecture
4 21 (10.40%) Change Management
5 20 (9.90%) Service Management
6 18 (8.91%) Network Management
7 17 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (7.43%) Network Design
9 12 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.95%) Migration
12 7 (3.47%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.47%) Performance Management
12 7 (3.47%) Information Security
12 7 (3.47%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.97%) PRINCE2
14 5 (2.48%) WAN Optimisation
14 5 (2.48%) SIEM
14 5 (2.48%) Reverse Engineering
14 5 (2.48%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.48%) R
2 4 (1.98%) SQL
2 4 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (0.99%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 72 (35.64%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (27.23%) CCNP
3 30 (14.85%) CISSP
4 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 25 (12.38%) CCIE
6 24 (11.88%) CCNA
7 20 (9.90%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.92%) CCDP
9 10 (4.95%) JNCIS
9 10 (4.95%) HP ASE
10 8 (3.96%) HP MASE
11 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.48%) MCITP
12 5 (2.48%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.48%) CCSE
12 5 (2.48%) MCSE
12 5 (2.48%) CCSP
13 4 (1.98%) JNCIE
14 3 (1.49%) Degree
14 3 (1.49%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.47%) GPG13
2 7 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.97%) SLA
3 6 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.47%) Snort
3 6 (2.97%) Squid
4 4 (1.98%) vSphere
5 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.49%) Firmware
6 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.50%) KVM
7 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (2.48%) OpenView
2 4 (1.98%) RANCID
2 4 (1.98%) OpenNMS
3 3 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.49%) OPNET
3 3 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.99%) Cacti
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (72.77%) Cisco
2 65 (32.18%) CheckPoint
3 63 (31.19%) F5
4 62 (30.69%) Juniper
5 39 (19.31%) Blue Coat
6 28 (13.86%) HP
7 27 (13.37%) SolarWinds
8 24 (11.88%) TippingPoint
9 23 (11.39%) VMware
10 21 (10.40%) Citrix
11 18 (8.91%) NetScout
12 17 (8.42%) LogLogic
12 17 (8.42%) Tufin
12 17 (8.42%) Tradeweb
12 17 (8.42%) TIBCO
12 17 (8.42%) Bloomberg
12 17 (8.42%) Radianz
13 12 (5.94%) Aruba
14 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
14 10 (4.95%) Riverbed
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