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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 493 495 541
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 122 74 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 53 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £540 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% -37.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.15 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -37.03%

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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 +20 115 £375 -9.09% 26
London +40 48 £388 -11.42% 7
South East -6 23 £380 -15.55% 6
West Midlands -14 10 £350 -11.39%
North West -3 9 £375 -11.76% 3
South West -27 8 £450 +61.57% 2
Surrey +5 7 £350 +19.65% 1
Berkshire +13 5 £250 -44.44% 4
Hampshire -21 5 £450 -5.26%
Yorkshire -2 4 £400 -11.11% 2
City of London +12 3 £438 +20.68% 4
East Midlands -1 3 £500 +42.85% 1
Birmingham -5 3 £275 -36.04%
Wiltshire -11 3 £300 +7.71% 1
Reading +15 2 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 2 - - 2
Scotland -12 2 - -
North East - 2 £349 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Swindon - 2 £300 -
Kent - 2 £455 -
Bracknell - 2 £250 -
Bedford +6 1 £338 -
Cheshire +5 1 - - 1
Midlands -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £320 -36.00%
Warwickshire -14 1 - -
Bedfordshire -21 1 £338 - 1
East of England -31 1 £338 -10.00% 3

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (70.83%) Cisco
2 102 (47.22%) Firewall
3 87 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (33.33%) CCNP
5 66 (30.56%) Network Security
6 63 (29.17%) F5
7 61 (28.24%) WAN
8 58 (26.85%) LAN
9 55 (25.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 53 (24.54%) Juniper
10 53 (24.54%) CheckPoint
11 45 (20.83%) CCIE
12 40 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
13 39 (18.06%) Wireless
14 38 (17.59%) OSPF
14 38 (17.59%) HP
15 36 (16.67%) BGP
16 35 (16.20%) Network Design
17 33 (15.28%) Telecoms
18 31 (14.35%) Load Balancing
18 31 (14.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 29 (13.43%) VPN
20 28 (12.96%) MPLS
21 27 (12.50%) Finance
22 26 (12.04%) Blue Coat
22 26 (12.04%) Network Management
23 25 (11.57%) Security Cleared
24 24 (11.11%) TCP/IP
25 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
25 22 (10.19%) NetScaler

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (4.17%) IIS
2 7 (3.24%) Apache
3 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) Lync
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.85%) MS Office
2 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (47.22%) Firewall
2 66 (30.56%) Network Security
3 61 (28.24%) WAN
4 58 (26.85%) LAN
5 55 (25.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 40 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
7 39 (18.06%) Wireless
8 38 (17.59%) OSPF
9 36 (16.67%) BGP
10 31 (14.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 29 (13.43%) VPN
12 28 (12.96%) MPLS
13 24 (11.11%) TCP/IP
14 22 (10.19%) NetScaler
15 20 (9.26%) SAN
16 19 (8.80%) EIGRP
17 15 (6.94%) WLAN
17 15 (6.94%) DNS
17 15 (6.94%) SNMP
18 14 (6.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.46%) GDB
General
1 33 (15.28%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (3.24%) Banking
4 5 (2.31%) Local Government
5 3 (1.39%) Back Office
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) International Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.24%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (2.78%) Middleware
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.46%) XMPP
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.24%) FlexPod
4 6 (2.78%) User Experience
5 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.39%) Economics
6 3 (1.39%) Psychology
6 3 (1.39%) NHS
6 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.46%) iPad
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) AVVID
8 1 (0.46%) SecurID
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.80%) Windows
2 13 (6.02%) UNIX
3 12 (5.56%) Linux
4 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.46%) SUSE
7 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.20%) Network Design
2 31 (14.35%) Load Balancing
3 26 (12.04%) Network Management
4 21 (9.72%) Migration
4 21 (9.72%) ITIL
5 16 (7.41%) Network Architecture
6 14 (6.48%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (4.17%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.70%) Information Security
8 8 (3.70%) Analytics
9 7 (3.24%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.24%) Identity Management
9 7 (3.24%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.24%) Change Management
10 6 (2.78%) Market Research
11 5 (2.31%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (2.31%) Network Planning
12 4 (1.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.17%) Perl
2 7 (3.24%) R
2 7 (3.24%) SQL
3 3 (1.39%) C
4 2 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 87 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (33.33%) CCNP
3 45 (20.83%) CCIE
4 25 (11.57%) Security Cleared
5 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.02%) CCNA
7 12 (5.56%) CISSP
7 12 (5.56%) CCDP
8 10 (4.63%) CCSE
8 10 (4.63%) HP ASE
9 7 (3.24%) ACSP
9 7 (3.24%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.31%) CCSA
10 5 (2.31%) Degree
10 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.85%) CCSP
12 3 (1.39%) HP MASE
12 3 (1.39%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.85%) GPG13
3 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.46%) QA
4 1 (0.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.31%) Snort
3 4 (1.85%) Squid
4 3 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.39%) vSphere
4 3 (1.39%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) OpenView
1 8 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.24%) OpenNMS
2 7 (3.24%) RANCID
3 6 (2.78%) BladeLogic
3 6 (2.78%) OPNET
3 6 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.93%) Cacti
5 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.46%) Puppet
6 1 (0.46%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 153 (70.83%) Cisco
2 63 (29.17%) F5
3 53 (24.54%) Juniper
3 53 (24.54%) CheckPoint
4 38 (17.59%) HP
5 26 (12.04%) Blue Coat
6 21 (9.72%) Aruba
6 21 (9.72%) VMware
6 21 (9.72%) Citrix
7 13 (6.02%) Brocade
8 11 (5.09%) BMC
9 10 (4.63%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.63%) Meraki
9 10 (4.63%) Riverbed
10 8 (3.70%) Nokia
10 8 (3.70%) TippingPoint
10 8 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.24%) AirMagnet
11 7 (3.24%) Motorola
11 7 (3.24%) McAfee
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