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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Consultant
Rank 498 512 552
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 114 74 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 51 28
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 106 £401 +6.80% 23
London +41 49 £400 +3.22% 5
South East +1 19 £450 - 10
South West -40 7 £375 +34.64% 2
Hampshire -12 6 £413 -13.15% 1
West Midlands -15 6 £294 -23.70% 2
East of England -23 6 £350 -6.66% 3
North West - 6 £400 -
City of London +23 5 £450 +20.00% 2
Bedfordshire -10 5 £350 -
Surrey -6 4 £436 +93.88% 3
Berkshire +9 3 £448 -0.55% 5
East Midlands +4 3 £500 +11.11%
Birmingham -2 3 £294 -31.68%
Swindon -4 3 £300 +3.44% 1
Wiltshire -9 3 £300 +7.71% 1
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
Macclesfield - 3 £400 -
Bedford +2 2 £344 -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £325 -35.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire +6 1 - - 1
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Kent -5 1 £410 +64.00% 1
Warwickshire -8 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -8 1 £330 -34.00%
Hertfordshire -26 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 2
Maidstone - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Network Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 141 (70.15%) Cisco
2 88 (43.78%) Firewall
3 87 (43.28%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (35.32%) CCNP
5 65 (32.34%) F5
6 62 (30.85%) Network Security
7 58 (28.86%) CheckPoint
8 55 (27.36%) Juniper
9 51 (25.37%) WAN
10 49 (24.38%) LAN
11 48 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 46 (22.89%) CCIE
13 40 (19.90%) OSPF
14 38 (18.91%) HP
15 37 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (16.92%) BGP
17 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
18 31 (15.42%) Network Design
19 29 (14.43%) Wireless
20 27 (13.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
21 25 (12.44%) VPN
21 25 (12.44%) Blue Coat
22 24 (11.94%) Migration
23 23 (11.44%) Windows
23 23 (11.44%) Finance
24 22 (10.95%) Load Balancing
24 22 (10.95%) TCP/IP
24 22 (10.95%) MPLS
24 22 (10.95%) SC Cleared

Network Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (4.98%) IIS
2 6 (2.99%) Apache
3 4 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.50%) Lync
5 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.50%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.49%) MS Office
2 4 (1.99%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (43.78%) Firewall
2 62 (30.85%) Network Security
3 51 (25.37%) WAN
4 49 (24.38%) LAN
5 48 (23.88%) Cisco Nexus
6 40 (19.90%) OSPF
7 37 (18.41%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (16.92%) BGP
9 29 (14.43%) Wireless
10 27 (13.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 25 (12.44%) VPN
12 22 (10.95%) TCP/IP
12 22 (10.95%) MPLS
13 17 (8.46%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.46%) SNMP
14 15 (7.46%) VLAN
15 13 (6.47%) WLAN
15 13 (6.47%) DNS
15 13 (6.47%) SAN
15 13 (6.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) GDB
General
1 33 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 23 (11.44%) Finance
3 7 (3.48%) Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Law
5 3 (1.49%) Legal
5 3 (1.49%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) German Language
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.50%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (1.49%) Middleware
3 2 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.99%) FlexPod
3 4 (1.99%) Psychology
3 4 (1.99%) Economics
4 3 (1.49%) User Experience
4 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) Replication
6 1 (0.50%) AVVID
6 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.50%) CESG
6 1 (0.50%) Statistics
6 1 (0.50%) SecurID
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) GIS
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.44%) Windows
2 15 (7.46%) Linux
2 15 (7.46%) UNIX
3 10 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.42%) Network Design
2 24 (11.94%) Migration
3 22 (10.95%) Load Balancing
4 21 (10.45%) Network Management
5 15 (7.46%) ITIL
6 13 (6.47%) Mentoring
7 12 (5.97%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.98%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.48%) Analytics
9 7 (3.48%) Market Research
9 7 (3.48%) Information Security
9 7 (3.48%) Identity Management
10 6 (2.99%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.99%) Performance Management
11 5 (2.49%) Change Management
12 4 (1.99%) Change Control
12 4 (1.99%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (1.49%) Low Latency
13 3 (1.49%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.48%) SQL
2 8 (3.98%) Perl
3 6 (2.99%) R
4 3 (1.49%) C
5 2 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 87 (43.28%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (35.32%) CCNP
3 46 (22.89%) CCIE
4 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (10.95%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.97%) CCNA
7 11 (5.47%) CCSE
7 11 (5.47%) CCDP
7 11 (5.47%) CISSP
8 9 (4.48%) HP ASE
9 7 (3.48%) ACSP
9 7 (3.48%) CCSA
10 6 (2.99%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.99%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.49%) HP MASE
12 3 (1.49%) Degree
12 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.49%) CCSP
13 2 (1.00%) CCDA
14 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.99%) GPG13
4 3 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.49%) Snort
2 5 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.99%) Squid
4 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.48%) OpenView
3 6 (2.99%) BladeLogic
3 6 (2.99%) OpenNMS
3 6 (2.99%) RANCID
4 4 (1.99%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.49%) Cacti
5 3 (1.49%) OPNET
5 3 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.00%) SCCM
7 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.50%) DameWare
7 1 (0.50%) OVSD
7 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 141 (70.15%) Cisco
2 65 (32.34%) F5
3 58 (28.86%) CheckPoint
4 55 (27.36%) Juniper
5 38 (18.91%) HP
6 25 (12.44%) Blue Coat
7 19 (9.45%) VMware
8 15 (7.46%) Aruba
9 13 (6.47%) Microsoft
9 13 (6.47%) Citrix
10 11 (5.47%) Nokia
11 9 (4.48%) Meraki
11 9 (4.48%) SonicWALL
12 8 (3.98%) BMC
12 8 (3.98%) McAfee
12 8 (3.98%) Brocade
13 7 (3.48%) AirMagnet
13 7 (3.48%) NETGEAR
13 7 (3.48%) Motorola
13 7 (3.48%) Dell
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago