The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 620 605 587
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Specialist 6 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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 -4 6 £325 -21.21% 1
Lancashire - 2 £313 -
North West - 2 £313 -
Lancaster - 2 £313 -
London +4 1 £325 -21.21%
East Midlands - 1 - -
South East - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
6 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
6 1 (11.11%) Server Building
6 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) PBX
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
2 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
3 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
3 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 1 (11.11%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCDP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Intel
4 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat