The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
UK
Rank 536 579 546
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 59 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.099% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 46
Median daily rate £450 £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £488 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+20.31% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median 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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Specialist in the job title.

Network Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Network Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 55 £450 +16.12% 4
London +22 19 £438 +20.68% 2
Yorkshire +11 13 £500 +31.14% 1
South Yorkshire +2 10 £500 +33.33%
Sheffield -2 10 £500 +33.33%
North West +30 8 £380 +4.82%
Manchester +21 7 £380 -
East of England +8 7 £488 -
Hertfordshire +6 6 £488 -
South West +14 4 £185 -
West Yorkshire +17 3 £525 +16.66% 1
South East +14 3 £435 +8.75%
Leeds +7 3 £525 +16.66% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £488 -
Scotland +25 2 £438 -
Hampshire +6 2 £436 -1.69%
Wales - 2 - -
Swansea - 2 - -
West Wales - 2 - -
Berkshire +20 1 £425 -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
Glasgow +1 1 £400 -
Essex - 1 £425 -
North East - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £185 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Southport - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Network Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 86 (76.11%) Cisco
2 52 (46.02%) Firewall
3 45 (39.82%) Network Security
3 45 (39.82%) F5
4 41 (36.28%) CheckPoint
5 34 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (28.32%) WAN
7 31 (27.43%) Juniper
8 26 (23.01%) DNS
8 26 (23.01%) LAN
9 23 (20.35%) Finance
10 22 (19.47%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (18.58%) DHCP
12 20 (17.70%) CCNP
12 20 (17.70%) Blue Coat
12 20 (17.70%) Data Centre
13 19 (16.81%) Palo Alto
14 18 (15.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 17 (15.04%) Unix
16 16 (14.16%) Wireless
17 15 (13.27%) VMware
17 15 (13.27%) Fortinet
17 15 (13.27%) Infoblox
18 14 (12.39%) VoIP
18 14 (12.39%) Linux
19 13 (11.50%) ITIL
19 13 (11.50%) CCNA
19 13 (11.50%) MPLS
19 13 (11.50%) Load Balancing
19 13 (11.50%) Network Monitoring

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (46.02%) Firewall
2 45 (39.82%) Network Security
3 32 (28.32%) WAN
4 26 (23.01%) DNS
4 26 (23.01%) LAN
5 22 (19.47%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (18.58%) DHCP
7 18 (15.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 16 (14.16%) Wireless
9 14 (12.39%) VoIP
10 13 (11.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (11.50%) MPLS
11 12 (10.62%) OSPF
12 11 (9.73%) BIG-IP
12 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
13 10 (8.85%) BGP
13 10 (8.85%) IPsec
14 9 (7.96%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (7.08%) Ethernet
16 7 (6.19%) VPN
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 10 (8.85%) Banking
2 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.77%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.88%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Local Government
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Web Services
2 2 (1.77%) CSS
2 2 (1.77%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) PKI
4 3 (2.65%) Replication
4 3 (2.65%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.04%) Unix
2 14 (12.39%) Linux
3 11 (9.73%) Windows
4 6 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.77%) MVS
5 2 (1.77%) OS/390
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.77%) zOS
6 1 (0.88%) CatOS
6 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.50%) ITIL
1 13 (11.50%) Load Balancing
1 13 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
2 12 (10.62%) Network Design
3 8 (7.08%) Data Protection
3 8 (7.08%) Line Management
4 7 (6.19%) Migration
4 7 (6.19%) Network Architecture
4 7 (6.19%) TOGAF
5 6 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.31%) Product Management
5 6 (5.31%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (4.42%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.42%) Service Management
6 5 (4.42%) Validation
7 4 (3.54%) Network Management
7 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.65%) Database Security
8 3 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.65%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.31%) C
2 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.77%) JCL
2 2 (1.77%) Perl
3 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) Python
3 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (17.70%) CCNP
3 13 (11.50%) CCNA
4 11 (9.73%) CCIE
5 7 (6.19%) CCDP
5 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) CCDA
7 5 (4.42%) CCSE
8 4 (3.54%) CCSP
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.77%) CCSA
9 2 (1.77%) CISSP
9 2 (1.77%) CNA
9 2 (1.77%) CNE
9 2 (1.77%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.77%) MCSA
9 2 (1.77%) MCSE
9 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.77%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Hyper-V
1 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.54%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.65%) vCloud
4 2 (1.77%) ACF2
4 2 (1.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.77%) pfSense
4 2 (1.77%) RACF
4 2 (1.77%) Snort
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.88%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.65%) Nagios
3 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.77%) SCCM
3 2 (1.77%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.88%) EnCase
4 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) OpenView
4 1 (0.88%) OPNET
4 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 86 (76.11%) Cisco
2 45 (39.82%) F5
3 41 (36.28%) CheckPoint
4 31 (27.43%) Juniper
5 20 (17.70%) Blue Coat
6 19 (16.81%) Palo Alto
7 15 (13.27%) Fortinet
7 15 (13.27%) Infoblox
7 15 (13.27%) VMware
8 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.31%) Aruba
9 6 (5.31%) Citrix
9 6 (5.31%) HP
10 5 (4.42%) Brocade
10 5 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.54%) Nokia
12 3 (2.65%) CA
12 3 (2.65%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.65%) IBM
12 3 (2.65%) Intel Security
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