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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 595 558 573
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 47 75 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.13% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 37
Median daily rate £373 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +315.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -30 43 £375 - 13
West Midlands -10 11 £385 - 2
South East -7 9 £388 +1.97% 1
Hampshire +6 7 £350 -22.22%
Birmingham -4 5 £400 -
North West -16 5 £378 +0.80% 3
Basingstoke - 5 £350 -
South West +4 4 £370 +48.00% 1
Yorkshire +3 4 £425 - 2
London -7 4 £350 -17.64% 3
East of England +14 3 £325 -23.52% 1
Bedfordshire +7 3 £325 -
Manchester -10 3 £378 +27.05% 2
Scotland -13 3 £350 -
Telford -30 3 - - 2
Shropshire -31 3 - - 2
North Yorkshire +4 2 £425 - 1
Devon +3 2 £340 +36.00% 1
Exeter +2 2 £340 +36.00%
Halifax +1 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire -2 2 £425 +51.78% 1
Edinburgh - 2 £375 -
Bristol - 2 £373 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Milton Keynes +11 1 - -
Livingston +10 1 £195 -
West Lothian +10 1 £195 -
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Farnborough +3 1 £335 -
Cheshire -3 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 62 (68.89%) Cisco
2 40 (44.44%) Firewall
3 35 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 28 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (26.67%) ITIL
6 23 (25.56%) F5
7 22 (24.44%) WAN
8 20 (22.22%) LAN
8 20 (22.22%) Network Security
9 19 (21.11%) Juniper
9 19 (21.11%) Finance
10 16 (17.78%) Wireless
10 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
10 16 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (17.78%) Data Centre
11 14 (15.56%) CCNP
11 14 (15.56%) SolarWinds
12 13 (14.44%) Fortinet
12 13 (14.44%) Degree
12 13 (14.44%) Network Management
13 12 (13.33%) Blue Coat
13 12 (13.33%) Load Balancing
14 11 (12.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (12.22%) BIG-IP
14 11 (12.22%) MPLS
14 11 (12.22%) VPN
14 11 (12.22%) DNS
15 10 (11.11%) Windows
15 10 (11.11%) CCNA

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 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (44.44%) Firewall
2 28 (31.11%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (24.44%) WAN
4 20 (22.22%) LAN
4 20 (22.22%) Network Security
5 16 (17.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (17.78%) Wireless
6 11 (12.22%) BIG-IP
6 11 (12.22%) DNS
6 11 (12.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (12.22%) MPLS
6 11 (12.22%) VPN
7 10 (11.11%) BGP
7 10 (11.11%) OSPF
8 9 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (10.00%) VLAN
8 9 (10.00%) VoIP
9 6 (6.67%) Ethernet
9 6 (6.67%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) GIS
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.11%) HP UFT
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) 802.1X
1 5 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.56%) User Experience
3 5 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) CESG
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.33%) Unix
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Network Management
3 12 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (8.89%) Project Management
6 7 (7.78%) ITIL V3
6 7 (7.78%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 6 (6.67%) Network Design
7 6 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.56%) SIEM
8 5 (5.56%) Time Management
8 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 4 (4.44%) ITIL V2
9 4 (4.44%) Migration
9 4 (4.44%) Presales
10 3 (3.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 3 (3.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 3 (3.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.56%) CCNP
4 13 (14.44%) Degree
5 10 (11.11%) CCNA
6 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.56%) CCIE
8 3 (3.33%) CCDP
9 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.22%) PMP
10 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.11%) CCDA
10 1 (1.11%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (1.11%) CCSE
10 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.11%) HNC
10 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.56%) UAG
2 3 (3.33%) Squid
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 6 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.56%) OPNET
2 5 (5.56%) QRadar
3 4 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (3.33%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Nessus
Vendors
1 62 (68.89%) Cisco
2 35 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 23 (25.56%) F5
4 19 (21.11%) Juniper
5 14 (15.56%) SolarWinds
6 13 (14.44%) Fortinet
7 12 (13.33%) Blue Coat
8 9 (10.00%) Intel Security
9 8 (8.89%) Riverbed
10 7 (7.78%) Avaya
10 7 (7.78%) HP
10 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.78%) Nokia
11 6 (6.67%) IBM
12 5 (5.56%) ArcSight
12 5 (5.56%) BMC
12 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
13 4 (4.44%) Citrix
13 4 (4.44%) Sourcefire
14 3 (3.33%) VMware
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