The table below looks at the statistics for the Network 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 544 545 503
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 68 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 22
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£401 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £469 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £16.00 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Network Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 6 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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 -3 61 £425 +6.25% 13
South East -3 15 £385 -23.00% 5
East of England +11 12 £425 +6.25%
London -7 11 £513 +32.25% 4
Yorkshire -16 10 £401 +0.06% 1
North West - 8 £220 - 1
Bedfordshire +6 7 £425 +6.25%
York -9 7 £401 -
North Yorkshire -12 7 £401 -
City of London +24 6 £550 +41.93% 2
West Midlands -9 6 £450 - 2
Berkshire -1 5 £400 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Merseyside - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -1 3 - - 1
Hampshire -11 3 £400 -19.19%
Oxfordshire -18 3 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £414 -
Telford - 3 £450 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Dunstable - 3 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Scotland +3 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £438 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £375 - 1
Manchester - 2 £220 - 1

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 104 (80.62%) Cisco
2 81 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (57.36%) Firewall
4 68 (52.71%) CCNP
5 57 (44.19%) CheckPoint
5 57 (44.19%) OSPF
6 54 (41.86%) F5
7 52 (40.31%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (39.53%) BGP
9 47 (36.43%) Network Security
10 42 (32.56%) BIG-IP
10 42 (32.56%) Linux
11 40 (31.01%) Cisco IOS
12 39 (30.23%) DHCP
12 39 (30.23%) DNS
12 39 (30.23%) VMware
13 38 (29.46%) E-Commerce
13 38 (29.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (29.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 36 (27.91%) Fat Client
14 36 (27.91%) Thin Client
14 36 (27.91%) Citrix
14 36 (27.91%) CCSE
15 35 (27.13%) Blue Coat
15 35 (27.13%) NetScreen
16 34 (26.36%) Infoblox
16 34 (26.36%) Imperva
16 34 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 34 (26.36%) DMVPN
17 31 (24.03%) LAN

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Office
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (57.36%) Firewall
2 57 (44.19%) OSPF
3 52 (40.31%) Cisco ASA
4 51 (39.53%) BGP
5 47 (36.43%) Network Security
6 42 (32.56%) BIG-IP
7 40 (31.01%) Cisco IOS
8 39 (30.23%) DHCP
8 39 (30.23%) DNS
9 38 (29.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 35 (27.13%) NetScreen
11 34 (26.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 34 (26.36%) DMVPN
12 31 (24.03%) LAN
12 31 (24.03%) WAN
13 18 (13.95%) MPLS
14 17 (13.18%) TCP/IP
15 16 (12.40%) VPN
15 16 (12.40%) Wireless
16 14 (10.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) Middleware
2 1 (0.78%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (27.91%) Thin Client
1 36 (27.91%) Fat Client
2 21 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) CMDB
4 4 (3.10%) SecurID
4 4 (3.10%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) PKI
5 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) FMCG
6 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 42 (32.56%) Linux
2 8 (6.20%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) UNIX
4 3 (2.33%) CentOS
4 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.46%) E-Commerce
2 26 (20.16%) Load Balancing
3 24 (18.60%) ITIL
4 16 (12.40%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (10.85%) Line Management
5 14 (10.85%) Mentoring
6 12 (9.30%) Network Management
7 11 (8.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (8.53%) Migration
8 10 (7.75%) Network Design
8 10 (7.75%) Change Management
9 7 (5.43%) Validation
10 6 (4.65%) Information Security
10 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.65%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (3.10%) Network Architecture
12 4 (3.10%) eTOM
12 4 (3.10%) Project Management
12 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) C
2 1 (0.78%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 81 (62.79%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (52.71%) CCNP
3 36 (27.91%) CCSE
4 25 (19.38%) CCNA
5 18 (13.95%) CCIE
6 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
7 9 (6.98%) SC Cleared
8 7 (5.43%) CCDP
8 7 (5.43%) Degree
9 6 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.10%) CCSA
10 4 (3.10%) CISSP
11 2 (1.55%) CCDA
11 2 (1.55%) CCIP
11 2 (1.55%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) BS25999
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) TickIT
System Software
1 38 (29.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.10%) Firmware
3 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.55%) UAG
5 1 (0.78%) Docker
5 1 (0.78%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (5.43%) HP NNM
1 7 (5.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.10%) OPNET
4 3 (2.33%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 104 (80.62%) Cisco
2 57 (44.19%) CheckPoint
3 54 (41.86%) F5
4 39 (30.23%) VMware
5 36 (27.91%) Citrix
6 35 (27.13%) Blue Coat
7 34 (26.36%) Infoblox
7 34 (26.36%) Imperva
8 29 (22.48%) HP
9 19 (14.73%) Juniper
10 10 (7.75%) SolarWinds
11 9 (6.98%) Fortinet
12 7 (5.43%) NetScout
12 7 (5.43%) Opsware
13 6 (4.65%) Microsoft
14 4 (3.10%) BMC
14 4 (3.10%) CA
14 4 (3.10%) Nokia
14 4 (3.10%) Tufin
14 4 (3.10%) Riverbed
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