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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 534 505 533
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 61 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 31
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£388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £243 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £536 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £381 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.75% +8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -15.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -15.87%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 -32 57 £400 +3.22% 10
London +16 22 £415 -7.77% 2
South East +4 9 £285 -22.71% 2
Yorkshire +3 7 £325 -16.12% 2
City of London +32 6 £425 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire +14 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Leeds +13 6 £325 -16.12% 1
West Midlands -22 4 £225 -34.78% 2
East of England -47 4 £413 +6.45% 2
York +6 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire 0 1 £401 +3.35%
Hampshire -9 1 - -
Hertfordshire -16 1 £450 +80.00% 1
Kent - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Rugby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 68 (58.62%) Cisco
2 61 (52.59%) Firewall
3 56 (48.28%) Network Security
4 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (37.07%) CCNP
6 42 (36.21%) DNS
6 42 (36.21%) CheckPoint
6 42 (36.21%) DHCP
7 41 (35.34%) F5
8 35 (30.17%) BGP
8 35 (30.17%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (27.59%) Blue Coat
10 31 (26.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 30 (25.86%) OSPF
11 30 (25.86%) LAN
12 29 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 28 (24.14%) DMVPN
13 28 (24.14%) BIG-IP
13 28 (24.14%) VMware
14 27 (23.28%) Linux
14 27 (23.28%) Citrix
14 27 (23.28%) CCSE
14 27 (23.28%) Cisco IOS
15 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (21.55%) E-Commerce
15 25 (21.55%) WAN
16 24 (20.69%) Thin Client
16 24 (20.69%) NetScreen
16 24 (20.69%) Infoblox
16 24 (20.69%) Imperva

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.72%) Lync
2 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Office
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) IaaS
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (52.59%) Firewall
2 56 (48.28%) Network Security
3 42 (36.21%) DNS
3 42 (36.21%) DHCP
4 35 (30.17%) BGP
4 35 (30.17%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (26.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 30 (25.86%) OSPF
6 30 (25.86%) LAN
7 29 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 28 (24.14%) DMVPN
8 28 (24.14%) BIG-IP
9 27 (23.28%) Cisco IOS
10 25 (21.55%) WAN
11 24 (20.69%) NetScreen
12 18 (15.52%) VPN
12 18 (15.52%) MPLS
13 13 (11.21%) Wireless
14 12 (10.34%) IPsec
14 12 (10.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.76%) Retail
3 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Finance
4 6 (5.17%) Local Government
5 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.72%) German Language
6 2 (1.72%) International Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) CSS
2 2 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.69%) Thin Client
1 24 (20.69%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.59%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.72%) Firmware
3 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.72%) Open Source
4 1 (0.86%) PKI
4 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.28%) Linux
2 11 (9.48%) Windows
3 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.55%) E-Commerce
2 21 (18.10%) Load Balancing
3 19 (16.38%) ITIL
4 13 (11.21%) Network Architecture
5 9 (7.76%) Network Design
5 9 (7.76%) Network Management
5 9 (7.76%) Project Management
6 6 (5.17%) Validation
6 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.59%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.59%) Security Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (1.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.72%) Change Control
9 2 (1.72%) Cyber Security
9 2 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (0.86%) DevOps
10 1 (0.86%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) C
2 4 (3.45%) Lisp
3 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (37.07%) CCNP
3 27 (23.28%) CCSE
4 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
5 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 11 (9.48%) CCNA
7 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.59%) MCSE
7 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.59%) CCIE
7 3 (2.59%) CISSP
8 2 (1.72%) CCSP
8 2 (1.72%) CCDP
8 2 (1.72%) Degree
8 2 (1.72%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.86%) CCSA
9 1 (0.86%) CISM
9 1 (0.86%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (21.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.72%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.86%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) OPNET
2 5 (4.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.59%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.59%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.72%) SCCM
4 2 (1.72%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.86%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 68 (58.62%) Cisco
2 42 (36.21%) CheckPoint
3 41 (35.34%) F5
4 32 (27.59%) Blue Coat
5 28 (24.14%) VMware
6 27 (23.28%) Citrix
7 24 (20.69%) Infoblox
7 24 (20.69%) Imperva
8 16 (13.79%) HP
9 15 (12.93%) Juniper
10 11 (9.48%) BMC
11 8 (6.90%) Fortinet
12 5 (4.31%) Riverbed
12 5 (4.31%) TippingPoint
12 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.45%) Nokia
13 4 (3.45%) SAP
13 4 (3.45%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.72%) IBM
14 2 (1.72%) Motorola
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