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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 597 562 571
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 44 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 40
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.52% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +38.33%
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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 May 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 -48 38 £400 -0.12% 9
South East -20 12 £375 -2.59% 2
Hampshire +6 8 £342 -21.77% 1
West Midlands -5 6 £400 -8.57% 1
Basingstoke - 6 £350 -
Birmingham +3 5 £400 -8.57%
London -12 5 £463 -6.56% 1
Scotland -11 4 £400 -
North West -18 4 £378 +27.05% 1
East of England +1 3 £406 -4.41% 1
South West -4 3 £370 +48.00% 1
Manchester -6 3 £378 +71.81%
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
Northern Ireland +5 2 - -
Bedfordshire 0 2 £330 -22.35%
Yorkshire -1 2 £413 +2.99% 2
West Yorkshire -4 2 £413 - 1
Bristol - 2 £373 - 1
City of London +40 1 £450 -14.28%
East Midlands +13 1 - -
Hertfordshire +11 1 £483 +16.61% 1
Livingston +8 1 £195 -
West Lothian +7 1 £195 -
Farnborough +5 1 £335 -
Exeter +4 1 £340 +36.00%
Halifax +4 1 £425 - 1
Devon -3 1 £340 +36.00%
Berkshire -9 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - - 1
Telford -33 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 68 (71.58%) Cisco
2 42 (44.21%) CheckPoint
3 41 (43.16%) Firewall
4 28 (29.47%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (23.16%) WAN
6 21 (22.11%) LAN
6 21 (22.11%) F5
7 19 (20.00%) ITIL
8 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
9 17 (17.89%) Juniper
9 17 (17.89%) Blue Coat
10 16 (16.84%) Network Security
10 16 (16.84%) Finance
11 14 (14.74%) Wireless
11 14 (14.74%) CCNP
11 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
12 13 (13.68%) Degree
12 13 (13.68%) DNS
12 13 (13.68%) MPLS
13 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (11.58%) VLAN
14 11 (11.58%) VPN
14 11 (11.58%) Windows
15 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
15 10 (10.53%) SolarWinds
15 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (9.47%) QRadar
16 9 (9.47%) SIEM
16 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing

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 9 (9.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Office
2 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
1 2 (2.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (43.16%) Firewall
2 28 (29.47%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (23.16%) WAN
4 21 (22.11%) LAN
5 16 (16.84%) Network Security
6 14 (14.74%) Wireless
7 13 (13.68%) DNS
7 13 (13.68%) MPLS
8 12 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (11.58%) VLAN
9 11 (11.58%) VPN
10 9 (9.47%) BGP
10 9 (9.47%) OSPF
10 9 (9.47%) VoIP
11 8 (8.42%) BIG-IP
12 7 (7.37%) EIGRP
12 7 (7.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (7.37%) IP Telephony
13 6 (6.32%) Ethernet
14 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) GIS
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) CESG
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.21%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.05%) AIX
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
2 9 (9.47%) SIEM
3 8 (8.42%) Network Design
3 8 (8.42%) Network Management
3 8 (8.42%) Project Management
4 6 (6.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.26%) High Availability
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
5 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (5.26%) Time Management
6 4 (4.21%) ITIL V2
6 4 (4.21%) Presales
6 4 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.16%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.16%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.74%) CCNP
2 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.68%) Degree
4 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.37%) CCNA
6 6 (6.32%) CCIE
7 3 (3.16%) CCDP
8 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.11%) PMP
9 1 (1.05%) CCDA
9 1 (1.05%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.05%) CCSE
9 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.05%) HNC
9 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.26%) UAG
2 3 (3.16%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.16%) Squid
3 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) QRadar
2 8 (8.42%) FortiGate
3 5 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.05%) Nessus
7 1 (1.05%) OPNET
Vendors
1 68 (71.58%) Cisco
2 42 (44.21%) CheckPoint
3 21 (22.11%) F5
4 17 (17.89%) Blue Coat
4 17 (17.89%) Juniper
5 10 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 9 (9.47%) Fortinet
7 8 (8.42%) Avaya
8 7 (7.37%) IBM
8 7 (7.37%) Intel Security
8 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.21%) Brocade
9 4 (4.21%) HP
9 4 (4.21%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.21%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.21%) VMware
10 3 (3.16%) Citrix
10 3 (3.16%) Nokia
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle
11 2 (2.11%) CA
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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