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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 575 524 545
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 48 69 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.13% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 17
Average daily rate £381 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £386 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 45 £375 -6.36% 16
Yorkshire -18 13 £381 -4.80%
Sheffield - 11 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 11 £375 -
London -10 10 £363 -12.12% 1
South East +2 8 £363 -3.33% 7
Hertfordshire +11 4 £488 -
East of England +3 4 £488 +21.87% 5
North West -13 4 £313 -25.94%
Oxfordshire - 4 £275 - 1
Oxford - 4 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire -7 3 £450 +5.88%
Hampshire +13 2 £444 - 2
Berkshire +1 2 - - 1
South West -1 2 £300 - 3
Leeds -7 2 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands -16 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £313 -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Lancaster - 2 £313 -
City of London +37 1 £413 -
Swindon 0 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -2 1 - - 1
Birmingham -3 1 - -
Scotland -3 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 86 (82.69%) Cisco
2 51 (49.04%) Firewall
3 45 (43.27%) CheckPoint
4 37 (35.58%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (30.77%) WAN
6 30 (28.85%) LAN
6 30 (28.85%) DNS
7 29 (27.88%) Blue Coat
7 29 (27.88%) F5
8 27 (25.96%) Network Security
9 23 (22.12%) CCNP
10 20 (19.23%) VMware
10 20 (19.23%) OSPF
11 18 (17.31%) BGP
11 18 (17.31%) CCNA
11 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
12 17 (16.35%) Juniper
12 17 (16.35%) ITIL
12 17 (16.35%) MPLS
13 16 (15.38%) DHCP
13 16 (15.38%) BIG-IP
14 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 13 (12.50%) Linux
16 12 (11.54%) Wireless
17 11 (10.58%) Finance
17 11 (10.58%) Windows
17 11 (10.58%) Citrix

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (8.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.92%) Office 365
2 2 (1.92%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (49.04%) Firewall
2 37 (35.58%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (30.77%) WAN
4 30 (28.85%) DNS
4 30 (28.85%) LAN
5 27 (25.96%) Network Security
6 20 (19.23%) OSPF
7 18 (17.31%) BGP
8 17 (16.35%) MPLS
9 16 (15.38%) BIG-IP
9 16 (15.38%) DHCP
10 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 15 (14.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (11.54%) Wireless
12 11 (10.58%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (10.58%) DMVPN
12 11 (10.58%) TCP/IP
12 11 (10.58%) VPN
13 9 (8.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (10.58%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
2 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Local Government
4 1 (0.96%) Back Office
4 1 (0.96%) Billing
4 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.96%) CSS
2 1 (0.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.62%) Fat Client
2 10 (9.62%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.88%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.96%) CESG
6 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) CMDB
6 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Linux
2 11 (10.58%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.88%) Unix
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.35%) ITIL
2 10 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 9 (8.65%) SIEM
4 8 (7.69%) Network Design
4 8 (7.69%) Project Management
5 7 (6.73%) Migration
6 6 (5.77%) Mentoring
6 6 (5.77%) Network Management
7 5 (4.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.81%) Line Management
8 4 (3.85%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.85%) High Availability
8 4 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.85%) Service Management
9 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
9 3 (2.88%) Information Security
9 3 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) C
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (22.12%) CCNP
3 18 (17.31%) CCNA
4 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.81%) CCIE
6 5 (4.81%) CCSE
6 5 (4.81%) Degree
7 4 (3.85%) CCENT
7 4 (3.85%) CCSA
7 4 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.92%) CISSP
9 1 (0.96%) CCDP
9 1 (0.96%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.96%) HPE ATP
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) QRadar
2 2 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.92%) Nagios
2 2 (1.92%) Proventia
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.96%) Ionix
3 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.96%) Netcool
3 1 (0.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 86 (82.69%) Cisco
2 45 (43.27%) CheckPoint
3 29 (27.88%) Blue Coat
3 29 (27.88%) F5
4 20 (19.23%) VMware
5 17 (16.35%) Juniper
6 11 (10.58%) Citrix
7 10 (9.62%) HP
8 9 (8.65%) Infoblox
9 8 (7.69%) Imperva
9 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.73%) Intel Security
11 6 (5.77%) Aruba
11 6 (5.77%) Fortinet
11 6 (5.77%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.85%) Avaya
13 3 (2.88%) IBM
13 3 (2.88%) Intel
13 3 (2.88%) Oracle
13 3 (2.88%) Sourcefire
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