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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 592 584 573
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 53 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 35
Median daily rate £400 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.30% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £52.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -21 50 £400 +6.66% 4
London -32 14 £400 -
South East +6 10 £406 +12.45% 2
West Midlands -19 10 £600 -
Shropshire - 9 £600 -
Telford - 9 £600 -
Yorkshire +5 5 £400 -5.88%
North West +13 4 £400 +2.56%
South West +12 4 - - 2
Hampshire +10 4 £425 -5.55%
Manchester +3 4 £400 -3.03%
East of England +13 3 £320 +1.58%
South Yorkshire -3 3 £400 -6.32%
Sheffield - 3 £400 -
Surrey +4 2 £388 -
North Yorkshire 0 2 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £394 - 1
Bath - 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Kidlington - 2 £394 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Wales +19 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Milton Keynes +9 1 - -
Devon +6 1 - -
West Wales +5 1 - -
Swansea +4 1 - -
Swindon +4 1 - -
Wiltshire +3 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (61.39%) Cisco
2 51 (50.50%) Firewall
3 31 (30.69%) CheckPoint
4 29 (28.71%) ITIL
5 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
6 24 (23.76%) F5
6 24 (23.76%) Juniper
7 23 (22.77%) LAN
7 23 (22.77%) WAN
8 22 (21.78%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (20.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (19.80%) Network Management
10 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
11 18 (17.82%) SolarWinds
12 17 (16.83%) Network Security
12 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
12 17 (16.83%) Network Monitoring
13 15 (14.85%) Windows
13 15 (14.85%) ITIL V3
14 14 (13.86%) Riverbed
14 14 (13.86%) CCNA
14 14 (13.86%) OSPF
14 14 (13.86%) BGP
15 13 (12.87%) Wireless
15 13 (12.87%) Finance
15 13 (12.87%) CCNP
15 13 (12.87%) Fortinet
16 12 (11.88%) Visualisation
16 12 (11.88%) User Experience

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 (2.97%) Apache
1 3 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.97%) CMS
1 3 (2.97%) IIS
1 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Office
2 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.99%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.99%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 51 (50.50%) Firewall
2 23 (22.77%) LAN
2 23 (22.77%) WAN
3 22 (21.78%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (20.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (16.83%) Network Security
6 14 (13.86%) BGP
6 14 (13.86%) OSPF
7 13 (12.87%) Wireless
8 12 (11.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (10.89%) VLAN
10 10 (9.90%) VPN
11 9 (8.91%) DNS
11 9 (8.91%) VoIP
12 8 (7.92%) BIG-IP
12 8 (7.92%) MPLS
13 7 (6.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (6.93%) IP Telephony
13 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
14 5 (4.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.99%) GIS
1 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 8 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Games
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) Middleware
2 7 (6.93%) CSS
3 5 (4.95%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.80%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.88%) User Experience
2 12 (11.88%) Visualisation
3 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.99%) CESG
6 1 (0.99%) CMDB
6 1 (0.99%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.97%) AIX
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.71%) ITIL
2 20 (19.80%) Network Management
3 17 (16.83%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (14.85%) ITIL V3
5 12 (11.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (9.90%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.91%) Migration
8 8 (7.92%) Network Architecture
9 7 (6.93%) Network Design
10 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.95%) Project Management
11 5 (4.95%) Time Management
11 5 (4.95%) Validation
12 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (3.96%) Service Management
13 3 (2.97%) Change Management
13 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
13 3 (2.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.98%) C
2 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (16.83%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.86%) CCNA
5 13 (12.87%) CCNP
6 9 (8.91%) Degree
7 5 (4.95%) CCIE
8 2 (1.98%) CCDP
8 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.98%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.98%) PMP
9 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.99%) CCDA
9 1 (0.99%) CCSE
9 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.99%) HNC
9 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.97%) UAG
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) XenApp
3 1 (0.99%) Squid
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.89%) OPNET
2 6 (5.94%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.97%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.97%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (61.39%) Cisco
2 31 (30.69%) CheckPoint
3 24 (23.76%) F5
3 24 (23.76%) Juniper
4 18 (17.82%) SolarWinds
5 14 (13.86%) Riverbed
6 13 (12.87%) Fortinet
7 12 (11.88%) BMC
8 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
8 9 (8.91%) Nokia
9 7 (6.93%) HP
10 6 (5.94%) IBM
10 6 (5.94%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.95%) Oracle
11 5 (4.95%) Palo Alto
12 4 (3.96%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.96%) Citrix
12 4 (3.96%) Sourcefire
13 3 (2.97%) Symantec
13 3 (2.97%) VMware