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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 532 525 543
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 80 61 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 26
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£375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -34.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £15.79 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+153.32% -45.55%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 74 £375 -3.22% 9
London +16 18 £409 -3.76% 1
South West -29 16 £356 +9.61% 1
Devon -7 14 £369 +13.46%
Exeter -3 12 £369 +13.46%
West Midlands -11 12 £625 +81.15% 3
South East +4 7 £220 -39.31%
Yorkshire -2 7 £325 -16.12% 1
West Yorkshire +10 6 £325 -25.71% 1
Leeds +6 6 £325 -23.52% 1
City of London +31 5 £428 -14.50%
East of England -25 4 £375 -3.22% 2
North West -6 3 £268 -34.35% 1
East Midlands +3 1 - -
York +2 1 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire -4 1 £401 +3.35%
Hampshire -15 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Wirral - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 81 (62.79%) Cisco
2 76 (58.91%) Firewall
3 59 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (41.86%) CCNP
5 51 (39.53%) Network Security
6 47 (36.43%) LAN
7 42 (32.56%) WAN
7 42 (32.56%) BGP
8 40 (31.01%) CheckPoint
8 40 (31.01%) ITIL
9 37 (28.68%) OSPF
9 37 (28.68%) F5
10 35 (27.13%) DNS
11 34 (26.36%) DHCP
12 32 (24.81%) Security Cleared
13 30 (23.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (23.26%) MPLS
14 29 (22.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
16 27 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (20.16%) BIG-IP
18 25 (19.38%) Blue Coat
19 23 (17.83%) Load Balancing
19 23 (17.83%) Juniper
20 22 (17.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
21 21 (16.28%) DMVPN
21 21 (16.28%) Network Architecture
21 21 (16.28%) VMware
22 20 (15.50%) Linux
22 20 (15.50%) Cisco IOS

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (1.55%) Lync
1 2 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Office
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (58.91%) Firewall
2 51 (39.53%) Network Security
3 47 (36.43%) LAN
4 42 (32.56%) WAN
4 42 (32.56%) BGP
5 37 (28.68%) OSPF
6 35 (27.13%) DNS
7 34 (26.36%) DHCP
8 30 (23.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (23.26%) MPLS
9 29 (22.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 27 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (20.16%) BIG-IP
12 22 (17.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 21 (16.28%) DMVPN
14 20 (15.50%) Cisco IOS
15 18 (13.95%) VPN
16 17 (13.18%) NetScreen
17 12 (9.30%) IPsec
17 12 (9.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.98%) Retail
3 7 (5.43%) Finance
3 7 (5.43%) Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Local Government
5 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.55%) International Banking
6 2 (1.55%) German Language
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.98%) Middleware
2 8 (6.20%) CSS
3 1 (0.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Thin Client
1 17 (13.18%) Fat Client
2 10 (7.75%) User Experience
2 10 (7.75%) Visualisation
3 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Social Media
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.55%) Open Source
5 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Firmware
6 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.01%) ITIL
2 23 (17.83%) Load Balancing
3 21 (16.28%) Network Architecture
4 18 (13.95%) Network Design
4 18 (13.95%) E-Commerce
5 16 (12.40%) Network Management
6 14 (10.85%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (6.98%) Project Management
7 9 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (6.98%) High Availability
8 8 (6.20%) Line Management
8 8 (6.20%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.65%) Validation
9 6 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.88%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.33%) Migration
11 3 (2.33%) Cyber Security
11 3 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.33%) Security Testing
11 3 (2.33%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.98%) C
2 4 (3.10%) Lisp
3 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (41.86%) CCNP
3 32 (24.81%) Security Cleared
4 28 (21.71%) SC Cleared
5 20 (15.50%) CCSE
6 16 (12.40%) CCNA
7 3 (2.33%) MCSE
7 3 (2.33%) CISSP
7 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.55%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.55%) Degree
8 2 (1.55%) CCIE
8 2 (1.55%) CCSP
8 2 (1.55%) CCDP
9 1 (0.78%) CCSA
9 1 (0.78%) CISM
9 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) OPNET
2 5 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.55%) SCCM
4 2 (1.55%) SCOM
4 2 (1.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.78%) Legato
5 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 81 (62.79%) Cisco
2 40 (31.01%) CheckPoint
3 37 (28.68%) F5
4 25 (19.38%) Blue Coat
5 23 (17.83%) Juniper
6 21 (16.28%) VMware
7 18 (13.95%) Fortinet
7 18 (13.95%) Citrix
7 18 (13.95%) BMC
8 17 (13.18%) HP
8 17 (13.18%) Infoblox
8 17 (13.18%) Imperva
9 11 (8.53%) SolarWinds
9 11 (8.53%) Riverbed
10 9 (6.98%) Nokia
11 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
11 5 (3.88%) TippingPoint
12 4 (3.10%) SAP
13 2 (1.55%) Huawei
13 2 (1.55%) IBM
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