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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 563 595 583
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 51 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 40
Median daily rate £463 £388 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £488 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £366 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.86% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% +2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £17.00

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +18 48 £463 +19.35% 7
North West +8 14 £475 +52.00%
London +3 12 £488 +18.18% 1
Manchester +7 8 - -
East of England +3 7 £488 - 2
Hertfordshire +2 7 £488 -
South East +13 5 £393 +12.14% 3
South West +8 5 £185 -48.78%
Hampshire +18 3 £443 -9.23%
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £463 -6.56%
Yorkshire +21 2 £419 +8.06% 1
Devon +5 2 £185 -48.78%
Exeter -5 2 £185 -48.78%
West Midlands -15 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £356 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £338 -
Telford - 2 - -
Bath - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £338 -
Bristol +6 1 - -
Scotland +1 1 - -
Lancashire -10 1 £475 +52.00%
Sheffield -11 1 £400 +8.47% 1
South Yorkshire -14 1 £400 +8.47% 1
City of London -15 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £238 -
Warrington - 1 £475 -
Eastleigh - 1 £450 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 74 (69.16%) Cisco
2 57 (53.27%) Firewall
3 35 (32.71%) F5
4 32 (29.91%) CheckPoint
5 30 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (28.04%) Juniper
6 27 (25.23%) LAN
7 25 (23.36%) WAN
7 25 (23.36%) ITIL
8 24 (22.43%) Network Security
9 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
9 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
10 19 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (17.76%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (16.82%) Windows
11 18 (16.82%) CCNA
12 17 (15.89%) CCNP
13 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (14.02%) Network Management
14 14 (13.08%) ITIL V3
14 14 (13.08%) Fortinet
14 14 (13.08%) Blue Coat
15 13 (12.15%) SolarWinds
15 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
15 13 (12.15%) DNS
15 13 (12.15%) Finance
16 12 (11.21%) Migration
16 12 (11.21%) Wireless
16 12 (11.21%) TCP/IP
16 12 (11.21%) VoIP

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 (2.80%) Apache
1 3 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.80%) CMS
1 3 (2.80%) IIS
1 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) G Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 57 (53.27%) Firewall
2 27 (25.23%) LAN
3 25 (23.36%) WAN
4 24 (22.43%) Network Security
5 19 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (12.15%) DNS
8 12 (11.21%) TCP/IP
8 12 (11.21%) VoIP
8 12 (11.21%) Wireless
9 11 (10.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 11 (10.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (10.28%) OSPF
10 10 (9.35%) BGP
10 10 (9.35%) VPN
11 8 (7.48%) BIG-IP
11 8 (7.48%) MPLS
12 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications
13 6 (5.61%) VLAN
13 6 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) Middleware
2 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.67%) CSS
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.28%) User Experience
3 10 (9.35%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.87%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.87%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.93%) CESG
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.82%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Unix
2 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.48%) Linux
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.87%) AIX
6 2 (1.87%) MVS
6 2 (1.87%) OS/390
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.87%) zOS
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.93%) Solaris
7 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) ITIL
2 19 (17.76%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (14.02%) Network Management
4 14 (13.08%) ITIL V3
5 12 (11.21%) Migration
5 12 (11.21%) Network Design
6 11 (10.28%) Load Balancing
7 9 (8.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (7.48%) Network Architecture
9 7 (6.54%) Service Management
10 5 (4.67%) Line Management
10 5 (4.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.67%) Validation
11 4 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.74%) Change Control
11 4 (3.74%) Information Security
11 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.80%) ITSM
12 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
12 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) C
2 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.87%) JCL
2 2 (1.87%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (28.04%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (19.63%) Security Cleared
3 18 (16.82%) CCNA
4 17 (15.89%) CCNP
5 13 (12.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.28%) CCIE
7 6 (5.61%) CCDP
8 5 (4.67%) CCDA
9 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.80%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.87%) CNA
10 2 (1.87%) CNE
10 2 (1.87%) Degree
10 2 (1.87%) MCSA
10 2 (1.87%) MCSE
10 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.87%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.93%) CCIP
11 1 (0.93%) CCSA
11 1 (0.93%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) ACF2
3 2 (1.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (1.87%) RACF
3 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) OPNET
2 3 (2.80%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.80%) Nexpose
2 3 (2.80%) SCCM
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.87%) Nagios
3 2 (1.87%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) OpenView
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 74 (69.16%) Cisco
2 35 (32.71%) F5
3 32 (29.91%) CheckPoint
4 30 (28.04%) Juniper
5 14 (13.08%) Blue Coat
5 14 (13.08%) Fortinet
6 13 (12.15%) SolarWinds
7 10 (9.35%) BMC
8 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
8 9 (8.41%) Riverbed
9 7 (6.54%) HP
9 7 (6.54%) Intel Security
10 6 (5.61%) Infoblox
10 6 (5.61%) Nokia
11 5 (4.67%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.67%) VMware
12 4 (3.74%) Aruba
12 4 (3.74%) Sourcefire
13 3 (2.80%) Symantec
13 3 (2.80%) TippingPoint
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