The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 531 506 516
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 63 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £221 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £518 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £24.25 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.94% -19.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+88.23% -29.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -22 59 £401 +3.35% 15
London +20 21 £417 +4.12% 5
Yorkshire +11 13 £388 +12.72% 3
South East -1 9 £285 - 3
City of London +28 8 £438 +15.13%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £325 -5.45% 2
York +11 6 £401 +3.35%
North Yorkshire +1 6 £401 +16.50%
Leeds -2 6 £325 -7.14% 2
East of England -40 4 £419 +8.06% 2
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 £450 +100.00% 1
West Midlands -21 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 68 (60.71%) Cisco
2 57 (50.89%) Firewall
3 56 (50.00%) Network Security
4 53 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (42.86%) CCNP
6 43 (38.39%) DNS
6 43 (38.39%) CheckPoint
6 43 (38.39%) DHCP
7 40 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (33.93%) F5
9 37 (33.04%) BGP
10 34 (30.36%) Blue Coat
11 32 (28.57%) VMware
11 32 (28.57%) OSPF
12 31 (27.68%) Citrix
12 31 (27.68%) Cisco IOS
13 29 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (25.89%) DMVPN
13 29 (25.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 29 (25.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 28 (25.00%) Fat Client
14 28 (25.00%) Thin Client
15 27 (24.11%) Linux
15 27 (24.11%) CCSE
15 27 (24.11%) BIG-IP
16 26 (23.21%) E-Commerce
16 26 (23.21%) LAN
17 25 (22.32%) NetScreen
17 25 (22.32%) Infoblox
17 25 (22.32%) Imperva

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.79%) Lync
2 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Office
2 3 (2.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
1 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (50.89%) Firewall
2 56 (50.00%) Network Security
3 43 (38.39%) DNS
3 43 (38.39%) DHCP
4 40 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (33.04%) BGP
6 32 (28.57%) OSPF
7 31 (27.68%) Cisco IOS
8 29 (25.89%) DMVPN
8 29 (25.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 29 (25.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 27 (24.11%) BIG-IP
10 26 (23.21%) LAN
11 25 (22.32%) NetScreen
12 21 (18.75%) WAN
13 17 (15.18%) MPLS
13 17 (15.18%) VPN
14 12 (10.71%) Wireless
15 11 (9.82%) IPsec
15 11 (9.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (9.82%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.04%) Retail
3 7 (6.25%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Local Government
5 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.68%) German Language
6 2 (1.79%) International Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 28 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.79%) Firmware
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Linux
2 10 (8.93%) Windows
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) E-Commerce
2 19 (16.96%) Load Balancing
3 17 (15.18%) ITIL
4 10 (8.93%) Project Management
4 10 (8.93%) Network Design
5 9 (8.04%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.36%) Network Management
7 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.46%) Validation
7 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.68%) Network Planning
8 3 (2.68%) Security Testing
8 3 (2.68%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (2.68%) Change Control
9 2 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (1.79%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (1.79%) Cyber Security
9 2 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL V3
10 1 (0.89%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) C
2 4 (3.57%) Lisp
3 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (42.86%) CCNP
3 27 (24.11%) CCSE
4 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.93%) CCNA
7 7 (6.25%) CCIE
8 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.68%) CCVP
8 3 (2.68%) MCSE
8 3 (2.68%) CISSP
9 2 (1.79%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.79%) Degree
9 2 (1.79%) CCSP
9 2 (1.79%) CCDP
10 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) COBIT
2 2 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (25.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.79%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.46%) OPNET
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.79%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.79%) SCCM
4 2 (1.79%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 68 (60.71%) Cisco
2 43 (38.39%) CheckPoint
3 38 (33.93%) F5
4 34 (30.36%) Blue Coat
5 32 (28.57%) VMware
6 31 (27.68%) Citrix
7 25 (22.32%) Infoblox
7 25 (22.32%) Imperva
8 17 (15.18%) HP
9 15 (13.39%) Juniper
10 7 (6.25%) BMC
11 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.46%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.46%) TippingPoint
12 3 (2.68%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.79%) BT
13 2 (1.79%) Huawei
13 2 (1.79%) IBM
13 2 (1.79%) Oracle
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