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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
UK
Rank 551 560 549
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 49 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 31
Median daily rate £450 £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £388 £401
% change year-on-year
+19.35% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +19 46 £450 +16.12% 7
London +14 18 £425 +7.93% 2
North West +22 9 - -
Manchester +22 8 - -
East of England +6 7 £488 -
Hertfordshire +3 7 £488 -
South East +20 4 £430 +32.30% 3
South West +11 4 £185 -48.78% 1
Welwyn Garden City -9 4 £488 -1.51%
Yorkshire -2 3 £475 +22.58% 1
Sheffield -10 3 £475 +26.66% 1
South Yorkshire -15 3 £475 +26.66% 1
Scotland +20 2 £475 +58.33%
Hampshire +9 2 £443 -9.23% 1
Edinburgh +15 1 £475 +58.33%
Devon +11 1 £185 -48.78%
Berkshire +7 1 £425 - 1
Bristol +3 1 - - 1
Exeter -6 1 £185 -48.78%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Southport - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £450 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 77 (71.96%) Cisco
2 49 (45.79%) Firewall
3 41 (38.32%) F5
4 36 (33.64%) CheckPoint
5 33 (30.84%) Juniper
5 33 (30.84%) Network Security
6 30 (28.04%) WAN
7 28 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (25.23%) LAN
9 24 (22.43%) Data Centre
10 19 (17.76%) ITIL
10 19 (17.76%) Finance
11 18 (16.82%) DNS
11 18 (16.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 16 (14.95%) Blue Coat
13 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (13.08%) CCNP
14 14 (13.08%) CCNA
14 14 (13.08%) Windows
15 13 (12.15%) Network Monitoring
15 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
15 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
15 13 (12.15%) Network Design
15 13 (12.15%) Palo Alto
16 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (11.21%) CCIE
16 12 (11.21%) Wireless
17 10 (9.35%) Hyper-V

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%) IIS
1 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Akamai
4 1 (0.93%) G Suite
4 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (45.79%) Firewall
2 33 (30.84%) Network Security
3 30 (28.04%) WAN
4 27 (25.23%) LAN
5 18 (16.82%) DNS
5 18 (16.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 15 (14.02%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (13.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (11.21%) Wireless
9 10 (9.35%) DHCP
9 10 (9.35%) MPLS
9 10 (9.35%) VoIP
10 9 (8.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (8.41%) IPsec
10 9 (8.41%) OSPF
11 8 (7.48%) BGP
11 8 (7.48%) BIG-IP
11 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
12 7 (6.54%) Unified Communications
13 6 (5.61%) VLAN
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 9 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.54%) Banking
4 6 (5.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) Web Services
2 4 (3.74%) Middleware
3 3 (2.80%) CSS
4 2 (1.87%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.61%) User Experience
5 5 (4.67%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.80%) Replication
7 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.87%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.08%) Windows
2 10 (9.35%) Linux
2 10 (9.35%) Unix
3 8 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) AIX
5 2 (1.87%) MVS
5 2 (1.87%) OS/390
5 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) zOS
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.76%) ITIL
2 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
2 13 (12.15%) Network Design
2 13 (12.15%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (7.48%) Data Protection
3 8 (7.48%) ITIL V3
3 8 (7.48%) Migration
3 8 (7.48%) Network Architecture
3 8 (7.48%) Network Management
3 8 (7.48%) Product Management
3 8 (7.48%) Server Virtualisation
4 7 (6.54%) Service Management
4 7 (6.54%) TOGAF
5 5 (4.67%) Line Management
5 5 (4.67%) Validation
6 4 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.80%) Change Control
7 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.61%) 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 28 (26.17%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (13.08%) CCNA
2 14 (13.08%) CCNP
2 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
3 12 (11.21%) CCIE
4 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.54%) CCDP
6 6 (5.61%) CCDA
7 4 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.80%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.87%) CCSA
9 2 (1.87%) CCSE
9 2 (1.87%) CCSP
9 2 (1.87%) CNA
9 2 (1.87%) CNE
9 2 (1.87%) Degree
9 2 (1.87%) MCSA
9 2 (1.87%) MCSE
9 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.87%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.74%) OPNET
3 2 (1.87%) Nagios
3 2 (1.87%) SCCM
3 2 (1.87%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) OpenView
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 77 (71.96%) Cisco
2 41 (38.32%) F5
3 36 (33.64%) CheckPoint
4 33 (30.84%) Juniper
5 16 (14.95%) Blue Coat
6 13 (12.15%) Fortinet
6 13 (12.15%) Palo Alto
7 10 (9.35%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.48%) Infoblox
8 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.61%) HP
10 5 (4.67%) BMC
10 5 (4.67%) Riverbed
10 5 (4.67%) VMware
11 4 (3.74%) Intel Security
11 4 (3.74%) Nokia
12 3 (2.80%) CA
12 3 (2.80%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.80%) IBM
12 3 (2.80%) Oracle
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