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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 529 503 522
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 51 67 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 30
Average daily rate
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£388 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £219 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £536 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £413 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.58 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -12.39%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

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 11 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Network Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 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 -21 46 £388 -4.61% 10
London -10 12 £425 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire +7 11 £388 +12.72%
South East -3 11 £363 - 2
York +11 7 £401 -2.90%
North Yorkshire +1 7 £401 +12.42%
City of London +25 6 £425 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire +5 4 £325 -5.45%
East of England -28 4 £388 -6.06% 3
Berkshire - 4 £500 - 2
Leeds +3 3 £325 -7.14%
Reading - 2 £500 -
Hampshire - 2 £530 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 2 £246 -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £450 +100.00% 2
Kent - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 71 (70.30%) Cisco
2 54 (53.47%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (51.49%) Firewall
4 47 (46.53%) CCNP
5 45 (44.55%) Network Security
6 42 (41.58%) CheckPoint
7 41 (40.59%) Cisco ASA
8 34 (33.66%) BGP
8 34 (33.66%) F5
9 32 (31.68%) Cisco IOS
9 32 (31.68%) VMware
9 32 (31.68%) Blue Coat
9 32 (31.68%) OSPF
9 32 (31.68%) Citrix
9 32 (31.68%) DHCP
9 32 (31.68%) DNS
10 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (28.71%) Fat Client
11 29 (28.71%) Thin Client
12 28 (27.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 27 (26.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 27 (26.73%) DMVPN
13 27 (26.73%) Linux
13 27 (26.73%) CCSE
14 26 (25.74%) BIG-IP
14 26 (25.74%) E-Commerce
15 25 (24.75%) NetScreen
15 25 (24.75%) Infoblox
15 25 (24.75%) Imperva
16 19 (18.81%) Juniper

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (1.98%) Lync
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Office
2 2 (1.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 52 (51.49%) Firewall
2 45 (44.55%) Network Security
3 41 (40.59%) Cisco ASA
4 34 (33.66%) BGP
5 32 (31.68%) OSPF
5 32 (31.68%) DNS
5 32 (31.68%) DHCP
5 32 (31.68%) Cisco IOS
6 28 (27.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 27 (26.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 27 (26.73%) DMVPN
8 26 (25.74%) BIG-IP
9 25 (24.75%) NetScreen
10 14 (13.86%) LAN
11 13 (12.87%) Wireless
12 12 (11.88%) WAN
13 9 (8.91%) VoIP
13 9 (8.91%) MPLS
14 8 (7.92%) VPN
14 8 (7.92%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (6.93%) Banking
2 6 (5.94%) Retail
2 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.96%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) German Language
4 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) International Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Local Government
6 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.71%) Thin Client
1 29 (28.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.98%) Firmware
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Linux
2 8 (7.92%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) E-Commerce
2 17 (16.83%) Load Balancing
3 11 (10.89%) Project Management
4 9 (8.91%) ITIL
4 9 (8.91%) Network Design
5 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.95%) Network Management
7 3 (2.97%) Network Planning
7 3 (2.97%) Change Control
8 2 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.98%) Cyber Security
8 2 (1.98%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.98%) Security Testing
8 2 (1.98%) Network Architecture
9 1 (0.99%) Computer Architecture
9 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.99%) Service Management
9 1 (0.99%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.99%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) C
2 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.99%) Lisp
3 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (53.47%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (46.53%) CCNP
3 27 (26.73%) CCSE
4 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.90%) CCNA
6 9 (8.91%) CCIE
7 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.96%) CCVP
9 3 (2.97%) MCSE
9 3 (2.97%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.97%) CISSP
9 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.98%) CCSP
11 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.99%) CISM
11 1 (0.99%) CRISC
11 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) COBIT
2 2 (1.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (29.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.98%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.99%) OPNET
3 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 71 (70.30%) Cisco
2 42 (41.58%) CheckPoint
3 34 (33.66%) F5
4 32 (31.68%) Blue Coat
4 32 (31.68%) VMware
4 32 (31.68%) Citrix
5 25 (24.75%) Infoblox
5 25 (24.75%) Imperva
6 19 (18.81%) Juniper
7 14 (13.86%) HP
8 3 (2.97%) BMC
8 3 (2.97%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.98%) Huawei
9 2 (1.98%) TippingPoint
9 2 (1.98%) Cognos
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.98%) Apple
9 2 (1.98%) BT
10 1 (0.99%) Mitel
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