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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Specialist
Rank 605 595 565
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 52 66 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 36 44
Median daily rate £419 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £363 £351
% change year-on-year
+22.06% +3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +11 49 £413 +11.48% 5
London -17 11 £400 -5.88%
North West +16 10 £475 +21.79% 1
South East +10 10 £413 +17.85% 1
West Midlands -18 9 £600 -
Shropshire - 8 £600 -
Telford - 8 £600 -
Manchester +2 6 £400 -11.11%
South West +5 5 - - 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Bath - 4 - -
Hampshire +12 3 £397 -11.72%
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
Kidlington - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +10 2 £400 -6.32%
Surrey +8 2 £388 -
East of England +2 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire -1 2 £400 -6.32%
Lancashire - 2 £538 -
Watford - 2 - - 2
Sheffield - 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
Warrington +8 1 £475 +21.79%
Wiltshire +7 1 - -
Swindon +6 1 - -
Cheshire +3 1 £475 +21.79%
West Sussex -4 1 £460 +31.42%
Middlesex - 1 £413 -
Blackpool - 1 £475 -
Fleetwood - 1 £600 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 63 (61.76%) Cisco
2 52 (50.98%) Firewall
3 31 (30.39%) ITIL
4 27 (26.47%) CheckPoint
5 26 (25.49%) Juniper
6 25 (24.51%) LAN
7 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 23 (22.55%) F5
9 22 (21.57%) WAN
9 22 (21.57%) Data Centre
10 21 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (18.63%) Network Management
13 17 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
13 17 (16.67%) Windows
13 17 (16.67%) CCNA
14 16 (15.69%) ITIL V3
14 16 (15.69%) SolarWinds
15 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
15 15 (14.71%) Network Security
15 15 (14.71%) CCNP
16 14 (13.73%) BGP
16 14 (13.73%) OSPF
17 13 (12.75%) User Experience
17 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
18 12 (11.76%) Riverbed
18 12 (11.76%) Visualisation
18 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
18 12 (11.76%) BMC

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 (2.94%) Apache
1 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (2.94%) CMS
1 3 (2.94%) IIS
1 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Office
2 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.94%) Office 365
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.98%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (50.98%) Firewall
2 25 (24.51%) LAN
3 22 (21.57%) WAN
4 21 (20.59%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (19.61%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (14.71%) Network Security
7 14 (13.73%) BGP
7 14 (13.73%) OSPF
8 12 (11.76%) VoIP
9 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 11 (10.78%) Wireless
10 9 (8.82%) VLAN
10 9 (8.82%) VPN
11 7 (6.86%) BIG-IP
11 7 (6.86%) DNS
11 7 (6.86%) MPLS
11 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
12 6 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (5.88%) VPLS
13 5 (4.90%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) GIS
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (10.78%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) Middleware
2 7 (6.86%) CSS
3 5 (4.90%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.75%) User Experience
3 12 (11.76%) Visualisation
4 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.98%) CESG
7 1 (0.98%) Clustering
7 1 (0.98%) CMDB
7 1 (0.98%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.94%) AIX
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) Unix
3 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.39%) ITIL
2 19 (18.63%) Network Management
3 17 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (15.69%) ITIL V3
5 12 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
6 10 (9.80%) Migration
7 8 (7.84%) Network Architecture
7 8 (7.84%) Network Design
8 6 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (5.88%) Service Management
9 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.90%) Time Management
9 5 (4.90%) Validation
10 4 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.92%) Line Management
10 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.92%) Project Management
11 3 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.92%) C
2 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.67%) CCNA
3 15 (14.71%) CCNP
3 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.84%) Degree
5 5 (4.90%) CCIE
6 3 (2.94%) JNCIP
7 2 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.96%) PMP
8 1 (0.98%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.98%) CCDP
8 1 (0.98%) CCSE
8 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) HNC
8 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (0.98%) Squid
3 1 (0.98%) UAG
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) OPNET
2 6 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.94%) Nexpose
3 3 (2.94%) SCCM
4 2 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 63 (61.76%) Cisco
2 27 (26.47%) CheckPoint
3 26 (25.49%) Juniper
4 23 (22.55%) F5
5 16 (15.69%) SolarWinds
6 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
7 12 (11.76%) BMC
7 12 (11.76%) Riverbed
8 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 9 (8.82%) Nokia
9 8 (7.84%) HP
10 6 (5.88%) IBM
10 6 (5.88%) Intel Security
10 6 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 5 (4.90%) Oracle
12 4 (3.92%) Citrix
12 4 (3.92%) Sourcefire
13 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.94%) Symantec
13 3 (2.94%) VMware
North West
LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago