The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 524 521 495
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 59 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.066% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 21
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£401 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £301 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £240
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.50

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +11 58 £401 +0.12% 5
Yorkshire +9 18 £401 +3.35% 3
North Yorkshire +17 16 £401 +3.35% 1
York +19 15 £401 +3.35% 1
South East +7 15 £375 -9.09% 1
London -3 15 £413 +7.84%
Berkshire +14 12 £375 -21.05%
City of London +17 10 £413 +17.77%
Cheshire +11 7 £422 -0.70%
North West -6 7 £422 -0.70%
Chester +14 5 - -
Newbury - 5 £375 -
Essex +7 2 £400 +3.22%
East of England -1 2 £400 +3.22% 1
Surrey - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 2
South West -17 1 - -
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 92 (78.63%) Cisco
2 82 (70.09%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (69.23%) Firewall
4 67 (57.26%) CCNP
5 53 (45.30%) OSPF
6 48 (41.03%) BGP
7 47 (40.17%) CheckPoint
8 43 (36.75%) Network Security
9 42 (35.90%) F5
10 41 (35.04%) WAN
11 39 (33.33%) ITIL
12 38 (32.48%) LAN
13 34 (29.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (28.21%) BIG-IP
15 32 (27.35%) DHCP
15 32 (27.35%) Linux
16 29 (24.79%) E-Commerce
17 28 (23.93%) CCNA
17 28 (23.93%) DNS
17 28 (23.93%) Security Cleared
17 28 (23.93%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 27 (23.08%) Blue Coat
18 27 (23.08%) CCSE
18 27 (23.08%) VMware
19 26 (22.22%) NetScreen
19 26 (22.22%) MPLS
19 26 (22.22%) Citrix

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (69.23%) Firewall
2 53 (45.30%) OSPF
3 48 (41.03%) BGP
4 43 (36.75%) Network Security
5 41 (35.04%) WAN
6 38 (32.48%) LAN
7 34 (29.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 34 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (28.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (28.21%) BIG-IP
9 32 (27.35%) DHCP
10 28 (23.93%) DNS
10 28 (23.93%) Cisco IOS
11 27 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 26 (22.22%) NetScreen
12 26 (22.22%) MPLS
12 26 (22.22%) DMVPN
13 13 (11.11%) TCP/IP
14 10 (8.55%) VPN
15 8 (6.84%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.71%) Finance
3 1 (0.85%) Local Government
3 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Billing
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) Middleware
2 7 (5.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 26 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.69%) User Experience
3 9 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.27%) CMDB
4 5 (4.27%) Social Media
5 4 (3.42%) SecurID
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Neural Network
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (27.35%) Linux
2 3 (2.56%) CentOS
2 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.33%) ITIL
2 29 (24.79%) E-Commerce
3 26 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 17 (14.53%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (12.82%) Network Management
6 13 (11.11%) Network Architecture
7 12 (10.26%) Network Design
8 9 (7.69%) Line Management
8 9 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.69%) High Availability
9 8 (6.84%) Migration
10 7 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.27%) Validation
12 5 (4.27%) Information Security
12 5 (4.27%) Change Management
13 4 (3.42%) eTOM
13 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
14 3 (2.56%) DevOps
14 3 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.53%) C
2 1 (0.85%) R
2 1 (0.85%) Java
2 1 (0.85%) Python
2 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (70.09%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (57.26%) CCNP
3 28 (23.93%) CCNA
3 28 (23.93%) Security Cleared
4 27 (23.08%) CCSE
5 26 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.69%) CCIE
7 4 (3.42%) CISSP
7 4 (3.42%) Degree
8 3 (2.56%) CCSA
9 2 (1.71%) CCDP
10 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.85%) MCSE
10 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) OPNET
2 5 (4.27%) HP NNM
3 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.71%) Ansible
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.85%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Legato
5 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 92 (78.63%) Cisco
2 47 (40.17%) CheckPoint
3 42 (35.90%) F5
4 27 (23.08%) Blue Coat
4 27 (23.08%) VMware
5 26 (22.22%) Citrix
5 26 (22.22%) Infoblox
5 26 (22.22%) Imperva
6 25 (21.37%) HP
7 22 (18.80%) Juniper
7 22 (18.80%) Fortinet
8 12 (10.26%) SolarWinds
9 11 (9.40%) BMC
10 10 (8.55%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.98%) Nokia
12 5 (4.27%) Opsware
12 5 (4.27%) NetScout
13 4 (3.42%) Microsoft
13 4 (3.42%) CA
13 4 (3.42%) Tufin