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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Specialist
Rank 537 528 498
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 70 54 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 29
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £370 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £14.00 £26.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £30.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £28.00

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 -13 65 £425 +6.25% 18
South East -2 20 £400 -20.00% 5
London -7 14 £500 +17.64% 5
North West -10 11 £298 +32.22% 3
East of England +12 10 £425 +6.25% 1
City of London +12 7 £525 +23.52% 3
Bedfordshire +12 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -2 6 £400 -20.00% 2
Merseyside - 6 £375 - 1
Hampshire -3 5 £438 -11.61% 1
Yorkshire -29 5 £401 +0.12%
West Midlands -6 4 £438 -2.77%
West Yorkshire -9 4 - -
Surrey - 4 £385 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Winchester -6 3 £450 -2.17%
Manchester - 3 £220 -
Halifax - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £438 -
Dunstable - 3 £425 -
Scotland -3 2 - -
Oxfordshire -20 2 £375 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £414 -
Wirral - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £375 - 1
Bracknell - 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - - 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
Lancashire +9 1 - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 109 (77.86%) Cisco
2 84 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (54.29%) Firewall
4 71 (50.71%) CCNP
5 63 (45.00%) OSPF
6 58 (41.43%) BGP
6 58 (41.43%) CheckPoint
7 57 (40.71%) F5
8 54 (38.57%) Cisco ASA
9 47 (33.57%) Network Security
10 44 (31.43%) Linux
11 43 (30.71%) VMware
11 43 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 42 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
13 41 (29.29%) BIG-IP
14 38 (27.14%) DNS
14 38 (27.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 37 (26.43%) DHCP
15 37 (26.43%) E-Commerce
16 36 (25.71%) Citrix
16 36 (25.71%) NetScreen
17 35 (25.00%) CCSE
17 35 (25.00%) Thin Client
17 35 (25.00%) Fat Client
18 34 (24.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 34 (24.29%) LAN
18 34 (24.29%) Blue Coat
19 33 (23.57%) WAN
19 33 (23.57%) HP
19 33 (23.57%) DMVPN

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.86%) MS Office
2 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (54.29%) Firewall
2 63 (45.00%) OSPF
3 58 (41.43%) BGP
4 54 (38.57%) Cisco ASA
5 47 (33.57%) Network Security
6 42 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 41 (29.29%) BIG-IP
8 38 (27.14%) DNS
8 38 (27.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 37 (26.43%) DHCP
10 36 (25.71%) NetScreen
11 34 (24.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 34 (24.29%) LAN
12 33 (23.57%) WAN
12 33 (23.57%) DMVPN
13 22 (15.71%) MPLS
14 21 (15.00%) Wireless
15 19 (13.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (12.86%) VPN
17 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (10.71%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (0.71%) Middleware
2 1 (0.71%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 35 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 20 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) CMDB
4 4 (2.86%) Replication
4 4 (2.86%) SecurID
4 4 (2.86%) User Experience
4 4 (2.86%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.43%) PKI
5 2 (1.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) DataPower
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) BYOD
6 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.43%) Linux
2 11 (7.86%) Windows
3 4 (2.86%) UNIX
4 2 (1.43%) CentOS
4 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.43%) E-Commerce
2 25 (17.86%) Load Balancing
3 24 (17.14%) ITIL
4 16 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (10.00%) Line Management
5 14 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 12 (8.57%) Migration
6 12 (8.57%) Network Management
7 11 (7.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (7.86%) Network Design
8 10 (7.14%) Change Management
9 7 (5.00%) Validation
10 6 (4.29%) Information Security
10 6 (4.29%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.57%) Network Architecture
11 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 4 (2.86%) Project Management
12 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.86%) eTOM
12 4 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.57%) C
2 4 (2.86%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.14%) Lisp
4 1 (0.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (50.71%) CCNP
3 35 (25.00%) CCSE
4 26 (18.57%) CCNA
5 20 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 18 (12.86%) CCIE
7 11 (7.86%) SC Cleared
8 8 (5.71%) CCDP
9 7 (5.00%) Degree
10 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.86%) CCSA
11 4 (2.86%) CISSP
12 2 (1.43%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.43%) CCDA
12 2 (1.43%) CCIP
12 2 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) BS25999
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.14%) Firmware
3 2 (1.43%) UAG
4 1 (0.71%) Squid
4 1 (0.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 7 (5.00%) HP NNM
2 5 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.86%) OPNET
3 4 (2.86%) TrustSec
4 3 (2.14%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 109 (77.86%) Cisco
2 58 (41.43%) CheckPoint
3 57 (40.71%) F5
4 43 (30.71%) VMware
5 36 (25.71%) Citrix
6 34 (24.29%) Blue Coat
7 33 (23.57%) HP
7 33 (23.57%) Infoblox
7 33 (23.57%) Imperva
8 23 (16.43%) Juniper
9 10 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 10 (7.14%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.00%) Opsware
10 7 (5.00%) NetScout
10 7 (5.00%) Aruba
11 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (4.29%) Riverbed
12 4 (2.86%) BMC
12 4 (2.86%) CA
12 4 (2.86%) Nokia
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