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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Specialist
Rank 545 525 498
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 47 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 36
Average daily rate
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£394 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 - £29.50

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 £394 -1.50% 6
Yorkshire - 14 £401 - 3
North Yorkshire - 11 £401 -
York - 11 £401 -
South East -28 10 £400 +9.58% 1
London +2 8 £413 +3.12% 2
South West -22 8 £275 -35.29%
Berkshire +3 7 £400 -15.78% 1
City of London +3 4 £400 -
Newbury - 3 £400 - 1
Cheshire +9 2 £422 -0.70%
North West -11 2 £422 +20.57%
Surrey - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 2
Swindon -11 1 - -
Wiltshire -15 1 - -
Hampshire -22 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - -

Network Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 83 (67.48%) Firewall
2 82 (66.67%) Cisco
3 67 (54.47%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (43.90%) CCNP
5 49 (39.84%) LAN
6 47 (38.21%) ITIL
6 47 (38.21%) WAN
7 46 (37.40%) Network Security
8 42 (34.15%) OSPF
8 42 (34.15%) BGP
9 38 (30.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (30.08%) F5
10 37 (30.08%) CheckPoint
11 36 (29.27%) Security Cleared
12 33 (26.83%) SC Cleared
12 33 (26.83%) DHCP
13 31 (25.20%) MPLS
14 30 (24.39%) DNS
14 30 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (21.14%) Fortinet
15 26 (21.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (20.33%) CCNA
17 23 (18.70%) BIG-IP
18 22 (17.89%) Juniper
19 20 (16.26%) Linux
19 20 (16.26%) Load Balancing
19 20 (16.26%) Network Architecture
20 19 (15.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 19 (15.45%) Blue Coat
20 19 (15.45%) VPN

Network Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Office
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (67.48%) Firewall
2 49 (39.84%) LAN
3 47 (38.21%) WAN
4 46 (37.40%) Network Security
5 42 (34.15%) OSPF
5 42 (34.15%) BGP
6 38 (30.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (26.83%) DHCP
8 31 (25.20%) MPLS
9 30 (24.39%) DNS
9 30 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (21.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 23 (18.70%) BIG-IP
12 19 (15.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 19 (15.45%) VPN
13 18 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (14.63%) DMVPN
14 15 (12.20%) SSL
14 15 (12.20%) NetScreen
15 14 (11.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (11.38%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.88%) Local Government
3 5 (4.07%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Finance
4 3 (2.44%) Banking
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.32%) Middleware
2 8 (6.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Thin Client
1 15 (12.20%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.13%) Visualisation
2 10 (8.13%) User Experience
3 9 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.07%) Social Media
5 3 (2.44%) SecurID
6 2 (1.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.26%) Linux
2 7 (5.69%) Windows
3 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) CentOS
4 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (38.21%) ITIL
2 20 (16.26%) Load Balancing
2 20 (16.26%) Network Architecture
3 17 (13.82%) E-Commerce
4 13 (10.57%) Network Design
4 13 (10.57%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (10.57%) Network Management
5 9 (7.32%) High Availability
5 9 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (7.32%) Validation
6 7 (5.69%) Project Management
7 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.88%) Line Management
7 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.07%) Migration
9 3 (2.44%) eTOM
9 3 (2.44%) Information Security
9 3 (2.44%) Security Testing
9 3 (2.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.32%) C
2 4 (3.25%) Lisp
3 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.81%) R
4 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Java
4 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (54.47%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (43.90%) CCNP
3 36 (29.27%) Security Cleared
4 33 (26.83%) SC Cleared
5 25 (20.33%) CCNA
6 16 (13.01%) CCSE
7 4 (3.25%) Degree
7 4 (3.25%) CISSP
8 3 (2.44%) CCDP
8 3 (2.44%) MCSE
8 3 (2.44%) CCIE
8 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CISM
9 1 (0.81%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.63%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) OPNET
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.63%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.63%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.63%) Ansible
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.81%) Legato
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 82 (66.67%) Cisco
2 37 (30.08%) CheckPoint
2 37 (30.08%) F5
3 26 (21.14%) Fortinet
4 22 (17.89%) Juniper
5 19 (15.45%) Blue Coat
6 18 (14.63%) VMware
7 17 (13.82%) HP
8 16 (13.01%) BMC
9 15 (12.20%) Citrix
9 15 (12.20%) Infoblox
9 15 (12.20%) Imperva
10 13 (10.57%) SolarWinds
11 11 (8.94%) Riverbed
12 8 (6.50%) Nokia
13 6 (4.88%) Microsoft
14 5 (4.07%) TippingPoint
15 4 (3.25%) Tufin
15 4 (3.25%) Oracle
15 4 (3.25%) SAP