Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 238 248
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 5 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.071% 0.074% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.078% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
City of London median daily rate £525 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% - -
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 -
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,673 6,431 6,344
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.78% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,277 5,023 5,063
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £660
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year +0.10% +7.77% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 90 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.78%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, Network Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) ISDN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
1 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (80.00%) ProxySG
1 4 (80.00%) XMPP
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (80.00%) F5
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (80.00%) Meraki
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (80.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (80.00%) ISDN
1 4 (80.00%) MPLS
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Animation
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Data Privacy
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Blue Coat
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) F5
1 4 (80.00%) Meraki
1 4 (80.00%) SolarWinds