The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 - 199
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 4 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% - 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 11
City of London median daily rate £419 - £425
10th Percentile £402 - £360
90th Percentile £525 - £588
London median daily rate £400 £375 £419
% change year-on-year +6.66% -10.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £50.00 - £52.17

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £500 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +8.10% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
10th Percentile £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
London median hourly rate £19.82 £17.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.66% -6.57%  

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 29 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (40.00%) Red Box
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) NetScreen
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco SocialMiner
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) NetScreen
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCIE
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (20.00%) CCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CCVP
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Red Box
4 1 (20.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Imperva
4 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) VMware