Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 187 122 194
Rank change year-on-year -65 +72 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 3 3 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.076% 0.14% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.16% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
10th Percentile £505 £420 -
25th Percentile £513 £450 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 -
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £688 £525 -
90th Percentile £755 £540 -
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 3,665 1,929 4,652
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.34% 92.39% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 1,457 3,664
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £603 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 20 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.58 £12.38
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.74 £14.19
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +25.32% +5.61%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.69 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.18 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Specialist in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Network Specialist in the City of London

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Specialist in the City of London.

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 22 January 2022, 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 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) SD-WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Application Security
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Kibana
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Grafana
2 1 (33.33%) VXLAN

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) 802.11
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) SD-WAN
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VXLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Application Security
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Grafana
1 1 (33.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk