Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 November 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 119 130
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.097% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £463 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £444 £325 £268
90th Percentile £516 £375 £333
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2826 2059 3020
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.67% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1196 1556
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -2.78%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.61 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +27.53% -30.80% +33.43%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in Edinburgh

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in Edinburgh

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Edinburgh region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) CCIE
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCIE
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5