The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 572 517
Rank change year-on-year +70 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 75 54 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 27 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £479 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Consultant in England

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Consultant in England

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Consultant in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Consultant in England

Network Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Consultant in England

Network Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 28 £438 +36.71% 8
South East +21 19 £410 +2.50% 3
East of England +1 7 £388 +4.72%
West Midlands +19 6 £425 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £463 - 2
North West +28 4 £380 -
South West -8 1 £448 -7.73% 2
Network Consultant
UK

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Network Consultant 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 England region featuring Network Consultant in the job title.

1 92 (64.79%) Cisco
2 63 (44.37%) Firewall
3 51 (35.92%) Network Security
4 49 (34.51%) Juniper
4 49 (34.51%) F5
5 45 (31.69%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (27.46%) CheckPoint
7 31 (21.83%) Security Cleared
8 28 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (17.61%) Data Centre
10 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
11 23 (16.20%) WAN
12 22 (15.49%) CCNP
13 21 (14.79%) Palo Alto
14 20 (14.08%) CCIE
15 19 (13.38%) LAN
16 18 (12.68%) CCNA
17 17 (11.97%) BGP
17 17 (11.97%) Network Design
17 17 (11.97%) Blue Coat
18 16 (11.27%) VPN
18 16 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 15 (10.56%) Finance
20 14 (9.86%) Load Balancing
20 14 (9.86%) Telecoms
20 14 (9.86%) Migration
21 13 (9.15%) Wireless
21 13 (9.15%) OSPF
21 13 (9.15%) Windows

Network Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
1 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (44.37%) Firewall
2 51 (35.92%) Network Security
3 28 (19.72%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 23 (16.20%) WAN
6 19 (13.38%) LAN
7 17 (11.97%) BGP
8 16 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 16 (11.27%) VPN
9 13 (9.15%) BIG-IP
9 13 (9.15%) OSPF
9 13 (9.15%) Wireless
10 12 (8.45%) DNS
11 10 (7.04%) EIGRP
12 8 (5.63%) DHCP
12 8 (5.63%) VLAN
13 7 (4.93%) FCoE
13 7 (4.93%) VoIP
14 6 (4.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (4.23%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) QlikView
1 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 14 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.41%) Law
4 2 (1.41%) Marketing
4 2 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.70%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) .NET
1 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.70%) Kafka
1 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.41%) CCTV
2 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (1.41%) NHS
2 2 (1.41%) PKI
2 2 (1.41%) User Experience
3 1 (0.70%) Digital TV
3 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
3 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 10 (7.04%) Unix
3 7 (4.93%) Linux
4 4 (2.82%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.97%) Network Design
2 14 (9.86%) Load Balancing
2 14 (9.86%) Migration
3 11 (7.75%) ITIL
4 8 (5.63%) Change Management
5 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.52%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.52%) Network Architecture
6 5 (3.52%) Network Management
6 5 (3.52%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.82%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (2.82%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (2.82%) High Availability
7 4 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.82%) Network Planning
7 4 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (2.82%) Web Filtering
8 3 (2.11%) Project Management
8 3 (2.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (2.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.52%) C
2 3 (2.11%) Java
2 3 (2.11%) Perl
2 3 (2.11%) Python
2 3 (2.11%) SQL
3 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) C++
4 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (31.69%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (21.83%) Security Cleared
3 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
4 22 (15.49%) CCNP
5 20 (14.08%) CCIE
6 18 (12.68%) CCNA
7 5 (3.52%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.82%) CCSE
8 4 (2.82%) Degree
8 4 (2.82%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.11%) CEH
9 3 (2.11%) CREST Certified
9 3 (2.11%) OSCP
10 2 (1.41%) CCSA
11 1 (0.70%) CCDP
11 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.41%) QA
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.41%) Firmware
4 2 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.70%) Docker
5 1 (0.70%) vCloud
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.70%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.41%) Nagios
1 2 (1.41%) SCCM
1 2 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.70%) Graphite
2 1 (0.70%) Kibana
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) logstash
2 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (64.79%) Cisco
2 49 (34.51%) F5
2 49 (34.51%) Juniper
3 39 (27.46%) CheckPoint
4 21 (14.79%) Palo Alto
5 17 (11.97%) Blue Coat
6 12 (8.45%) Fortinet
7 11 (7.75%) Microsoft
8 10 (7.04%) VMware
9 7 (4.93%) Infoblox
10 4 (2.82%) Aruba
10 4 (2.82%) Avaya
10 4 (2.82%) Citrix
10 4 (2.82%) HP
10 4 (2.82%) NetApp
10 4 (2.82%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.11%) IBM
11 3 (2.11%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.11%) SAP
11 3 (2.11%) TippingPoint
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