Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 696 756 649
Rank change year-on-year +60 -107 +80
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 114 103 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 58 117
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £350 £351 £313
90th Percentile £575 £579 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 78,418 89,234 83,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,084 59,058 54,849
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,569 2,845 2,555
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -1.58%

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 17 August 2019.

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 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +59 37 £475 - 5
East of England +36 27 £500 - 3
South East +17 20 £463 -2.63% 3
North of England +35 15 £438 +25.00% 4
North West +14 9 £438 +25.00% 2
Midlands +26 7 £475 -1.55% 3
West Midlands +18 7 £475 - 2
South West -23 7 £463 +15.63% 2
Yorkshire +18 5 £450 - 2
North East - 1 £425 -
Network Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, Network Consultant 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 England region featuring Network Consultant in the job title.

1 65 (57.02%) Cisco
2 46 (40.35%) Firewall
3 43 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (30.70%) WAN
5 28 (24.56%) LAN
6 26 (22.81%) CCNP
6 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
7 24 (21.05%) Network Security
8 23 (20.18%) CCIE
9 21 (18.42%) CheckPoint
9 21 (18.42%) BGP
9 21 (18.42%) Wireless
10 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
11 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 19 (16.67%) OSPF
12 18 (15.79%) F5
13 17 (14.91%) Juniper
14 16 (14.04%) VPN
14 16 (14.04%) DNS
14 16 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (13.16%) Cisco ISE
15 15 (13.16%) EIGRP
15 15 (13.16%) Palo Alto
16 14 (12.28%) MPLS
17 12 (10.53%) HP
17 12 (10.53%) Telecoms
17 12 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (9.65%) Capacity Planning
19 10 (8.77%) CCNA
19 10 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless

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 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.51%) Akamai
3 4 (3.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (40.35%) Firewall
2 35 (30.70%) WAN
3 28 (24.56%) LAN
4 24 (21.05%) Network Security
5 21 (18.42%) BGP
5 21 (18.42%) Wireless
6 19 (16.67%) OSPF
7 16 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (14.04%) DNS
7 16 (14.04%) VPN
8 15 (13.16%) Cisco ISE
8 15 (13.16%) EIGRP
9 14 (12.28%) MPLS
10 12 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (7.89%) Cisco Firepower
12 9 (7.89%) Multicast
12 9 (7.89%) WLAN
13 8 (7.02%) IGRP
13 8 (7.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.89%) Finance
3 5 (4.39%) Advertising
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.51%) XML
3 3 (2.63%) JSON
3 3 (2.63%) YAML
4 2 (1.75%) .NET
4 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) LDAP
5 1 (0.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (1.75%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.88%) CCTV
4 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.88%) IVR
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) Linux
2 8 (7.02%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.63%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) HPUX
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.65%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (7.89%) Migration
2 9 (7.89%) Network Design
3 7 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 6 (5.26%) Validation
5 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
5 5 (4.39%) Network Management
5 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.51%) Email Filtering
6 4 (3.51%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.51%) Network Performance Management
6 4 (3.51%) Performance Management
6 4 (3.51%) Presales
6 4 (3.51%) Web Filtering
7 3 (2.63%) Analytics
7 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.63%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (2.63%) SIEM
7 3 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) Python
2 6 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.63%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.75%) Prolog
4 2 (1.75%) SQL
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) Korn
5 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (37.72%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (22.81%) CCNP
3 23 (20.18%) CCIE
4 20 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 19 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.77%) CCNA
7 7 (6.14%) CCDP
8 6 (5.26%) CCSP
9 4 (3.51%) CCDA
9 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 3 (2.63%) CCIE Service Provider
10 3 (2.63%) CCSA
10 3 (2.63%) CCVP
10 3 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.63%) Degree
10 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.75%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) NIST
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.75%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.51%) Ansible
2 4 (3.51%) SCCM
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.63%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) SCOM
4 2 (1.75%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.75%) QRadar
5 1 (0.88%) Cacti
5 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.88%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 65 (57.02%) Cisco
2 21 (18.42%) CheckPoint
3 18 (15.79%) F5
4 17 (14.91%) Juniper
5 15 (13.16%) Palo Alto
6 12 (10.53%) HP
7 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.89%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.02%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.02%) VMware
9 7 (6.14%) Meraki
10 6 (5.26%) Aruba
10 6 (5.26%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.26%) Empirix
10 6 (5.26%) Splunk
11 5 (4.39%) Citrix
12 4 (3.51%) SevOne
12 4 (3.51%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.63%) Arista
13 3 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks