Period
to 22 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 February 2020.

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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 622 717 766
Rank change year-on-year +95 +49 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 63 127 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 95 60
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £337 £351 £324
90th Percentile £613 £620 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £43.32 - -
UK median hourly rate £43.32 - -

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 57,749 85,924 88,480
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.71% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,787 57,508 59,329
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,274 2,594 2,620
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.10 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +3.30% - +3.89%

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 22 February 2020.

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 22 February 2020. 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 +95 16 £535 +7.00% 10
South East +56 15 £400 - 3
Midlands +59 12 £400 -18.99% 1
West Midlands +42 7 £400 -20.00% 1
East of England +36 7 £433 -21.36% 2
South West +10 7 £400 +5.26% 3
North of England +58 5 £375 -11.76% 2
North West +47 4 £338 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +37 4 £375 -23.08%
Yorkshire +54 1 £550 +15.79%
Network Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2020, 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 38 (60.32%) Cisco
2 34 (53.97%) Firewall
3 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (22.22%) F5
4 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 13 (20.63%) Palo Alto
5 13 (20.63%) WAN
6 12 (19.05%) LAN
6 12 (19.05%) Network Security
7 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
7 11 (17.46%) CCNP
8 9 (14.29%) Juniper
9 7 (11.11%) VMware
9 7 (11.11%) BGP
9 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 6 (9.52%) Azure
10 6 (9.52%) Aruba
10 6 (9.52%) Network Architecture
10 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (9.52%) MPLS
10 6 (9.52%) VoIP
10 6 (9.52%) Migration
11 5 (7.94%) Network Design
11 5 (7.94%) ITIL
11 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
11 5 (7.94%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (7.94%) Service Design
12 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure

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 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.59%) Camunda
2 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Azure
2 3 (4.76%) AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (3.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (53.97%) Firewall
2 13 (20.63%) WAN
3 12 (19.05%) LAN
3 12 (19.05%) Network Security
4 7 (11.11%) BGP
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.52%) MPLS
5 6 (9.52%) VoIP
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (6.35%) Multicast
7 4 (6.35%) OSPF
7 4 (6.35%) VPN
7 4 (6.35%) VXLAN
7 4 (6.35%) Wireless
7 4 (6.35%) WLAN
8 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Big Data
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) Impala
2 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.59%) Power BI
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Police
3 1 (1.59%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) RESTful
3 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.59%) Express
3 1 (1.59%) jBPM
3 1 (1.59%) JSON
3 1 (1.59%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (1.59%) Node.js
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
1 4 (6.35%) Windows
2 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.52%) Migration
1 6 (9.52%) Network Architecture
1 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Network Design
2 5 (7.94%) Service Design
3 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.35%) Presales
3 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.76%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Information Security
5 2 (3.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.17%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (3.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (3.17%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) Python
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.59%) Perl
3 1 (1.59%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.46%) CCNP
2 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) CCDP
5 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) CCIE
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.59%) CCDA
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) CCSP
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
7 1 (1.59%) CRISC
7 1 (1.59%) GIAC
7 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 1 (1.59%) NCSC
1 1 (1.59%) NIST
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.59%) KVM
2 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.59%) Icinga
3 1 (1.59%) Ionix
3 1 (1.59%) Oozie
3 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) Cisco
2 14 (22.22%) F5
3 13 (20.63%) Palo Alto
4 9 (14.29%) Juniper
5 7 (11.11%) VMware
6 6 (9.52%) Aruba
7 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.76%) Avaya
9 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.17%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (3.17%) Brocade
10 2 (3.17%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.59%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.59%) Mirantis
11 1 (1.59%) Openreach
11 1 (1.59%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.59%) Red Hat