The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
UK / England
Rank 538 579 532
Rank change year-on-year +41 -47  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 45 38 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.078% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.082% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 45
Median daily rate £469 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +5.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £360 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +20.31% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +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 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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 +36 15 £450 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +16 11 £513 +20.58%
North West +31 5 £440 +6.66% 2
East of England -3 5 £488 +0.51%
South East +19 4 £423 +5.62%
South West +1 4 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 England region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 78 (78.79%) Cisco
2 46 (46.46%) F5
3 45 (45.45%) Firewall
4 44 (44.44%) Network Security
5 38 (38.38%) CheckPoint
6 33 (33.33%) WAN
7 30 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (27.27%) Juniper
9 25 (25.25%) DNS
10 23 (23.23%) Finance
10 23 (23.23%) LAN
11 21 (21.21%) Palo Alto
12 20 (20.20%) DHCP
12 20 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (19.19%) Blue Coat
13 19 (19.19%) Data Centre
14 18 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 17 (17.17%) Unix
15 17 (17.17%) CCNP
16 16 (16.16%) Wireless
16 16 (16.16%) Infoblox
17 14 (14.14%) Fortinet
18 13 (13.13%) Load Balancing
18 13 (13.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (13.13%) MPLS
19 12 (12.12%) OSPF
19 12 (12.12%) VMware
19 12 (12.12%) Linux
20 11 (11.11%) Banking
20 11 (11.11%) Network Design

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Akamai
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (45.45%) Firewall
2 44 (44.44%) Network Security
3 33 (33.33%) WAN
4 25 (25.25%) DNS
5 23 (23.23%) LAN
6 20 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (20.20%) DHCP
7 18 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 16 (16.16%) Wireless
9 13 (13.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (13.13%) MPLS
10 12 (12.12%) OSPF
11 11 (11.11%) BIG-IP
12 10 (10.10%) BGP
12 10 (10.10%) IPsec
13 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 9 (9.09%) VoIP
14 7 (7.07%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (7.07%) IP Telephony
14 7 (7.07%) Unified Communications
General
1 23 (23.23%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (6.06%) Legal
3 6 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (1.01%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.01%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) CSS
2 2 (2.02%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) Middleware
3 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) PKI
4 3 (3.03%) Replication
4 3 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.02%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.02%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.17%) Unix
2 12 (12.12%) Linux
3 5 (5.05%) Windows
4 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.02%) MVS
5 2 (2.02%) OS/390
5 2 (2.02%) zOS
6 1 (1.01%) CatOS
6 1 (1.01%) Solaris
6 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.01%) VMS
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Load Balancing
2 11 (11.11%) ITIL
2 11 (11.11%) Network Design
3 10 (10.10%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 8 (8.08%) Data Protection
6 6 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.06%) Migration
6 6 (6.06%) Product Management
6 6 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (6.06%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.05%) Line Management
8 4 (4.04%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.03%) Database Security
9 3 (3.03%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (3.03%) Information Security
9 3 (3.03%) ITSM
9 3 (3.03%) Project Management
9 3 (3.03%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.02%) C
1 2 (2.02%) JCL
1 2 (2.02%) Perl
2 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.17%) CCNP
3 11 (11.11%) CCIE
4 9 (9.09%) CCNA
5 7 (7.07%) CCDP
6 6 (6.06%) CCDA
6 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 5 (5.05%) CCSE
8 4 (4.04%) CCSP
8 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.02%) CCSA
10 2 (2.02%) CISSP
10 2 (2.02%) CNA
10 2 (2.02%) CNE
10 2 (2.02%) MCSA
10 2 (2.02%) MCSE
10 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.02%) Novell Certification
11 1 (1.01%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.03%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.03%) vCloud
4 2 (2.02%) ACF2
4 2 (2.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.02%) RACF
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.03%) Nagios
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.01%) EnCase
4 1 (1.01%) OpenView
4 1 (1.01%) OPNET
4 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 78 (78.79%) Cisco
2 46 (46.46%) F5
3 38 (38.38%) CheckPoint
4 27 (27.27%) Juniper
5 21 (21.21%) Palo Alto
6 19 (19.19%) Blue Coat
7 16 (16.16%) Infoblox
8 14 (14.14%) Fortinet
9 12 (12.12%) VMware
10 6 (6.06%) HP
11 5 (5.05%) Aruba
11 5 (5.05%) Brocade
11 5 (5.05%) Citrix
11 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.04%) Nokia
13 3 (3.03%) Arista
13 3 (3.03%) CA
13 3 (3.03%) IBM
13 3 (3.03%) Riverbed
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