The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 580 565
Rank change year-on-year +53 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 62 43 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.088% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.093% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 23 42
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £331 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £52.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -13.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -60.55% +8.43%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in England

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 +5 15 £400 +14.28% 1
South East +33 12 £413 +6.45% 1
North West +29 11 £438 +15.74% 1
East of England +2 10 £290 -10.76%
Yorkshire +27 5 £428 +0.58% 2
South West +5 4 £353 -4.72%
North East +70 2 £450 -
East Midlands -7 2 £525 -
West Midlands +13 1 - - 3
Network Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 72 (67.92%) Cisco
2 56 (52.83%) Firewall
3 42 (39.62%) Network Security
4 38 (35.85%) F5
5 34 (32.08%) WAN
6 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (25.47%) Palo Alto
8 26 (24.53%) LAN
9 23 (21.70%) IPsec
9 23 (21.70%) VoIP
9 23 (21.70%) CCNP
10 22 (20.75%) CheckPoint
10 22 (20.75%) Network Design
10 22 (20.75%) Data Centre
11 20 (18.87%) DNS
11 20 (18.87%) DHCP
12 19 (17.92%) Juniper
12 19 (17.92%) Wireless
12 19 (17.92%) MPLS
12 19 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (16.04%) OSPF
13 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (15.09%) BGP
15 15 (14.15%) Finance
16 14 (13.21%) VMware
16 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
17 13 (12.26%) Network Management
17 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
18 12 (11.32%) Project Management
19 11 (10.38%) Unified Communications

Network Specialist 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 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.94%) IIS
2 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.83%) Akamai
4 2 (1.89%) IaaS
4 2 (1.89%) PaaS
4 2 (1.89%) SaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (52.83%) Firewall
2 42 (39.62%) Network Security
3 34 (32.08%) WAN
4 26 (24.53%) LAN
5 23 (21.70%) IPsec
5 23 (21.70%) VoIP
6 20 (18.87%) DHCP
6 20 (18.87%) DNS
7 19 (17.92%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (17.92%) MPLS
7 19 (17.92%) Wireless
8 17 (16.04%) OSPF
9 16 (15.09%) BGP
10 11 (10.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (10.38%) Unified Communications
11 10 (9.43%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (9.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
11 10 (9.43%) VPN
12 9 (8.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) MS Access
General
1 15 (14.15%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Legal
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Law
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) XMPP
3 2 (1.89%) .NET
3 2 (1.89%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.75%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.49%) PKI
4 5 (4.72%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.72%) YubiKey
5 4 (3.77%) CESG
5 4 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) DataPower
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Unix
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
4 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.89%) HPUX
5 2 (1.89%) Solaris
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.94%) CatOS
6 1 (0.94%) CentOS
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.94%) SUSE
6 1 (0.94%) VMS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) Network Design
2 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
2 13 (12.26%) Network Management
3 12 (11.32%) Project Management
4 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
5 7 (6.60%) Change Management
5 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (5.66%) Change Control
6 6 (5.66%) High Availability
6 6 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 6 (5.66%) Service Management
7 5 (4.72%) Information Security
7 5 (4.72%) ITIL
7 5 (4.72%) Migration
7 5 (4.72%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (4.72%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.94%) Java
1 1 (0.94%) PHP
1 1 (0.94%) SQL
1 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (21.70%) CCNP
3 14 (13.21%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.60%) CCIE
5 7 (6.60%) CCNA
5 7 (6.60%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (5.66%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.66%) JNCIA
6 6 (5.66%) JNCIS
7 5 (4.72%) CISSP
8 3 (2.83%) CCSE
8 3 (2.83%) CCSP
8 3 (2.83%) CCVP
9 2 (1.89%) Degree
10 1 (0.94%) CCDA
10 1 (0.94%) CCSA
10 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) GIAC
10 1 (0.94%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.77%) PMO
3 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.60%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.83%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.83%) vCloud
5 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) Docker
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.77%) TrustSec
3 3 (2.83%) Nagios
4 2 (1.89%) Cacti
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.94%) EnCase
Vendors
1 72 (67.92%) Cisco
2 38 (35.85%) F5
3 27 (25.47%) Palo Alto
4 22 (20.75%) CheckPoint
5 19 (17.92%) Juniper
6 14 (13.21%) VMware
7 10 (9.43%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.43%) Infoblox
8 8 (7.55%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.60%) Brocade
9 7 (6.60%) Citrix
9 7 (6.60%) Red Box
10 6 (5.66%) HP
11 5 (4.72%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (3.77%) Microsoft
13 3 (2.83%) EMC
13 3 (2.83%) Ericsson
13 3 (2.83%) IBM
13 3 (2.83%) Imperva
13 3 (2.83%) Motorola
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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