Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 768 743
Rank change year-on-year +24 -25 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 111 103 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 79
England median daily rate £415 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +4.84% -3.13%
10th Percentile £282 £312 £284
90th Percentile £500 £605 £500
UK median daily rate £409 £406 £385
% change year-on-year +0.70% +5.52% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 1
England median hourly rate £25.69 - £52.17
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £37.50 £52.17
% change year-on-year -31.49% -28.12% +83.05%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
South East +17 35 £500 +21.21%
London -16 27 £425 +6.25%
East of England +4 17 £295 -36.22% 3
North of England +39 12 £494 +16.24% 2
West Midlands +17 12 £350 -41.67%
Midlands +15 12 £350 -41.67% 1
South West -9 8 £351 +25.45%
North West +12 6 £500 +5.26%
Yorkshire +18 4 £415 +0.61% 2
North East - 2 £400 -
Network Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 66 (59.46%) Cisco
2 56 (50.45%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (45.05%) Firewall
4 34 (30.63%) Network Security
5 30 (27.03%) CCNP
6 28 (25.23%) WAN
6 28 (25.23%) Wireless
7 27 (24.32%) Service Delivery
8 26 (23.42%) VPN
9 24 (21.62%) Network Management
10 23 (20.72%) MPLS
11 22 (19.82%) CCNA
11 22 (19.82%) LAN
12 21 (18.92%) ITIL
13 20 (18.02%) Juniper
14 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
15 18 (16.22%) CCIE
15 18 (16.22%) Network Design
16 17 (15.32%) Project Management
16 17 (15.32%) IPsec
17 16 (14.41%) Problem Management
18 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
19 14 (12.61%) User Experience
19 14 (12.61%) Service Management
19 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
19 14 (12.61%) VoIP
19 14 (12.61%) DHCP
20 13 (11.71%) BGP
20 13 (11.71%) F5

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 1 (0.90%) Apache
1 1 (0.90%) IIS
1 1 (0.90%) nginx
1 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) IaaS
2 3 (2.70%) PaaS
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Office 365
4 1 (0.90%) Akamai
4 1 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (45.05%) Firewall
2 34 (30.63%) Network Security
3 28 (25.23%) WAN
3 28 (25.23%) Wireless
4 26 (23.42%) VPN
5 23 (20.72%) MPLS
6 22 (19.82%) LAN
7 17 (15.32%) IPsec
8 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (12.61%) DHCP
9 14 (12.61%) VoIP
10 13 (11.71%) BGP
10 13 (11.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (10.81%) SSL
11 12 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (8.11%) OSPF
13 5 (4.50%) Ethernet
13 5 (4.50%) LTE
14 4 (3.60%) Radio Access Network
14 4 (3.60%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.70%) MS Access
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (9.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) .NET
1 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.90%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) User Experience
2 9 (8.11%) NHS
3 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.41%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.60%) CESG
8 3 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.80%) CMDB
10 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.90%) Clustering
10 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.90%) Handset
10 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.90%) PKI
10 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.41%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) SUSE
4 1 (0.90%) Unix
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Service Delivery
2 24 (21.62%) Network Management
3 21 (18.92%) ITIL
4 18 (16.22%) Network Design
5 17 (15.32%) Project Management
6 16 (14.41%) Problem Management
7 14 (12.61%) Configuration Management
7 14 (12.61%) Service Management
8 11 (9.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (9.01%) Performance Metrics
9 10 (9.01%) Process Improvement
9 10 (9.01%) Service Design
9 10 (9.01%) Statistics
9 10 (9.01%) Validation
10 9 (8.11%) Information Security
11 8 (7.21%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (6.31%) High Availability
12 7 (6.31%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (5.41%) Migration
13 6 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.80%) Python
1 2 (1.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) C
2 1 (0.90%) Java
2 1 (0.90%) Perl
2 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (50.45%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (27.03%) CCNP
3 22 (19.82%) CCNA
4 19 (17.12%) Security Cleared
5 18 (16.22%) CCIE
6 14 (12.61%) DV Cleared
7 13 (11.71%) Degree
8 10 (9.01%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 8 (7.21%) CCSP
10 3 (2.70%) HNC
10 3 (2.70%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.70%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.70%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.90%) CCDA
12 1 (0.90%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) PMO
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) vSphere
3 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) QRadar
2 5 (4.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.80%) Cacti
3 2 (1.80%) Nagios
3 2 (1.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.90%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.90%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) SCSM
4 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 66 (59.46%) Cisco
2 20 (18.02%) Juniper
3 13 (11.71%) F5
4 9 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.21%) BT
6 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.41%) Citrix
8 5 (4.50%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.50%) Fortinet
8 5 (4.50%) Palo Alto
8 5 (4.50%) Riverbed
9 4 (3.60%) AppDynamics
9 4 (3.60%) BMC
9 4 (3.60%) Brocade
9 4 (3.60%) EMC
9 4 (3.60%) HP
9 4 (3.60%) SevOne
10 3 (2.70%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.70%) Motorola
10 3 (2.70%) VMware