The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
England / London
Rank 384 424 396
Rank change year-on-year +40 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 14 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.032% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.033% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £355 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £465 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +18.75% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in London

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in London

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Specialist in London

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in London

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +3 1 £425 -5.55%
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) Network Security
3 19 (61.29%) F5
4 16 (51.61%) Firewall
5 15 (48.39%) Juniper
6 14 (45.16%) CheckPoint
7 12 (38.71%) Finance
7 12 (38.71%) Fortinet
8 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
9 10 (32.26%) Wireless
10 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (29.03%) WAN
11 8 (25.81%) CCNP
11 8 (25.81%) IPsec
11 8 (25.81%) Blue Coat
11 8 (25.81%) Infoblox
11 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
12 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
13 6 (19.35%) OSPF
13 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (16.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (16.13%) Server Virtualisation
14 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
14 5 (16.13%) Product Management
14 5 (16.13%) Data Protection

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Akamai
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) Network Security
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 10 (32.26%) Wireless
4 9 (29.03%) WAN
5 8 (25.81%) IPsec
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (19.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (19.35%) OSPF
7 5 (16.13%) BGP
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (16.13%) DHCP
7 5 (16.13%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
8 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.90%) LAN
9 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
9 3 (9.68%) Fast Ethernet
9 3 (9.68%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 3 (9.68%) SNMP
9 3 (9.68%) VPN
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Legal
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (3.23%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
2 5 (16.13%) Product Management
2 5 (16.13%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Network Design
3 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.68%) Security Operations
4 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Threat Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Network Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCSP
4 3 (9.68%) CCSE
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) CISSP
6 1 (3.23%) CCDP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) CCSA
6 1 (3.23%) GIAC
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) EnCase
2 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) F5
3 15 (48.39%) Juniper
4 14 (45.16%) CheckPoint
5 12 (38.71%) Fortinet
6 11 (35.48%) Palo Alto
7 8 (25.81%) Blue Coat
7 8 (25.81%) Infoblox
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) VMware
9 3 (9.68%) Arista
10 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
10 1 (3.23%) HP
10 1 (3.23%) Imperva
10 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
10 1 (3.23%) Meraki
10 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.23%) Radianz
10 1 (3.23%) Reuters
10 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds