The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 409 414 420
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 15 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.072% 0.019% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.020% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 16
Median daily rate £400 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -16.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £52.17
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 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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
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 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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
City of London - 3 £413 -
Hayes - 2 £294 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

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

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 London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Firewall
1 19 (63.33%) F5
2 18 (60.00%) Cisco
3 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
4 15 (50.00%) Juniper
4 15 (50.00%) IPsec
4 15 (50.00%) Network Security
5 11 (36.67%) Load Balancing
6 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (30.00%) CCNP
7 9 (30.00%) Network Design
7 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
8 8 (26.67%) OSPF
9 7 (23.33%) BGP
9 7 (23.33%) WAN
9 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (20.00%) Change Control
10 6 (20.00%) Wireless
10 6 (20.00%) JNCIA
10 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
10 6 (20.00%) PKI
10 6 (20.00%) Fortinet
10 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (20.00%) DHCP
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
10 6 (20.00%) Change Management
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco SocialMiner
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Akamai
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) IPsec
2 15 (50.00%) Network Security
3 8 (26.67%) OSPF
4 7 (23.33%) BGP
4 7 (23.33%) WAN
5 6 (20.00%) DHCP
5 6 (20.00%) DNS
5 6 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (20.00%) Wireless
6 5 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 5 (16.67%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (10.00%) HSRP
8 3 (10.00%) Multicast
8 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
8 3 (10.00%) VXLAN
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (20.00%) PKI
4 5 (16.67%) YubiKey
5 4 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) SUSE
2 1 (3.33%) VMS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Load Balancing
2 9 (30.00%) Network Design
3 6 (20.00%) Change Control
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.33%) Compliance Management
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 4 (13.33%) Product Management
5 4 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.00%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 6 (20.00%) JNCIS
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) CCSP
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) CCNA
6 2 (6.67%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (6.67%) CCSE
6 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCDA
7 1 (3.33%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) CISSP
7 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) GIAC
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) vCloud
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) Cacti
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) EnCase
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) F5
2 18 (60.00%) Cisco
3 16 (53.33%) Palo Alto
4 15 (50.00%) Juniper
5 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 6 (20.00%) Fortinet
7 5 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (16.67%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
9 3 (10.00%) Arista
9 3 (10.00%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.67%) Red Box
10 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
11 1 (3.33%) Dell
11 1 (3.33%) HP
11 1 (3.33%) IBM
11 1 (3.33%) Imperva
11 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
11 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds