Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 595 578
Rank change year-on-year -5 -17 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 26 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.056% 0.053% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.056% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 22
London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -0.96%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £305
90th Percentile £563 £610 £506
England median daily rate £415 £406 £379
% change year-on-year +2.15% +7.26% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
London median hourly rate £50.00 - £52.17
England median hourly rate £25.69 - £52.17

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 London - 3 £294 -
West London - 3 £475 -
Central London +4 2 £525 -
North London - 1 £300 -
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 9 (34.62%) Network Security
4 7 (26.92%) F5
4 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
4 7 (26.92%) Juniper
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) CCNP
6 5 (19.23%) VPN
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Palo Alto
7 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 4 (15.38%) Network Management
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Banking
7 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
8 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
8 3 (11.54%) JNCIS
8 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
8 3 (11.54%) Network Design
8 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
8 3 (11.54%) SSL
8 3 (11.54%) CCIE
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) Network Security
3 7 (26.92%) BGP
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.54%) SSL
5 3 (11.54%) Wireless
6 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
6 2 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (7.69%) IPsec
6 2 (7.69%) Multicast
6 2 (7.69%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.69%) NetScreen
6 2 (7.69%) OSPF
6 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) SUSE
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Client Onboarding
5 1 (3.85%) CMMI
5 1 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (3.85%) People Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.85%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.85%) SDLC
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) Python
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CCNP
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCIE
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIA
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
2 3 (11.54%) JNCIS
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCDA
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cacti
1 2 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) CheckPoint
2 7 (26.92%) F5
2 7 (26.92%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) Palo Alto
4 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) Capita
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds