Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 200 227
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 6 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +24.18% +42.99%
England median daily rate £413 £406 £388
% change year-on-year +1.54% +4.84% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5422 6474 8040
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.39% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4173 4803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 235 401
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the North West

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the North West

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the North West

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Manchester +12 6 £500 +25.00%
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security
1 5 (83.33%) Process Improvement
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) CCSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Process Improvement
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE
1 5 (83.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) CCSP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) F5