The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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 / North West
Rank 127 155 146
Rank change year-on-year +28 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.078% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.083% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £440 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
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 the North West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Manchester +15 5 £440 - 1
Network Specialist
England

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Firewall
5 7 (43.75%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 6 (37.50%) Network Design
7 5 (31.25%) Network Security
7 5 (31.25%) CCNA
7 5 (31.25%) CCDP
7 5 (31.25%) Juniper
8 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (25.00%) CCIE
8 4 (25.00%) CCDA
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
8 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
8 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
8 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
9 3 (18.75%) NX-OS
9 3 (18.75%) Aruba
9 3 (18.75%) F5
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) Network Security
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (18.75%) MPLS
6 3 (18.75%) NX-OS
6 3 (18.75%) VPLS
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
8 1 (6.25%) FCoE
8 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (6.25%) HSRP
8 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
1 6 (37.50%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) CCDP
3 5 (31.25%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) CCDA
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Aruba
4 3 (18.75%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
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