Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

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 Consultant
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 341 322
Rank change year-on-year -5 -19 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 40 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 30
South East median daily rate £400 £444 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.86% -3.06% +10.97%
10th Percentile £358 £317 £348
90th Percentile £488 £495 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate - £60.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,020 15,737 15,244
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.51% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,646 9,351 9,066
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 621 780
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Consultant in the South East

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Consultant in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Consultant in the South East

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Consultant in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Consultant in the South East

Network Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Consultant in the South East

Network Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Consultant within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley +21 20 £399 -16.44% 7
Berkshire +9 20 £399 -16.88% 5
Hampshire -13 19 £413 +3.13% 2
Surrey -25 2 £600 +33.33%
Network Consultant
England

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, Network Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Network Consultant in the job title.

1 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (35.00%) LAN
4 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 12 (30.00%) WAN
6 11 (27.50%) VoIP
6 11 (27.50%) CCNP
6 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
7 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) MPLS
8 9 (22.50%) VPN
8 9 (22.50%) Network Security
9 8 (20.00%) SQL
9 8 (20.00%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) IPsec
10 7 (17.50%) OSPF
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (15.00%) CCIE
11 6 (15.00%) SSH
12 5 (12.50%) Wireless
12 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (12.50%) BGP
12 5 (12.50%) EIGRP
12 5 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (12.50%) CCNA
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft

Network Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) LAN
2 13 (32.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) VoIP
5 9 (22.50%) MPLS
5 9 (22.50%) Network Security
5 9 (22.50%) VPN
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.50%) IPsec
6 7 (17.50%) OSPF
7 6 (15.00%) SSH
8 5 (12.50%) 3G
8 5 (12.50%) 4G
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 5 (12.50%) FCoE
8 5 (12.50%) iSCSI
8 5 (12.50%) SSL
8 5 (12.50%) VPLS
8 5 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
1 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
2 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Analytics
3 5 (12.50%) DevOps
3 5 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (10.00%) Database Security
4 4 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (10.00%) Network Management
4 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 4 (10.00%) SIEM
4 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.50%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) Validation
5 3 (7.50%) Workshop Facilitation
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
2 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) CCIE
5 5 (12.50%) CCNA
6 4 (10.00%) CCDE
6 4 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) HP MASE
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (2.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) Dell
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Acme Packet
7 2 (5.00%) Avaya
7 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Sonus
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.50%) Meraki
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) Tableau