The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Consultant
England / South East
Rank 228 245 234
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 17 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Median daily rate £410 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £346 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Network Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £415 -2.35%
Berkshire +20 3 £325 -23.52%
Hampshire -2 2 £419 +4.68% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Network Consultant
England

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Network Consultant 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 South East region featuring Network Consultant in the job title.

1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
3 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
4 15 (36.59%) Firewall
5 12 (29.27%) Network Security
6 11 (26.83%) Juniper
6 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
7 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (24.39%) F5
8 9 (21.95%) WAN
9 8 (19.51%) Windows
9 8 (19.51%) CCIE
9 8 (19.51%) CCNP
9 8 (19.51%) CCNA
9 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
9 8 (19.51%) Palo Alto
10 7 (17.07%) VPN
10 7 (17.07%) LAN
11 6 (14.63%) Unix
11 6 (14.63%) BGP
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
13 4 (9.76%) MPLS
13 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
13 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
13 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (7.32%) CREST Certified
14 3 (7.32%) Windows 10

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) Firewall
2 12 (29.27%) Network Security
3 10 (24.39%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (21.95%) WAN
5 7 (17.07%) LAN
5 7 (17.07%) VPN
6 6 (14.63%) BGP
6 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (9.76%) MPLS
8 3 (7.32%) DHCP
8 3 (7.32%) DNS
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
8 3 (7.32%) SAN
9 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.88%) FCoE
9 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (4.88%) VLAN
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Unix
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 3 (7.32%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
3 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
3 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Network Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Presales
5 1 (2.44%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.44%) Service Design
5 1 (2.44%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) C++
1 1 (2.44%) Java
1 1 (2.44%) Perl
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.44%) Python
1 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (46.34%) Security Cleared
2 17 (41.46%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.51%) CCIE
3 8 (19.51%) CCNA
3 8 (19.51%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) CEH
4 3 (7.32%) CREST Certified
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) OSCP
5 2 (4.88%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) CCDP
6 1 (2.44%) CCSE
6 1 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (2.44%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
2 11 (26.83%) Juniper
3 10 (24.39%) F5
4 8 (19.51%) Palo Alto
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.32%) Avaya
7 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) VMware
8 1 (2.44%) Aruba
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.44%) LogRhythm
8 1 (2.44%) Meraki
8 1 (2.44%) NetApp
8 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) TippingPoint