Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 July 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 Specialist
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 341 376
Rank change year-on-year -39 +35 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 6 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.035% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
South East median daily rate £350 £418 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +1.21% +10.00%
England median daily rate £452 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +6.41% +6.25% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South East median hourly rate £52.50 £25.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.36% - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £23.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +123.40% -47.78% +4.05%

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 16,142 15,072 17,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.60% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,540 8,683 10,737
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £230
90th Percentile £588 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 733 787
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.60 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the South East

Network Specialist
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 Specialist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the South East

Network Specialist
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 Specialist in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the South East

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 July 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 -4 6 £350 -12.50% 1
Berkshire -17 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 1 £350 -12.50%
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Network Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
3 2 (33.33%) 4G
3 2 (33.33%) Tableau
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Power BI
3 2 (33.33%) VoWiFi
4 1 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) HNC
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (16.67%) IPv4

Network Specialist 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) 3G
1 4 (66.67%) VoLTE
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) VoWiFi
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) IPv4
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) HNC
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) MicroStrategy
1 2 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec