Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 330 330 357
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 43 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 15
South East median daily rate £463 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +19.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £373 £323 £300
90th Percentile £535 £467 £488
England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median hourly rate £25.69 - -
England median hourly rate £32.85 - £17.50

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 15,519 14,500 17,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,293 8,571 10,198
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 740 892
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.31 £10.14
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 January 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 +3 22 £425 - 5
Berkshire +2 19 £425 - 4
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
Surrey -24 6 £500 +37.93% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £410 -7.34%
Kent - 3 - - 1
West Sussex -3 2 £415 -9.78%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £550 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 1 £260 -38.82%
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (39.53%) Network Security
2 17 (39.53%) Firewall
2 17 (39.53%) Cisco
3 14 (32.56%) CCNP
4 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
5 12 (27.91%) DV Cleared
5 12 (27.91%) ITIL
5 12 (27.91%) IPsec
6 11 (25.58%) Service Delivery
6 11 (25.58%) Juniper
6 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
6 11 (25.58%) Project Management
7 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
7 10 (23.26%) SSL
7 10 (23.26%) BT
7 10 (23.26%) QRadar
8 7 (16.28%) Degree
8 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
8 7 (16.28%) CCNA
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (16.28%) Process Management
8 7 (16.28%) Wireless
8 7 (16.28%) 3G
9 6 (13.95%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) CCIE
9 6 (13.95%) WAN
9 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
9 6 (13.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (13.95%) VoLTE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) IaaS
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.98%) PaaS
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) Firewall
1 17 (39.53%) Network Security
2 12 (27.91%) IPsec
3 10 (23.26%) SSL
4 7 (16.28%) 3G
4 7 (16.28%) Wireless
5 6 (13.95%) LAN
5 6 (13.95%) VoLTE
5 6 (13.95%) WAN
6 5 (11.63%) MPLS
6 5 (11.63%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (11.63%) VPN
7 4 (9.30%) 4G
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (6.98%) DHCP
8 3 (6.98%) Junos
8 3 (6.98%) SMS
8 3 (6.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Power BI
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
General
1 10 (23.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Billing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.30%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
2 11 (25.58%) Project Management
2 11 (25.58%) Service Delivery
3 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
3 7 (16.28%) Process Management
4 5 (11.63%) Process Improvement
5 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
6 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.98%) IT Strategy
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.98%) Network Design
6 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Network Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (32.56%) CCNP
3 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.91%) DV Cleared
5 7 (16.28%) CCNA
5 7 (16.28%) Degree
6 6 (13.95%) CCIE
7 4 (9.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (9.30%) CCSP
8 3 (6.98%) HNC
9 1 (2.33%) CCDP
9 1 (2.33%) CCSE
9 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) QRadar
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) SCSM
2 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) Juniper
3 10 (23.26%) BT
4 6 (13.95%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.98%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (6.98%) Tableau
6 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.65%) F5
6 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.65%) Remedy
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat