Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 344 369
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 28 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.084% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.089% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £396 £335 £273
90th Percentile £555 £456 £460
England median daily rate £455 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +1.00% +12.50% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 15,867 14,590 17,212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.81% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,310 8,371 10,371
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 739 812
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -9 16 £425 +6.25%
Berkshire +10 15 £396 -6.76%
Surrey -25 5 £500 +42.86% 2
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Hampshire -10 3 £410 -5.75%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £550 +37.50%
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 10 (35.71%) Cisco
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (35.71%) Network Architecture
2 9 (32.14%) VoLTE
2 9 (32.14%) 3G
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) Network Security
4 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) Process Management
5 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) CCNP
6 5 (17.86%) CCIE
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Juniper
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Improvement
6 5 (17.86%) VoWiFi
7 4 (14.29%) QRadar
7 4 (14.29%) Power BI
7 4 (14.29%) Tableau
7 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) 4G
7 4 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft

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 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) 3G
1 9 (32.14%) VoLTE
2 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) Network Security
3 5 (17.86%) VoWiFi
4 4 (14.29%) 4G
4 4 (14.29%) IPsec
4 4 (14.29%) SSL
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (10.71%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (10.71%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (7.14%) VLAN
6 2 (7.14%) Wireless
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.57%) LAN
7 1 (3.57%) VPN
7 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Power BI
General
1 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Network Architecture
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) Process Management
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.14%) Network Design
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.57%) DevOps
9 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.57%) Network Management
9 1 (3.57%) Service Management
9 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 5 (17.86%) CCIE
5 3 (10.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) CCSP
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) CCDP
7 1 (3.57%) CCSE
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) QRadar
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) BT
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (14.29%) Tableau
4 2 (7.14%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Arista
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds