The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 30 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.

Network Specialist
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 255 255
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 4 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.050% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £423 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £285 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +15.62% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 7452 8948 9294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.08% 95.15% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4229 5474 4992
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 £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 383 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +5.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 30 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
Hampshire +13 4 £423 +5.62%
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (30.00%) Database Security
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (20.00%) APPN
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (20.00%) RACF
4 2 (20.00%) JCL
4 2 (20.00%) CA
4 2 (20.00%) OS/390
4 2 (20.00%) zOS
4 2 (20.00%) MVS
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) FTP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) SNA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) APPN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) FTP
4 2 (20.00%) SNA
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Broadband
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
5 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) PKI
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) MVS
1 2 (20.00%) OS/390
1 2 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Database Security
1 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) ACF2
1 2 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds