Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 344 365
Rank change year-on-year -30 +21 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 15 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.091% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
South East median daily rate £439 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +4.62% +16.07%
10th Percentile £394 £319 £322
90th Percentile £498 £469 £453
England median daily rate £439 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +7.79% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 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 £25.69 £45.00
% change year-on-year +104.36% -42.91% -13.74%

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 15,539 15,376 15,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.67% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,304 9,130 9,500
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £254 £241 £231
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 631 779
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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 October 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 +16 12 £445 +4.71% 1
Berkshire -10 7 £550 +29.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £429 -
Hampshire -20 3 £438 - 2
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Network Management
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Juniper
4 7 (46.67%) Network Security
5 6 (40.00%) Aruba
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (40.00%) LAN
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) SSL
6 5 (33.33%) Firmware
6 5 (33.33%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
7 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Internet
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (26.67%) BGP
7 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 4 (26.67%) CSS
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
7 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
7 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE

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 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 6 (40.00%) LAN
5 5 (33.33%) IPsec
5 5 (33.33%) SSL
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) BIG-IP
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (26.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) Telepresence
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) VLAN
8 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Power BI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Process Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 2 (13.33%) HNC
8 1 (6.67%) ACSA
8 1 (6.67%) ACSP
8 1 (6.67%) JNCIA
8 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
8 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
8 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
3 6 (40.00%) Aruba
4 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
4 4 (26.67%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Meraki
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Tableau
6 1 (6.67%) VMware