Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 July 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 West
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 206 204
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.13% 0.083% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.087% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
South West median daily rate £353 £370 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.73% +48.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £350 £329 £225
90th Percentile £417 £385 £605
England median daily rate £425 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.50 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -47.78% +4.05% +44.17%

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5229 5758 6130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.54% 95.54% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3284 3719 3857
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £530 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 313 369
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% +60.00% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £45.40
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the South West

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Specialist in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the South West

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the South West

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Wiltshire +6 4 £351 -
Bristol +6 2 £415 +11.41%
Somerset - 1 - -
Network Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) EMC
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) SevOne
2 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (14.29%) FWSM
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (42.86%) Ethernet
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (14.29%) FWSM
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) EMC
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) SevOne
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds