Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 551 622 540
Rank change year-on-year +71 -82 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 71 37 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.14% 0.067% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.071% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 56
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.24% +5.77% +6.25%
10th Percentile £214 £313 £293
90th Percentile £469 £588 £531
UK median daily rate £425 £469 £425
% change year-on-year -9.33% +10.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.86 £40.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.85% +92.77% -53.89%
10th Percentile £22.61 £39.60 £13.63
90th Percentile £23.11 £53.10 £105.38
UK median hourly rate £22.86 £40.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -42.85% +70.21% -47.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 46,816 52,298 48,874
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.00% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,916 31,728 29,632
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £225
90th Percentile £594 £569 £550
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,295 2,430 2,360
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Network Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the UK excluding London

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the UK excluding London

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Specialist in the UK excluding London

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the UK excluding London

Network Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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
North of England +32 19 £350 -26.66% 4
Midlands +42 16 £275 -21.43% 6
South East +24 14 £343 -2.14% 7
East of England - 13 £425 - 3
East Midlands +40 12 £275 -26.67% 3
North West +12 11 £400 -16.19% 1
West Midlands +20 4 £375 +15.38% 3
Wales - 4 £413 -
Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
North East - 4 £300 -
South West -29 3 £275 -28.95% 1
Scotland +20 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Network Specialist
UK

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 42 (59.15%) Firewall
2 39 (54.93%) Cisco
3 22 (30.99%) LAN
3 22 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (26.76%) CCNP
5 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
5 17 (23.94%) Network Virtualisation
6 14 (19.72%) WAN
6 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
7 12 (16.90%) VPN
7 12 (16.90%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (16.90%) Wireless
7 12 (16.90%) F5
8 11 (15.49%) HP
8 11 (15.49%) Network Design
8 11 (15.49%) Network Security
8 11 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (14.08%) Fortinet
9 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
9 10 (14.08%) Blue Coat
9 10 (14.08%) Cisco Prime
9 10 (14.08%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (14.08%) NetScaler
10 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (12.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (12.68%) VMware
11 8 (11.27%) CCNA
11 8 (11.27%) Cisco Wireless
12 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring

Network Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (59.15%) Firewall
2 22 (30.99%) LAN
3 14 (19.72%) WAN
4 12 (16.90%) VPN
4 12 (16.90%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (16.90%) Wireless
5 11 (15.49%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (15.49%) Network Security
6 10 (14.08%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (14.08%) NetScaler
7 8 (11.27%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (9.86%) VoIP
9 6 (8.45%) IP Telephony
9 6 (8.45%) VLAN
9 6 (8.45%) WLAN
10 5 (7.04%) BGP
10 5 (7.04%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (7.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (7.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MS Access
2 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) XMPP
2 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.41%) LDAP
3 1 (1.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.82%) CMDB
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.41%) e-Health
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) LIMS
5 1 (1.41%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Network Virtualisation
2 11 (15.49%) Network Design
3 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
4 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure as Code
5 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL
6 6 (8.45%) Migration
6 6 (8.45%) Network Management
6 6 (8.45%) Project Management
7 5 (7.04%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.23%) Component Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.82%) High Availability
10 2 (2.82%) Risk Management
10 2 (2.82%) Service Management
10 2 (2.82%) SIEM
10 2 (2.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.41%) Python
1 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (26.76%) CCNP
3 8 (11.27%) CCNA
4 3 (4.23%) CCIE
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.41%) CCSA
6 1 (1.41%) CCSE
6 1 (1.41%) HND
6 1 (1.41%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.41%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (8.45%) Ansible
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.23%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) Cisco
2 12 (16.90%) F5
3 11 (15.49%) HP
4 10 (14.08%) Blue Coat
4 10 (14.08%) Fortinet
5 9 (12.68%) VMware
6 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.45%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) Apple
9 4 (5.63%) Meraki
10 3 (4.23%) BMC
10 3 (4.23%) Citrix
10 3 (4.23%) Juniper
10 3 (4.23%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.82%) Aruba
11 2 (2.82%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (2.82%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.82%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.41%) 3PAR