Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 601 544 592
Rank change year-on-year -57 +48 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 48 86 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.088% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 47
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% +16.44%
10th Percentile £305 £225 £312
90th Percentile £525 £500 £585
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -42.91% -3.92%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.69 £37.50
% change year-on-year +55.70% -31.49% -28.12%

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 51,687 49,574 56,229
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.06% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,492 30,234 34,573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,441 2,253 2,662
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.07 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 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
South East -18 15 £439 +3.35% 3
North of England -21 12 £380 -9.25% 4
North West -8 8 £450 -1.37% 1
Scotland -22 6 £375 -18.92%
Midlands -26 6 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands -23 5 £375 +7.14% 2
North East +7 4 £321 - 2
South West -28 3 £388 +9.93%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
East of England -10 2 £110 -64.52% 1
East Midlands +4 1 £375 -28.57% 2
Wales - 1 £500 -
Network Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 UK excluding London region featuring Network Specialist in the job title.

1 38 (79.17%) Cisco
2 32 (66.67%) Firewall
3 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (60.42%) WAN
4 27 (56.25%) LAN
5 25 (52.08%) CCNP
6 21 (43.75%) Network Security
7 18 (37.50%) Wireless
8 16 (33.33%) Juniper
9 14 (29.17%) CCNA
9 14 (29.17%) Network Management
10 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
11 12 (25.00%) ITIL
11 12 (25.00%) F5
12 11 (22.92%) BGP
12 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (20.83%) Aruba
13 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
13 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
14 9 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (18.75%) MPLS
14 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
14 9 (18.75%) VPN
14 9 (18.75%) VLAN
15 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
15 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (16.67%) Palo Alto
16 7 (14.58%) OSPF
17 6 (12.50%) CCIE

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 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) Firewall
2 29 (60.42%) WAN
3 27 (56.25%) LAN
4 21 (43.75%) Network Security
5 18 (37.50%) Wireless
6 11 (22.92%) BGP
6 11 (22.92%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (18.75%) MPLS
7 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 9 (18.75%) VLAN
7 9 (18.75%) VPN
8 7 (14.58%) OSPF
9 6 (12.50%) SSL
10 5 (10.42%) BIG-IP
10 5 (10.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (10.42%) IPsec
10 5 (10.42%) SAN
11 4 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (8.33%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) Power BI
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (4.17%) Banking
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.08%) CentOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Network Management
2 12 (25.00%) ITIL
3 10 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
6 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 4 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (8.33%) Process Management
7 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance
8 3 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.25%) Statistics
8 3 (6.25%) Validation
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) Network Design
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (60.42%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (52.08%) CCNP
3 14 (29.17%) CCNA
4 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 6 (12.50%) CCIE
7 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) CCDP
8 3 (6.25%) Degree
8 3 (6.25%) MBA
9 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
9 2 (4.17%) HNC
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIA
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIP
9 2 (4.17%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.08%) ACSA
10 1 (2.08%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Firmware
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) KVM
4 1 (2.08%) NFS
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.25%) Icinga
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Juniper
3 13 (27.08%) CheckPoint
4 12 (25.00%) F5
5 10 (20.83%) Aruba
6 8 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 6 (12.50%) HP
8 5 (10.42%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.33%) VMware
10 3 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (6.25%) ForeScout
10 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 3 (6.25%) ProCurve
10 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 2 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (4.17%) Forcepoint
11 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
11 2 (4.17%) Meraki
12 1 (2.08%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (2.08%) Brocade