The median contractor rate for a Network Administrator was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Administrator
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 622 590
Rank change year-on-year +45 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Administrator 23 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.033% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.035% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 16
Median daily rate £353 £275 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.18% -13.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 £275 £313
% change year-on-year -15.45% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.77% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £22.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £22.50 £143.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% +21.62%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Network Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Administrator over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Administrator in the UK

Network Administrator
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Administrator within the UK 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
England +55 23 £353 +28.18% 12
London +46 14 £365 +143.33% 4
South East +17 4 £335 +36.73% 3
South West +3 2 £200 -54.54% 1
Berkshire +25 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +18 1 £265 +76.66%
Croydon +10 1 - -
Surrey +6 1 - - 1
East of England -1 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes -1 1 £335 +78.66%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £335 +78.66%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 2
King's Lynn - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £200 - 1
Dudley - 1 £103 -
West Midlands - 1 £103 - 2
Norfolk - 1 - - 2

Network Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Network Administrator 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 featuring Network Administrator in the job title.

1 27 (61.36%) Cisco
2 23 (52.27%) Firewall
3 20 (45.45%) Linux
4 19 (43.18%) TCP/IP
5 17 (38.64%) Nagios
6 16 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 16 (36.36%) Information Security
7 15 (34.09%) Windows
7 15 (34.09%) LAN
8 14 (31.82%) WAN
9 12 (27.27%) VPN
9 12 (27.27%) Internet
10 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (25.00%) Wireless
10 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (25.00%) Network Security
11 10 (22.73%) VMware
11 10 (22.73%) Wireshark
11 10 (22.73%) Ethernet
12 9 (20.45%) WLAN
12 9 (20.45%) DNS
12 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.45%) OSPF
13 8 (18.18%) Juniper
13 8 (18.18%) SAN
13 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 8 (18.18%) CCNA
13 8 (18.18%) DHCP
13 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (18.18%) Infoblox

Network Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) nginx
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (15.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) Firewall
2 19 (43.18%) TCP/IP
3 15 (34.09%) LAN
4 14 (31.82%) WAN
5 12 (27.27%) Internet
5 12 (27.27%) VPN
6 11 (25.00%) Network Security
6 11 (25.00%) Wireless
7 10 (22.73%) Ethernet
7 10 (22.73%) Wireshark
8 9 (20.45%) DNS
8 9 (20.45%) OSPF
8 9 (20.45%) WLAN
9 8 (18.18%) DHCP
9 8 (18.18%) SAN
10 7 (15.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (15.91%) IPv6
11 6 (13.64%) IPv4
11 6 (13.64%) MRTG
12 5 (11.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) QlikView
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.82%) Advertising
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.27%) Games
2 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) BYOD
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Linux
2 15 (34.09%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.27%) Unix
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Information Security
2 6 (13.64%) Network Design
2 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (6.82%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (6.82%) E-Discovery
4 3 (6.82%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (6.82%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.55%) High Availability
5 2 (4.55%) Line Management
5 2 (4.55%) Network Management
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.55%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.55%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VB
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.18%) CCNA
3 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) CISSP
5 3 (6.82%) GIAC
6 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) CCIE
7 1 (2.27%) CCSA
7 1 (2.27%) CCVP
7 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) BS7799
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) Firmware
4 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
4 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (38.64%) Nagios
2 3 (6.82%) EnCase
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.27%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Cisco
2 16 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 10 (22.73%) VMware
4 8 (18.18%) Infoblox
4 8 (18.18%) Juniper
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (6.82%) Riverbed
7 3 (6.82%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.55%) Verint
9 1 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (2.27%) Brocade
9 1 (2.27%) BT
9 1 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.27%) Sony
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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