The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 584 521
Rank change year-on-year +62 -63  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 83 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 28 46
Median daily rate £425 £394 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.93% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £320 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £478 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Consultant in the UK

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Consultant in the UK

Network Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Consultant over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Consultant in the UK

Network Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Consultant in the UK

Network Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +70 75 £425 +6.25% 20
London +37 28 £438 +36.71% 8
South East +21 19 £410 +2.50% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £415 -2.35%
Scotland +32 7 £400 -
Milton Keynes +4 7 £458 +7.64%
East of England +1 7 £388 +4.72% 1
West Midlands +19 6 £425 -15.00% 1
Hertfordshire +3 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £463 - 2
North West +28 4 £380 -
Manchester +19 4 £380 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 1
Berkshire +27 3 £325 -23.52% 2
Edinburgh +22 3 - -
City of London -3 3 £237 -41.42% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Erskine - 3 £419 -
Leeds - 3 £500 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £419 -
Hampshire +5 2 £419 +4.68% 1
Southampton 0 2 £419 +4.68%
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £500 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Reading +13 1 £300 - 1
South West -8 1 £448 -7.73% 2

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Network Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 103 (65.61%) Cisco
2 66 (42.04%) Firewall
3 58 (36.94%) Network Security
3 58 (36.94%) F5
4 49 (31.21%) Juniper
5 48 (30.57%) CheckPoint
5 48 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
6 34 (21.66%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (21.66%) Data Centre
7 27 (17.20%) SC Cleared
8 25 (15.92%) CCNP
9 24 (15.29%) WAN
9 24 (15.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (14.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 22 (14.01%) CCIE
10 22 (14.01%) Blue Coat
11 21 (13.38%) Palo Alto
12 20 (12.74%) LAN
13 19 (12.10%) BIG-IP
14 18 (11.46%) Network Design
14 18 (11.46%) DNS
14 18 (11.46%) CCNA
15 17 (10.83%) BGP
16 16 (10.19%) Finance
16 16 (10.19%) VPN
17 15 (9.55%) Load Balancing
18 14 (8.92%) ITIL
18 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
18 14 (8.92%) Migration

Network Consultant 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 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
1 1 (0.64%) Smallworld
1 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.04%) Firewall
2 58 (36.94%) Network Security
3 34 (21.66%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (15.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (15.29%) WAN
5 22 (14.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 20 (12.74%) LAN
7 19 (12.10%) BIG-IP
8 18 (11.46%) DNS
9 17 (10.83%) BGP
10 16 (10.19%) VPN
11 14 (8.92%) Wireless
12 13 (8.28%) OSPF
13 12 (7.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (6.37%) EIGRP
15 8 (5.10%) DHCP
15 8 (5.10%) VLAN
16 7 (4.46%) FCoE
16 7 (4.46%) MPLS
16 7 (4.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) GIS
1 1 (0.64%) QlikView
1 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (10.19%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.73%) Law
4 5 (3.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.64%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) .NET
1 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.64%) Kafka
1 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.91%) NHS
3 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.27%) CCTV
3 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.27%) PKI
3 2 (1.27%) User Experience
4 1 (0.64%) Digital TV
4 1 (0.64%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.28%) Windows
2 10 (6.37%) Unix
3 7 (4.46%) Linux
4 4 (2.55%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.46%) Network Design
2 15 (9.55%) Load Balancing
3 14 (8.92%) ITIL
3 14 (8.92%) Migration
4 8 (5.10%) Change Management
5 7 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.82%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (3.82%) Network Management
7 5 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.18%) Network Architecture
7 5 (3.18%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.55%) Change Control
8 4 (2.55%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (2.55%) High Availability
8 4 (2.55%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.55%) Network Planning
8 4 (2.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.55%) Web Filtering
9 3 (1.91%) Mentoring
9 3 (1.91%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.18%) C
2 3 (1.91%) Java
2 3 (1.91%) Perl
2 3 (1.91%) Python
2 3 (1.91%) SQL
3 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) C++
4 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (30.57%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
3 27 (17.20%) SC Cleared
4 25 (15.92%) CCNP
5 22 (14.01%) CCIE
6 18 (11.46%) CCNA
7 5 (3.18%) CCSE
7 5 (3.18%) Degree
7 5 (3.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.55%) JNCIE
9 3 (1.91%) CEH
9 3 (1.91%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.91%) OSCP
10 2 (1.27%) CCSA
11 1 (0.64%) CCDP
11 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.64%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.64%) MCITP
11 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.27%) QA
1 2 (1.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.91%) Firmware
3 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.91%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) vCloud
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
1 2 (1.27%) Nagios
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
1 2 (1.27%) SCOM
2 1 (0.64%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) Graphite
2 1 (0.64%) Kibana
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) logstash
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.64%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 103 (65.61%) Cisco
2 58 (36.94%) F5
3 49 (31.21%) Juniper
4 48 (30.57%) CheckPoint
5 22 (14.01%) Blue Coat
6 21 (13.38%) Palo Alto
7 13 (8.28%) Fortinet
8 12 (7.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (6.37%) VMware
10 8 (5.10%) Infoblox
11 5 (3.18%) Citrix
11 5 (3.18%) HP
12 4 (2.55%) Aruba
12 4 (2.55%) Avaya
12 4 (2.55%) NetApp
12 4 (2.55%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.91%) Brocade
13 3 (1.91%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.91%) Meraki
13 3 (1.91%) Trustwave
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