The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 523 555 548
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 78 89 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 61
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £335 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £560 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £34.75

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +42 73 £450 - 18
London +16 28 £450 -13.87% 6
South East +37 24 £405 -10.00% 2
Berkshire +23 8 £450 - 2
Hampshire +20 7 £388 +24.00%
North West +20 7 £700 +60.00%
West Midlands +25 5 £438 +14.37% 1
Manchester +12 5 £700 -
Southampton +8 5 £388 +24.00%
South West +2 4 £550 +37.50%
Milton Keynes -9 4 £405 -22.85%
Buckinghamshire -15 4 £405 -22.85%
Surrey +5 3 £525 -
East of England -10 3 £475 +5.55% 5
Wiltshire +5 2 - -
Hertfordshire -5 2 £500 +8.10% 2
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
Bracknell - 2 £550 -
Hatfield - 2 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +20 1 £450 -5.26% 1
Reading +12 1 £575 +24.32% 1
Warwickshire +8 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £400 -6.97%
Kent -4 1 - -
Devon -5 1 - -
Somerset -6 1 £550 +29.41%
City of London -7 1 - - 5
East Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 101 (61.96%) Cisco
2 70 (42.94%) Firewall
3 60 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (33.13%) Network Security
5 41 (25.15%) CheckPoint
6 40 (24.54%) WAN
6 40 (24.54%) F5
7 38 (23.31%) Juniper
8 37 (22.70%) CCNP
9 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
10 33 (20.25%) LAN
11 31 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (15.95%) Data Centre
13 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
13 25 (15.34%) Wireless
14 24 (14.72%) CCIE
15 22 (13.50%) VPN
16 20 (12.27%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (11.66%) CCNA
18 18 (11.04%) Blue Coat
19 17 (10.43%) Network Design
19 17 (10.43%) BGP
20 16 (9.82%) DNS
20 16 (9.82%) VoIP
20 16 (9.82%) BIG-IP
20 16 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 16 (9.82%) Palo Alto
21 15 (9.20%) Telecoms
21 15 (9.20%) Windows
22 13 (7.98%) MPLS

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 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Smallworld
2 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.84%) Office 365
3 3 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 70 (42.94%) Firewall
2 54 (33.13%) Network Security
3 40 (24.54%) WAN
4 33 (20.25%) LAN
5 31 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (15.34%) Wireless
7 22 (13.50%) VPN
8 20 (12.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 17 (10.43%) BGP
10 16 (9.82%) BIG-IP
10 16 (9.82%) DNS
10 16 (9.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (9.82%) VoIP
11 13 (7.98%) EIGRP
11 13 (7.98%) MPLS
12 12 (7.36%) OSPF
13 11 (6.75%) Internet
14 10 (6.13%) DHCP
15 9 (5.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 7 (4.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.23%) GIS
2 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.36%) Finance
3 9 (5.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.45%) Banking
5 3 (1.84%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.23%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.23%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.61%) Kafka
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) SAML
3 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.84%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) CCTV
5 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.23%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.23%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.61%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.20%) Windows
2 10 (6.13%) Unix
3 7 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.43%) Network Design
2 13 (7.98%) Load Balancing
3 10 (6.13%) ITIL
4 9 (5.52%) Network Management
5 8 (4.91%) Migration
5 8 (4.91%) Network Architecture
6 7 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (3.68%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (3.07%) Change Management
8 5 (3.07%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.45%) Mentoring
9 4 (2.45%) Programme Delivery
9 4 (2.45%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.45%) Security Testing
9 4 (2.45%) Web Filtering
10 3 (1.84%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.84%) C
1 3 (1.84%) Java
1 3 (1.84%) Perl
1 3 (1.84%) Python
1 3 (1.84%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.61%) C++
2 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (36.81%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (22.70%) CCNP
3 34 (20.86%) Security Cleared
4 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
5 24 (14.72%) CCIE
6 19 (11.66%) CCNA
7 8 (4.91%) Degree
7 8 (4.91%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.45%) CCDP
8 4 (2.45%) CCIE Security
8 4 (2.45%) CCSE
8 4 (2.45%) CEH
8 4 (2.45%) CREST Certified
8 4 (2.45%) JNCIE
8 4 (2.45%) OSCP
9 3 (1.84%) CCSA
9 3 (1.84%) CISSP
10 2 (1.23%) CCSP
10 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) PMO
1 2 (1.23%) QA
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) COBIT
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (3.68%) ProxySG
2 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.84%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.84%) vCloud
4 2 (1.23%) Docker
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.23%) Nagios
3 2 (1.23%) Netcool
3 2 (1.23%) vRealize
4 1 (0.61%) Ansible
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) Graphite
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) logstash
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 101 (61.96%) Cisco
2 41 (25.15%) CheckPoint
3 40 (24.54%) F5
4 38 (23.31%) Juniper
5 18 (11.04%) Blue Coat
6 16 (9.82%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.75%) Fortinet
7 11 (6.75%) VMware
8 10 (6.13%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.52%) SAP
10 8 (4.91%) Citrix
11 7 (4.29%) Aruba
12 6 (3.68%) HP
13 5 (3.07%) Avaya
13 5 (3.07%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.45%) IBM
14 4 (2.45%) Meraki
14 4 (2.45%) NetApp
15 3 (1.84%) Forcepoint
15 3 (1.84%) Trustwave