Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 698 724
Rank change year-on-year -43 +26 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Network Consultant 134 198 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 110 106
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.46% +4.69%
10th Percentile £315 £330 £281
90th Percentile £656 £625 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Network Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 15 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England -29 125 £450 -3.23% 7
UK excluding London -29 80 £450 - 5
London -43 48 £450 -11.11% 2
North of England +60 23 £600 +71.43%
South East -22 22 £415 -10.75% 4
North West +29 19 £600 +60.00%
Midlands +27 12 £400 -13.51%
West Midlands +31 10 £413 -13.16%
South West +10 10 £550 +46.67%
East of England -25 9 £550 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire +19 4 - -
East Midlands +8 2 £400 -17.95%
Scotland -19 2 £410 +9.33%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Wales +11 1 - -

Network Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 72 (53.73%) Cisco
2 47 (35.07%) Firewall
3 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (26.87%) Network Security
5 30 (22.39%) CCNP
5 30 (22.39%) WAN
6 23 (17.16%) CheckPoint
7 21 (15.67%) LAN
8 20 (14.93%) Juniper
9 19 (14.18%) Telecoms
9 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
10 17 (12.69%) CCIE
10 17 (12.69%) F5
10 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
11 15 (11.19%) Network Design
11 15 (11.19%) CCNA
12 13 (9.70%) MPLS
12 13 (9.70%) VPN
12 13 (9.70%) Wireless
13 12 (8.96%) Degree
13 12 (8.96%) Load Balancing
13 12 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (8.21%) SAP
14 11 (8.21%) CISSP
15 10 (7.46%) ITIL
15 10 (7.46%) Windows
15 10 (7.46%) Finance
15 10 (7.46%) VLAN
16 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
16 9 (6.72%) DV Cleared

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 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (0.75%) nginx
3 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.24%) SaaS
3 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.49%) IaaS
3 2 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (35.07%) Firewall
2 36 (26.87%) Network Security
3 30 (22.39%) WAN
4 21 (15.67%) LAN
5 13 (9.70%) MPLS
5 13 (9.70%) VPN
5 13 (9.70%) Wireless
6 12 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (7.46%) VLAN
8 9 (6.72%) BGP
8 9 (6.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (5.97%) VoIP
10 7 (5.22%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (5.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (4.48%) Internet
11 6 (4.48%) OSPF
12 5 (3.73%) EIGRP
12 5 (3.73%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.73%) SNMP
12 5 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (0.75%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (14.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.46%) Finance
3 9 (6.72%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Back Office
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Billing
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) SAML
2 2 (1.49%) REST
3 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.24%) FMCG
4 3 (2.24%) PKI
5 2 (1.49%) CMDB
5 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.49%) User Experience
5 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Linux
3 7 (5.22%) Unix
4 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.19%) Network Design
2 12 (8.96%) Load Balancing
3 10 (7.46%) ITIL
4 9 (6.72%) SIEM
5 8 (5.97%) Presales
5 8 (5.97%) Risk Management
6 7 (5.22%) Change Control
7 6 (4.48%) Analytics
7 6 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (4.48%) Data Analytics
7 6 (4.48%) Information Security
7 6 (4.48%) Migration
7 6 (4.48%) Network Architecture
7 6 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (3.73%) Network Management
8 5 (3.73%) Service Management
9 4 (2.99%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (2.99%) Network Planning
9 4 (2.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.49%) Perl
2 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (22.39%) CCNP
3 17 (12.69%) CCIE
3 17 (12.69%) Security Cleared
4 15 (11.19%) CCNA
5 12 (8.96%) Degree
6 11 (8.21%) CISSP
7 9 (6.72%) CISM
7 9 (6.72%) DV Cleared
7 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (4.48%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (2.99%) CCIE Data Center
9 4 (2.99%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.99%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.99%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.24%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.49%) CCSA
11 2 (1.49%) CCSE
11 2 (1.49%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.24%) SLA
3 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.24%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.49%) Firmware
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.75%) vCloud
3 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Ansible
1 3 (2.24%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.49%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.75%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 72 (53.73%) Cisco
2 23 (17.16%) CheckPoint
3 20 (14.93%) Juniper
4 17 (12.69%) F5
5 11 (8.21%) SAP
6 7 (5.22%) Palo Alto
6 7 (5.22%) Riverbed
7 6 (4.48%) Citrix
7 6 (4.48%) VMware
8 5 (3.73%) Aruba
8 5 (3.73%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.73%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.73%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.24%) HP
10 2 (1.49%) Avaya
10 2 (1.49%) BMC
10 2 (1.49%) BT
10 2 (1.49%) Mercator
10 2 (1.49%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.49%) Splunk