The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Infrastructure Specialist
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 648 636
Rank change year-on-year +44 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Specialist 6 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.006% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Median daily rate £525 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £370 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +26.66% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Network Infrastructure Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +40 6 £525 +50.00%
London +14 4 £525 +50.00%
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
South East - 1 £425 -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Northampton - 1 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Kent - 1 £425 -

Network Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Network Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Juniper
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS

Network Infrastructure Specialist 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) IPsec
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) 802.11
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Change Control
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCIE
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
2 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) F5
1 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Mitel
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
3 1 (11.11%) VMware