Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 789 777
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 125 110 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 62 81
UK median daily rate £405 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £285
90th Percentile £500 £595 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £37.50 £52.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.49% -28.12% +83.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.69 - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Specialist over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +23 112 £413 +1.54% 6
UK excluding London +43 96 £400 -5.88% 7
South East +27 36 £463 +12.12%
London -28 27 £425 +6.25%
East of England -3 17 £295 -36.22% 3
North of England +56 12 £494 +16.24% 2
West Midlands +22 12 £350 -41.67%
Midlands +19 12 £350 -41.67% 1
Scotland +1 11 £400 +14.29% 1
South West +5 8 £351 +25.45%
North West 0 6 £500 +5.26%
Yorkshire +19 4 £415 +0.61% 2
North East - 2 £400 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Network 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 79 (63.20%) Cisco
2 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (45.60%) Firewall
4 37 (29.60%) CCNP
5 35 (28.00%) WAN
5 35 (28.00%) Network Security
6 33 (26.40%) Wireless
7 29 (23.20%) LAN
8 28 (22.40%) Service Delivery
9 27 (21.60%) CCNA
10 26 (20.80%) VPN
11 24 (19.20%) Network Management
11 24 (19.20%) MPLS
12 22 (17.60%) ITIL
13 20 (16.00%) CCIE
13 20 (16.00%) Juniper
13 20 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
14 19 (15.20%) VoIP
15 18 (14.40%) Network Design
15 18 (14.40%) F5
16 17 (13.60%) Project Management
16 17 (13.60%) IPsec
17 16 (12.80%) CheckPoint
17 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
18 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (11.20%) Configuration Management
19 14 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
19 14 (11.20%) Service Management
19 14 (11.20%) DHCP

Network 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 (0.80%) Apache
1 1 (0.80%) IIS
1 1 (0.80%) nginx
1 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) IaaS
2 3 (2.40%) PaaS
2 3 (2.40%) SaaS
3 2 (1.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.80%) Akamai
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (45.60%) Firewall
2 35 (28.00%) Network Security
2 35 (28.00%) WAN
3 33 (26.40%) Wireless
4 29 (23.20%) LAN
5 26 (20.80%) VPN
6 24 (19.20%) MPLS
7 20 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (15.20%) VoIP
9 17 (13.60%) IPsec
10 15 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (11.20%) DHCP
11 14 (11.20%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (10.40%) BGP
13 12 (9.60%) SSL
14 9 (7.20%) OSPF
15 8 (6.40%) Ethernet
16 5 (4.00%) DNS
16 5 (4.00%) LTE
17 4 (3.20%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) MS Access
2 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
1 11 (8.80%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Billing
3 2 (1.60%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) .NET
1 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.80%) REST
1 1 (0.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) User Experience
2 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.20%) NHS
4 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.80%) Private Cloud
6 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.20%) CESG
8 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.60%) CMDB
10 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.80%) Clustering
10 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.80%) Handset
10 1 (0.80%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.80%) PKI
10 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.60%) Windows
2 4 (3.20%) Linux
2 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SUSE
4 1 (0.80%) Unix
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.40%) Service Delivery
2 24 (19.20%) Network Management
3 22 (17.60%) ITIL
4 18 (14.40%) Network Design
5 17 (13.60%) Project Management
6 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
7 14 (11.20%) Configuration Management
7 14 (11.20%) Service Management
8 11 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (8.80%) Process Improvement
9 10 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
9 10 (8.00%) Service Design
9 10 (8.00%) Statistics
9 10 (8.00%) Validation
10 9 (7.20%) Information Security
11 8 (6.40%) Migration
11 8 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (5.60%) High Availability
12 7 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.60%) Python
1 2 (1.60%) SQL
2 1 (0.80%) C
2 1 (0.80%) Java
2 1 (0.80%) Perl
2 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (29.60%) CCNP
3 27 (21.60%) CCNA
4 20 (16.00%) CCIE
5 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
6 14 (11.20%) DV Cleared
7 13 (10.40%) Degree
8 10 (8.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 8 (6.40%) CCSP
10 3 (2.40%) HNC
10 3 (2.40%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.40%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.40%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.80%) CCDA
12 1 (0.80%) CCIE Wireless
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) PMO
3 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) ProxySG
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) Squid
3 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.80%) UAG
4 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) vSphere
4 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) QRadar
2 6 (4.80%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.60%) Cacti
4 2 (1.60%) Nagios
4 2 (1.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.80%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.80%) SCOM
5 1 (0.80%) SCSM
5 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 79 (63.20%) Cisco
2 20 (16.00%) Juniper
3 18 (14.40%) F5
4 16 (12.80%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.40%) Blue Coat
5 8 (6.40%) BT
5 8 (6.40%) SolarWinds
6 6 (4.80%) Citrix
7 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 5 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 5 (4.00%) VMware
8 4 (3.20%) AppDynamics
8 4 (3.20%) Avaya
8 4 (3.20%) BMC
8 4 (3.20%) Brocade
8 4 (3.20%) EMC
8 4 (3.20%) HP
8 4 (3.20%) SevOne
9 3 (2.40%) Ericsson