The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 605 561
Rank change year-on-year +87 -44  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 69 47 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.089% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.093% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 26 44
Median daily rate £413 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.73% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £488 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £45.00 £39.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £45.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -60.55% +12.50%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 1353 1495 2037
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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Network Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +66 62 £413 +10.00% 9
London +17 15 £400 +14.28% 1
South East +42 12 £413 +6.45% 1
North West +33 11 £438 +15.74% 1
East of England 0 10 £290 -10.76%
Manchester +20 8 £438 +15.74% 1
Cambridgeshire - 8 £192 -
Scotland +44 5 £431 +23.21% 1
Yorkshire +23 5 £428 +0.58% 2
Hampshire +5 5 £438 +25.00%
South West +2 4 £353 -4.72%
Basingstoke -7 4 - -
Lancashire +6 3 £438 -
City of London - 3 £413 -
Wiltshire - 3 £351 -
Kent - 3 £425 - 1
North East +67 2 £450 -
Edinburgh +14 2 £475 +26.66%
North Yorkshire +9 2 £419 -1.47%
West Lothian 0 2 £400 +105.12%
East Midlands -9 2 £525 -
Preston -18 2 £438 -
York - 2 £419 -
Northampton - 2 £525 -
Sheffield - 2 £550 -
Hayes - 2 £294 -
Cambridge - 2 £290 -
Peterborough - 2 £192 -
Colchester - 2 £419 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £550 -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 81 (68.07%) Cisco
2 63 (52.94%) Firewall
3 47 (39.50%) Network Security
4 43 (36.13%) F5
5 35 (29.41%) WAN
6 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (23.53%) CheckPoint
8 27 (22.69%) LAN
8 27 (22.69%) Palo Alto
9 25 (21.01%) VoIP
10 23 (19.33%) CCNP
10 23 (19.33%) IPsec
10 23 (19.33%) Data Centre
11 22 (18.49%) Network Design
11 22 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (16.81%) DHCP
12 20 (16.81%) DNS
13 19 (15.97%) Juniper
13 19 (15.97%) Wireless
13 19 (15.97%) VMware
13 19 (15.97%) MPLS
14 18 (15.13%) Finance
15 17 (14.29%) OSPF
15 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (13.45%) BGP
17 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
18 13 (10.92%) Network Management
18 13 (10.92%) Load Balancing
19 12 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
19 12 (10.08%) Blue Coat

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 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.84%) IIS
2 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.52%) Akamai
4 2 (1.68%) IaaS
4 2 (1.68%) PaaS
4 2 (1.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.84%) Office 365
5 1 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (52.94%) Firewall
2 47 (39.50%) Network Security
3 35 (29.41%) WAN
4 27 (22.69%) LAN
5 25 (21.01%) VoIP
6 23 (19.33%) IPsec
7 22 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (16.81%) DHCP
8 20 (16.81%) DNS
9 19 (15.97%) MPLS
9 19 (15.97%) Wireless
10 17 (14.29%) OSPF
11 16 (13.45%) BGP
12 12 (10.08%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (10.08%) VPN
13 11 (9.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (9.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (9.24%) Unified Communications
14 10 (8.40%) Ethernet
14 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) MS Access
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Legal
3 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Law
4 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) Web Services
2 4 (3.36%) XMPP
3 2 (1.68%) .NET
3 2 (1.68%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.33%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) PKI
4 5 (4.20%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.20%) YubiKey
5 4 (3.36%) CESG
5 4 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.36%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.68%) NHS
6 2 (1.68%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) DataPower
7 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.84%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.24%) Linux
1 11 (9.24%) Windows
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.68%) HPUX
4 2 (1.68%) Solaris
4 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.84%) AIX
5 1 (0.84%) CatOS
5 1 (0.84%) CentOS
5 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.84%) SUSE
5 1 (0.84%) VMS
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Network Design
2 13 (10.92%) Load Balancing
2 13 (10.92%) Network Management
3 12 (10.08%) Project Management
4 9 (7.56%) Configuration Management
4 9 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.72%) Migration
6 7 (5.88%) Change Management
7 6 (5.04%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.04%) Change Control
7 6 (5.04%) High Availability
7 6 (5.04%) ITIL
7 6 (5.04%) Network Architecture
7 6 (5.04%) Service Management
8 5 (4.20%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.20%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.52%) SQL
2 1 (0.84%) Java
2 1 (0.84%) PHP
2 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (19.33%) CCNP
3 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.88%) CCIE
5 7 (5.88%) CCNA
5 7 (5.88%) CCNP Voice
6 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.04%) JNCIA
6 6 (5.04%) JNCIS
7 5 (4.20%) CISSP
8 4 (3.36%) Degree
9 3 (2.52%) CCSE
9 3 (2.52%) CCSP
9 3 (2.52%) CCVP
10 1 (0.84%) CCDA
10 1 (0.84%) CCSA
10 1 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.84%) GIAC
10 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.36%) PMO
3 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.84%) QA
5 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 7 (5.88%) ProxySG
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.52%) vCloud
5 2 (1.68%) Docker
5 2 (1.68%) pfSense
5 2 (1.68%) Snort
5 2 (1.68%) Squid
5 2 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.84%) UAG
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) FortiGate
2 7 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.36%) TrustSec
4 3 (2.52%) Nagios
5 2 (1.68%) Cacti
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.68%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.68%) Puppet
6 1 (0.84%) EnCase
Vendors
1 81 (68.07%) Cisco
2 43 (36.13%) F5
3 28 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 27 (22.69%) Palo Alto
5 19 (15.97%) Juniper
5 19 (15.97%) VMware
6 12 (10.08%) Blue Coat
7 10 (8.40%) Fortinet
7 10 (8.40%) Infoblox
8 7 (5.88%) Brocade
8 7 (5.88%) Citrix
8 7 (5.88%) Red Box
9 6 (5.04%) HP
10 5 (4.20%) Aerohive Networks
10 5 (4.20%) EMC
10 5 (4.20%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
11 4 (3.36%) Oracle
12 3 (2.52%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.52%) IBM
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