The median contractor rate for a Network Specialist was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Specialist
UK
Rank 546 598 545
Rank change year-on-year +52 -53  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Specialist 50 44 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.087% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 47
Median daily rate £463 £406 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.84% +1.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +20.31% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Specialist in the UK

Network Specialist
Top 29 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 24 March 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 +41 45 £469 +10.94% 3
London +36 15 £450 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +16 11 £513 +20.58%
Sheffield +7 8 £500 -
South Yorkshire +1 8 £500 -
North West +31 5 £440 +6.66% 1
Manchester +12 5 £440 - 1
East of England -3 5 £488 +0.51%
South East +19 4 £423 +5.62%
Hampshire +11 4 £423 +5.62%
South West +1 4 - -
Hertfordshire +1 4 £488 +0.51%
West Yorkshire +11 3 £525 +23.52%
Leeds +10 3 £525 +16.66%
Welwyn Garden City +1 3 £488 +1.03%
Scotland +17 2 £438 +16.66% 2
West Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - - 1
Swansea - 2 - -
Edinburgh +18 1 £475 +18.75% 2
City of London +5 1 £425 -5.55%
Wiltshire +1 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £425 -
Street - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Chippenham - 1 - -

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 83 (78.30%) Cisco
2 47 (44.34%) Firewall
2 47 (44.34%) F5
3 46 (43.40%) Network Security
4 40 (37.74%) CheckPoint
5 34 (32.08%) WAN
6 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (25.47%) Juniper
8 25 (23.58%) DNS
8 25 (23.58%) Finance
9 23 (21.70%) LAN
10 22 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (19.81%) Palo Alto
12 20 (18.87%) Blue Coat
12 20 (18.87%) DHCP
13 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
14 18 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 18 (16.98%) Unix
15 17 (16.04%) CCNP
16 16 (15.09%) Wireless
16 16 (15.09%) Infoblox
17 15 (14.15%) VMware
18 14 (13.21%) Linux
18 14 (13.21%) Fortinet
19 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
19 13 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
19 13 (12.26%) MPLS
20 12 (11.32%) OSPF
21 11 (10.38%) Banking
21 11 (10.38%) Network Design

Network Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.94%) Akamai
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (44.34%) Firewall
2 46 (43.40%) Network Security
3 34 (32.08%) WAN
4 25 (23.58%) DNS
5 23 (21.70%) LAN
6 22 (20.75%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (18.87%) DHCP
8 18 (16.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 16 (15.09%) Wireless
10 13 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (12.26%) MPLS
11 12 (11.32%) OSPF
12 11 (10.38%) BIG-IP
12 11 (10.38%) VoIP
13 10 (9.43%) BGP
13 10 (9.43%) IPsec
14 9 (8.49%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (8.49%) TCP/IP
15 7 (6.60%) IP Telephony
15 7 (6.60%) Unified Communications
General
1 25 (23.58%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Banking
3 6 (5.66%) Legal
3 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Local Government
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) CSS
2 2 (1.89%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) PKI
5 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Unix
2 14 (13.21%) Linux
3 9 (8.49%) Windows
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.89%) MVS
5 2 (1.89%) OS/390
5 2 (1.89%) zOS
6 1 (0.94%) CatOS
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.94%) VMS
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.26%) Load Balancing
2 11 (10.38%) ITIL
2 11 (10.38%) Network Design
3 10 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (8.49%) Network Architecture
5 8 (7.55%) Data Protection
6 7 (6.60%) Migration
7 6 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.66%) Product Management
7 6 (5.66%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (5.66%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.72%) Line Management
9 4 (3.77%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.83%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (2.83%) Information Security
10 3 (2.83%) ITSM
10 3 (2.83%) Project Management
10 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
1 2 (1.89%) C
1 2 (1.89%) JCL
1 2 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.94%) Python
2 1 (0.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.04%) CCNP
3 11 (10.38%) CCIE
4 9 (8.49%) CCNA
5 7 (6.60%) CCDP
6 6 (5.66%) CCDA
6 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.72%) CCSE
8 4 (3.77%) CCSP
8 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.89%) CCSA
10 2 (1.89%) CISSP
10 2 (1.89%) CNA
10 2 (1.89%) CNE
10 2 (1.89%) Degree
10 2 (1.89%) MCSA
10 2 (1.89%) MCSE
10 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.89%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.77%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.83%) vCloud
5 2 (1.89%) ACF2
5 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (1.89%) pfSense
5 2 (1.89%) RACF
5 2 (1.89%) Snort
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 2 (1.89%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.89%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.94%) EnCase
4 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.94%) OpenView
4 1 (0.94%) OPNET
4 1 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 83 (78.30%) Cisco
2 47 (44.34%) F5
3 40 (37.74%) CheckPoint
4 27 (25.47%) Juniper
5 21 (19.81%) Palo Alto
6 20 (18.87%) Blue Coat
7 16 (15.09%) Infoblox
8 15 (14.15%) VMware
9 14 (13.21%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.66%) HP
11 5 (4.72%) Aruba
11 5 (4.72%) Brocade
11 5 (4.72%) Citrix
11 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.72%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.77%) Nokia
12 4 (3.77%) Riverbed
13 3 (2.83%) CA
13 3 (2.83%) IBM
13 3 (2.83%) Intel Security
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