Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Technician was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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 Technician
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 874 892
Rank change year-on-year +9 +18 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Network Technician 8 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.012% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
UK median daily rate £375 £270 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% +80.00% -42.31%
10th Percentile £253 £176 £114
90th Percentile £453 £333 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £225 £150
% change year-on-year +66.67% +50.00% -42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +46.53% -31.76%
10th Percentile £20.50 £19.16 £10.58
90th Percentile £21.50 £29.00 £17.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year -6.67% +46.53% -31.76%

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 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Network Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Technician in the UK

Network Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Technician in the UK

Network Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Technician over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Technician in the UK

Network Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Technician in the UK

Network Technician
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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
UK excluding London +49 8 £375 +66.67% 2
England +3 7 £363 +34.26% 2
South West +2 3 £375 -
North of England +47 1 £225 - 2
West Midlands +28 1 - -
Midlands +27 1 - -
North West +25 1 £225 - 2
Scotland +4 1 £475 -
South East -3 1 £350 +41.41%
East of England -8 1 £400 -

Network Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, Network Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Converged Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security

Network Technician 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Converged Networks
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SMS
3 1 (12.50%) SMTP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
1 1 (12.50%) High Availability
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
3 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware