The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 108 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 15 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £363 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £206 £315
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -34.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.29 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
Network Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2165 2298 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 92.62% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1159 1107
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 54
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.78 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% +22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Network Support in the job title.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support across the Berkshire region.

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Slough - 3 £338 -
Reading -4 2 £340 - 3
Network Support
South East

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Network Support 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (43.33%) CCNP
4 10 (33.33%) DNS
4 10 (33.33%) HTTP
4 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (30.00%) VPN
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
5 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (30.00%) DHCP
5 9 (30.00%) Firewall
5 9 (30.00%) IPsec
5 9 (30.00%) Degree
5 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
6 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
6 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 8 (26.67%) Workflow
6 8 (26.67%) VMware
6 8 (26.67%) CSS
6 8 (26.67%) IPv6
6 8 (26.67%) Software-Defined Networking
6 8 (26.67%) Public Cloud
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
6 8 (26.67%) vSphere
7 7 (23.33%) Process Improvement

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
1 10 (33.33%) HTTP
1 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (30.00%) DHCP
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) IPsec
2 9 (30.00%) VPN
3 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (26.67%) IPv6
3 8 (26.67%) Software-Defined Networking
4 6 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (16.67%) BGP
5 5 (16.67%) LAN
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.33%) FCoE
6 4 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (13.33%) SAN
6 4 (13.33%) Wireless
7 3 (10.00%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 7 (23.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) CSS
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (26.67%) Public Cloud
4 7 (23.33%) FlexPod
5 4 (13.33%) Driving Licence
5 4 (13.33%) e-Health
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
4 3 (10.00%) Solaris
4 3 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Load Balancing
1 8 (26.67%) Workflow
2 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
2 7 (23.33%) Presales
2 7 (23.33%) Process Improvement
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Change Control
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) C++
2 2 (6.67%) VB
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCNP
3 9 (30.00%) Degree
4 7 (23.33%) MCSA
4 7 (23.33%) MCSD
4 7 (23.33%) MCSE
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (20.00%) NCDA
6 4 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (10.00%) CCNA
8 2 (6.67%) CCDA
9 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
9 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
9 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
3 2 (6.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 8 (26.67%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (13.33%) CA
5 4 (13.33%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (10.00%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) Sybase
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.33%) NetScout