The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Support in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 184 223 220
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 14 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 8
Average daily rate
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£263 £235 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +26.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £181 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.23% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.61 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+30.58% +5.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5314 6820 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.89% 92.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 5000 5346
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 170
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Network Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Support in their job title.

1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (56.00%) Firewall
4 12 (48.00%) CCNA
5 11 (44.00%) LAN
5 11 (44.00%) VoIP
5 11 (44.00%) WAN
6 10 (40.00%) CCNP
6 10 (40.00%) VPN
7 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (36.00%) OPNET
7 9 (36.00%) SolarWinds
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (32.00%) XMPP
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco IPT
8 8 (32.00%) IP Telephony
8 8 (32.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (32.00%) ITIL
8 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (32.00%) MPLS
9 7 (28.00%) Finance
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.00%) Multicast
10 4 (16.00%) Migration
10 4 (16.00%) BGP
10 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) Juniper
10 4 (16.00%) ISDN
11 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
11 3 (12.00%) CCVP

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Network Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) LAN
2 11 (44.00%) VoIP
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 10 (40.00%) VPN
4 8 (32.00%) IP Telephony
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco IPT
4 8 (32.00%) MPLS
5 4 (16.00%) BGP
5 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (16.00%) Multicast
5 4 (16.00%) ISDN
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (8.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.00%) NetScreen
7 1 (4.00%) SMTP
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNA
3 10 (40.00%) CCNP
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (12.00%) CCVP
6 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) OPNET
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (16.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.00%) F5