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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 187 202 188
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 18 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 9
Average daily rate
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£260 £269 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £349 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -18.26%
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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
5420 6621 5957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 93.14% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4124 4843 4393
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 126 129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.15 £44.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 (68.75%) Cisco
2 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (40.63%) CCNP
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 10 (31.25%) BGP
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) Juniper
8 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
8 6 (18.75%) CCNA
8 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.75%) WAN
9 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) Multicast
10 4 (12.50%) Network Security
10 4 (12.50%) DNS
10 4 (12.50%) SLA
10 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.50%) MS Office
10 4 (12.50%) LAN
10 4 (12.50%) VoIP
10 4 (12.50%) CCVP
10 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 3 (9.38%) Wireless
11 3 (9.38%) VMware
11 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
11 3 (9.38%) Websense

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) BGP
3 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
4 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 5 (15.63%) VPN
4 5 (15.63%) Multicast
5 4 (12.50%) DNS
5 4 (12.50%) LAN
5 4 (12.50%) VoIP
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.38%) Wireless
6 3 (9.38%) OSPF
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.25%) HTTP
7 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
7 2 (6.25%) MPLS
7 2 (6.25%) IPsec
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) NHS
1 2 (6.25%) PKI
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
3 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Network Management
3 2 (6.25%) High Availability
3 2 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Workflow
3 2 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) ISMS
3 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (40.63%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCNA
4 4 (12.50%) CCVP
5 2 (6.25%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) MCSA
6 1 (3.13%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CCENT
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Juniper
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Websense
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) Tradeweb
6 1 (3.13%) IPFX
6 1 (3.13%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Reuters
6 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) Verint
6 1 (3.13%) Dell