The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 203 195 214
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.032% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.035% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate £373 £205 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.70% -24.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £205 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £205 £287
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £253 £256
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.50% +31.57%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Support
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 8 (66.67%) Cisco
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 5 (41.67%) OPNET
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
4 4 (33.33%) XMPP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Firmware
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Internet
6 1 (8.33%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) SMTP
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VB
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) OPNET
2 5 (41.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Clearswift
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) RightFax
4 1 (8.33%) Open Text