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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 186 204 189
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.068% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.072% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £323 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +163.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+15.53% +9.57%
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) CCNP
5 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 8 (30.77%) Juniper
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) MPLS
7 6 (23.08%) BGP
7 6 (23.08%) Network Security
8 5 (19.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (19.23%) Websense
8 5 (19.23%) CCNA
8 5 (19.23%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) CCIE
9 4 (15.38%) MS Office
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 4 (15.38%) SLA
9 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
9 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
9 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (15.38%) VPLS
10 3 (11.54%) VLAN
10 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (11.54%) VMware
10 3 (11.54%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) MPLS
2 6 (23.08%) BGP
2 6 (23.08%) Network Security
3 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (15.38%) VPLS
5 3 (11.54%) VLAN
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 3 (11.54%) DNS
5 3 (11.54%) OSPF
6 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
6 2 (7.69%) HTTP
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) IPsec
6 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.69%) HSRP
6 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.69%) DMVPN
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Workflow
3 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (7.69%) Network Management
3 2 (7.69%) High Availability
3 2 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (7.69%) ISMS
3 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
5 2 (7.69%) CCVP
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) CCENT
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Websense
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) F5
6 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.85%) Tradeweb
7 1 (3.85%) IPFX
7 1 (3.85%) Verint
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Reuters
7 1 (3.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec
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