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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 200 186 206
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 11 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.33% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £281 £267
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +27.77%
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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
5455 5390 6593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.12% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3933 4841
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 July 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
3 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) IPsec
5 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Network Management
5 4 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (25.00%) HSRP
5 4 (25.00%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (25.00%) AirWatch
5 4 (25.00%) 802.1X
6 3 (18.75%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (18.75%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Wireless
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) OSPF
2 6 (37.50%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) IPsec
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (25.00%) HSRP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
4 3 (18.75%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) VRRP
4 3 (18.75%) DMZ
4 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
4 3 (18.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCSA
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (12.50%) Netcool
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Websense
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Polycom
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) NetScout
6 1 (6.25%) Verint
6 1 (6.25%) CyberTech
6 1 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks