The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 141 112 134
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.54% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £208 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £10.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+104.76% -49.39%
Network Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2881 2242 2905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.21% 93.18% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1161 1457
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £187 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 230 291
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 3 £268 -
Cambridgeshire -3 2 - -
Essex -21 1 £375 +97.36%
Hertfordshire -27 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 8 (28.57%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (25.00%) SAN
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.29%) CCNP
8 4 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (10.71%) CCNA
9 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.71%) Network Management
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) LAN
2 8 (28.57%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) DHCP
5 4 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (10.71%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (7.14%) VPN
7 2 (7.14%) IPv6
8 1 (3.57%) HTTP
8 1 (3.57%) SNMP
8 1 (3.57%) IPsec
8 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
6 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Network Management
2 2 (7.14%) Change Control
2 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
4 2 (7.14%) CCDP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (7.14%) CCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCITP
4 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) CISM
5 1 (3.57%) CISSP
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.71%) SCVMM
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Sophos
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) Websense
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Mitel
5 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.57%) Trend Micro
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Lumension
5 1 (3.57%) LogRhythm