The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 519 539 496
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 64 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.086% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.093% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 19
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£261 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.61% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £16.13 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.89% -48.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £15.23 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £17.03 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £16.13 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+65.89% -48.80%
Network Support Engineer
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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 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Network Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Network Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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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
South East +11 29 £240 -12.72% 9
London +9 15 £300 -7.69% 15
South West 0 6 £288 -11.53%
West Midlands -13 5 £301 -28.33%
East of England +21 3 £338 +42.10% 3
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
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Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 76 (72.38%) Cisco
2 68 (64.76%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (57.14%) Firewall
4 53 (50.48%) CCNA
5 50 (47.62%) LAN
6 47 (44.76%) CCNP
7 45 (42.86%) WAN
8 35 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 29 (27.62%) ITIL
10 28 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (25.71%) VPN
12 26 (24.76%) Juniper
13 20 (19.05%) F5
13 20 (19.05%) Network Security
14 19 (18.10%) Wireless
15 18 (17.14%) OSPF
15 18 (17.14%) BGP
16 17 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (14.29%) VoIP
18 14 (13.33%) Network Design
19 13 (12.38%) Blue Coat
19 13 (12.38%) MPLS
19 13 (12.38%) SLA
20 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (10.48%) McAfee
20 11 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
20 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
21 10 (9.52%) ITIL V3
21 10 (9.52%) Remedy
21 10 (9.52%) Network+ Certification

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 60 (57.14%) Firewall
2 50 (47.62%) LAN
3 45 (42.86%) WAN
4 28 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (25.71%) VPN
6 20 (19.05%) Network Security
7 19 (18.10%) Wireless
8 18 (17.14%) OSPF
8 18 (17.14%) BGP
9 17 (16.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (14.29%) VoIP
11 13 (12.38%) MPLS
12 9 (8.57%) TCP/IP
12 9 (8.57%) EIGRP
13 8 (7.62%) VLAN
14 7 (6.67%) DNS
15 6 (5.71%) IP Telephony
15 6 (5.71%) Internet
16 5 (4.76%) Junos
16 5 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) MS Access
3 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.90%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) CSS
2 1 (0.95%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.90%) e-Health
2 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.95%) NHS
3 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Windows
2 8 (7.62%) Linux
3 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.86%) CentOS
3 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Solaris
4 2 (1.90%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) ITIL
2 14 (13.33%) Network Design
3 11 (10.48%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 7 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (4.76%) Network Management
7 4 (3.81%) Service Management
7 4 (3.81%) Migration
7 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
7 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.81%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.81%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (3.81%) Digital Forensics
8 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.86%) Content Management
9 2 (1.90%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.90%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.90%) CRM
9 2 (1.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.90%) SQL
2 1 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (64.76%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (50.48%) CCNA
3 47 (44.76%) CCNP
4 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (9.52%) A+ Certification
5 10 (9.52%) MCSA
6 8 (7.62%) Degree
7 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.76%) CCIE
8 2 (1.90%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.95%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.95%) HNC
9 1 (0.95%) HND
9 1 (0.95%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.86%) Firmware
4 2 (1.90%) Snort
4 2 (1.90%) Squid
5 1 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.95%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.90%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.90%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.95%) Netcool
Vendors
1 76 (72.38%) Cisco
2 35 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 26 (24.76%) Juniper
4 20 (19.05%) F5
5 13 (12.38%) Blue Coat
6 11 (10.48%) McAfee
7 10 (9.52%) Remedy
7 10 (9.52%) HP
8 7 (6.67%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.67%) IBM
9 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.71%) Riverbed
9 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.71%) Infoblox
10 4 (3.81%) Citrix
10 4 (3.81%) Avaya
11 3 (2.86%) VMware
12 2 (1.90%) Websense
12 2 (1.90%) Oracle
12 2 (1.90%) BMC
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