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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 549 498 493
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 49 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 23
Average daily rate
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£265 £304 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £281
% change year-on-year
- -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £40.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.45 - £26.00
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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
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 2014.

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
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 28 November 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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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
London +22 25 £260 -18.75% 2
South East -25 10 £384 +9.64% 5
South West -26 5 £250 -11.11%
East of England -13 4 £245 +11.36%
East Midlands +3 3 £275 -
West Midlands -23 3 £325 -5.79% 4
Yorkshire -8 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
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Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 66 (74.16%) Cisco
2 52 (58.43%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (49.44%) Firewall
4 33 (37.08%) CCNA
5 32 (35.96%) CCNP
5 32 (35.96%) LAN
5 32 (35.96%) WAN
6 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
7 22 (24.72%) Juniper
8 18 (20.22%) BGP
9 17 (19.10%) ITIL
10 16 (17.98%) Windows
10 16 (17.98%) VPN
10 16 (17.98%) F5
11 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
12 13 (14.61%) EIGRP
12 13 (14.61%) Finance
12 13 (14.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (13.48%) OSPF
14 11 (12.36%) Network Security
14 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
15 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
15 10 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (11.24%) Riverbed
15 10 (11.24%) MPLS
15 10 (11.24%) Wireless
16 9 (10.11%) DNS
16 9 (10.11%) HP
17 8 (8.99%) Multicast
17 8 (8.99%) Active Directory

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 44 (49.44%) Firewall
2 32 (35.96%) LAN
2 32 (35.96%) WAN
3 18 (20.22%) BGP
4 16 (17.98%) VPN
5 15 (16.85%) TCP/IP
6 13 (14.61%) EIGRP
6 13 (14.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (13.48%) OSPF
8 11 (12.36%) Network Security
9 10 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (11.24%) MPLS
9 10 (11.24%) Wireless
10 9 (10.11%) DNS
11 8 (8.99%) Multicast
11 8 (8.99%) RIP
12 6 (6.74%) DHCP
12 6 (6.74%) VoIP
12 6 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (5.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 13 (14.61%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.87%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.37%) e-Health
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Clustering
3 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.12%) Statistics
3 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.62%) Linux
3 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) CentOS
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) ITIL
2 7 (7.87%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (6.74%) Network Management
4 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.49%) Network Design
5 4 (4.49%) Change Management
5 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.37%) Migration
6 3 (3.37%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.25%) Low Latency
7 2 (2.25%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.25%) Network Performance Management
7 2 (2.25%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.25%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.25%) Workflow
8 1 (1.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.12%) Java
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.12%) VBA
1 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 52 (58.43%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (37.08%) CCNA
3 32 (35.96%) CCNP
4 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.49%) CCIE
7 4 (4.49%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (3.37%) MCSE
8 3 (3.37%) MCSA
9 2 (2.25%) MCITP
9 2 (2.25%) CISSP
9 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.12%) CCVP
10 1 (1.12%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.12%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) vSphere
2 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.25%) Snort
2 2 (2.25%) Squid
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
3 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.12%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 66 (74.16%) Cisco
2 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
3 22 (24.72%) Juniper
4 16 (17.98%) F5
5 10 (11.24%) Riverbed
6 9 (10.11%) HP
7 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.62%) McAfee
8 5 (5.62%) VMware
9 4 (4.49%) Avaya
10 3 (3.37%) CA
10 3 (3.37%) Nortel
10 3 (3.37%) Citrix
11 2 (2.25%) Mitel
12 1 (1.12%) Cramer
12 1 (1.12%) Blue Coat
12 1 (1.12%) Remedy
12 1 (1.12%) NetApp
12 1 (1.12%) Siemens
12 1 (1.12%) Red Hat