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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 551 532 522
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 35 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.080% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.087% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 11
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£293 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £414 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £325 £255
% change year-on-year
-24.61% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.00 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 - £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 - £42.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 - £34.00
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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
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
London +7 13 £310 -0.80% 3
South West +1 6 £250 -23.07% 1
West Midlands 0 6 £315 -25.44% 4
East of England -7 2 £294 +33.52%
North West -16 2 - - 1
South East -31 2 £260 -5.45% 4
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £165 - 2
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Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 62 (67.39%) Cisco
2 53 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (55.43%) Firewall
4 42 (45.65%) CCNP
5 39 (42.39%) CCNA
6 36 (39.13%) LAN
7 32 (34.78%) WAN
8 28 (30.43%) CheckPoint
8 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (25.00%) Juniper
10 21 (22.83%) ITIL
11 19 (20.65%) VPN
11 19 (20.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (18.48%) F5
12 17 (18.48%) Network Security
12 17 (18.48%) Wireless
13 16 (17.39%) Blue Coat
14 15 (16.30%) OSPF
15 14 (15.22%) SLA
15 14 (15.22%) VoIP
15 14 (15.22%) McAfee
16 13 (14.13%) Network Design
17 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
18 11 (11.96%) BGP
18 11 (11.96%) MPLS
18 11 (11.96%) Remedy
19 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (9.78%) A+ Certification
20 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
20 9 (9.78%) MCSA

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (1.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Office
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 51 (55.43%) Firewall
2 36 (39.13%) LAN
3 32 (34.78%) WAN
4 28 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (20.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (20.65%) VPN
6 17 (18.48%) Wireless
6 17 (18.48%) Network Security
7 15 (16.30%) OSPF
8 14 (15.22%) VoIP
9 11 (11.96%) BGP
9 11 (11.96%) MPLS
10 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
11 8 (8.70%) BIG-IP
12 7 (7.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (7.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 7 (7.61%) EIGRP
12 7 (7.61%) DNS
13 6 (6.52%) WLAN
14 5 (5.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) MS Access
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.09%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.35%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Games
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) CSS
2 1 (1.09%) OLE
2 1 (1.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.17%) iPhone
2 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.09%) e-Health
3 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.17%) UNIX
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.83%) ITIL
2 13 (14.13%) Network Design
3 9 (9.78%) ITIL V3
3 9 (9.78%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (6.52%) WAN Optimisation
4 6 (6.52%) Network Management
4 6 (6.52%) Service Management
5 5 (5.43%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.35%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.35%) Migration
6 4 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.26%) Content Management
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.17%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (57.61%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (45.65%) CCNP
3 39 (42.39%) CCNA
4 12 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.78%) A+ Certification
6 9 (9.78%) MCSA
6 9 (9.78%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (9.78%) Degree
7 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (4.35%) CCIE
9 2 (2.17%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.09%) CCSA
10 1 (1.09%) SCSA
10 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
10 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.26%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.17%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.09%) Netcool
4 1 (1.09%) Nagios
4 1 (1.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 23 (25.00%) Juniper
4 17 (18.48%) F5
5 16 (17.39%) Blue Coat
6 14 (15.22%) McAfee
7 11 (11.96%) Remedy
8 9 (9.78%) Fortinet
8 9 (9.78%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.61%) IBM
10 6 (6.52%) HP
10 6 (6.52%) Infoblox
11 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.26%) Avaya
12 3 (3.26%) BMC
13 2 (2.17%) Nokia
13 2 (2.17%) Oracle
13 2 (2.17%) Citrix
13 2 (2.17%) Websense
13 2 (2.17%) VMware
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