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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 544 507 505
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 44 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.096% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 37
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£258 £323 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% +5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £281 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.77% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.00 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £38.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £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
47993 44437 46047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.63% 92.80% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30660 27466 26538
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 1962 2297
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 31 October 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 31 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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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 +19 19 £250 -21.87% 5
South East -23 11 £255 -27.14% 1
South West -24 5 £350 +24.44% 2
East of England -24 4 £268 +21.59%
West Midlands -17 3 £325 +0.77% 3
East Midlands -1 2 £260 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £330 -
North West - - - - 1
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Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 45 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (44.71%) Firewall
4 30 (35.29%) CCNP
5 29 (34.12%) CCNA
6 26 (30.59%) LAN
6 26 (30.59%) WAN
7 19 (22.35%) CheckPoint
8 18 (21.18%) Juniper
8 18 (21.18%) Windows
9 15 (17.65%) ITIL
9 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 14 (16.47%) BGP
10 14 (16.47%) F5
11 13 (15.29%) Finance
12 12 (14.12%) VPN
12 12 (14.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.12%) Network Security
13 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
13 11 (12.94%) Wireless
13 11 (12.94%) EIGRP
14 10 (11.76%) DNS
14 10 (11.76%) OSPF
14 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
16 8 (9.41%) McAfee
16 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
16 8 (9.41%) HP

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 38 (44.71%) Firewall
2 26 (30.59%) LAN
2 26 (30.59%) WAN
3 15 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 14 (16.47%) BGP
5 12 (14.12%) VPN
5 12 (14.12%) Network Security
5 12 (14.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (12.94%) Wireless
6 11 (12.94%) EIGRP
7 10 (11.76%) OSPF
7 10 (11.76%) DNS
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (8.24%) MPLS
9 6 (7.06%) RIP
9 6 (7.06%) DHCP
9 6 (7.06%) Multicast
10 5 (5.88%) SNMP
11 4 (4.71%) VoIP
11 4 (4.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 13 (15.29%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.35%) e-Health
1 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.18%) Statistics
2 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.18%) User Experience
2 1 (1.18%) Replication
2 1 (1.18%) Clustering
2 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.18%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.18%) CentOS
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (7.06%) Network Design
3 6 (7.06%) Network Management
3 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.88%) Change Management
5 4 (4.71%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.53%) Migration
7 2 (2.35%) Workflow
7 2 (2.35%) Project Management
7 2 (2.35%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.35%) Network Performance Management
8 1 (1.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.18%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) Java
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
1 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.18%) VBA
1 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 45 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (35.29%) CCNP
3 29 (34.12%) CCNA
4 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.71%) MCSA
9 3 (3.53%) CCIE
9 3 (3.53%) A+ Certification
9 3 (3.53%) MCSE
10 2 (2.35%) MCITP
10 2 (2.35%) CISSP
11 1 (1.18%) CCVP
11 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.18%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.35%) vSphere
2 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 59 (69.41%) Cisco
2 19 (22.35%) CheckPoint
3 18 (21.18%) Juniper
4 14 (16.47%) F5
5 8 (9.41%) Riverbed
5 8 (9.41%) McAfee
5 8 (9.41%) HP
6 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.06%) VMware
8 4 (4.71%) Citrix
9 3 (3.53%) Avaya
10 2 (2.35%) Nortel
10 2 (2.35%) CA
10 2 (2.35%) Mitel
10 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.18%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.18%) Brocade
11 1 (1.18%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL
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