The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 459 482 452
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 117 78 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 40 43
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£275 £278 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £389 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £244
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.90 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £26.33 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
Network Support
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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
45333 44161 38662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27997 26983 22727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1804 1877 2051
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
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 £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Network Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Support
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 +21 45 £289 +3.12% 10
South East -4 36 £240 -12.72% 12
South West +2 14 £288 +9.52% 5
North West -13 9 £175 -21.34% 2
West Midlands -7 7 £263 -37.50% 4
East of England +4 3 - - 3
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 148 (64.63%) Cisco
2 122 (53.28%) Firewall
3 114 (49.78%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (40.61%) CCNA
5 83 (36.24%) WAN
6 79 (34.50%) LAN
7 71 (31.00%) Windows
8 58 (25.33%) CCNP
9 51 (22.27%) CheckPoint
9 51 (22.27%) VPN
10 49 (21.40%) Juniper
11 48 (20.96%) ITIL
12 42 (18.34%) Network Security
13 41 (17.90%) Network Monitoring
14 38 (16.59%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (16.59%) DNS
15 36 (15.72%) TCP/IP
16 35 (15.28%) SLA
17 34 (14.85%) MPLS
18 33 (14.41%) Linux
18 33 (14.41%) VLAN
19 31 (13.54%) Wireless
19 31 (13.54%) Microsoft
20 30 (13.10%) Active Directory
20 30 (13.10%) VMware
21 29 (12.66%) BGP
21 29 (12.66%) Network Management
22 28 (12.23%) F5
23 27 (11.79%) OSPF
24 24 (10.48%) Network Design

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.55%) MS Office
3 10 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 122 (53.28%) Firewall
2 83 (36.24%) WAN
3 79 (34.50%) LAN
4 51 (22.27%) VPN
5 42 (18.34%) Network Security
6 38 (16.59%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (16.59%) DNS
7 36 (15.72%) TCP/IP
8 34 (14.85%) MPLS
9 33 (14.41%) VLAN
10 31 (13.54%) Wireless
11 29 (12.66%) BGP
12 27 (11.79%) OSPF
13 21 (9.17%) VoIP
14 20 (8.73%) HSRP
15 16 (6.99%) IPsec
16 14 (6.11%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (6.11%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (6.11%) HTTP
16 14 (6.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.31%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) OLAP
3 1 (0.44%) MS Access
3 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (10.04%) Finance
2 14 (6.11%) Banking
3 13 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.31%) Games
5 2 (0.87%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.75%) CSS
2 1 (0.44%) WAP
2 1 (0.44%) OLE
2 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.06%) PKI
3 6 (2.62%) e-Health
4 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.31%) CMDB
6 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.87%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.87%) NHS
6 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.44%) CCTV
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) VLE
7 1 (0.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.00%) Windows
2 33 (14.41%) Linux
3 21 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.42%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.37%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.49%) CentOS
6 8 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.18%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.75%) Solaris
9 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.87%) UNIX
10 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.96%) ITIL
2 41 (17.90%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (12.66%) Network Management
4 24 (10.48%) Network Design
5 16 (6.99%) Change Management
6 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.68%) ITIL V3
8 12 (5.24%) Load Balancing
8 12 (5.24%) Network Load Balancing
9 9 (3.93%) Configuration Management
9 9 (3.93%) Workflow
9 9 (3.93%) Migration
9 9 (3.93%) WAN Optimisation
9 9 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.06%) High Availability
10 7 (3.06%) ISMS
10 7 (3.06%) Information Assurance
11 5 (2.18%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.18%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.18%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.37%) SQL
2 2 (0.87%) VBA
3 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.44%) C
Qualifications
1 114 (49.78%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (40.61%) CCNA
3 58 (25.33%) CCNP
4 17 (7.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.42%) Security Cleared
5 14 (6.11%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.24%) MCSA
7 11 (4.80%) A+ Certification
7 11 (4.80%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (3.49%) Degree
9 7 (3.06%) CCIE
10 4 (1.75%) MCSE
11 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.31%) MCITP
12 2 (0.87%) CCSE
12 2 (0.87%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.44%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.44%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.28%) SLA
2 9 (3.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.62%) Firmware
4 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.87%) Snort
5 2 (0.87%) Squid
5 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.87%) vSphere
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
6 1 (0.44%) XenApp
6 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.93%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.62%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (2.18%) WSUS
4 4 (1.75%) SCCM
4 4 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.44%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 148 (64.63%) Cisco
2 51 (22.27%) CheckPoint
3 49 (21.40%) Juniper
4 31 (13.54%) Microsoft
5 30 (13.10%) VMware
6 28 (12.23%) F5
7 20 (8.73%) Blue Coat
8 14 (6.11%) McAfee
8 14 (6.11%) HP
9 12 (5.24%) Remedy
10 11 (4.80%) Riverbed
10 11 (4.80%) Citrix
10 11 (4.80%) Avaya
11 9 (3.93%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.06%) Infoblox
12 7 (3.06%) IBM
12 7 (3.06%) Websense
13 6 (2.62%) CA
13 6 (2.62%) Oracle
14 5 (2.18%) Fortinet
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