The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 515 468 447
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 98 137 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 74 90
Median daily rate £325 £245 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -20.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £158 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £335 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £240 £305
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £13.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.44 £94.00 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +87.50%
Network Support
UK

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
46744 46649 45930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.93% 94.71% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30942 29439 28805
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1843 1957
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.91 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Network Support in the job title.

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -22 35 £340 +41.66% 5
London 0 27 £458 +61.23% 10
South West -13 10 £318 +12.88%
East of England +6 8 £275 -6.38% 4
West Midlands -25 7 £325 +37.17%
North West -25 5 £250 +6.38% 4
Yorkshire -4 3 £300 +95.12% 3
East Midlands +5 2 £350 +64.70%
Midlands - 1 - -
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Network Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 161 (66.26%) Cisco
2 118 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
3 105 (43.21%) Firewall
4 81 (33.33%) WAN
5 77 (31.69%) LAN
6 73 (30.04%) CCNP
7 65 (26.75%) CCNA
8 58 (23.87%) ITIL
9 55 (22.63%) Juniper
10 54 (22.22%) Windows
11 45 (18.52%) Security Cleared
12 43 (17.70%) Wireless
13 39 (16.05%) CheckPoint
14 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
15 37 (15.23%) Telecoms
15 37 (15.23%) Network Security
16 35 (14.40%) F5
16 35 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
17 34 (13.99%) Data Centre
18 33 (13.58%) VPN
18 33 (13.58%) DNS
18 33 (13.58%) BGP
19 31 (12.76%) MPLS
19 31 (12.76%) DHCP
20 30 (12.35%) Microsoft
21 28 (11.52%) SC Cleared
21 28 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
21 28 (11.52%) Windows Server
22 27 (11.11%) Finance
22 27 (11.11%) VoIP

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
4 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.82%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) JBoss
7 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.23%) IaaS
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
2 2 (0.82%) SaaS
2 2 (0.82%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (43.21%) Firewall
2 81 (33.33%) WAN
3 77 (31.69%) LAN
4 43 (17.70%) Wireless
5 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
6 37 (15.23%) Network Security
7 35 (14.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 33 (13.58%) BGP
8 33 (13.58%) DNS
8 33 (13.58%) VPN
9 31 (12.76%) DHCP
9 31 (12.76%) MPLS
10 28 (11.52%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (11.11%) VoIP
12 25 (10.29%) OSPF
13 18 (7.41%) IPsec
14 17 (7.00%) GPRS
14 17 (7.00%) SS7
14 17 (7.00%) UMTS
14 17 (7.00%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) OLAP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) JIRA
1 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (15.23%) Telecoms
2 27 (11.11%) Finance
3 11 (4.53%) Banking
4 8 (3.29%) Marketing
5 7 (2.88%) Retail
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.70%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.29%) CSS
3 3 (1.23%) XML
4 2 (0.82%) .NET
4 2 (0.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.41%) SOAP
5 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.99%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.17%) Driving Licence
3 14 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.94%) e-Health
5 8 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.06%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.06%) FlexPod
7 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.23%) New Media
9 3 (1.23%) Wiki
10 2 (0.82%) iPad
10 2 (0.82%) NHS
10 2 (0.82%) PKI
10 2 (0.82%) User Experience
10 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.41%) CESG
11 1 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.22%) Windows
2 28 (11.52%) Windows Server
3 23 (9.47%) Unix
4 22 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (7.82%) Linux
6 17 (7.00%) Solaris
7 16 (6.58%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.47%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.65%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.23%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.41%) CentOS
14 1 (0.41%) VMS
14 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.87%) ITIL
2 25 (10.29%) Load Balancing
2 25 (10.29%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (7.82%) Network Management
4 13 (5.35%) Network Design
4 13 (5.35%) Workflow
5 12 (4.94%) Incident Management
5 12 (4.94%) Service Delivery
6 11 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (4.12%) Change Management
7 10 (4.12%) Problem Management
8 9 (3.70%) Service Management
9 8 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (3.29%) Mentoring
9 8 (3.29%) Project Management
10 7 (2.88%) Capacity Management
10 7 (2.88%) Presales
11 6 (2.47%) High Availability
11 6 (2.47%) PRINCE
11 6 (2.47%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.88%) SQL
2 3 (1.23%) C
2 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.82%) C#
3 2 (0.82%) C++
3 2 (0.82%) VB
3 2 (0.82%) VBScript
4 1 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (48.56%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (30.04%) CCNP
3 65 (26.75%) CCNA
4 45 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 28 (11.52%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.76%) Degree
6 14 (5.76%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.94%) CCIE
7 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.53%) MCSE
9 8 (3.29%) MCSA
10 7 (2.88%) CCDP
11 6 (2.47%) MCSD
12 4 (1.65%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (1.65%) CCSE
12 4 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.65%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.65%) NCDA
13 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.23%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.05%) SLA
2 10 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 21 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.53%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.29%) vSphere
4 7 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.65%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.82%) Firmware
6 2 (0.82%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.41%) vCloud
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
1 8 (3.29%) OpenView
2 6 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.82%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.41%) OPNET
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.41%) WMI
5 1 (0.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 161 (66.26%) Cisco
2 55 (22.63%) Juniper
3 39 (16.05%) CheckPoint
4 35 (14.40%) F5
5 30 (12.35%) Microsoft
6 24 (9.88%) VMware
7 19 (7.82%) HP
7 19 (7.82%) Oracle
8 17 (7.00%) Sybase
9 12 (4.94%) SolarWinds
10 9 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 9 (3.70%) IBM
10 9 (3.70%) Nokia
11 8 (3.29%) Avaya
11 8 (3.29%) Citrix
11 8 (3.29%) Intel Security
11 8 (3.29%) NetQoS
11 8 (3.29%) Palo Alto
11 8 (3.29%) Riverbed
12 7 (2.88%) Blue Coat