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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 528 512 465
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 86 103 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 63 92
Median daily rate £285 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £171 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £365 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.60% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 14
Median hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £11.13 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.65 £29.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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
London -1 22 £400 +41.59% 6
South East -7 15 £352 +14.47% 13
South West +11 14 £140 -51.30% 4
North West +6 10 £150 -34.78% 1
East of England +7 9 £219 -3.73% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £285 - 2
East Midlands -6 4 £313 +56.25% 2
Yorkshire +12 3 £525 +80.25%
North East -32 3 £225 -
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 124 (67.39%) Cisco
2 92 (50.00%) Firewall
3 79 (42.93%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (32.07%) LAN
5 57 (30.98%) CCNA
6 56 (30.43%) CheckPoint
7 54 (29.35%) WAN
8 51 (27.72%) CCNP
9 46 (25.00%) Windows
10 41 (22.28%) VPN
11 38 (20.65%) DNS
11 38 (20.65%) Microsoft
11 38 (20.65%) Juniper
12 35 (19.02%) Security Cleared
13 34 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (18.48%) ITIL
13 34 (18.48%) Wireless
14 29 (15.76%) DHCP
15 27 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
16 26 (14.13%) TCP/IP
16 26 (14.13%) Active Directory
16 26 (14.13%) OSPF
17 25 (13.59%) SC Cleared
18 23 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
19 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
19 21 (11.41%) Network Security
19 21 (11.41%) VoIP
20 20 (10.87%) Finance
21 19 (10.33%) VMware

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 11 (5.98%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.54%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.54%) Smallworld
Applications
1 18 (9.78%) MS Office
2 15 (8.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.63%) Office 365
3 2 (1.09%) IaaS
3 2 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 92 (50.00%) Firewall
2 59 (32.07%) LAN
3 54 (29.35%) WAN
4 41 (22.28%) VPN
5 38 (20.65%) DNS
6 34 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (18.48%) Wireless
7 29 (15.76%) DHCP
8 27 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (14.13%) OSPF
9 26 (14.13%) TCP/IP
10 21 (11.41%) Network Security
10 21 (11.41%) VoIP
11 19 (10.33%) Wireshark
12 17 (9.24%) BGP
13 15 (8.15%) Junos
14 14 (7.61%) MPLS
14 14 (7.61%) tcpdump
15 10 (5.43%) Broadband
15 10 (5.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) GIS
2 1 (0.54%) MS Access
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (10.87%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 3 (1.63%) Advertising
4 3 (1.63%) Marketing
4 3 (1.63%) Military
5 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) German Language
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.63%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) WSH
4 1 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.63%) e-Health
5 2 (1.09%) Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
5 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.54%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.54%) Statistics
6 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.00%) Windows
2 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.07%) Linux
4 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.72%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.17%) Unix
9 4 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.63%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.48%) ITIL
2 23 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (7.07%) Network Design
4 12 (6.52%) Change Management
4 12 (6.52%) Network Management
5 11 (5.98%) Project Management
6 9 (4.89%) Migration
7 8 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.80%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.80%) Service Management
9 6 (3.26%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.26%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.72%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.72%) Presales
11 4 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.17%) Investment Management
11 4 (2.17%) Process Improvement
11 4 (2.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.89%) SQL
2 5 (2.72%) Perl
2 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.17%) C
4 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.09%) Python
4 2 (1.09%) Ruby
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) VB
5 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (42.93%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (30.98%) CCNA
3 51 (27.72%) CCNP
4 35 (19.02%) Security Cleared
5 25 (13.59%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.43%) CCIE
7 9 (4.89%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) CCDA
8 5 (2.72%) CCSA
8 5 (2.72%) HNC
8 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.17%) Degree
9 4 (2.17%) MCSE
10 2 (1.09%) CCDE
11 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.54%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.54%) CFCE
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.54%) MCP
11 1 (0.54%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 26 (14.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.09%) vSphere
5 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.54%) Firmware
5 1 (0.54%) KVM
5 1 (0.54%) NFS
5 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.54%) vCloud
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.09%) Ansible
4 2 (1.09%) Nagios
4 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.09%) Netcool
4 2 (1.09%) OpenView
4 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.09%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 124 (67.39%) Cisco
2 56 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 38 (20.65%) Juniper
3 38 (20.65%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.33%) VMware
5 13 (7.07%) HP
6 12 (6.52%) F5
7 10 (5.43%) Palo Alto
8 9 (4.89%) Remedy
9 7 (3.80%) Citrix
9 7 (3.80%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.26%) Avaya
10 6 (3.26%) Nortel
10 6 (3.26%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.72%) Aruba
11 5 (2.72%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.17%) EMC
12 4 (2.17%) Oracle
13 3 (1.63%) Intel Security
13 3 (1.63%) Riverbed
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