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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 525 508 478
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 99 115 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 84
Median daily rate £300 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £170 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £253 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.46 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £22.00 £31.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.41% -2.50%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -7 28 £300 +30.43% 12
London +13 23 £263 -17.96%
South West +23 15 £325 +23.80% 3
West Midlands -25 10 £285 - 1
Yorkshire +17 7 £300 +2.12% 2
East of England +4 6 £275 +44.73% 1
East Midlands -10 6 £300 +22.87% 1
Midlands - 2 £375 -
North West +10 1 - -
North East -19 1 £175 -
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 135 (68.88%) Cisco
2 100 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (50.51%) Firewall
4 68 (34.69%) WAN
5 67 (34.18%) CCNP
6 63 (32.14%) LAN
7 60 (30.61%) CCNA
8 53 (27.04%) Windows
9 52 (26.53%) CheckPoint
10 45 (22.96%) DNS
10 45 (22.96%) Cisco ASA
11 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
12 43 (21.94%) VPN
13 39 (19.90%) DHCP
14 36 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (16.33%) Wireless
15 32 (16.33%) ITIL
15 32 (16.33%) Data Centre
16 31 (15.82%) Security Cleared
16 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
16 31 (15.82%) Juniper
17 30 (15.31%) Network Security
18 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
19 22 (11.22%) OSPF
20 20 (10.20%) BGP
20 20 (10.20%) Active Directory
20 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
20 20 (10.20%) Wireshark
20 20 (10.20%) Network Monitoring
21 19 (9.69%) 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 12 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.51%) SAS
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.51%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.67%) MS Office
3 15 (7.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.02%) IaaS
1 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (50.51%) Firewall
2 68 (34.69%) WAN
3 63 (32.14%) LAN
4 45 (22.96%) Cisco ASA
4 45 (22.96%) DNS
5 43 (21.94%) VPN
6 39 (19.90%) DHCP
7 36 (18.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 32 (16.33%) Wireless
9 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
10 30 (15.31%) Network Security
11 22 (11.22%) OSPF
12 20 (10.20%) BGP
12 20 (10.20%) Wireshark
13 17 (8.67%) VoIP
14 16 (8.16%) MPLS
15 15 (7.65%) Junos
16 14 (7.14%) tcpdump
17 11 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (5.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.51%) JIRA
2 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (9.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.65%) Finance
3 11 (5.61%) Banking
4 10 (5.10%) Marketing
5 3 (1.53%) Military
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Legal
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) CSS
2 7 (3.57%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.06%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.53%) e-Health
6 3 (1.53%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (27.04%) Windows
2 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.63%) Linux
4 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.08%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.04%) Unix
8 4 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.33%) ITIL
2 20 (10.20%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (8.16%) Load Balancing
4 14 (7.14%) Network Design
5 12 (6.12%) Network Management
6 11 (5.61%) Change Management
6 11 (5.61%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (5.61%) Workflow
7 9 (4.59%) Presales
7 9 (4.59%) Process Improvement
8 8 (4.08%) Project Management
8 8 (4.08%) Service Management
9 7 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.57%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.06%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.06%) Migration
11 5 (2.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.55%) Problem Management
12 4 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.59%) SQL
2 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.53%) C
3 3 (1.53%) Perl
4 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.02%) C++
4 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.02%) Python
4 2 (1.02%) Ruby
4 2 (1.02%) VB
5 1 (0.51%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (51.02%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (34.18%) CCNP
3 60 (30.61%) CCNA
4 31 (15.82%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 18 (9.18%) CCIE
7 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.59%) Degree
8 9 (4.59%) MCSE
9 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.06%) CCDA
10 6 (3.06%) CCDP
10 6 (3.06%) MCSA
10 6 (3.06%) MCSD
11 4 (2.04%) CCSE
12 3 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.53%) CCDE
12 3 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.53%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.53%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.10%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 20 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.10%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.04%) vSphere
5 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.51%) NFS
6 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.55%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.55%) SCCM
4 2 (1.02%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.51%) Netcool
5 1 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView
5 1 (0.51%) OPNET
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 135 (68.88%) Cisco
2 52 (26.53%) CheckPoint
3 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
4 31 (15.82%) Juniper
5 19 (9.69%) VMware
6 14 (7.14%) F5
7 11 (5.61%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.10%) Fortinet
9 8 (4.08%) HP
10 7 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.06%) Aruba
11 6 (3.06%) Avaya
11 6 (3.06%) Citrix
11 6 (3.06%) IBM
11 6 (3.06%) Remedy
12 5 (2.55%) Nortel
13 4 (2.04%) BMC
13 4 (2.04%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.04%) Riverbed