The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 465 473 441
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 84 66 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 54
Average daily rate
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£315 £263 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £255 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.88 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £28.59 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +21.21%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Network Support
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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 11 July 2014.

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
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 11 July 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 +7 31 £300 +9.48% 9
East of England -1 16 £315 +23.52% 7
South East -19 16 £325 +15.04% 6
South West -20 6 £325 - 2
North West -1 5 £223 - 1
West Midlands -17 4 £438 +79.48% 1
Yorkshire +2 3 £150 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -4 1 - -
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 118 (61.46%) Cisco
2 90 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (42.19%) Firewall
4 65 (33.85%) LAN
5 63 (32.81%) Windows
6 60 (31.25%) WAN
7 56 (29.17%) CCNP
8 51 (26.56%) CCNA
9 45 (23.44%) Microsoft
10 42 (21.88%) CheckPoint
11 41 (21.35%) ITIL
12 35 (18.23%) VoIP
12 35 (18.23%) Wireless
13 34 (17.71%) Juniper
14 33 (17.19%) VPN
15 32 (16.67%) MPLS
15 32 (16.67%) VMware
16 31 (16.15%) Windows 7
17 29 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (14.58%) Telecoms
19 26 (13.54%) DNS
20 25 (13.02%) Front Office
21 24 (12.50%) Finance
21 24 (12.50%) Active Directory
21 24 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
22 22 (11.46%) Security Cleared
23 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 21 (10.94%) Change Management
24 20 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
24 20 (10.42%) Cisco CUCM

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 13 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.08%) IIS
2 4 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.52%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (4.17%) MS Office
1 8 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Summit
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Office 365
2 3 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (42.19%) Firewall
2 65 (33.85%) LAN
3 60 (31.25%) WAN
4 35 (18.23%) VoIP
4 35 (18.23%) Wireless
5 33 (17.19%) VPN
6 32 (16.67%) MPLS
7 29 (15.10%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (13.54%) DNS
9 24 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (8.85%) Network Security
11 16 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 12 (6.25%) IP Telephony
13 11 (5.73%) BIG-IP
13 11 (5.73%) Internet
13 11 (5.73%) SAN
14 10 (5.21%) OSPF
14 10 (5.21%) DHCP
14 10 (5.21%) Cisco IPT
15 8 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 25 (13.02%) Front Office
3 24 (12.50%) Finance
4 14 (7.29%) Back Office
5 9 (4.69%) Banking
6 4 (2.08%) Advertising
7 3 (1.56%) Retail
8 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) XMPP
2 6 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) WAP
3 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.81%) Statistics
3 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.04%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.04%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.04%) NHS
5 2 (1.04%) SecurID
5 2 (1.04%) Derivative
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.52%) Replication
6 1 (0.52%) Clustering
6 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.52%) New Media
6 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.52%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.81%) Windows
2 31 (16.15%) Windows 7
3 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.29%) Linux
6 8 (4.17%) UNIX
7 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.13%) Android
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) Solaris
9 2 (1.04%) VMS
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.35%) ITIL
2 21 (10.94%) Change Management
3 17 (8.85%) Service Management
4 15 (7.81%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (7.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.77%) Problem Management
6 13 (6.77%) Fault Management
7 12 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (5.73%) Performance Management
8 11 (5.73%) ITSM
8 11 (5.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.73%) Migration
9 10 (5.21%) Workflow
10 9 (4.69%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.17%) Load Balancing
12 7 (3.65%) Network Design
12 7 (3.65%) Incident Management
13 6 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.04%) Perl
3 1 (0.52%) SQL
3 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.52%) VB
3 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.52%) sed
Qualifications
1 90 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (29.17%) CCNP
3 51 (26.56%) CCNA
4 22 (11.46%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 17 (8.85%) MCP
8 12 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (4.69%) Degree
9 9 (4.69%) MCSE
10 8 (4.17%) CCIE
11 7 (3.65%) CCSP
11 7 (3.65%) MCSA
11 7 (3.65%) CCSA
12 5 (2.60%) CCSE
13 3 (1.56%) CCDP
13 3 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (1.04%) MCSM
14 2 (1.04%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.04%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.77%) SLA
2 8 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 24 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.56%) vSphere
3 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.04%) XenApp
4 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.04%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.52%) Squid
5 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (10.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (5.73%) OPNET
3 7 (3.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.56%) SCCM
5 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.04%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.52%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) SCOM
6 1 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 118 (61.46%) Cisco
2 45 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 42 (21.88%) CheckPoint
4 34 (17.71%) Juniper
5 32 (16.67%) VMware
6 20 (10.42%) F5
7 17 (8.85%) McAfee
8 15 (7.81%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.29%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.73%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 10 (5.21%) Citrix
11 10 (5.21%) Avaya
12 9 (4.69%) Mitel
13 7 (3.65%) Apple
13 7 (3.65%) Velocent
14 6 (3.13%) HP
14 6 (3.13%) Fortinet
15 4 (2.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (2.08%) Riverbed
16 3 (1.56%) Symantec
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I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £1 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day Ltd company basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago