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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 443 476 486
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 138 104 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 63 36
Average daily rate £300 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £192 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £16.14 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £29.75 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +5.12%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +26 50 £288 -28.12% 20
London -13 36 £338 +16.88% 17
South West +8 18 £350 +40.00%
East of England +4 13 £250 +16.27% 5
Yorkshire -5 8 £275 +57.14% 2
West Midlands -11 5 £400 +19.40% 5
North West -15 4 £175 -51.52% 2
East Midlands -10 2 £215 -28.33%
North East - 1 - -
Network Support
UK

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 172 (69.64%) Cisco
2 112 (45.34%) Cisco Certification
3 102 (41.30%) Firewall
4 71 (28.74%) CCNP
4 71 (28.74%) CCNA
5 68 (27.53%) LAN
6 60 (24.29%) Windows
7 58 (23.48%) ITIL
8 56 (22.67%) WAN
9 53 (21.46%) Juniper
10 46 (18.62%) Wireless
11 45 (18.22%) CheckPoint
12 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
13 43 (17.41%) DHCP
14 42 (17.00%) Security Cleared
15 41 (16.60%) DNS
16 40 (16.19%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
18 34 (13.77%) Active Directory
18 34 (13.77%) VMware
19 33 (13.36%) SC Cleared
20 31 (12.55%) F5
20 31 (12.55%) SLA
20 31 (12.55%) MPLS
20 31 (12.55%) TCP/IP
21 29 (11.74%) VoIP
22 27 (10.93%) VPN
22 27 (10.93%) OSPF
22 27 (10.93%) BGP
22 27 (10.93%) Finance

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.21%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Lync
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.24%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.81%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.21%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
2 2 (0.81%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 102 (41.30%) Firewall
2 68 (27.53%) LAN
3 56 (22.67%) WAN
4 46 (18.62%) Wireless
5 43 (17.41%) DHCP
6 41 (16.60%) DNS
7 40 (16.19%) Cisco ASA
8 38 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (12.55%) MPLS
9 31 (12.55%) TCP/IP
10 29 (11.74%) VoIP
11 27 (10.93%) BGP
11 27 (10.93%) OSPF
11 27 (10.93%) VPN
12 21 (8.50%) IPsec
13 20 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (7.69%) SSL
15 18 (7.29%) EIGRP
15 18 (7.29%) Network Security
15 18 (7.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) MySQL
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (10.93%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.02%) Marketing
4 4 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (0.81%) Electronics
6 2 (0.81%) Local Government
6 2 (0.81%) Military
6 2 (0.81%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.81%) .NET
2 2 (0.81%) Web Services
2 2 (0.81%) XML
2 2 (0.81%) XMPP
3 1 (0.40%) CSS
3 1 (0.40%) JSF
3 1 (0.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.86%) Driving Licence
3 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.05%) e-Health
4 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.02%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.62%) NHS
7 4 (1.62%) PKI
8 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.21%) CMDB
8 3 (1.21%) New Media
8 3 (1.21%) Wiki
9 2 (0.81%) CCTV
10 1 (0.40%) DataPower
10 1 (0.40%) Ontologies
10 1 (0.40%) PDA
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
10 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.29%) Windows
2 27 (10.93%) Windows 7
3 26 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 22 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.88%) Linux
7 14 (5.67%) Unix
8 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.64%) Solaris
10 5 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.02%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.62%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.62%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.21%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.81%) CentOS
14 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) ITIL
2 18 (7.29%) Network Management
3 15 (6.07%) Load Balancing
3 15 (6.07%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.45%) Incident Management
4 11 (4.45%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (4.05%) Change Management
5 10 (4.05%) Migration
5 10 (4.05%) Network Architecture
5 10 (4.05%) Project Management
6 9 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (3.24%) High Availability
8 7 (2.83%) Information Security
8 7 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (2.83%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.83%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (2.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.43%) PRINCE
9 6 (2.43%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.83%) SQL
2 3 (1.21%) Perl
3 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) C#
4 1 (0.40%) C++
4 1 (0.40%) Korn
4 1 (0.40%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) Ruby
4 1 (0.40%) VB
4 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (45.34%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (28.74%) CCNA
2 71 (28.74%) CCNP
3 42 (17.00%) Security Cleared
4 33 (13.36%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.05%) Degree
6 9 (3.64%) CCIE
7 8 (3.24%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.83%) DBS Check
8 7 (2.83%) MCSE
9 6 (2.43%) CCSA
10 5 (2.02%) CCENT
10 5 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.02%) MCP
11 4 (1.62%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.21%) CCVP
12 3 (1.21%) HNC
13 2 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.55%) SLA
2 7 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.02%) QA
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.02%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.62%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.21%) vSphere
6 3 (1.21%) XenApp
6 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.81%) Firmware
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (5.67%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (3.24%) OpenView
3 6 (2.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.02%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.02%) Sysprep
5 4 (1.62%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.62%) WSUS
6 3 (1.21%) Ionix
7 2 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.40%) Endace
8 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.40%) OPNET
8 1 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 172 (69.64%) Cisco
2 53 (21.46%) Juniper
3 45 (18.22%) CheckPoint
4 44 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 34 (13.77%) VMware
6 31 (12.55%) F5
7 19 (7.69%) HP
8 14 (5.67%) Citrix
9 10 (4.05%) Acronis
9 10 (4.05%) Lumension
9 10 (4.05%) Oracle
10 9 (3.64%) Sybase
11 8 (3.24%) Aruba
11 8 (3.24%) IronPort
11 8 (3.24%) NetQoS
11 8 (3.24%) Nokia
12 7 (2.83%) SAP
13 6 (2.43%) Brocade
13 6 (2.43%) Infoblox
13 6 (2.43%) SolarWinds
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