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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 527 543 474
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 102 103 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 52 69
Median daily rate £350 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £160 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £372
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £230 £288
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £139.13 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.53 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +13.28%
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
46883 50243 48342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.97% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30886 32538 29753
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1439 1894 1939
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -6 29 £350 +52.17% 12
London +10 24 £425 +37.09% 3
South West +24 23 £363 +107.14% 1
East of England +25 7 £285 - 3
Yorkshire +5 7 £300 +9.18% 2
West Midlands -35 4 £225 -21.05%
East Midlands -4 3 £267 -14.48%
North East -24 2 £300 -
Midlands - 2 £375 -
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 133 (66.50%) Cisco
2 104 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
3 98 (49.00%) Firewall
4 77 (38.50%) WAN
5 69 (34.50%) CCNP
6 66 (33.00%) LAN
7 59 (29.50%) Windows
7 59 (29.50%) CCNA
8 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
9 45 (22.50%) CheckPoint
9 45 (22.50%) DNS
10 44 (22.00%) VPN
11 39 (19.50%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (19.00%) DHCP
13 36 (18.00%) ITIL
14 34 (17.00%) Network Security
15 33 (16.50%) Data Centre
16 32 (16.00%) Security Cleared
16 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
16 32 (16.00%) Juniper
17 31 (15.50%) Wireless
17 31 (15.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (15.50%) Windows Server
18 23 (11.50%) Active Directory
19 22 (11.00%) VMware
20 21 (10.50%) BGP
21 20 (10.00%) SC Cleared
22 19 (9.50%) MS Excel
22 19 (9.50%) Linux
23 18 (9.00%) CCIE

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 (5.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.50%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.00%) MS Office
3 15 (7.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) IaaS
1 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.50%) PaaS
3 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (49.00%) Firewall
2 77 (38.50%) WAN
3 66 (33.00%) LAN
4 45 (22.50%) DNS
5 44 (22.00%) VPN
6 39 (19.50%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (19.00%) DHCP
8 34 (17.00%) Network Security
9 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 31 (15.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (15.50%) Wireless
11 21 (10.50%) BGP
12 18 (9.00%) Wireshark
13 17 (8.50%) MPLS
14 16 (8.00%) OSPF
14 16 (8.00%) VoIP
15 15 (7.50%) Junos
16 14 (7.00%) tcpdump
16 14 (7.00%) Wi-Fi
17 11 (5.50%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.50%) GIS
3 1 (0.50%) OLAP
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) JIRA
2 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (8.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.50%) Finance
3 13 (6.50%) Banking
4 11 (5.50%) Marketing
5 4 (2.00%) Military
5 4 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Advertising
6 2 (1.00%) Electronics
6 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.50%) CSS
2 4 (2.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.50%) XML
4 2 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.50%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.50%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.00%) e-Health
7 3 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.50%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (29.50%) Windows
2 31 (15.50%) Windows Server
3 19 (9.50%) Linux
4 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.00%) Unix
8 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.00%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.50%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.50%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.00%) Solaris
12 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.00%) ITIL
2 16 (8.00%) Load Balancing
2 16 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (7.50%) Network Design
4 12 (6.00%) Workflow
5 10 (5.00%) Change Management
5 10 (5.00%) Network Management
5 10 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (4.50%) Mentoring
6 9 (4.50%) Process Improvement
6 9 (4.50%) Service Management
7 8 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.50%) Presales
9 5 (2.50%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.50%) Project Management
9 5 (2.50%) SIEM
10 4 (2.00%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.00%) Network Architecture
10 4 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.50%) SQL
2 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.50%) C
3 3 (1.50%) C++
3 3 (1.50%) Perl
3 3 (1.50%) VB
4 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.00%) C#
4 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.00%) Python
4 2 (1.00%) Ruby
4 2 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (34.50%) CCNP
3 59 (29.50%) CCNA
4 32 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (9.00%) CCIE
7 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (5.00%) Degree
8 10 (5.00%) MCSE
9 9 (4.50%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.50%) CCDP
10 7 (3.50%) MCSA
10 7 (3.50%) MCSD
11 6 (3.00%) CCDA
11 6 (3.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (3.00%) NCDA
12 4 (2.00%) CCSE
13 3 (1.50%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) PCI DSS
1 7 (3.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 23 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.00%) vSphere
4 2 (1.00%) vCloud
5 1 (0.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Firmware
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.50%) NFS
5 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.50%) SCCM
3 2 (1.00%) Ansible
3 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.00%) Puppet
3 2 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.50%) Netcool
4 1 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.50%) OPNET
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) WMI
4 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 133 (66.50%) Cisco
2 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
3 45 (22.50%) CheckPoint
4 32 (16.00%) Juniper
5 22 (11.00%) VMware
6 12 (6.00%) F5
7 10 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 9 (4.50%) Palo Alto
9 8 (4.00%) IBM
10 7 (3.50%) Avaya
10 7 (3.50%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.00%) Aruba
11 6 (3.00%) Citrix
11 6 (3.00%) NetApp
12 5 (2.50%) HP
12 5 (2.50%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.00%) Infoblox
13 4 (2.00%) NICE Systems
13 4 (2.00%) Nortel
13 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds
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