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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 470 479 436
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 120 84 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 36 66
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£325 £281 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £13.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £36.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £10.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+97.61% -50.00%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 +23 54 £360 +32.96% 9
South West -15 22 £340 +18.26% 5
South East -23 17 £325 -3.70% 5
West Midlands -20 10 £325 +0.77% 2
East of England -19 8 £290 +39.75% 3
Yorkshire +1 5 £288 - 4
East Midlands +3 2 £245 - 1
North West -10 2 £231 +2.77% 3
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 136 (62.67%) Cisco
2 102 (47.00%) Firewall
3 98 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (37.79%) WAN
5 79 (36.41%) LAN
6 70 (32.26%) Windows
7 64 (29.49%) CCNP
8 53 (24.42%) CCNA
9 50 (23.04%) TCP/IP
10 42 (19.35%) VPN
11 41 (18.89%) DNS
12 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
13 36 (16.59%) MPLS
13 36 (16.59%) Active Directory
14 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
15 33 (15.21%) ITIL
15 33 (15.21%) Wireless
16 31 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 29 (13.36%) Juniper
18 28 (12.90%) OSPF
18 28 (12.90%) BGP
18 28 (12.90%) SC Cleared
18 28 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 27 (12.44%) Network Monitoring
19 27 (12.44%) Linux
20 24 (11.06%) VMware
21 23 (10.60%) IPsec
21 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (10.60%) F5
22 22 (10.14%) VLAN

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (3.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.38%) IIS
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 22 (10.14%) MS Office
1 22 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (47.00%) Firewall
2 82 (37.79%) WAN
3 79 (36.41%) LAN
4 50 (23.04%) TCP/IP
5 42 (19.35%) VPN
6 41 (18.89%) DNS
7 36 (16.59%) MPLS
8 33 (15.21%) Wireless
9 28 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 28 (12.90%) OSPF
9 28 (12.90%) BGP
10 23 (10.60%) IPsec
11 22 (10.14%) VLAN
12 20 (9.22%) Network Security
12 20 (9.22%) HTTP
12 20 (9.22%) VoIP
13 19 (8.76%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (8.76%) HSRP
14 16 (7.37%) HTTPS
15 15 (6.91%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 21 (9.68%) Finance
2 15 (6.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.30%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Advertising
5 2 (0.92%) Back Office
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) XMPP
2 2 (0.92%) WAP
3 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.15%) PKI
3 5 (2.30%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.38%) NHS
6 2 (0.92%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.92%) Statistics
6 2 (0.92%) e-Health
7 1 (0.46%) SecurID
7 1 (0.46%) Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) CESG
7 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.46%) Social Media
7 1 (0.46%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.46%) New Media
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
7 1 (0.46%) CMDB
7 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 70 (32.26%) Windows
2 27 (12.44%) Linux
3 23 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (8.76%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.61%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.15%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) Solaris
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.46%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.21%) ITIL
2 27 (12.44%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (9.22%) Change Management
4 18 (8.29%) Network Management
5 16 (7.37%) Network Design
6 11 (5.07%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.07%) Migration
6 11 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.07%) High Availability
7 10 (4.61%) Load Balancing
7 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (4.61%) WAN Optimisation
8 9 (4.15%) Network Load Balancing
8 9 (4.15%) Workflow
8 9 (4.15%) ISMS
8 9 (4.15%) Information Assurance
9 6 (2.76%) Fault Management
9 6 (2.76%) Service Management
10 5 (2.30%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (2.30%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.92%) SQL
4 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.46%) VBScript
4 1 (0.46%) VBA
4 1 (0.46%) Java
4 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.46%) sed
Qualifications
1 98 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (29.49%) CCNP
3 53 (24.42%) CCNA
4 31 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.15%) CISSP
7 9 (4.15%) CCIE
8 7 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (3.23%) Degree
9 6 (2.76%) CCSA
9 6 (2.76%) MCSE
9 6 (2.76%) MCSA
10 5 (2.30%) CCSP
10 5 (2.30%) CCVP
10 5 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.84%) CCSE
12 3 (1.38%) MCITP
12 3 (1.38%) CCDP
12 3 (1.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.91%) SLA
2 4 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.46%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (16.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.84%) XenApp
4 4 (1.84%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.84%) vSphere
5 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.92%) UAG
6 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.46%) Firmware
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.30%) OPNET
3 4 (1.84%) WSUS
3 4 (1.84%) SCCM
3 4 (1.84%) SCOM
3 4 (1.84%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.38%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.92%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.46%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 136 (62.67%) Cisco
2 40 (18.43%) CheckPoint
3 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
4 29 (13.36%) Juniper
5 24 (11.06%) VMware
6 23 (10.60%) F5
7 18 (8.29%) HP
8 15 (6.91%) Blue Coat
9 10 (4.61%) Riverbed
10 9 (4.15%) McAfee
10 9 (4.15%) Citrix
11 8 (3.69%) Websense
11 8 (3.69%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.76%) Mitel
12 6 (2.76%) Avaya
13 4 (1.84%) Dell
14 3 (1.38%) Nortel
14 3 (1.38%) Brocade
14 3 (1.38%) Apple
15 2 (0.92%) Sophos
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