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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
UK / England
Rank 472 469 482
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 93 126 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 78 64
Median daily rate £281 £300 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £377 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £306
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
London +11 32 £450 +38.46% 6
East of England +10 16 £195 -18.75% 1
South East -19 14 £275 -4.34% 7
North West +30 9 £150 -34.78% 3
South West -1 7 £140 -60.00% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £290 +28.88% 1
North East -15 4 £275 -
West Midlands -8 3 £200 - 1
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 118 (64.13%) Cisco
2 85 (46.20%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (46.20%) Firewall
3 61 (33.15%) CCNA
3 61 (33.15%) WAN
4 60 (32.61%) LAN
5 50 (27.17%) CCNP
6 45 (24.46%) CheckPoint
7 43 (23.37%) VPN
8 42 (22.83%) Wireless
9 38 (20.65%) ITIL
9 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
10 35 (19.02%) Windows
10 35 (19.02%) Juniper
11 33 (17.93%) OSPF
12 32 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 29 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
15 27 (14.67%) DNS
16 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
16 26 (14.13%) SC Cleared
17 25 (13.59%) Finance
18 23 (12.50%) Network Security
18 23 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (11.41%) BGP
20 20 (10.87%) Network Design
20 20 (10.87%) VoIP
21 19 (10.33%) VLAN
21 19 (10.33%) Network Management
21 19 (10.33%) Data Centre

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 6 (3.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.54%) SAS
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Smallworld
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) MS Office
2 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.54%) Akamai
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (46.20%) Firewall
2 61 (33.15%) WAN
3 60 (32.61%) LAN
4 43 (23.37%) VPN
5 42 (22.83%) Wireless
6 33 (17.93%) OSPF
7 32 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 29 (15.76%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (14.67%) DNS
10 23 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (12.50%) Network Security
11 21 (11.41%) BGP
12 20 (10.87%) VoIP
13 19 (10.33%) VLAN
14 16 (8.70%) Broadband
14 16 (8.70%) DHCP
15 15 (8.15%) HSRP
15 15 (8.15%) ISDN
15 15 (8.15%) MPLS
16 13 (7.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) GIS
2 1 (0.54%) MS Access
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (0.54%) Advertising
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Billing
5 1 (0.54%) French Language
5 1 (0.54%) German Language
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.80%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.09%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.09%) XMPP
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.54%) WSH
3 1 (0.54%) XML
3 1 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.72%) NHS
4 4 (2.17%) e-Health
5 3 (1.63%) Clustering
5 3 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.54%) CMDB
7 1 (0.54%) Derivative
7 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.54%) Statistics
7 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.02%) Windows
2 15 (8.15%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.89%) Linux
6 8 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.26%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.63%) Unix
10 1 (0.54%) CentOS
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.65%) ITIL
2 28 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (10.87%) Network Design
4 19 (10.33%) Network Management
5 14 (7.61%) Asset Management
6 11 (5.98%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.43%) Migration
8 9 (4.89%) Project Management
9 8 (4.35%) Change Management
10 7 (3.80%) Investment Management
10 7 (3.80%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.80%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.72%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.72%) Presales
11 5 (2.72%) Workflow
12 4 (2.17%) Capacity Management
12 4 (2.17%) Change Control
12 4 (2.17%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.72%) C
1 5 (2.72%) SQL
2 3 (1.63%) Perl
3 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.54%) C++
4 1 (0.54%) VB
4 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (46.20%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (33.15%) CCNA
3 50 (27.17%) CCNP
4 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
5 26 (14.13%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.61%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.98%) CCSA
8 8 (4.35%) CCIE
9 6 (3.26%) Degree
10 5 (2.72%) HNC
10 5 (2.72%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.17%) MCSE
12 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.09%) CCDA
12 2 (1.09%) CCIP
12 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.09%) MCP
13 1 (0.54%) CCNP Voice
13 1 (0.54%) CFCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 17 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.63%) Firmware
3 3 (1.63%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.09%) KVM
5 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.09%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.09%) Nagios
3 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.09%) OpenView
3 2 (1.09%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.09%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.54%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.54%) Netcool
4 1 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.54%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 118 (64.13%) Cisco
2 45 (24.46%) CheckPoint
3 35 (19.02%) Juniper
4 26 (14.13%) Microsoft
5 17 (9.24%) F5
6 15 (8.15%) HP
7 14 (7.61%) VMware
8 11 (5.98%) Remedy
9 8 (4.35%) Avaya
9 8 (4.35%) Nortel
10 7 (3.80%) Citrix
11 6 (3.26%) Aruba
11 6 (3.26%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.72%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.72%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.17%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.63%) Blue Coat
14 3 (1.63%) Brocade
14 3 (1.63%) Cyberoam
14 3 (1.63%) Equitrac
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