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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 468 478 467
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 105 93 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 68
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£300 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £415 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £265 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.64% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.52% -17.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £21.60 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+33.52% -17.97%
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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +25 33 £269 -10.33% 12
South West -10 19 £350 +22.80% 3
East of England -25 17 £338 +32.35% 2
South East -25 16 £290 +12.62% 4
West Midlands -20 8 £325 +14.03% 1
Yorkshire +2 6 £288 +105.35% 4
East Midlands +5 4 £210 -
North West -4 1 £210 - 1
Network Support
UK

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 142 (64.84%) Cisco
2 104 (47.49%) Cisco Certification
3 97 (44.29%) Firewall
4 81 (36.99%) LAN
5 79 (36.07%) WAN
6 71 (32.42%) CCNP
7 70 (31.96%) Windows
8 56 (25.57%) CCNA
9 48 (21.92%) Microsoft
10 47 (21.46%) ITIL
11 45 (20.55%) CheckPoint
12 37 (16.89%) VPN
12 37 (16.89%) Security Cleared
13 35 (15.98%) MPLS
14 33 (15.07%) Wireless
14 33 (15.07%) VMware
14 33 (15.07%) Active Directory
14 33 (15.07%) SC Cleared
15 32 (14.61%) Windows 7
15 32 (14.61%) Cisco Nexus
15 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
16 29 (13.24%) VoIP
17 28 (12.79%) Juniper
18 27 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (11.87%) DNS
20 24 (10.96%) Telecoms
20 24 (10.96%) F5
21 20 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 20 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
22 19 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (5.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.83%) IIS
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (6.85%) MS Office
1 15 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Summit
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (44.29%) Firewall
2 81 (36.99%) LAN
3 79 (36.07%) WAN
4 37 (16.89%) VPN
5 35 (15.98%) MPLS
6 33 (15.07%) Wireless
7 32 (14.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 32 (14.61%) TCP/IP
8 29 (13.24%) VoIP
9 27 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (11.87%) DNS
11 18 (8.22%) Network Security
12 17 (7.76%) OSPF
13 15 (6.85%) IP Telephony
14 14 (6.39%) Internet
15 13 (5.94%) SAN
15 13 (5.94%) BGP
15 13 (5.94%) BIG-IP
16 11 (5.02%) EIGRP
16 11 (5.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.28%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 24 (10.96%) Telecoms
2 17 (7.76%) Finance
3 16 (7.31%) Front Office
4 14 (6.39%) Back Office
5 4 (1.83%) Advertising
6 3 (1.37%) Banking
6 3 (1.37%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.57%) XMPP
2 4 (1.83%) CSS
3 2 (0.91%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.76%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.31%) Statistics
3 6 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.28%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.91%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.91%) PKI
5 2 (0.91%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.91%) NHS
5 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.46%) e-Health
6 1 (0.46%) SecurID
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.46%) Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) CESG
6 1 (0.46%) CMDB
6 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.96%) Windows
2 32 (14.61%) Windows 7
3 19 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.76%) Linux
5 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.57%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.20%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.74%) UNIX
10 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.46%) ITIL
2 18 (8.22%) Change Management
2 18 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (8.22%) Service Management
3 16 (7.31%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (7.31%) Network Management
4 15 (6.85%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.85%) Workflow
5 14 (6.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (5.48%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (5.02%) Network Design
7 11 (5.02%) ITSM
8 10 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.57%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.11%) Performance Management
10 8 (3.65%) Fault Management
10 8 (3.65%) Migration
11 7 (3.20%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (2.74%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.46%) sed
3 1 (0.46%) Java
3 1 (0.46%) SQL
3 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (47.49%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (32.42%) CCNP
3 56 (25.57%) CCNA
4 37 (16.89%) Security Cleared
5 33 (15.07%) SC Cleared
6 20 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (8.22%) MCP
8 14 (6.39%) CCIE
9 12 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 11 (5.02%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (4.11%) CISSP
12 8 (3.65%) MCSA
12 8 (3.65%) Degree
13 7 (3.20%) CCSA
13 7 (3.20%) MCSE
14 5 (2.28%) CCSP
15 4 (1.83%) CCVP
15 4 (1.83%) CCSE
16 3 (1.37%) CCDP
16 3 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.22%) SLA
2 8 (3.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 33 (15.07%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.28%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.37%) vSphere
5 3 (1.37%) XenApp
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.46%) UAG
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (8.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (5.48%) OPNET
3 5 (2.28%) SCCM
3 5 (2.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.37%) WSUS
4 3 (1.37%) SCOM
4 3 (1.37%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.46%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.46%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 142 (64.84%) Cisco
2 48 (21.92%) Microsoft
3 45 (20.55%) CheckPoint
4 33 (15.07%) VMware
5 28 (12.79%) Juniper
6 24 (10.96%) F5
7 15 (6.85%) SolarWinds
8 14 (6.39%) HP
9 13 (5.94%) McAfee
10 12 (5.48%) Blue Coat
11 10 (4.57%) Citrix
12 9 (4.11%) Mitel
13 7 (3.20%) Websense
14 5 (2.28%) Riverbed
14 5 (2.28%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.28%) Avaya
15 4 (1.83%) Apple
15 4 (1.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 3 (1.37%) Dell
17 2 (0.91%) EMC
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