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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 455 480 456
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 97 68 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 36
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£300 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £255
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £24.88 £24.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.64% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £19.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £29.15 £31.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.95% -4.00%
Network Support
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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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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
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 4 March 2015. 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 +8 45 £300 +9.09% 8
South East -17 23 £315 +20.00% 12
South West +3 11 £269 +53.57% 1
East of England +5 6 - - 2
North West -12 5 £361 - 5
West Midlands -15 4 £250 -25.92% 7
East Midlands - 3 £306 - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 144 (66.06%) Cisco
2 122 (55.96%) Firewall
3 103 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (39.91%) WAN
5 76 (34.86%) LAN
6 72 (33.03%) Windows
7 70 (32.11%) CCNA
8 55 (25.23%) CCNP
9 49 (22.48%) VPN
10 48 (22.02%) TCP/IP
11 47 (21.56%) CheckPoint
12 44 (20.18%) MPLS
13 42 (19.27%) Network Security
14 40 (18.35%) Juniper
15 39 (17.89%) DNS
16 38 (17.43%) Active Directory
17 35 (16.06%) ITIL
18 33 (15.14%) Network Management
19 32 (14.68%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (14.68%) OSPF
20 29 (13.30%) BGP
20 29 (13.30%) Linux
20 29 (13.30%) VLAN
20 29 (13.30%) Network Monitoring
21 28 (12.84%) VMware
21 28 (12.84%) SLA
22 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
22 26 (11.93%) Security Cleared
23 24 (11.01%) F5
23 24 (11.01%) Wireless

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (5.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) MS Office
2 14 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 122 (55.96%) Firewall
2 87 (39.91%) WAN
3 76 (34.86%) LAN
4 49 (22.48%) VPN
5 48 (22.02%) TCP/IP
6 44 (20.18%) MPLS
7 42 (19.27%) Network Security
8 39 (17.89%) DNS
9 32 (14.68%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (14.68%) OSPF
10 29 (13.30%) BGP
10 29 (13.30%) VLAN
11 24 (11.01%) Wireless
12 21 (9.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (9.63%) HSRP
13 19 (8.72%) VoIP
14 15 (6.88%) IPsec
15 14 (6.42%) Intrusion Detection
15 14 (6.42%) HTTPS
15 14 (6.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) OLAP
3 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.46%) MS Access
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 20 (9.17%) Finance
2 15 (6.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Back Office
5 2 (0.92%) Games
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.46%) .NET
1 1 (0.46%) CSS
1 1 (0.46%) WAP
1 1 (0.46%) OLE
1 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
2 7 (3.21%) PKI
3 4 (1.83%) e-Health
4 2 (0.92%) Visualisation
4 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.92%) CMDB
4 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.92%) NHS
5 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.46%) VLE
5 1 (0.46%) Replication
5 1 (0.46%) Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Statistics
5 1 (0.46%) CCTV
5 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.46%) Social Media
5 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.03%) Windows
2 29 (13.30%) Linux
3 21 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.80%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.05%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.67%) CentOS
8 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.46%) UNIX
12 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.06%) ITIL
2 33 (15.14%) Network Management
3 29 (13.30%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (8.72%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.88%) Network Design
6 14 (6.42%) Workflow
6 14 (6.42%) Change Management
7 9 (4.13%) Migration
7 9 (4.13%) High Availability
8 8 (3.67%) WAN Optimisation
8 8 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (3.67%) Performance Management
8 8 (3.67%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.21%) ISMS
9 7 (3.21%) Information Assurance
10 6 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.75%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.21%) SQL
2 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.92%) VBA
3 1 (0.46%) C
3 1 (0.46%) VBScript
3 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 103 (47.25%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (32.11%) CCNA
3 55 (25.23%) CCNP
4 26 (11.93%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.55%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.88%) CCIE
7 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.13%) CISSP
9 8 (3.67%) MCSE
10 6 (2.75%) VCP4
11 5 (2.29%) MCSA
11 5 (2.29%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (2.29%) Degree
12 4 (1.83%) MCITP
13 3 (1.38%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.92%) CCSE
15 1 (0.46%) MCP
15 1 (0.46%) HNC
15 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.84%) SLA
2 11 (5.05%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 38 (17.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.21%) Firmware
4 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.38%) XenApp
6 2 (0.92%) vSphere
6 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.92%) Snort
6 2 (0.92%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.46%) UAG
7 1 (0.46%) XenServer
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.75%) WSUS
3 4 (1.83%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.46%) Netcool
4 1 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.46%) OPNET
4 1 (0.46%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.46%) SCOM
4 1 (0.46%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 144 (66.06%) Cisco
2 47 (21.56%) CheckPoint
3 40 (18.35%) Juniper
4 28 (12.84%) VMware
5 26 (11.93%) Microsoft
6 24 (11.01%) F5
7 18 (8.26%) Blue Coat
8 15 (6.88%) HP
9 13 (5.96%) Riverbed
10 12 (5.50%) Citrix
11 11 (5.05%) Avaya
12 10 (4.59%) McAfee
12 10 (4.59%) Websense
13 9 (4.13%) Remedy
14 7 (3.21%) Infoblox
15 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds
16 4 (1.83%) IBM
16 4 (1.83%) Dell
16 4 (1.83%) Nortel
16 4 (1.83%) CA
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