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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 484 469 468
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 91 91 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 61
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£288 £255 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £173 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £402 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.61 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% +9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £26.10 £60.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+33.52% -6.89%
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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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
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 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +3 32 £300 - 8
East of England -13 17 £300 +17.64% 8
South East -31 13 £288 +21.05% 5
South West -29 8 £288 -2.54%
Yorkshire +12 7 £275 +96.42% 2
West Midlands -4 7 £325 +18.18% 1
East Midlands +3 3 £210 -
North West -5 2 £210 - 1
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 133 (62.74%) Cisco
2 95 (44.81%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (41.98%) Firewall
4 72 (33.96%) Windows
4 72 (33.96%) LAN
5 65 (30.66%) WAN
6 61 (28.77%) CCNP
7 57 (26.89%) CCNA
8 54 (25.47%) Microsoft
9 45 (21.23%) ITIL
10 44 (20.75%) CheckPoint
11 37 (17.45%) VPN
11 37 (17.45%) Wireless
12 35 (16.51%) VMware
12 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
13 33 (15.57%) Juniper
14 30 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
15 29 (13.68%) VoIP
16 27 (12.74%) DNS
16 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
16 27 (12.74%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (11.79%) F5
17 25 (11.79%) MPLS
18 24 (11.32%) SC Cleared
19 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (10.38%) TCP/IP
20 22 (10.38%) Telecoms
20 22 (10.38%) Finance
21 21 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.89%) IIS
3 4 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.47%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.60%) MS Office
3 5 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Summit
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.36%) Office 365
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 89 (41.98%) Firewall
2 72 (33.96%) LAN
3 65 (30.66%) WAN
4 37 (17.45%) VPN
4 37 (17.45%) Wireless
5 30 (14.15%) Cisco ASA
6 29 (13.68%) VoIP
7 27 (12.74%) DNS
7 27 (12.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (11.79%) MPLS
9 22 (10.38%) TCP/IP
10 16 (7.55%) Network Security
11 15 (7.08%) IP Telephony
12 14 (6.60%) SAN
13 13 (6.13%) Internet
13 13 (6.13%) BIG-IP
14 12 (5.66%) BGP
14 12 (5.66%) EIGRP
15 10 (4.72%) DHCP
15 10 (4.72%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 22 (10.38%) Telecoms
1 22 (10.38%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Front Office
3 14 (6.60%) Back Office
4 5 (2.36%) Banking
5 4 (1.89%) Advertising
6 3 (1.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.72%) XMPP
2 5 (2.36%) CSS
3 2 (0.94%) WAP
4 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.08%) Statistics
3 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
5 2 (0.94%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.94%) PKI
5 2 (0.94%) NHS
5 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.47%) e-Health
6 1 (0.47%) SecurID
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.47%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Clustering
6 1 (0.47%) CESG
6 1 (0.47%) Derivative
6 1 (0.47%) CMDB
6 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.96%) Windows
2 35 (16.51%) Windows 7
3 23 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.02%) Linux
5 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.30%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.83%) UNIX
9 5 (2.36%) Android
10 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.94%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) VMS
11 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.23%) ITIL
2 19 (8.96%) Change Management
3 18 (8.49%) Service Management
4 16 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (7.08%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (5.66%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (5.19%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.19%) ITSM
9 10 (4.72%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.72%) Workflow
9 10 (4.72%) Fault Management
9 10 (4.72%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.77%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.77%) Migration
10 8 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 7 (3.30%) Performance Management
12 6 (2.83%) Network Design
12 6 (2.83%) WAN Optimisation
13 5 (2.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.47%) sed
3 1 (0.47%) Java
3 1 (0.47%) SQL
3 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (44.81%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (28.77%) CCNP
3 57 (26.89%) CCNA
4 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (8.02%) MCP
8 12 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (3.77%) Degree
11 7 (3.30%) MCSA
11 7 (3.30%) CCIE
11 7 (3.30%) CCSA
12 6 (2.83%) CCSP
12 6 (2.83%) MCSE
13 4 (1.89%) CCVP
13 4 (1.89%) CCSE
14 3 (1.42%) CCDP
14 3 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
15 2 (0.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.60%) SLA
2 8 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.94%) QA
6 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.89%) vSphere
5 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.42%) XenApp
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.94%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.47%) UAG
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (5.19%) OPNET
3 6 (2.83%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (2.36%) SCCM
5 3 (1.42%) SCOM
5 3 (1.42%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.94%) WSUS
6 2 (0.94%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.47%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 133 (62.74%) Cisco
2 54 (25.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.75%) CheckPoint
4 35 (16.51%) VMware
5 33 (15.57%) Juniper
6 25 (11.79%) F5
7 16 (7.55%) McAfee
8 15 (7.08%) Blue Coat
8 15 (7.08%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.13%) HP
10 9 (4.25%) Citrix
10 9 (4.25%) Apple
11 8 (3.77%) Mitel
12 7 (3.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (2.36%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.36%) Websense
13 5 (2.36%) Avaya
14 4 (1.89%) Velocent
14 4 (1.89%) Riverbed
15 3 (1.42%) Dell
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