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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 454 433 464
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 125 120 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 34
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£250 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £217 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.60 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.50 £25.73 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
South East -12 36 £240 -26.15% 16
London -11 30 £296 -8.84% 9
South West +7 16 £288 -11.53% 1
North West -13 13 £175 -21.34% 5
West Midlands -10 11 £288 -31.42% 3
East of England +1 7 £294 -2.08% 3
Yorkshire -9 6 £154 -25.00% 6
East Midlands -6 5 £213 - 2
Network Support
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (66.36%) Cisco
2 111 (51.15%) Firewall
3 110 (50.69%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (40.09%) CCNA
5 78 (35.94%) LAN
6 75 (34.56%) WAN
7 58 (26.73%) CCNP
8 50 (23.04%) ITIL
9 49 (22.58%) Windows
9 49 (22.58%) CheckPoint
10 47 (21.66%) Cisco ASA
11 45 (20.74%) Network Security
12 44 (20.28%) Juniper
13 42 (19.35%) VPN
14 36 (16.59%) Wireless
15 34 (15.67%) Network Management
16 32 (14.75%) Microsoft
17 30 (13.82%) Active Directory
18 28 (12.90%) Security Cleared
19 27 (12.44%) Network Monitoring
19 27 (12.44%) SLA
20 26 (11.98%) MPLS
20 26 (11.98%) F5
21 25 (11.52%) VMware
22 22 (10.14%) DNS
23 21 (9.68%) VoIP
23 21 (9.68%) OSPF
23 21 (9.68%) Network Design
23 21 (9.68%) VLAN
23 21 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.92%) IIS
4 2 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.23%) MS Office
3 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 111 (51.15%) Firewall
2 78 (35.94%) LAN
3 75 (34.56%) WAN
4 47 (21.66%) Cisco ASA
5 45 (20.74%) Network Security
6 42 (19.35%) VPN
7 36 (16.59%) Wireless
8 26 (11.98%) MPLS
9 22 (10.14%) DNS
10 21 (9.68%) VoIP
10 21 (9.68%) OSPF
10 21 (9.68%) VLAN
10 21 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (8.76%) Internet
12 18 (8.29%) TCP/IP
13 16 (7.37%) SAN
14 14 (6.45%) BGP
14 14 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (5.99%) Ethernet
16 12 (5.53%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) MS Access
3 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP
5 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (8.29%) Finance
2 13 (5.99%) Telecoms
2 13 (5.99%) Banking
3 3 (1.38%) Retail
3 3 (1.38%) Games
4 2 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Military
5 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.23%) CSS
2 2 (0.92%) MFC
3 1 (0.46%) OLE
3 1 (0.46%) WAP
3 1 (0.46%) .NET
3 1 (0.46%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.76%) e-Health
3 5 (2.30%) CMDB
4 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
4 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.92%) Statistics
4 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
4 2 (0.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.46%) NHS
5 1 (0.46%) CCTV
5 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.46%) PKI
5 1 (0.46%) VLE
5 1 (0.46%) Handset
5 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.58%) Windows
2 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (7.83%) Windows 7
4 14 (6.45%) Linux
5 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.15%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.30%) CentOS
7 5 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.84%) Solaris
9 2 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) UNIX
10 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.04%) ITIL
2 34 (15.67%) Network Management
3 27 (12.44%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (9.68%) Network Design
5 14 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.99%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.07%) ITIL V3
8 10 (4.61%) Kalman Filter
8 10 (4.61%) Change Management
9 9 (4.15%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.23%) Service Management
11 6 (2.76%) Workflow
11 6 (2.76%) Network Load Balancing
12 5 (2.30%) Migration
12 5 (2.30%) WAN Optimisation
12 5 (2.30%) Change Control
12 5 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (1.84%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.61%) SQL
2 2 (0.92%) C
3 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.46%) Perl
3 1 (0.46%) VBA
3 1 (0.46%) Python
3 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (50.69%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (40.09%) CCNA
3 58 (26.73%) CCNP
4 28 (12.90%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.83%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.53%) MCSA
8 11 (5.07%) Degree
9 10 (4.61%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (4.61%) A+ Certification
10 9 (4.15%) CCIE
11 3 (1.38%) MCSE
12 2 (0.92%) MCITP
12 2 (0.92%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.46%) CISSP
13 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.46%) MCP
13 1 (0.46%) HNC
13 1 (0.46%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.44%) SLA
2 7 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 30 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.30%) Firmware
4 4 (1.84%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.38%) XenApp
6 2 (0.92%) vSphere
6 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) Snort
7 1 (0.46%) HDFS
7 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (4.15%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.76%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.76%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.84%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.84%) SCCM
3 4 (1.84%) WSUS
4 3 (1.38%) Netcool
4 3 (1.38%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.92%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.46%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 144 (66.36%) Cisco
2 49 (22.58%) CheckPoint
3 44 (20.28%) Juniper
4 32 (14.75%) Microsoft
5 26 (11.98%) F5
6 25 (11.52%) VMware
7 17 (7.83%) SolarWinds
7 17 (7.83%) Blue Coat
8 15 (6.91%) McAfee
9 14 (6.45%) Remedy
9 14 (6.45%) Citrix
10 11 (5.07%) HP
11 10 (4.61%) IBM
12 8 (3.69%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.69%) Websense
13 6 (2.76%) Infoblox
13 6 (2.76%) CA
13 6 (2.76%) Avaya
14 5 (2.30%) Oracle
15 4 (1.84%) Riverbed
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