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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 506 486 480
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 83 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 38
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£313 £288 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £152 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £396 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £255
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +12.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £32.65 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +33.52%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 34 £300 +4.34% 8
London +5 19 £373 +24.16% 7
West Midlands 0 7 £298 -8.46% 6
East Midlands -5 5 £313 +48.80%
East of England -10 4 - -
North West -29 4 £325 +54.76% 3
Yorkshire -32 4 £238 -13.63% 2
South West -15 3 - - 1
North East -23 3 - - 2
Network Support
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 128 (62.44%) Cisco
2 100 (48.78%) Firewall
3 96 (46.83%) Cisco Certification
4 74 (36.10%) LAN
5 71 (34.63%) WAN
5 71 (34.63%) CCNA
6 63 (30.73%) CCNP
7 49 (23.90%) CheckPoint
8 45 (21.95%) Windows
9 44 (21.46%) ITIL
10 43 (20.98%) VPN
11 41 (20.00%) Wireless
12 38 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (16.59%) Microsoft
14 32 (15.61%) Juniper
15 31 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 29 (14.15%) Network Security
16 29 (14.15%) DHCP
17 28 (13.66%) Security Cleared
18 27 (13.17%) TCP/IP
18 27 (13.17%) VMware
19 26 (12.68%) OSPF
20 25 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
21 24 (11.71%) DNS
21 24 (11.71%) SLA
21 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
22 22 (10.73%) MPLS
22 22 (10.73%) VLAN
22 22 (10.73%) Network Management
22 22 (10.73%) F5

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.49%) Lync
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) Apache
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.93%) MS Office
3 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Office 365
1 2 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (48.78%) Firewall
2 74 (36.10%) LAN
3 71 (34.63%) WAN
4 43 (20.98%) VPN
5 41 (20.00%) Wireless
6 38 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (14.15%) Network Security
8 29 (14.15%) DHCP
9 27 (13.17%) TCP/IP
10 26 (12.68%) OSPF
11 24 (11.71%) DNS
12 22 (10.73%) MPLS
12 22 (10.73%) VLAN
13 21 (10.24%) IPsec
14 20 (9.76%) Internet
15 18 (8.78%) VoIP
16 17 (8.29%) BGP
17 15 (7.32%) SSL
18 13 (6.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.95%) MS Access
3 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
4 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (6.83%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.41%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Military
5 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Back Office
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) CSS
1 8 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.95%) XMPP
3 3 (1.46%) .NET
4 2 (0.98%) MFC
4 2 (0.98%) XML
5 1 (0.49%) WAP
5 1 (0.49%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.93%) CMDB
5 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.95%) e-Health
5 4 (1.95%) Statistics
6 3 (1.46%) iPhone
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
7 2 (0.98%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.98%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) SecurID
8 1 (0.49%) Handset
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.49%) iPad
8 1 (0.49%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.95%) Windows
2 17 (8.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (5.85%) Linux
3 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.90%) UNIX
6 6 (2.93%) Solaris
7 5 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.46%) ITIL
2 25 (12.20%) Network Monitoring
3 22 (10.73%) Network Management
4 20 (9.76%) Network Design
4 20 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.88%) Migration
5 10 (4.88%) ITIL V3
5 10 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (4.39%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.39%) Project Management
6 9 (4.39%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.90%) Service Management
7 8 (3.90%) Change Management
8 7 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.41%) Network Architecture
9 6 (2.93%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (2.93%) Network Load Balancing
10 5 (2.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.41%) SQL
2 5 (2.44%) Perl
3 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.95%) C
4 3 (1.46%) VBScript
4 3 (1.46%) Python
5 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.98%) Korn
5 2 (0.98%) VB
5 2 (0.98%) C#
5 2 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 96 (46.83%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (34.63%) CCNA
3 63 (30.73%) CCNP
4 28 (13.66%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.29%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.37%) MCSA
8 10 (4.88%) Degree
9 9 (4.39%) A+ Certification
9 9 (4.39%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (3.41%) CCSA
11 6 (2.93%) CCSP
12 5 (2.44%) CCVP
12 5 (2.44%) CCIE
13 4 (1.95%) CCENT
14 3 (1.46%) MCITP
14 3 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.46%) MCSE
15 2 (0.98%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.71%) SLA
2 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.95%) QA
4 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.46%) XenApp
5 3 (1.46%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.46%) vSphere
6 2 (0.98%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.41%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.95%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.46%) OPNET
5 3 (1.46%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.98%) Netcool
6 2 (0.98%) Nagios
6 2 (0.98%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.98%) Ionix
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 128 (62.44%) Cisco
2 49 (23.90%) CheckPoint
3 34 (16.59%) Microsoft
4 32 (15.61%) Juniper
5 27 (13.17%) VMware
6 22 (10.73%) F5
7 14 (6.83%) SolarWinds
7 14 (6.83%) Blue Coat
8 11 (5.37%) Citrix
9 9 (4.39%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.39%) Remedy
10 8 (3.90%) McAfee
10 8 (3.90%) HP
10 8 (3.90%) IBM
11 7 (3.41%) Oracle
12 6 (2.93%) IronPort
13 5 (2.44%) CA
13 5 (2.44%) Aruba
13 5 (2.44%) Acronis
13 5 (2.44%) Lumension
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