The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Kent region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 38 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 0.73% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.78% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £263
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.48% +16.66%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
241 257 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 96.79% 94.14% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 138 121
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 27 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +55.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £30.08 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Network Support
South East

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support across the Kent region.

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support across the Kent region.

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Network Support
South East

Network Support
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Squid
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Linux

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft