The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 374 393 376
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 40 30 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 34
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£273 £271 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +11.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £153 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £396 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.23 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.81% -17.97%
Network Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22357 23435 23860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.91% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15602 16136 15765
Average daily rate £425 £433 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 417 578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
City of London +40 19 £263 -2.41%
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 43 (58.90%) Cisco
2 40 (54.79%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (42.47%) WAN
4 29 (39.73%) LAN
5 26 (35.62%) Firewall
5 26 (35.62%) CCNA
6 22 (30.14%) CCNP
7 19 (26.03%) VPN
7 19 (26.03%) Windows
8 16 (21.92%) VoIP
9 14 (19.18%) Juniper
10 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
10 13 (17.81%) ITIL
11 12 (16.44%) MPLS
11 12 (16.44%) BGP
11 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
11 12 (16.44%) Wireless
11 12 (16.44%) Finance
12 11 (15.07%) VMware
13 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
13 10 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
14 9 (12.33%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (12.33%) IP Telephony
15 8 (10.96%) MS Office
15 8 (10.96%) DNS
15 8 (10.96%) Cisco IPT
15 8 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (9.59%) F5
16 7 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.48%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Office
2 5 (6.85%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (42.47%) WAN
2 29 (39.73%) LAN
3 26 (35.62%) Firewall
4 19 (26.03%) VPN
5 16 (21.92%) VoIP
6 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
7 12 (16.44%) MPLS
7 12 (16.44%) BGP
7 12 (16.44%) Wireless
8 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
9 9 (12.33%) IP Telephony
10 8 (10.96%) DNS
10 8 (10.96%) Cisco IPT
10 8 (10.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (8.22%) SAN
11 6 (8.22%) OSPF
11 6 (8.22%) Multicast
12 5 (6.85%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (6.85%) Network Security
12 5 (6.85%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) XMPP
2 1 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
2 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) PKI
2 2 (2.74%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.37%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.37%) New Media
3 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.37%) Statistics
3 1 (1.37%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.59%) Migration
4 4 (5.48%) Change Management
4 4 (5.48%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.11%) Network Design
6 2 (2.74%) Workflow
6 2 (2.74%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.74%) ISMS
6 2 (2.74%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.74%) Change Control
6 2 (2.74%) High Availability
6 2 (2.74%) Network Management
7 1 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.37%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
1 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (54.79%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (35.62%) CCNA
3 22 (30.14%) CCNP
4 9 (12.33%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (8.22%) MCSE
7 5 (6.85%) Degree
8 4 (5.48%) MCSA
8 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
8 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.11%) CCVP
10 2 (2.74%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (2.74%) MCP
10 2 (2.74%) MCSM
11 1 (1.37%) CCENT
11 1 (1.37%) MCITP
11 1 (1.37%) CCIP
11 1 (1.37%) CCIE
11 1 (1.37%) CCSP
11 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.11%) XenApp
3 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
4 2 (2.74%) UAG
4 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (9.59%) OPNET
2 2 (2.74%) WSUS
2 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 43 (58.90%) Cisco
2 14 (19.18%) Juniper
3 11 (15.07%) VMware
4 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.59%) F5
5 7 (9.59%) SolarWinds
5 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.59%) Websense
6 6 (8.22%) HP
7 4 (5.48%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.48%) Mitel
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix
7 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.11%) Apple
9 2 (2.74%) Symantec
9 2 (2.74%) Dell
10 1 (1.37%) IPFX
10 1 (1.37%) Kaspersky
10 1 (1.37%) Brocade
10 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
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