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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 382 405 372
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 32 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 27
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£300 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+33.52% -13.87%
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 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
City of London +26 15 £263 +11.94% 3
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (68.18%) Cisco
2 43 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (46.97%) WAN
4 30 (45.45%) LAN
5 29 (43.94%) CCNA
6 28 (42.42%) Firewall
7 22 (33.33%) CCNP
8 21 (31.82%) VPN
9 18 (27.27%) VoIP
10 16 (24.24%) ITIL
10 16 (24.24%) MPLS
11 15 (22.73%) Windows
12 13 (19.70%) Juniper
13 11 (16.67%) IP Telephony
13 11 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (16.67%) Finance
13 11 (16.67%) OPNET
13 11 (16.67%) BGP
13 11 (16.67%) EIGRP
13 11 (16.67%) SolarWinds
13 11 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (15.15%) Cisco IPT
14 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
14 10 (15.15%) Wireless
14 10 (15.15%) XMPP
15 9 (13.64%) VMware
15 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
15 9 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Office
2 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.97%) WAN
2 30 (45.45%) LAN
3 28 (42.42%) Firewall
4 21 (31.82%) VPN
5 18 (27.27%) VoIP
6 16 (24.24%) MPLS
7 11 (16.67%) BGP
7 11 (16.67%) EIGRP
7 11 (16.67%) IP Telephony
8 10 (15.15%) Cisco IPT
8 10 (15.15%) Wireless
8 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 9 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (10.61%) OSPF
11 5 (7.58%) SAN
11 5 (7.58%) DNS
11 5 (7.58%) IPsec
11 5 (7.58%) Multicast
11 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) XMPP
2 1 (1.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
2 2 (3.03%) PKI
2 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.52%) Derivative
3 1 (1.52%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Replication
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) SecurID
3 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.52%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.52%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) UNIX
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.52%) VMS
6 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (10.61%) Migration
4 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (4.55%) Network Design
5 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) ISMS
6 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.03%) Workflow
6 2 (3.03%) High Availability
7 1 (1.52%) Change Control
7 1 (1.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Content Management
7 1 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.52%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.52%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 43 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (43.94%) CCNA
3 22 (33.33%) CCNP
4 11 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.58%) Degree
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) CCVP
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.55%) MCSA
7 3 (4.55%) CCIE
8 2 (3.03%) CCSP
8 2 (3.03%) MCSE
8 2 (3.03%) MCSM
9 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.52%) MCP
9 1 (1.52%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.03%) XenApp
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
4 1 (1.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) OPNET
1 11 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.52%) WSUS
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (68.18%) Cisco
2 13 (19.70%) Juniper
3 11 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 9 (13.64%) VMware
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.58%) HP
6 5 (7.58%) F5
7 4 (6.06%) Websense
7 4 (6.06%) Blue Coat
8 3 (4.55%) Mitel
8 3 (4.55%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.55%) Citrix
8 3 (4.55%) Apple
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
10 1 (1.52%) CommVault
10 1 (1.52%) NetApp
10 1 (1.52%) Nokia
10 1 (1.52%) McAfee
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