The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 381 378 377
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 31 11 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.051% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.055% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 24
Average daily rate £325 £230 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £385 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £253 £256
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.50% +31.57%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Support
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -8 7 £373 +81.70% 3
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Ilford - - - -
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England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (67.27%) Cisco
2 30 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (40.00%) Firewall
3 22 (40.00%) WAN
4 21 (38.18%) LAN
5 20 (36.36%) VoIP
6 19 (34.55%) MPLS
7 17 (30.91%) CCNP
8 14 (25.45%) CCNA
8 14 (25.45%) VPN
9 13 (23.64%) Juniper
10 12 (21.82%) ITIL
11 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 10 (18.18%) Windows
12 10 (18.18%) Finance
13 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
13 9 (16.36%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (14.55%) Network Security
14 8 (14.55%) Degree
14 8 (14.55%) Banking
14 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
14 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
15 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
15 7 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (12.73%) OPNET
15 7 (12.73%) Wireless
15 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (10.91%) XMPP
16 6 (10.91%) Cisco IPT
16 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Office
2 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) Firewall
1 22 (40.00%) WAN
2 21 (38.18%) LAN
3 20 (36.36%) VoIP
4 19 (34.55%) MPLS
5 14 (25.45%) VPN
6 8 (14.55%) Network Security
6 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.73%) Ethernet
7 7 (12.73%) Wireless
7 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (10.91%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (10.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (10.91%) IP Telephony
9 5 (9.09%) OSPF
9 5 (9.09%) BGP
9 5 (9.09%) VLAN
10 4 (7.27%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (7.27%) DSL
10 4 (7.27%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.82%) French Language
5 1 (1.82%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
1 2 (3.64%) Derivative
1 2 (3.64%) Taxonomies
1 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
1 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.64%) LIMS
1 2 (3.64%) e-Health
1 2 (3.64%) NHS
2 1 (1.82%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Replication
2 1 (1.82%) Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) UNIX
4 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) VMS
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.09%) Network Design
3 5 (9.09%) Migration
4 4 (7.27%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (7.27%) Change Management
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.64%) Time Management
5 2 (3.64%) SAP Security
5 2 (3.64%) Network Management
5 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.64%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (3.64%) Project Management
5 2 (3.64%) Content Management
5 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.64%) Workflow
6 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) Java
2 1 (1.82%) VB
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (30.91%) CCNP
3 14 (25.45%) CCNA
4 8 (14.55%) Degree
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (9.09%) CCIE
7 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.45%) MCSE
8 3 (5.45%) MCSA
9 2 (3.64%) MCSM
9 2 (3.64%) CCSP
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Squid
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.82%) DansGuardian
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (67.27%) Cisco
2 13 (23.64%) Juniper
3 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (16.36%) SolarWinds
5 7 (12.73%) OPNET
6 6 (10.91%) Avaya
7 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.27%) F5
8 4 (7.27%) VMware
8 4 (7.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (5.45%) Citrix
9 3 (5.45%) McAfee
10 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.64%) Cadence
10 2 (3.64%) SAP
11 1 (1.82%) HP
11 1 (1.82%) Nokia
11 1 (1.82%) Apple
11 1 (1.82%) Reuters