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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 358 375 370
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 44 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 6
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£289 £280 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £244
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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
City of London +21 10 £305 -12.23% 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 63 (61.76%) Firewall
2 60 (58.82%) Cisco
3 42 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (38.24%) Windows
5 30 (29.41%) DNS
6 27 (26.47%) CCNA
6 27 (26.47%) WAN
6 27 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (25.49%) Juniper
8 25 (24.51%) Network Security
9 22 (21.57%) CheckPoint
9 22 (21.57%) VPN
10 21 (20.59%) TCP/IP
10 21 (20.59%) LAN
10 21 (20.59%) Linux
10 21 (20.59%) BGP
10 21 (20.59%) Network Management
11 19 (18.63%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
11 19 (18.63%) SLA
12 18 (17.65%) VLAN
13 17 (16.67%) HSRP
13 17 (16.67%) MPLS
14 16 (15.69%) CCNP
15 15 (14.71%) OSPF
15 15 (14.71%) Finance
16 14 (13.73%) IPsec
16 14 (13.73%) HTTPS
16 14 (13.73%) ITIL
16 14 (13.73%) HTTP

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.84%) MS Office
3 7 (6.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (61.76%) Firewall
2 30 (29.41%) DNS
3 27 (26.47%) WAN
4 25 (24.51%) Network Security
5 22 (21.57%) VPN
6 21 (20.59%) BGP
6 21 (20.59%) LAN
6 21 (20.59%) TCP/IP
7 19 (18.63%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (17.65%) VLAN
9 17 (16.67%) MPLS
9 17 (16.67%) HSRP
10 15 (14.71%) OSPF
11 14 (13.73%) IPsec
11 14 (13.73%) HTTPS
11 14 (13.73%) HTTP
11 14 (13.73%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (11.76%) Wireless
13 11 (10.78%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (8.82%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.98%) OLAP
3 1 (0.98%) MS Access
3 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Games
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) .NET
1 1 (0.98%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) PKI
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.96%) e-Health
5 1 (0.98%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) CCTV
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (38.24%) Windows
2 21 (20.59%) Linux
3 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.86%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.94%) Solaris
8 2 (1.96%) CentOS
8 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
2 21 (20.59%) Network Management
3 14 (13.73%) ITIL
4 12 (11.76%) Change Management
5 10 (9.80%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.84%) Workflow
7 7 (6.86%) Network Load Balancing
7 7 (6.86%) High Availability
7 7 (6.86%) ISMS
7 7 (6.86%) Information Assurance
8 6 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.92%) Network Design
9 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (2.94%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (1.96%) Low Latency
11 2 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.86%) SQL
2 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.98%) VBScript
3 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (26.47%) CCNA
3 16 (15.69%) CCNP
4 10 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) CCIE
6 5 (4.90%) Degree
7 2 (1.96%) MCITP
7 2 (1.96%) MCSE
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.98%) CCVP
8 1 (0.98%) MCSA
8 1 (0.98%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Netcool
1 3 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.98%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (58.82%) Cisco
2 26 (25.49%) Juniper
3 22 (21.57%) CheckPoint
4 19 (18.63%) Microsoft
5 14 (13.73%) Blue Coat
5 14 (13.73%) F5
6 11 (10.78%) Riverbed
7 10 (9.80%) VMware
8 9 (8.82%) McAfee
9 7 (6.86%) Remedy
10 6 (5.88%) Infoblox
11 5 (4.90%) Citrix
11 5 (4.90%) Websense
11 5 (4.90%) IBM
11 5 (4.90%) HP
12 4 (3.92%) Avaya
13 3 (2.94%) Oracle
13 3 (2.94%) EMC
13 3 (2.94%) Nortel
14 2 (1.96%) Dell