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 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 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 364 393 385
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 36 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.095% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 28
Average daily rate
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£300 £274 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £202 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £255 £263
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.48% +16.66%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21256 22408 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.80% 92.45% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14623 15254 15784
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 474 640
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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 22 July 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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +29 14 £300 +12.35% 5
Hayes - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 45 (67.16%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (46.27%) WAN
4 30 (44.78%) Firewall
5 29 (43.28%) LAN
5 29 (43.28%) CCNA
6 24 (35.82%) CCNP
6 24 (35.82%) VoIP
7 22 (32.84%) MPLS
8 20 (29.85%) VPN
9 18 (26.87%) ITIL
10 16 (23.88%) Finance
11 13 (19.40%) Windows
12 12 (17.91%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (17.91%) Juniper
12 12 (17.91%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
13 11 (16.42%) IP Telephony
13 11 (16.42%) OPNET
13 11 (16.42%) Migration
13 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (14.93%) XMPP
14 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
14 10 (14.93%) Cisco IPT
15 9 (13.43%) BGP
15 9 (13.43%) EIGRP
15 9 (13.43%) Banking
15 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
15 9 (13.43%) Wireless

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.99%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.27%) WAN
2 30 (44.78%) Firewall
3 29 (43.28%) LAN
4 24 (35.82%) VoIP
5 22 (32.84%) MPLS
6 20 (29.85%) VPN
7 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (16.42%) IP Telephony
8 10 (14.93%) Cisco IPT
9 9 (13.43%) BGP
9 9 (13.43%) EIGRP
9 9 (13.43%) Wireless
10 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.45%) OSPF
12 6 (8.96%) DNS
13 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (7.46%) Network Security
13 5 (7.46%) IPsec
14 4 (5.97%) ISDN
14 4 (5.97%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
2 9 (13.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Front Office
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) NHS
2 2 (2.99%) Derivative
2 2 (2.99%) PKI
2 2 (2.99%) Hedge funds
2 2 (2.99%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.49%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.49%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.49%) New Media
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) SecurID
3 1 (1.49%) Statistics
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.48%) UNIX
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) ITIL
2 11 (16.42%) Migration
2 11 (16.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (10.45%) Change Management
4 4 (5.97%) Network Design
5 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.99%) Workflow
6 2 (2.99%) Content Management
6 2 (2.99%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (2.99%) High Availability
6 2 (2.99%) Information Assurance
6 2 (2.99%) ISMS
6 2 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.99%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.49%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.49%) Perl
1 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (43.28%) CCNA
3 24 (35.82%) CCNP
4 12 (17.91%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (11.94%) Degree
6 4 (5.97%) CCIE
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.48%) CCSP
7 3 (4.48%) MCSE
8 2 (2.99%) MCSA
8 2 (2.99%) MCSM
8 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.49%) CCIP
9 1 (1.49%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.49%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (16.42%) OPNET
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.49%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Cisco
2 12 (17.91%) Juniper
3 11 (16.42%) SolarWinds
4 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.96%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.46%) F5
7 5 (7.46%) VMware
8 4 (5.97%) Avaya
8 4 (5.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (4.48%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.48%) HP
9 3 (4.48%) McAfee
9 3 (4.48%) Mitel
10 2 (2.99%) Websense
10 2 (2.99%) Symantec
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) Citrix
11 1 (1.49%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.49%) RightFax
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