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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 367 361 370
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 41 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 21
Average daily rate £375 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £358 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £263
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -14.58%
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
19750 19818 20801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.67% 94.52% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13971 14054 14059
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 331 405
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +46 8 £375 +17.18% 2
Bromley - 1 - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (67.24%) Cisco
2 25 (43.10%) Firewall
3 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (36.21%) CCNP
5 19 (32.76%) WAN
6 18 (31.03%) Juniper
7 17 (29.31%) LAN
8 16 (27.59%) ITIL
8 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
9 14 (24.14%) Windows
9 14 (24.14%) Finance
10 11 (18.97%) BGP
10 11 (18.97%) VMware
10 11 (18.97%) SLA
11 10 (17.24%) DNS
11 10 (17.24%) CCNA
11 10 (17.24%) VoIP
11 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
12 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (15.52%) SolarWinds
12 9 (15.52%) VPN
12 9 (15.52%) OSPF
13 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
13 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
13 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
13 8 (13.79%) Unix
13 8 (13.79%) Oracle
13 8 (13.79%) VLAN
13 8 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (12.07%) Degree

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.72%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) WAN
3 17 (29.31%) LAN
4 11 (18.97%) BGP
5 10 (17.24%) DNS
5 10 (17.24%) VoIP
6 9 (15.52%) OSPF
6 9 (15.52%) VPN
7 8 (13.79%) VLAN
8 7 (12.07%) DHCP
8 7 (12.07%) H.323
8 7 (12.07%) MPLS
8 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.34%) EIGRP
9 6 (10.34%) IPsec
9 6 (10.34%) MGCP
9 6 (10.34%) SS7
9 6 (10.34%) UMTS
9 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (10.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) German Language
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) XMPP
3 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.17%) CMDB
3 3 (5.17%) New Media
3 3 (5.17%) Wiki
4 2 (3.45%) CCTV
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (13.79%) Unix
5 6 (10.34%) Solaris
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
7 4 (6.90%) Linux
7 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (13.79%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.34%) Network Management
4 5 (8.62%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.17%) eTOM
6 3 (5.17%) Low Latency
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.17%) Time Management
6 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.45%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (3.45%) Service Management
7 2 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.45%) Workflow
8 1 (1.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (36.21%) CCNP
3 10 (17.24%) CCNA
4 7 (12.07%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) CCIE
6 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.90%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.72%) CCSA
8 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.72%) Firmware
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (5.17%) Ionix
3 1 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (67.24%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) Juniper
3 16 (27.59%) CheckPoint
4 11 (18.97%) VMware
5 9 (15.52%) SolarWinds
6 8 (13.79%) Oracle
7 6 (10.34%) Citrix
7 6 (10.34%) Infoblox
7 6 (10.34%) Sybase
8 5 (8.62%) F5
8 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.90%) Intel Security
9 4 (6.90%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.17%) Brocade
10 3 (5.17%) EMC
10 3 (5.17%) Palo Alto
10 3 (5.17%) Vyatta
11 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
11 2 (3.45%) Red Box
11 2 (3.45%) SAP