The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 87 76 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.26% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£231 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-20.90% +12.24%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1319 1082 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.55% 92.64% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 560 581
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 66 86
Average hourly rate £13.44 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support across the Manchester region.

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support across the Manchester region.

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Support
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Imperva
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Imperva
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP