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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 86 83 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.081% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.085% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£638 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £315 £259
% change year-on-year
-36.50% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+70.73% +1.23%
Network Support
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
1446 1171 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.39% 94.89% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 629 471
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 79
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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

Network Support
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

Network Support
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 3 July 2015.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Network Support
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Network Support
North West

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) CCNA
5 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
5 6 (46.15%) Network Security
6 5 (38.46%) VPN
7 4 (30.77%) WAN
7 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
7 4 (30.77%) Change Control
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) Citrix
8 3 (23.08%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
8 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (15.38%) QA
9 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (15.38%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) ITIL
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
9 2 (15.38%) LAN
9 2 (15.38%) CCNP
10 1 (7.69%) CCENT
10 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
10 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
10 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (7.69%) Vyatta

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (7.69%) SAN
7 1 (7.69%) SMTP
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Handset
1 1 (7.69%) PKI
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Change Control
3 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) MCTS
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) CCENT
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Vyatta
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) SurfControl
5 1 (7.69%) IBM