The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 64 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.25% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.23% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £340 £495 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.31% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £228 £290
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -21.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.29 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.94% -5.00%
Network Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
759 862 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.17% 93.19% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 484 370
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £220 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 48 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.58 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Network Support in the job title.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Network Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) IPsec
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Presales
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) MCSA

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) IPsec
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) IPv6
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (14.29%) GPRS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) SS7
3 1 (14.29%) UMTS
3 1 (14.29%) WCDMA
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Presales
1 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) MCSA
2 2 (28.57%) MCSD
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCDA
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) NetScout
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase