The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 65 82 96
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.74% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.81% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -44.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.23 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.81% -17.97%
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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
747 988 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.11% 91.40% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 492 370
Average daily rate £385 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 33 34
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.44% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WLAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WLAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory