The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 67 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £283 - £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £253 £256
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.50% +31.57%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Network Support
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) L2TP
1 3 (50.00%) SS7
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Front Office
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (50.00%) GGSN
1 3 (50.00%) SGSN
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (50.00%) MGW
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
1 3 (50.00%) Velocent
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) ISDN
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) LDAP
1 3 (50.00%) L2TP
1 3 (50.00%) SS7
1 3 (50.00%) GGSN
1 3 (50.00%) SGSN
1 3 (50.00%) MGW
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) ISDN
3 1 (16.67%) Frame Relay
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 3 (50.00%) Front Office
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (50.00%) Fault Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
1 3 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 3 (50.00%) Velocent
2 1 (16.67%) F5