The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 23 July 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 Scotland 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 126 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.041% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.043% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£270 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.48% +16.66%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2528 2321 2475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.99% 94.01% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1131 1144
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
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Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) WAAS
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) Junos
5 1 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (20.00%) Network Security
5 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (20.00%) TippingPoint
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Crossbeam
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Juniper

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) WAAS
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Crossbeam
3 1 (20.00%) TippingPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee