The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 217 213 204
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 39 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.40% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 23
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£240 £310 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £202 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £398 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £18.30 £20.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £26.80 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+47.65% -25.50%
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9053 8466 7638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.41% 91.91% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5020 4694 3835
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 450 591
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Hampshire -2 10 £240 -24.40% 1
Berkshire -15 9 £275 -29.03% 4
Buckinghamshire +5 7 - - 5
Surrey +9 6 £260 - 3
Kent -3 3 £200 -27.27%
East Sussex - 2 £238 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £320 -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 37 (64.91%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (63.16%) CCNA
4 29 (50.88%) LAN
5 21 (36.84%) ITIL
5 21 (36.84%) CCNP
6 20 (35.09%) WAN
7 17 (29.82%) Firewall
8 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (19.30%) SLA
10 10 (17.54%) A+ Certification
10 10 (17.54%) Internet
10 10 (17.54%) MPLS
10 10 (17.54%) VoIP
10 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
10 10 (17.54%) MCSA
10 10 (17.54%) Wireless
10 10 (17.54%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (17.54%) Network Design
10 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
10 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (15.79%) Network Security
11 9 (15.79%) Windows
11 9 (15.79%) Linux
11 9 (15.79%) VPN
11 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
12 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.04%) VLAN
12 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
12 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (50.88%) LAN
2 20 (35.09%) WAN
3 17 (29.82%) Firewall
4 10 (17.54%) Wireless
4 10 (17.54%) Internet
4 10 (17.54%) MPLS
4 10 (17.54%) VoIP
4 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
5 9 (15.79%) VPN
5 9 (15.79%) Network Security
6 8 (14.04%) VLAN
6 8 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.77%) OSPF
7 5 (8.77%) IP Telephony
8 4 (7.02%) BGP
8 4 (7.02%) ISDN
8 4 (7.02%) ADSL
9 3 (5.26%) DHCP
10 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) e-Health
3 3 (5.26%) CMDB
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) CentOS
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Solaris
3 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Network Design
2 10 (17.54%) ITIL V3
3 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (8.77%) Network Management
6 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.51%) Migration
8 2 (3.51%) Information Security
8 2 (3.51%) CRM
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (64.91%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (63.16%) CCNA
3 21 (36.84%) CCNP
4 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (17.54%) A+ Certification
5 10 (17.54%) MCSA
5 10 (17.54%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.75%) SCSA
6 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.75%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) HNC
6 1 (1.75%) HND
6 1 (1.75%) MCSE
6 1 (1.75%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) SLA
2 5 (8.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Firmware
3 2 (3.51%) Snort
3 2 (3.51%) Squid
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.02%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) F5
3 5 (8.77%) Juniper
4 4 (7.02%) CA
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.51%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.51%) Avaya
6 2 (3.51%) Websense
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Aruba
7 1 (1.75%) Huawei
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy