The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 233 222 229
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 28 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.51% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.53% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 12
Median daily rate £300 £230 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -30.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.41% -2.50%
Network Support
England

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
7704 9351 8799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.76% 94.73% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4701 5621 4842
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 438 469
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +8 9 £300 -16.08% 3
Hampshire +4 6 £352 +37.36% 3
Oxfordshire -19 6 £275 +61.76% 2
Kent +9 3 £185 -38.33% 1
Surrey +7 2 £375 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Network Support
England

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 South East region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 35 (58.33%) Cisco
2 30 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (40.00%) CCNP
4 22 (36.67%) CCNA
5 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.67%) DNS
5 19 (31.67%) Firewall
6 17 (28.33%) Windows
6 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 16 (26.67%) LAN
8 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 14 (23.33%) WAN
9 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (20.00%) DHCP
10 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
11 11 (18.33%) Wireless
11 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
12 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
12 10 (16.67%) Network Security
12 10 (16.67%) IPsec
12 10 (16.67%) CheckPoint
12 10 (16.67%) VPN
13 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (15.00%) VoIP
13 9 (15.00%) MCSE
13 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 9 (15.00%) Presales
14 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
14 8 (13.33%) Degree

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Smallworld
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) IaaS
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) DNS
1 19 (31.67%) Firewall
2 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 16 (26.67%) LAN
4 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (23.33%) WAN
6 12 (20.00%) DHCP
7 11 (18.33%) Wireless
8 10 (16.67%) IPsec
8 10 (16.67%) Network Security
8 10 (16.67%) VPN
9 9 (15.00%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) HTTP
10 7 (11.67%) IPv6
10 7 (11.67%) MPLS
10 7 (11.67%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (10.00%) BGP
12 5 (8.33%) DSLAM
12 5 (8.33%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) GIS
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (18.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
2 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.67%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.00%) e-Health
4 3 (5.00%) FlexPod
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 9 (15.00%) Presales
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) Workflow
5 6 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 5 (8.33%) Change Management
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.00%) Information Security
8 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.33%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.33%) Computer Security
9 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.33%) Network Design
9 2 (3.33%) Network Management
9 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Perl
1 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.33%) C++
2 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.33%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) Ruby
2 2 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (40.00%) CCNP
3 22 (36.67%) CCNA
4 9 (15.00%) MCSE
4 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) Degree
5 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.00%) MCSA
6 6 (10.00%) MCSD
7 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (5.00%) NCDA
8 2 (3.33%) CCDA
8 2 (3.33%) CCIE
8 2 (3.33%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.67%) CCA
9 1 (1.67%) CCSA
9 1 (1.67%) CCSE
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) NFS
4 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.33%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) Cisco
2 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 7 (11.67%) F5
5 6 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Avaya
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix
6 3 (5.00%) Juniper
6 3 (5.00%) NetApp
6 3 (5.00%) Nortel
7 2 (3.33%) 3Com
7 2 (3.33%) Aruba
7 2 (3.33%) CA
7 2 (3.33%) Cyberoam
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) IBM
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.67%) Sophos