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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 235 209 220
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 17 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 16
Average daily rate
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£308 £258 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.41% -20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+33.52% -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 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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
Hampshire -11 8 £288 -17.85% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £225 - 2
Surrey -12 2 £308 +25.51%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 30 (75.00%) Cisco
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (65.00%) Firewall
3 20 (50.00%) CCNP
3 20 (50.00%) LAN
4 19 (47.50%) CheckPoint
5 16 (40.00%) WAN
6 14 (35.00%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) CCNA
8 11 (27.50%) DNS
8 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
10 9 (22.50%) Juniper
11 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 8 (20.00%) F5
12 7 (17.50%) Change Management
12 7 (17.50%) Fault Management
12 7 (17.50%) Linux
13 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 6 (15.00%) DHCP
13 6 (15.00%) BIG-IP
13 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (12.50%) CCSA
14 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (12.50%) Wireless
14 5 (12.50%) VPN
15 4 (10.00%) MPLS

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) Firewall
2 20 (50.00%) LAN
3 16 (40.00%) WAN
4 11 (27.50%) DNS
4 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (15.00%) DHCP
5 6 (15.00%) BIG-IP
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (12.50%) Wireless
6 5 (12.50%) VPN
7 4 (10.00%) MPLS
8 3 (7.50%) WLAN
8 3 (7.50%) Network Security
8 3 (7.50%) OSPF
9 2 (5.00%) Internet
9 2 (5.00%) VoIP
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) UNIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Change Management
1 7 (17.50%) Fault Management
2 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.00%) Service Management
3 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.50%) Network Design
4 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.50%) Migration
4 1 (2.50%) Time Management
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL
4 1 (2.50%) CRM
4 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (50.00%) CCNP
3 12 (30.00%) CCNA
4 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) CCSA
6 4 (10.00%) CCIE
6 4 (10.00%) CCSP
6 4 (10.00%) CCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.50%) CCVP
8 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Degree
8 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) MCP
8 1 (2.50%) MCSE
8 1 (2.50%) MCSA
8 1 (2.50%) CCDA
8 1 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 30 (75.00%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) CheckPoint
3 9 (22.50%) Juniper
4 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.00%) F5
5 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) Wyse
8 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Verint
8 1 (2.50%) Velocent
8 1 (2.50%) Meru Networks