The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 South East 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 233 195 200
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 16 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £143 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8443 7880 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.77% 92.77% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4593 4073 4128
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 £213 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 547 637
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Support
England

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 28 July 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 28 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
Berkshire 0 5 £275 -8.33% 2
Hampshire -13 5 £325 +73.33% 4
Kent +1 2 £400 -
Surrey -9 2 £290 +28.88%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) Firewall
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (40.43%) Windows
5 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
5 18 (38.30%) LAN
5 18 (38.30%) DNS
6 17 (36.17%) CCNP
6 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
7 16 (34.04%) Change Management
8 14 (29.79%) Juniper
9 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
9 13 (27.66%) WAN
9 13 (27.66%) Fault Management
10 12 (25.53%) CCNA
11 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
11 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
11 11 (23.40%) Performance Management
11 11 (23.40%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (23.40%) Front Office
11 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
13 8 (17.02%) Linux
13 8 (17.02%) F5
14 7 (14.89%) Velocent
14 7 (14.89%) MGW
14 7 (14.89%) LDAP
14 7 (14.89%) DHCP
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) L2TP

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) Firewall
2 18 (38.30%) LAN
2 18 (38.30%) DNS
3 13 (27.66%) WAN
4 11 (23.40%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (14.89%) MGW
5 7 (14.89%) GGSN
5 7 (14.89%) SGSN
5 7 (14.89%) DHCP
5 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) LDAP
5 7 (14.89%) L2TP
5 7 (14.89%) SS7
6 5 (10.64%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (10.64%) BIG-IP
7 4 (8.51%) Network Security
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
General
1 18 (38.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.40%) Front Office
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Windows
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Change Management
2 13 (27.66%) Fault Management
3 11 (23.40%) Performance Management
3 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
3 11 (23.40%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL
6 1 (2.13%) CRM
6 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.13%) Data Security
6 1 (2.13%) Network Design
6 1 (2.13%) Network Management
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (36.17%) CCNP
3 12 (25.53%) CCNA
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) CCSA
6 4 (8.51%) CCSE
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
6 4 (8.51%) CCSP
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) MCSE
8 1 (2.13%) MCSA
8 1 (2.13%) CCDA
8 1 (2.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.26%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.13%) Squid
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Sysprep
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (61.70%) Cisco
2 17 (36.17%) CheckPoint
3 14 (29.79%) Juniper
4 11 (23.40%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.02%) F5
7 7 (14.89%) Velocent
7 7 (14.89%) VMware
8 4 (8.51%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.26%) Citrix
11 1 (2.13%) Avaya
11 1 (2.13%) HP
11 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.13%) McAfee
11 1 (2.13%) Wyse
11 1 (2.13%) Verint
11 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.13%) Mitel