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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 221 212 209
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 32 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 12
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£240 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £95.00 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+533.33% -38.77%
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
8376 8106 7337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 91.80% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4762 4436 3725
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £207 £210
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 391 422 571
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 2 June 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
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £200 -20.00% 5
Hampshire +3 8 £240 -26.15% 1
Berkshire -8 5 £280 -17.03% 4
Surrey +5 4 £260 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £200 - 2
Kent +2 2 £200 -48.38% 3
East Sussex - 1 £225 - 1
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 34 (61.82%) CCNA
3 28 (50.91%) LAN
4 21 (38.18%) ITIL
5 19 (34.55%) CCNP
6 18 (32.73%) WAN
7 12 (21.82%) Firewall
7 12 (21.82%) Wireless
7 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.00%) Ethernet
8 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (18.18%) A+ Certification
9 10 (18.18%) Internet
9 10 (18.18%) MCSA
9 10 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (18.18%) Network Design
9 10 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (18.18%) ITIL V3
10 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
10 9 (16.36%) MPLS
10 9 (16.36%) SLA
11 8 (14.55%) Windows
11 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.55%) Network Management
12 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (12.73%) VoIP
12 7 (12.73%) ADSL

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) LAN
2 18 (32.73%) WAN
3 12 (21.82%) Firewall
3 12 (21.82%) Wireless
4 11 (20.00%) Ethernet
5 10 (18.18%) Internet
6 9 (16.36%) MPLS
7 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (12.73%) VoIP
7 7 (12.73%) ADSL
7 7 (12.73%) VPN
7 7 (12.73%) Network Security
8 4 (7.27%) OSPF
8 4 (7.27%) BGP
8 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.45%) DHCP
9 3 (5.45%) SAN
9 3 (5.45%) VLAN
10 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) e-Health
3 5 (9.09%) CMDB
4 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) CentOS
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) UNIX
4 1 (1.82%) Solaris
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (18.18%) Network Design
3 10 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (18.18%) ITIL V3
4 8 (14.55%) Network Management
5 5 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.64%) CRM
7 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.82%) Information Security
8 1 (1.82%) Migration
8 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.82%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) Python
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (61.82%) CCNA
3 19 (34.55%) CCNP
4 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (18.18%) A+ Certification
5 10 (18.18%) MCSA
5 10 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.82%) HNC
7 1 (1.82%) HND
7 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.82%) SCSA
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Firmware
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) CheckPoint
3 6 (10.91%) CA
4 5 (9.09%) F5
5 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) Juniper
6 3 (5.45%) Remedy
6 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.64%) LogRhythm
7 2 (3.64%) Websense
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) HP
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix
8 1 (1.82%) Sun
8 1 (1.82%) Veritas
8 1 (1.82%) Avaya
8 1 (1.82%) AppSense
8 1 (1.82%) Huawei