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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
England / South East
Rank 217 202 221
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 14 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.62% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 12
Median daily rate £275 £288 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -27.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £204 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £353 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £20.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.86 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.43%

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
6799 7727 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.25% 94.17% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3942 4556 4669
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 411 423
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 23 January 2017. 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 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 4 £275 -20.28% 2
Surrey +17 3 £300 +9.09%
Hampshire 0 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -1 1 - - 1
Kent -5 1 £205 -41.42%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (43.24%) CCNA
4 12 (32.43%) CCNP
5 10 (27.03%) DNS
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) LAN
6 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (21.62%) Windows
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) WAN
8 7 (18.92%) Firewall
8 7 (18.92%) MPLS
8 7 (18.92%) BGP
9 6 (16.22%) Juniper
10 5 (13.51%) VoIP
10 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.51%) DSLAM
10 5 (13.51%) OSPF
10 5 (13.51%) Project Management
10 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
10 5 (13.51%) F5
10 5 (13.51%) GPON
11 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
11 4 (10.81%) HSRP
11 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
11 4 (10.81%) ICMP
11 4 (10.81%) Windows XP

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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (24.32%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (24.32%) LAN
3 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 7 (18.92%) BGP
4 7 (18.92%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) MPLS
4 7 (18.92%) WAN
5 5 (13.51%) DSLAM
5 5 (13.51%) GPON
5 5 (13.51%) OSPF
5 5 (13.51%) VoIP
6 4 (10.81%) Broadband
6 4 (10.81%) DHCP
6 4 (10.81%) HSRP
6 4 (10.81%) ICMP
6 4 (10.81%) SNMP
7 3 (8.11%) EIGRP
7 3 (8.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) GIS
1 1 (2.70%) MS Access
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (24.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) e-Health
4 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
1 5 (13.51%) Project Management
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 3 (8.11%) Change Management
3 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.11%) Information Security
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Presales
4 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Security
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C++
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (43.24%) CCNA
3 12 (32.43%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) CCIP
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.70%) CCA
6 1 (2.70%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CFCE
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.70%) Netcool
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.70%) Unicenter
2 1 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.22%) Juniper
4 5 (13.51%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) Avaya
5 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) Nortel
6 3 (8.11%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix
7 2 (5.41%) Cyberoam
7 2 (5.41%) Huawei
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.70%) Meridio
8 1 (2.70%) NCR
8 1 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) NetQoS
8 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto