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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 241 237 207
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 34 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £289 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £207 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £358 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £290 £255
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £41.29 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.41% +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +33.52%
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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
9157 8491 8122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.19% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 4748 4306
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 417 425 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Hampshire +4 11 £325 +13.04% 2
Berkshire +5 10 £495 +120.00% 1
Oxfordshire -13 5 £170 -
Surrey +1 4 - -
West Sussex - 3 £350 - 1
Kent +3 1 £300 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £275 - 1
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England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (48.48%) Cisco
3 28 (42.42%) CCNA
4 24 (36.36%) LAN
5 22 (33.33%) CCNP
6 20 (30.30%) ITIL
6 20 (30.30%) Firewall
7 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 15 (22.73%) WAN
8 14 (21.21%) VPN
8 14 (21.21%) CheckPoint
9 13 (19.70%) Windows
10 12 (18.18%) Wireless
10 12 (18.18%) VMware
10 12 (18.18%) Network Design
10 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.67%) IPsec
11 11 (16.67%) DHCP
12 10 (15.15%) SLA
12 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
13 9 (13.64%) ITIL V3
13 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (13.64%) A+ Certification
13 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
13 9 (13.64%) SSL
13 9 (13.64%) Ethernet
13 9 (13.64%) MCSA

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
2 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.36%) LAN
2 20 (30.30%) Firewall
3 15 (22.73%) WAN
4 14 (21.21%) VPN
5 12 (18.18%) Wireless
6 11 (16.67%) DHCP
6 11 (16.67%) IPsec
7 10 (15.15%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (13.64%) Ethernet
8 9 (13.64%) Internet
8 9 (13.64%) SSL
9 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 7 (10.61%) MPLS
11 6 (9.09%) DNS
12 5 (7.58%) FTP
12 5 (7.58%) VoIP
12 5 (7.58%) ADSL
12 5 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (6.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) MySQL
1 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Military
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) e-Health
2 4 (6.06%) CMDB
3 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Statistics
4 2 (3.03%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (9.09%) UNIX
3 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.52%) CentOS
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Network Design
3 9 (13.64%) ITIL V3
4 8 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 6 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.58%) Network Management
7 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.06%) Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Project Management
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
9 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.03%) Workflow
9 2 (3.03%) CRM
9 2 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.03%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Perl
2 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.03%) C
3 2 (3.03%) C#
3 2 (3.03%) C++
3 2 (3.03%) VBScript
3 2 (3.03%) VB
3 2 (3.03%) Python
3 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.03%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (51.52%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (42.42%) CCNA
3 22 (33.33%) CCNP
4 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 9 (13.64%) A+ Certification
5 9 (13.64%) MCSA
5 9 (13.64%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) CCSA
7 3 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (4.55%) CCENT
8 2 (3.03%) CCSP
9 1 (1.52%) SCSA
9 1 (1.52%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.52%) Degree
9 1 (1.52%) CCIE
9 1 (1.52%) CCIP
9 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.15%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.52%) HDFS
4 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.03%) OPNET
3 1 (1.52%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.52%) Nagios
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Cisco
2 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) CheckPoint
4 12 (18.18%) VMware
5 6 (9.09%) IronPort
6 5 (7.58%) Acronis
6 5 (7.58%) F5
6 5 (7.58%) Lumension
7 4 (6.06%) Juniper
7 4 (6.06%) CA
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle
8 3 (4.55%) Citrix
8 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.55%) Aruba
9 2 (3.03%) Talend
9 2 (3.03%) Cerion
9 2 (3.03%) Greenplum
9 2 (3.03%) Remedy
9 2 (3.03%) Sybase
9 2 (3.03%) Sun
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