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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 236 237 220
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 33 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 13
Median daily rate £356 £240 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £292 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £219 £315
% change year-on-year
+55.42% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +47.05%
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
8507 8823 8526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.76% 94.98% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5075 5046 4617
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 418 441
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 15 £363 +31.81% 4
Hampshire +17 9 £344 +43.22% 3
Surrey -7 4 £310 +7.82% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £350 +47.36%
Kent +6 1 - - 3
West Sussex - 1 £363 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 47 (55.29%) Cisco
2 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (41.18%) Firewall
4 29 (34.12%) CCNP
5 23 (27.06%) CCNA
5 23 (27.06%) LAN
6 21 (24.71%) WAN
7 20 (23.53%) Windows
8 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
9 18 (21.18%) ITIL
10 17 (20.00%) DNS
10 17 (20.00%) Wireless
10 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 16 (18.82%) DHCP
11 16 (18.82%) TCP/IP
11 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
12 15 (17.65%) VoIP
13 14 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (15.29%) F5
14 13 (15.29%) Oracle
15 12 (14.12%) Linux
15 12 (14.12%) Unix
15 12 (14.12%) VPN
15 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
15 12 (14.12%) Load Balancing
16 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database
16 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
16 11 (12.94%) WCDMA
16 11 (12.94%) UMTS

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 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) IaaS
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (41.18%) Firewall
2 23 (27.06%) LAN
3 21 (24.71%) WAN
4 17 (20.00%) DNS
4 17 (20.00%) Wireless
5 16 (18.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 16 (18.82%) DHCP
5 16 (18.82%) TCP/IP
6 15 (17.65%) VoIP
7 14 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.12%) VPN
9 11 (12.94%) Diameter Protocol
9 11 (12.94%) GPRS
9 11 (12.94%) SS7
9 11 (12.94%) UMTS
9 11 (12.94%) WCDMA
10 10 (11.76%) HTTP
10 10 (11.76%) IPsec
11 9 (10.59%) BGP
11 9 (10.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (22.35%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.24%) Marketing
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) CSS
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) SOAP
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.41%) Public Cloud
4 7 (8.24%) Driving Licence
4 7 (8.24%) FlexPod
5 5 (5.88%) e-Health
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.18%) DataPower
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.53%) Windows
2 12 (14.12%) Linux
2 12 (14.12%) Unix
3 11 (12.94%) Solaris
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.06%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.41%) Workflow
4 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
4 7 (8.24%) Presales
4 7 (8.24%) Process Improvement
5 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.71%) Network Management
6 4 (4.71%) Service Management
7 3 (3.53%) Change Management
7 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.53%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.35%) Change Control
8 2 (2.35%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.35%) Information Security
8 2 (2.35%) ITSM
8 2 (2.35%) Migration
8 2 (2.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.53%) Python
2 3 (3.53%) Ruby
2 3 (3.53%) SQL
3 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.35%) C
3 2 (2.35%) C#
3 2 (2.35%) C++
3 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.35%) Perl
3 2 (2.35%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.12%) CCNP
3 23 (27.06%) CCNA
4 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.76%) MCSE
6 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (10.59%) Degree
8 7 (8.24%) MCSA
8 7 (8.24%) MCSD
9 6 (7.06%) NCDA
10 4 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.35%) CCDA
13 1 (1.18%) CCSE
13 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
13 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
13 1 (1.18%) MCP
13 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.18%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
1 8 (9.41%) vSphere
2 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.18%) NFS
3 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (4.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.35%) Ansible
3 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView
4 1 (1.18%) Sysprep
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (55.29%) Cisco
2 13 (15.29%) F5
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.94%) Sybase
5 9 (10.59%) Juniper
5 9 (10.59%) VMware
6 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.24%) Palo Alto
8 6 (7.06%) NetApp
9 4 (4.71%) CA
9 4 (4.71%) HP
9 4 (4.71%) Huawei
9 4 (4.71%) IBM
10 3 (3.53%) Aruba
10 3 (3.53%) SAP
11 2 (2.35%) 3Com
11 2 (2.35%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds