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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 241 219 223
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 18 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 - £26.00
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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
8923 7854 8537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.05% 92.81% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5047 4183 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 496 606
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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
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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Hampshire -10 12 £314 -10.35% 1
Surrey -8 2 £325 -12.16%
Berkshire -1 1 £225 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £245 -
Kent - 1 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 26 (78.79%) Cisco
2 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (60.61%) Firewall
4 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 14 (42.42%) CCNP
6 13 (39.39%) LAN
7 11 (33.33%) CCNA
8 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (27.27%) WAN
10 8 (24.24%) Windows
10 8 (24.24%) DNS
11 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
12 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
12 5 (15.15%) CCSE
12 5 (15.15%) CCSA
12 5 (15.15%) CCSP
12 5 (15.15%) MPLS
12 5 (15.15%) DHCP
12 5 (15.15%) VPN
12 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
12 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (15.15%) ITIL
13 4 (12.12%) Linux
13 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
13 4 (12.12%) SLA
13 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
13 4 (12.12%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1 (3.03%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) Firewall
2 13 (39.39%) LAN
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (27.27%) WAN
5 8 (24.24%) DNS
6 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (15.15%) MPLS
7 5 (15.15%) DHCP
7 5 (15.15%) VPN
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) Wireless
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.09%) OSPF
10 2 (6.06%) VoIP
10 2 (6.06%) WLAN
10 2 (6.06%) TACACS
10 2 (6.06%) IPsec
10 2 (6.06%) VLAN
10 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (6.06%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) CentOS
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (42.42%) CCNP
3 11 (33.33%) CCNA
4 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
4 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) CCSE
5 5 (15.15%) CCSA
5 5 (15.15%) CCSP
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
6 3 (9.09%) MCSA
7 2 (6.06%) MCSE
8 1 (3.03%) MCITP
8 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (3.03%) CCVP
8 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Sysprep
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) Cisco
2 15 (45.45%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) F5
5 3 (9.09%) Juniper
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Verint
7 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.03%) Wyse
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Remedy
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya