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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 228 225 221
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 42 42 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 12
Median daily rate £275 £240 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £177 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £309 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +73.91%
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
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
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 £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +14 16 £363 +31.81% 3
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Kent -24 4 £165 -17.50%
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £350 - 1
Hampshire -9 3 £310 +29.16% 1
Surrey -10 3 £250 -3.84%
East Sussex -5 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 57 (63.33%) Cisco
2 45 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (45.56%) Firewall
4 28 (31.11%) CCNP
5 24 (26.67%) CCNA
6 23 (25.56%) ITIL
7 22 (24.44%) LAN
8 21 (23.33%) Juniper
8 21 (23.33%) Telecoms
8 21 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (21.11%) DNS
9 19 (21.11%) WAN
9 19 (21.11%) DHCP
10 18 (20.00%) Wireless
10 18 (20.00%) F5
11 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
12 16 (17.78%) Windows
13 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 14 (15.56%) MPLS
15 13 (14.44%) BGP
15 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
16 12 (13.33%) Load Balancing
16 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
16 12 (13.33%) SS7
16 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
16 12 (13.33%) Solaris
16 12 (13.33%) Oracle
16 12 (13.33%) Sybase
16 12 (13.33%) WCDMA

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 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (45.56%) Firewall
2 22 (24.44%) LAN
3 21 (23.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (21.11%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (21.11%) DHCP
4 19 (21.11%) DNS
4 19 (21.11%) WAN
5 18 (20.00%) Wireless
6 15 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 14 (15.56%) MPLS
8 13 (14.44%) BGP
9 12 (13.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (13.33%) GPRS
9 12 (13.33%) SS7
9 12 (13.33%) UMTS
9 12 (13.33%) VoIP
9 12 (13.33%) WCDMA
10 9 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 9 (10.00%) OSPF
10 9 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) .NET
3 1 (1.11%) SOAP
3 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 6 (6.67%) e-Health
4 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 5 (5.56%) FlexPod
4 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) DataPower
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Solaris
2 12 (13.33%) Unix
3 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.78%) Linux
5 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.44%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) ITIL
2 12 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (8.89%) Change Management
3 8 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 8 (8.89%) Network Management
4 7 (7.78%) Information Security
5 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 6 (6.67%) Project Management
6 5 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.56%) Computer Security
6 5 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) Security Patching
7 4 (4.44%) Service Management
8 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.33%) Presales
8 3 (3.33%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) C
2 1 (1.11%) C#
2 1 (1.11%) C++
2 1 (1.11%) Python
2 1 (1.11%) Ruby
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) VB
2 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.11%) CCNP
3 24 (26.67%) CCNA
4 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.78%) DV Cleared
5 7 (7.78%) MCSE
5 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.56%) Degree
8 4 (4.44%) DBS Check
8 4 (4.44%) MCP
8 4 (4.44%) NCDA
9 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.33%) MCSA
9 3 (3.33%) MCSD
10 2 (2.22%) CCIE
11 1 (1.11%) CCDA
11 1 (1.11%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) SLA
2 8 (8.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) vSphere
3 4 (4.44%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (4.44%) Sysprep
3 3 (3.33%) OpenView
3 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 57 (63.33%) Cisco
2 21 (23.33%) Juniper
3 18 (20.00%) F5
4 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.33%) Oracle
4 12 (13.33%) Sybase
5 8 (8.89%) HP
6 6 (6.67%) VMware
7 5 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.56%) Cyberoam
8 4 (4.44%) Huawei
8 4 (4.44%) NetApp
9 3 (3.33%) CA
9 3 (3.33%) Citrix
9 3 (3.33%) IBM
9 3 (3.33%) NetQoS
9 3 (3.33%) SAP
10 2 (2.22%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.22%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.22%) Palo Alto