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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 235 229 230
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 28 47 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.48% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.51% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 8
Median daily rate £350 £230 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -20.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £160 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £230 £288
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.53 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +10.38%
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
8141 9236 8644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.95% 95.04% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4923 5536 4802
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 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 428 429
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Hampshire 0 9 £375 +15.38% 4
Berkshire 0 7 £363 -26.76% 2
Oxfordshire -16 6 £275 +57.14% 1
Kent +8 3 £185 -38.33% 4
Surrey +1 2 £375 +25.00%
Middlesex - 1 £425 -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 41 (65.08%) Cisco
2 36 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (42.86%) CCNP
4 23 (36.51%) CCNA
5 22 (34.92%) Firewall
6 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
7 19 (30.16%) DNS
8 18 (28.57%) Windows
9 17 (26.98%) LAN
9 17 (26.98%) WAN
9 17 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
12 12 (19.05%) DHCP
12 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
13 11 (17.46%) Wireless
14 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
14 10 (15.87%) CheckPoint
14 10 (15.87%) Linux
14 10 (15.87%) MCSE
14 10 (15.87%) ITIL
14 10 (15.87%) VPN
14 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
15 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
15 9 (14.29%) Degree
15 9 (14.29%) VoIP
15 9 (14.29%) IPsec
15 9 (14.29%) VMware

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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.59%) Smallworld
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) Firewall
2 19 (30.16%) DNS
3 17 (26.98%) Cisco Nexus
3 17 (26.98%) LAN
3 17 (26.98%) WAN
4 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 12 (19.05%) DHCP
6 11 (17.46%) Wireless
7 10 (15.87%) VPN
8 9 (14.29%) IPsec
8 9 (14.29%) VoIP
9 8 (12.70%) BGP
9 8 (12.70%) HTTP
9 8 (12.70%) IPv6
9 8 (12.70%) Network Security
9 8 (12.70%) Software-Defined Networking
10 5 (7.94%) MPLS
10 5 (7.94%) SAN
11 4 (6.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) GIS
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) CSS
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.70%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.70%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.11%) FlexPod
4 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.35%) e-Health
6 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Linux
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.52%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (6.35%) Unix
6 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Solaris
6 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.70%) Workflow
4 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 7 (11.11%) Presales
4 7 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.17%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.17%) Information Security
6 2 (3.17%) ITSM
6 2 (3.17%) Network Design
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Management
6 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.59%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) C++
2 3 (4.76%) Perl
2 3 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.17%) C
3 2 (3.17%) C#
3 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.17%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) Ruby
3 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 23 (36.51%) CCNA
4 10 (15.87%) MCSE
4 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) Degree
6 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
7 7 (11.11%) MCSA
7 7 (11.11%) MCSD
8 6 (9.52%) NCDA
9 5 (7.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.17%) CCDA
10 2 (3.17%) CCIE
11 1 (1.59%) CCA
11 1 (1.59%) CCIP
11 1 (1.59%) CCSE
11 1 (1.59%) CFCE
11 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) NFS
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) vCloud
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (6.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.17%) Ansible
3 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (65.08%) Cisco
2 20 (31.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.87%) CheckPoint
4 9 (14.29%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) NetApp
6 5 (7.94%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.35%) CA
7 4 (6.35%) F5
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) Avaya
8 3 (4.76%) Citrix
8 3 (4.76%) Juniper
8 3 (4.76%) Nortel
9 2 (3.17%) 3Com
9 2 (3.17%) Aruba
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.17%) Sybase
10 1 (1.59%) Huawei
10 1 (1.59%) Sophos