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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 245 224 219
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 15 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
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£220 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £255 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £400 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
-32.53% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.65 £20.50 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.85% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £20.50 £17.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.56 £20.50 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £21.38
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -4.09%
Network Support
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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
8665 8425 7733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.55% 92.61% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 4622 3958
Average daily rate £375 £350 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
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 424 420 585
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Network Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £238 -5.00% 4
Oxfordshire - 3 £200 - 1
Hampshire -4 2 £260 -20.00% 2
Berkshire -4 2 £275 -31.25% 3
Kent -7 1 £175 -56.25% 1
Surrey -7 1 - - 1
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 32 (62.75%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (60.78%) CCNA
3 29 (56.86%) Cisco
4 26 (50.98%) LAN
5 20 (39.22%) ITIL
6 17 (33.33%) CCNP
7 16 (31.37%) WAN
8 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (21.57%) Wireless
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (19.61%) A+ Certification
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
10 10 (19.61%) MCSA
10 10 (19.61%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (19.61%) Network Design
10 10 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
11 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
11 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
11 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
11 9 (17.65%) SLA
12 8 (15.69%) Windows
12 8 (15.69%) Firewall
12 8 (15.69%) Network Management
13 7 (13.73%) ADSL
13 7 (13.73%) CheckPoint
13 7 (13.73%) MPLS
14 6 (11.76%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) MS Office
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) LAN
2 16 (31.37%) WAN
3 11 (21.57%) Wireless
4 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
4 10 (19.61%) Internet
5 8 (15.69%) Firewall
6 7 (13.73%) MPLS
6 7 (13.73%) ADSL
7 6 (11.76%) Network Security
8 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.80%) VoIP
9 4 (7.84%) VPN
10 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.92%) DHCP
11 2 (3.92%) SSL
11 2 (3.92%) SAN
11 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.92%) IPsec
12 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
12 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) CMDB
2 6 (11.76%) e-Health
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Statistics
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
4 1 (1.96%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Network Design
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL V3
2 10 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.69%) Network Management
5 5 (9.80%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.92%) CRM
7 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.96%) Migration
8 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.96%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.96%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.96%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Perl
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
1 1 (1.96%) Python
1 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (62.75%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (60.78%) CCNA
3 17 (33.33%) CCNP
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (19.61%) A+ Certification
5 10 (19.61%) MCSA
5 10 (19.61%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) SCSA
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.96%) Degree
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) CCSP
7 1 (1.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Cisco
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.73%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.76%) CA
5 5 (9.80%) Juniper
6 4 (7.84%) F5
7 3 (5.88%) Remedy
7 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.88%) VMware
8 2 (3.92%) Websense
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle
8 2 (3.92%) Sun
8 2 (3.92%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.96%) Splunk
9 1 (1.96%) HP
9 1 (1.96%) Dell
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix
9 1 (1.96%) Avaya
9 1 (1.96%) Veritas
9 1 (1.96%) Aruba