The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 123 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 21 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.11 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.23 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+24.81% -25.10%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3143 2096 2861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.57% 92.74% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2043 1362 1648
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 169 248
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support across the South West region.

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support across the South West region.

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset - 3 £240 -
Wiltshire - 2 £250 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 -
Bristol - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 14 (48.28%) LAN
3 14 (48.28%) WAN
4 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (41.38%) Windows
5 12 (41.38%) CCNP
6 11 (37.93%) MPLS
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (34.48%) SLA
7 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
8 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
8 9 (31.03%) Workflow
8 9 (31.03%) OSPF
9 8 (27.59%) Telnet
9 8 (27.59%) CCIE
9 8 (27.59%) CISSP
9 8 (27.59%) FTP
9 8 (27.59%) SNMP
9 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 8 (27.59%) Network Management
10 7 (24.14%) ITIL
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
10 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
11 6 (20.69%) VMware
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
11 6 (20.69%) Network Design
12 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 14 (48.28%) LAN
2 14 (48.28%) WAN
3 11 (37.93%) MPLS
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
5 9 (31.03%) OSPF
6 8 (27.59%) Telnet
6 8 (27.59%) FTP
6 8 (27.59%) SNMP
7 5 (17.24%) Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) Network Security
9 3 (10.34%) BGP
9 3 (10.34%) VoIP
10 2 (6.90%) VPN
10 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
10 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
10 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
11 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Front Office
2 4 (13.79%) Back Office
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
1 9 (31.03%) Workflow
2 8 (27.59%) Network Management
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 6 (20.69%) Network Design
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.24%) Performance Management
5 5 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) Network Performance Management
6 4 (13.79%) Service Management
6 4 (13.79%) ITSM
6 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Change Management
8 2 (6.90%) High Availability
9 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.45%) Coaching
9 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.45%) Migration
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
3 8 (27.59%) CCIE
3 8 (27.59%) CISSP
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (17.24%) MCP
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (6.90%) MCSA
8 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
8 1 (3.45%) MCSE
8 1 (3.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) NFS
4 1 (3.45%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Avaya
5 2 (6.90%) Mitel
5 2 (6.90%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Meraki
6 1 (3.45%) Google
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
6 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) Siemens
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
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