The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 130 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 13 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.56% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 15
Median daily rate £318 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.43% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £219 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £332 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £240 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.68% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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 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
2791 2860 2831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.48% 95.75% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1794 1794 1824
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 175 201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.97% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Network Support in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +3 5 £210 -16.00%
Dorset - 5 £363 -
Somerset +11 2 £318 +10.43%
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
5 8 (29.63%) Nokia
5 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
5 8 (29.63%) Juniper
5 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) Firewall
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) LAN
6 7 (25.93%) WAN
7 6 (22.22%) PRINCE
7 6 (22.22%) CCNA
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) SLA
8 5 (18.52%) CCNP
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) Workflow
9 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (14.81%) VMware
9 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.81%) SIEM
10 3 (11.11%) Network Design
10 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.11%) Wireless
10 3 (11.11%) Telecoms

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Firewall
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
1 7 (25.93%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.41%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) IPv4
5 1 (3.70%) IPv6
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) PRINCE
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.81%) SIEM
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.70%) CMMI
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.70%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
7 1 (3.70%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) CCNA
5 5 (18.52%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) HNC
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
2 8 (29.63%) Juniper
2 8 (29.63%) Nokia
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Aruba
4 2 (7.41%) Avaya
4 2 (7.41%) Motorola
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.70%) Riverbed