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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 126 139 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 14 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.38% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.39% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 18
Median daily rate £140 £288 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.30% -9.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.60% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +102.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £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
2580 3052 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 2057 2087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 155 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.68 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Network Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 December 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
Gloucestershire +3 4 £140 -37.77%
Wiltshire -4 4 - - 1
Devon +6 2 £163 -44.20%
Cornwall - 2 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 20 (54.05%) Cisco
4 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
5 18 (48.65%) DHCP
6 16 (43.24%) VPN
6 16 (43.24%) DNS
7 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
7 15 (40.54%) Juniper
7 15 (40.54%) Junos
8 14 (37.84%) Wireshark
8 14 (37.84%) tcpdump
8 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
8 14 (37.84%) MS Visio
9 13 (35.14%) MS Office
9 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
10 11 (29.73%) ITIL
11 10 (27.03%) CCNA
11 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (21.62%) SLA
14 6 (16.22%) WAN
14 6 (16.22%) LAN
15 5 (13.51%) HNC
15 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
16 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
16 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
16 4 (10.81%) Workflow
16 4 (10.81%) C
16 4 (10.81%) VoIP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Visio
2 13 (35.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 18 (48.65%) DHCP
3 16 (43.24%) DNS
3 16 (43.24%) VPN
4 15 (40.54%) Junos
5 14 (37.84%) tcpdump
5 14 (37.84%) Wireshark
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (16.22%) LAN
7 6 (16.22%) WAN
8 4 (10.81%) VoIP
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (5.41%) DSLAM
9 2 (5.41%) GPON
9 2 (5.41%) Wireless
10 1 (2.70%) MPLS
10 1 (2.70%) SAN
10 1 (2.70%) VLAN
General
1 3 (8.11%) Military
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.81%) Workflow
3 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) High Availability
4 2 (5.41%) Migration
4 2 (5.41%) Presales
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Design
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) C
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) CCNA
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) HNC
4 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.70%) CCDA
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Netcool
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
2 15 (40.54%) Juniper
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle