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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 125 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 22 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £10.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+97.61% -49.39%
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
3159 1992 2876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.74% 92.39% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1278 1647
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 167 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £45.00
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 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 21 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 21 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
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £205 - 2
Dorset -3 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £250 -
Bristol - - - - 2
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 17 (65.38%) WAN
2 17 (65.38%) Firewall
3 16 (61.54%) LAN
4 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (50.00%) CCNP
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (42.31%) MPLS
8 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
9 9 (34.62%) OSPF
10 8 (30.77%) Telnet
10 8 (30.77%) FTP
10 8 (30.77%) SNMP
10 8 (30.77%) Windows
10 8 (30.77%) CCIE
10 8 (30.77%) CISSP
10 8 (30.77%) Network Management
10 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
11 6 (23.08%) Network Design
12 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
12 5 (19.23%) Network Performance Management
12 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
12 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
12 5 (19.23%) Workflow
12 5 (19.23%) SLA
13 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 4 (15.38%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 21 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) WAN
1 17 (65.38%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (42.31%) MPLS
5 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (34.62%) OSPF
7 8 (30.77%) FTP
7 8 (30.77%) SNMP
7 8 (30.77%) Telnet
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
9 3 (11.54%) BGP
9 3 (11.54%) VPN
9 3 (11.54%) Wireless
10 2 (7.69%) VoIP
10 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
10 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
11 1 (3.85%) VRRP
11 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Management
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) Workflow
3 5 (19.23%) Network Performance Management
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Management
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) High Availability
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) CCNP
3 8 (30.77%) CCIE
3 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) F5
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Siemens
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) Nortel
4 1 (3.85%) Meraki
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) Mitel
4 1 (3.85%) Brocade
4 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
4 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 to £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 days ago