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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 126 134 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 18 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.42% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Average daily rate £350 £250 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £196 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +5.12%
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
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +4 12 £350 +19.65%
Gloucestershire +8 4 £225 -20.00%
Devon -6 1 £383 -
Somerset - 1 £325 -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
5 12 (42.86%) ITIL
6 10 (35.71%) CCNA
7 9 (32.14%) Juniper
7 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
8 8 (28.57%) Nokia
8 8 (28.57%) Firewall
9 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 7 (25.00%) SLA
9 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (21.43%) Windows
10 6 (21.43%) CCNP
10 6 (21.43%) PRINCE
10 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (17.86%) LAN
12 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 4 (14.29%) Workflow
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (10.71%) VLAN
13 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
13 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
13 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
13 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (10.71%) CMMI
13 3 (10.71%) Wireless
13 3 (10.71%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.71%) VLAN
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.57%) IPsec
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
2 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.71%) Windows NT
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) PRINCE
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Workflow
5 3 (10.71%) CMMI
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
7 1 (3.57%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) CCNA
5 6 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (10.71%) HNC
7 2 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
2 9 (32.14%) Juniper
3 8 (28.57%) Nokia
4 3 (10.71%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) IronPort
6 1 (3.57%) Nortel
6 1 (3.57%) VMware