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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 135 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.27% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£250 £295 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +96.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.23% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.23 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.61 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+30.58% +5.14%
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
2904 2071 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.38% 92.79% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1878 1279 1739
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 - 3 £250 -
Somerset - 2 £230 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Network Support
England

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (80.77%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) MCP
3 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
4 14 (53.85%) ITIL
5 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (50.00%) Back Office
5 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (46.15%) Statistics
6 12 (46.15%) Front Office
6 12 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
6 12 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (46.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (42.31%) SLA
8 10 (38.46%) Cisco
9 9 (34.62%) ITSM
9 9 (34.62%) Service Management
10 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
10 8 (30.77%) Workflow
11 7 (26.92%) Firewall
12 6 (23.08%) Wireless
12 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
13 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 3 (11.54%) Mitel
14 3 (11.54%) Citrix
14 3 (11.54%) Avaya
14 3 (11.54%) MCSA

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) VoIP
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) WLAN
5 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (50.00%) Back Office
2 12 (46.15%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (46.15%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (46.15%) Risk Analysis
4 9 (34.62%) Service Management
4 9 (34.62%) ITSM
5 8 (30.77%) Workflow
5 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) MCP
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (46.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) MCSA
7 2 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Avaya
4 3 (11.54%) Mitel
5 2 (7.69%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Meraki
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
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