The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 539 540 507
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 60 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.058% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.063% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% +15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £442 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £315 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £34.25 £16.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.40% -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £16.13 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+112.40% -40.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK.

Network Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Network Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK.

Network Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Network Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
England +13 52 £260 -14.75% 21
South East -9 27 £240 -12.72% 5
London 0 13 £300 +3.44% 6
Hampshire -3 9 £240 -
Berkshire -3 8 £140 -26.31% 2
Surrey +10 6 £260 -
West Midlands -4 5 £276 -34.40% 3
Reading +2 4 - -
Scotland - 4 £300 - 1
South West -4 3 £200 - 2
City of London +17 2 £271 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £190 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £190 - 1
Reigate - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £140 - 1
Southampton - 2 £315 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Bath +10 1 £288 -
East of England +3 1 - - 3
Somerset -1 1 £288 -
Telford -8 1 - - 1
Shropshire -14 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 £250 - 1
Watford - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 84 (74.34%) Cisco
2 73 (64.60%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (53.10%) CCNA
3 60 (53.10%) Firewall
4 53 (46.90%) LAN
5 48 (42.48%) CCNP
6 45 (39.82%) WAN
7 34 (30.09%) CheckPoint
8 30 (26.55%) ITIL
9 27 (23.89%) VPN
9 27 (23.89%) Juniper
10 24 (21.24%) F5
11 23 (20.35%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (18.58%) BGP
13 19 (16.81%) OSPF
14 18 (15.93%) Network Security
15 17 (15.04%) Network Design
16 16 (14.16%) Wireless
17 15 (13.27%) VoIP
18 14 (12.39%) SLA
18 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (12.39%) Remedy
19 13 (11.50%) HP
19 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
19 13 (11.50%) Windows
19 13 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
20 12 (10.62%) MPLS
21 11 (9.73%) McAfee
21 11 (9.73%) ITIL V3
21 11 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Office
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 60 (53.10%) Firewall
2 53 (46.90%) LAN
3 45 (39.82%) WAN
4 27 (23.89%) VPN
5 23 (20.35%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (18.58%) BGP
7 19 (16.81%) OSPF
8 18 (15.93%) Network Security
9 16 (14.16%) Wireless
10 15 (13.27%) VoIP
11 13 (11.50%) TCP/IP
12 12 (10.62%) MPLS
13 11 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (8.85%) RIP
14 10 (8.85%) EIGRP
15 9 (7.96%) DNS
16 8 (7.08%) IP Telephony
17 7 (6.19%) Ethernet
18 6 (5.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 6 (5.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
1 8 (7.08%) Banking
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 2 (1.77%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) CSS
2 1 (0.88%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.65%) CMDB
2 3 (2.65%) e-Health
3 2 (1.77%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.88%) Replication
4 1 (0.88%) Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.50%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
3 4 (3.54%) CentOS
4 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.77%) Solaris
5 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) UNIX
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) ITIL
2 17 (15.04%) Network Design
3 13 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (9.73%) ITIL V3
5 6 (5.31%) Network Management
6 5 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (4.42%) Migration
6 5 (4.42%) Project Management
7 4 (3.54%) Performance Management
7 4 (3.54%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.54%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.65%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (2.65%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.65%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.65%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.65%) Release Management
8 3 (2.65%) Service Management
9 2 (1.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) VBA
2 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (64.60%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (53.10%) CCNA
3 48 (42.48%) CCNP
4 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (8.85%) A+ Certification
5 10 (8.85%) Network+ Certification
5 10 (8.85%) MCSA
5 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
6 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.42%) Degree
8 2 (1.77%) MCITP
8 2 (1.77%) CCIE
8 2 (1.77%) MCSE
8 2 (1.77%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.88%) MCTS
9 1 (0.88%) SCSA
9 1 (0.88%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.88%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CCIP
9 1 (0.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) Firmware
3 2 (1.77%) Snort
3 2 (1.77%) Squid
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.65%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.77%) SCCM
4 1 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 84 (74.34%) Cisco
2 34 (30.09%) CheckPoint
3 27 (23.89%) Juniper
4 24 (21.24%) F5
5 14 (12.39%) Remedy
6 13 (11.50%) HP
7 11 (9.73%) McAfee
7 11 (9.73%) Blue Coat
8 10 (8.85%) Riverbed
9 8 (7.08%) Avaya
10 7 (6.19%) Infoblox
11 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
12 5 (4.42%) IBM
12 5 (4.42%) Nortel
12 5 (4.42%) VMware
12 5 (4.42%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.65%) Brocade
13 3 (2.65%) Citrix
13 3 (2.65%) Oracle
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £301 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago