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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 560 527 512
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 52 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.100% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 23
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£260 £281 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £281
% change year-on-year
- -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £40.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £26.00

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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 2014.

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
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 November 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
England -4 48 £263 -13.58% 13
London +5 24 £255 -20.31% 3
South East -21 10 £384 +9.64% 5
Hampshire -26 6 £368 +5.00%
South West -31 5 £250 -11.11%
City of London +21 4 £248 - 2
East of England -19 4 £245 +11.36%
East Midlands +8 3 £275 -
West Midlands -25 3 £325 -5.79% 4
Bedfordshire - 3 £268 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £288 -
Nottingham - 2 £288 -
Bedford - 2 £268 -
Dorset +1 1 - -
Kent -3 1 £400 - 1
Telford -6 1 - -
Shropshire -7 1 - - 1
Surrey -9 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £245 -
Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Milton Keynes -17 1 £245 -
Farnborough - 1 £175 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £155 -
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £155 -
Chertsey - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 70 (73.68%) Cisco
2 56 (58.95%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (51.58%) Firewall
4 37 (38.95%) LAN
4 37 (38.95%) WAN
5 36 (37.89%) CCNP
6 34 (35.79%) CCNA
7 24 (25.26%) Juniper
7 24 (25.26%) CheckPoint
8 20 (21.05%) BGP
9 19 (20.00%) VPN
10 17 (17.89%) TCP/IP
11 16 (16.84%) ITIL
11 16 (16.84%) Windows
11 16 (16.84%) F5
12 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
12 14 (14.74%) OSPF
13 13 (13.68%) EIGRP
13 13 (13.68%) Finance
13 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
13 13 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (12.63%) Network Security
14 12 (12.63%) MPLS
15 11 (11.58%) HP
15 11 (11.58%) Wireless
15 11 (11.58%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (10.53%) Riverbed
17 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
17 9 (9.47%) DNS
17 9 (9.47%) MS Excel

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 49 (51.58%) Firewall
2 37 (38.95%) LAN
2 37 (38.95%) WAN
3 20 (21.05%) BGP
4 19 (20.00%) VPN
5 17 (17.89%) TCP/IP
6 14 (14.74%) OSPF
7 13 (13.68%) EIGRP
7 13 (13.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (12.63%) Network Security
8 12 (12.63%) MPLS
9 11 (11.58%) Wireless
9 11 (11.58%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (9.47%) DNS
10 9 (9.47%) RIP
11 7 (7.37%) Multicast
11 7 (7.37%) VoIP
12 6 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (6.32%) DHCP
12 6 (6.32%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) e-Health
2 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.11%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.05%) User Experience
3 1 (1.05%) Statistics
3 1 (1.05%) Replication
3 1 (1.05%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.84%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 5 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) ITIL
2 8 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (7.37%) Network Management
4 6 (6.32%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.26%) Network Design
6 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.21%) Change Management
6 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.16%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) Migration
8 2 (2.11%) Workflow
8 2 (2.11%) Service Management
8 2 (2.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.11%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.11%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) sed
1 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.05%) Java
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
1 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (58.95%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (37.89%) CCNP
3 34 (35.79%) CCNA
4 14 (14.74%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
6 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.21%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (4.21%) CCIE
8 3 (3.16%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.16%) MCSE
8 3 (3.16%) MCSA
9 2 (2.11%) CISSP
9 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.11%) MCITP
10 1 (1.05%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.05%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.05%) Degree
10 1 (1.05%) CCSP
10 1 (1.05%) MCT
10 1 (1.05%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) NFS
2 2 (2.11%) Squid
2 2 (2.11%) Snort
2 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.11%) vSphere
2 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 70 (73.68%) Cisco
2 24 (25.26%) Juniper
2 24 (25.26%) CheckPoint
3 16 (16.84%) F5
4 11 (11.58%) HP
5 10 (10.53%) Riverbed
6 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.37%) McAfee
8 5 (5.26%) Avaya
8 5 (5.26%) VMware
9 4 (4.21%) Nortel
10 3 (3.16%) Brocade
10 3 (3.16%) Citrix
10 3 (3.16%) CA
11 2 (2.11%) Mitel
11 2 (2.11%) Siemens
11 2 (2.11%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.11%) TippingPoint
12 1 (1.05%) Trustwave
12 1 (1.05%) 3PAR