The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Engineer
Rank 550 549 568
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 64 100 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 48
Median daily rate £280 £250 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £365 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £248 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £16.86 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+27.50% +6.66%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Network Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title.

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 56 £331 +32.40% 17
London +13 20 £400 +23.07% 3
South East -2 12 £331 +28.54% 7
South West +4 7 £140 -51.30% 3
Berkshire 0 6 £300 -11.76% 2
East of England 0 6 £219 -4.78% 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 £219 -3.73%
West Midlands -16 5 £285 - 1
Reading +2 4 £300 -2.43% 2
Stevenage - 4 £195 -
Telford - 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Scotland +6 3 £160 -26.43% 2
Gloucestershire +1 3 £140 -37.77%
Wiltshire -1 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £140 -
Surrey +17 2 £375 +29.31% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £275 +22.22% 1
City of London -12 2 £463 +23.33% 1
North East -25 2 £275 -
South Wales - 2 £165 -
Cardiff - 2 £165 -
Wales - 2 £165 -
Yorkshire +21 1 £525 +81.03% 1
West Yorkshire +21 1 £525 +81.03%
Cheshire +14 1 - -
Hampshire +13 1 £362 +70.35% 1
Bracknell +4 1 - -
Warrington +4 1 - -
Nottingham +2 1 - -

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Network Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Support Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (75.36%) Cisco
2 75 (54.35%) Firewall
3 65 (47.10%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (38.41%) CheckPoint
5 52 (37.68%) LAN
6 50 (36.23%) CCNA
6 50 (36.23%) WAN
7 49 (35.51%) CCNP
8 35 (25.36%) VPN
8 35 (25.36%) DNS
9 34 (24.64%) Windows
10 33 (23.91%) Juniper
10 33 (23.91%) Security Cleared
11 29 (21.01%) Wireless
12 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
13 26 (18.84%) OSPF
13 26 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
15 23 (16.67%) DHCP
16 22 (15.94%) ITIL
16 22 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
18 19 (13.77%) Network Monitoring
19 18 (13.04%) Data Centre
19 18 (13.04%) VoIP
19 18 (13.04%) Active Directory
20 17 (12.32%) MS Office
21 16 (11.59%) TCP/IP
21 16 (11.59%) BGP
21 16 (11.59%) Finance

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.72%) SAS
3 1 (0.72%) Smallworld
Applications
1 17 (12.32%) MS Office
2 15 (10.87%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 75 (54.35%) Firewall
2 52 (37.68%) LAN
3 50 (36.23%) WAN
4 35 (25.36%) DNS
4 35 (25.36%) VPN
5 29 (21.01%) Wireless
6 26 (18.84%) Cisco ASA
6 26 (18.84%) OSPF
7 23 (16.67%) DHCP
8 22 (15.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (13.04%) VoIP
10 16 (11.59%) BGP
10 16 (11.59%) TCP/IP
11 14 (10.14%) Junos
11 14 (10.14%) Network Security
11 14 (10.14%) Wireshark
12 13 (9.42%) tcpdump
13 12 (8.70%) MPLS
14 10 (7.25%) HSRP
15 9 (6.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) GIS
2 1 (0.72%) MS Access
General
1 16 (11.59%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.62%) Military
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.17%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) XML
3 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.45%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.45%) e-Health
4 2 (1.45%) iPad
4 2 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) CMDB
5 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.72%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.72%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.72%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
5 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.64%) Windows
2 21 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.07%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.62%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.90%) Linux
7 3 (2.17%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.45%) Unix
8 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) CatOS
9 1 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.94%) ITIL
2 19 (13.77%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (7.97%) Network Design
4 10 (7.25%) Network Management
5 8 (5.80%) Change Management
5 8 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.07%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.35%) Project Management
8 5 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.62%) Migration
9 4 (2.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.90%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.90%) Process Improvement
9 4 (2.90%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.90%) Service Management
10 3 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.17%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) C
3 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.45%) Perl
3 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (47.10%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (36.23%) CCNA
3 49 (35.51%) CCNP
4 33 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.25%) CCIE
7 7 (5.07%) CCSA
8 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.62%) CCDA
9 5 (3.62%) HNC
10 3 (2.17%) Degree
10 3 (2.17%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.45%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.45%) CCIP
11 2 (1.45%) MCP
11 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.72%) CCSP
12 1 (0.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.72%) KVM
4 1 (0.72%) NFS
4 1 (0.72%) vCloud
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.90%) SCCM
3 2 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.45%) Nagios
3 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.45%) Netcool
3 2 (1.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.72%) SCOM
4 1 (0.72%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 104 (75.36%) Cisco
2 53 (38.41%) CheckPoint
3 33 (23.91%) Juniper
4 28 (20.29%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.87%) VMware
6 10 (7.25%) F5
6 10 (7.25%) Palo Alto
7 9 (6.52%) HP
8 8 (5.80%) Remedy
9 7 (5.07%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.90%) Aruba
10 4 (2.90%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.90%) Citrix
10 4 (2.90%) Nortel
11 3 (2.17%) Avaya
11 3 (2.17%) EMC
11 3 (2.17%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.45%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.45%) Veritas
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