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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 578 566 543
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 52 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.074% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.081% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 20
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£293 £288 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £288 £255
% change year-on-year
+1.73% +12.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.26 £20.00 £32.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -38.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £20.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.27 £20.00 £42.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.26 £20.00 £44.97
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -55.52%

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 -1 43 £300 +8.59% 13
South East -6 23 £210 -20.88% 4
Hampshire +12 9 £313 +17.92% 1
Berkshire +3 7 £495 +120.00% 2
Oxfordshire -15 5 £170 -
West Midlands +8 4 £298 -23.22% 3
Manchester -17 4 £325 +54.76%
London -18 4 £368 +30.66% 2
North West -25 4 £325 +54.76%
Oxford - 4 £165 -
South West 0 3 £350 - 1
East Midlands -2 3 - - 1
Reading -4 3 £495 +120.00% 1
Hook +7 2 £267 -7.01%
Hertfordshire +7 2 - -
City of London +4 2 £368 +40.00% 2
East of England +1 2 - -
Wales -12 2 £160 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £285 -
Andover - 2 £425 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Kent +2 1 £300 -25.00%
Somerset +2 1 - -
Swansea -2 1 - -
West Wales -4 1 - -
Shropshire -5 1 £310 -31.11%
Stevenage -6 1 - -
Scotland -6 1 £160 -44.82%

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 62 (53.91%) Cisco
2 59 (51.30%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (46.96%) Firewall
4 46 (40.00%) CCNP
5 40 (34.78%) CCNA
6 36 (31.30%) LAN
7 34 (29.57%) WAN
8 30 (26.09%) CheckPoint
9 25 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (20.87%) ITIL
11 23 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 23 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (18.26%) VPN
13 20 (17.39%) Windows
14 19 (16.52%) SLA
14 19 (16.52%) Juniper
15 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
16 16 (13.91%) Wireless
17 15 (13.04%) F5
18 14 (12.17%) OSPF
18 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
18 14 (12.17%) DHCP
19 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
19 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
19 13 (11.30%) Network Design
19 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
20 12 (10.43%) Network Security
20 12 (10.43%) IPsec
21 11 (9.57%) BGP
21 11 (9.57%) VoIP

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (6.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (46.96%) Firewall
2 36 (31.30%) LAN
3 34 (29.57%) WAN
4 25 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (18.26%) VPN
7 16 (13.91%) Wireless
8 14 (12.17%) OSPF
8 14 (12.17%) DHCP
9 12 (10.43%) IPsec
9 12 (10.43%) Network Security
10 11 (9.57%) VoIP
10 11 (9.57%) BGP
11 10 (8.70%) SSL
12 8 (6.96%) MPLS
12 8 (6.96%) EIGRP
13 7 (6.09%) SAN
13 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
13 7 (6.09%) VLAN
14 6 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) MS Access
3 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.87%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (11.30%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Military
3 4 (3.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) CSS
2 3 (2.61%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
3 2 (1.74%) XML
4 1 (0.87%) JSF
4 1 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) PKI
3 2 (1.74%) Ontologies
3 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) NHS
3 2 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.74%) iPhone
3 2 (1.74%) e-Health
3 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.39%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) UNIX
3 10 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 7 (6.09%) Linux
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.22%) Solaris
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.87%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.87%) ITIL
2 13 (11.30%) Network Design
3 10 (8.70%) Migration
4 9 (7.83%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.83%) ITIL V3
5 7 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
5 7 (6.09%) Project Management
6 6 (5.22%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (5.22%) Network Architecture
7 5 (4.35%) Network Management
7 5 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.35%) Service Management
8 4 (3.48%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (3.48%) WAN Optimisation
8 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.61%) Content Management
9 3 (2.61%) SIEM
9 3 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) Perl
3 2 (1.74%) VBScript
3 2 (1.74%) VB
3 2 (1.74%) C
3 2 (1.74%) C#
3 2 (1.74%) C++
3 2 (1.74%) Korn
3 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.87%) Python
4 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (51.30%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (40.00%) CCNP
3 40 (34.78%) CCNA
4 23 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 11 (9.57%) Degree
7 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (6.96%) A+ Certification
8 8 (6.96%) MCSA
8 8 (6.96%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (3.48%) CCIE
9 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.74%) CCIP
10 2 (1.74%) CCVP
10 2 (1.74%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.87%) MCTS
11 1 (0.87%) SCSA
11 1 (0.87%) CCSA
11 1 (0.87%) MCSE
11 1 (0.87%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.52%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.61%) OPNET
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.74%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.74%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.74%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.87%) Netcool
4 1 (0.87%) Nagios
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 62 (53.91%) Cisco
2 30 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 19 (16.52%) Juniper
4 15 (13.04%) F5
5 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.70%) VMware
7 9 (7.83%) Blue Coat
8 7 (6.09%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.09%) Lumension
8 7 (6.09%) Acronis
9 6 (5.22%) IronPort
9 6 (5.22%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.22%) McAfee
9 6 (5.22%) Oracle
10 5 (4.35%) IBM
10 5 (4.35%) HP
11 4 (3.48%) Sybase
11 4 (3.48%) Citrix
11 4 (3.48%) Remedy
12 2 (1.74%) Nortel
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