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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 537 527 503
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 45 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.065% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.070% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 18
Average daily rate
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£294 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £459 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £348 £265
% change year-on-year
-21.22% +31.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -29.59%

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £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 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -20 38 £300 - 16
South East +3 17 £288 +4.54% 3
London -8 10 £300 - 3
Surrey +3 7 £260 -5.45% 1
Berkshire - 6 £140 -
West Midlands -4 4 £276 -34.40% 5
South West -6 3 £200 -
Hampshire -6 3 £315 -
Reading - 3 - -
Slough - 2 £140 -
Southampton - 2 £315 -
Wiltshire - 2 £190 -
East Midlands - 2 £306 -
East of England +12 1 - - 1
Bath +7 1 £288 -
Somerset -3 1 £288 -
Telford -4 1 - - 2
Shropshire -10 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 3
Warwickshire - 1 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Reigate - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £250 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Oxford - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Bicester - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 75 (75.76%) Cisco
2 56 (56.57%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (54.55%) Firewall
4 45 (45.45%) LAN
5 44 (44.44%) CCNA
6 42 (42.42%) WAN
7 33 (33.33%) CCNP
8 32 (32.32%) CheckPoint
9 27 (27.27%) VPN
10 21 (21.21%) Juniper
10 21 (21.21%) ITIL
11 20 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (20.20%) F5
12 19 (19.19%) BGP
13 17 (17.17%) OSPF
14 16 (16.16%) Network Security
15 15 (15.15%) Wireless
16 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
17 13 (13.13%) Windows
17 13 (13.13%) Remedy
17 13 (13.13%) HP
18 12 (12.12%) MPLS
18 12 (12.12%) VoIP
19 11 (11.11%) DNS
20 10 (10.10%) RIP
20 10 (10.10%) Blue Coat
20 10 (10.10%) Riverbed
20 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
20 10 (10.10%) Cisco Nexus
20 10 (10.10%) Network Monitoring

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Office
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 54 (54.55%) Firewall
2 45 (45.45%) LAN
3 42 (42.42%) WAN
4 27 (27.27%) VPN
5 20 (20.20%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (19.19%) BGP
7 17 (17.17%) OSPF
8 16 (16.16%) Network Security
9 15 (15.15%) Wireless
10 14 (14.14%) TCP/IP
11 12 (12.12%) MPLS
11 12 (12.12%) VoIP
12 11 (11.11%) DNS
13 10 (10.10%) RIP
13 10 (10.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (9.09%) EIGRP
15 8 (8.08%) IP Telephony
16 5 (5.05%) DHCP
16 5 (5.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 4 (4.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (8.08%) Banking
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Back Office
4 1 (1.01%) Advertising
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) CSS
2 1 (1.01%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.03%) CMDB
2 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.02%) e-Health
3 1 (1.01%) Statistics
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.01%) Replication
3 1 (1.01%) Clustering
3 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.01%) User Experience
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Linux
3 4 (4.04%) CentOS
3 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) ITIL
2 10 (10.10%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (9.09%) Network Design
4 5 (5.05%) Network Management
4 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.04%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.04%) Migration
5 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.04%) Project Management
6 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.03%) Release Management
6 3 (3.03%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.02%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.02%) Service Management
7 2 (2.02%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.02%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.01%) C
1 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (56.57%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (44.44%) CCNA
3 33 (33.33%) CCNP
4 10 (10.10%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (5.05%) VCP4
9 4 (4.04%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.04%) MCSA
10 3 (3.03%) MCSE
11 2 (2.02%) CCIE
11 2 (2.02%) JNCIP
11 2 (2.02%) MCITP
11 2 (2.02%) Degree
12 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.01%) CCSP
12 1 (1.01%) HNC
12 1 (1.01%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) Firmware
3 2 (2.02%) Snort
3 2 (2.02%) Squid
4 1 (1.01%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.02%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (2.02%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 75 (75.76%) Cisco
2 32 (32.32%) CheckPoint
3 21 (21.21%) Juniper
4 20 (20.20%) F5
5 13 (13.13%) Remedy
5 13 (13.13%) HP
6 10 (10.10%) Blue Coat
6 10 (10.10%) Riverbed
7 9 (9.09%) McAfee
8 7 (7.07%) Avaya
8 7 (7.07%) Infoblox
9 4 (4.04%) VMware
9 4 (4.04%) Nortel
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix
9 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.03%) IBM
10 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.02%) Brocade
11 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.02%) Aastra
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