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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 588 568 543
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 32 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.079% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.085% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 18
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£285 £290 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £308 £250
% change year-on-year
-31.82% +23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £34.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -42.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £34.74
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -42.42%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -39 27 £310 +7.82% 10
London -8 8 £298 +13.33% 2
West Midlands +5 6 £315 -25.88% 1
East Midlands +2 3 - - 1
Staffordshire -3 3 £350 +7.69%
South West -7 3 - - 1
City of London -13 3 £285 +8.57% 2
South East -15 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £350 -
Somerset +3 2 - -
Telford -2 2 £310 -29.14%
Shropshire -5 2 £310 -29.14%
Hampshire -6 2 £267 +6.93%
Manchester -7 2 - - 2
North West -26 2 - - 3
Wales - 2 £160 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Clevedon - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £267 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 £495 +80.00% 1
Hertfordshire -4 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -23 1 £165 -
Hull - 1 £165 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £160 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £160 -
West Wales - 1 - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (61.76%) Cisco
1 63 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (50.00%) Firewall
3 48 (47.06%) CCNP
4 46 (45.10%) CCNA
5 37 (36.27%) LAN
6 34 (33.33%) WAN
7 29 (28.43%) CheckPoint
8 25 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (21.57%) ITIL
10 20 (19.61%) Juniper
10 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (18.63%) F5
12 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 17 (16.67%) OSPF
14 15 (14.71%) Wireless
14 15 (14.71%) VPN
14 15 (14.71%) Network Security
14 15 (14.71%) Network Design
15 14 (13.73%) SLA
16 13 (12.75%) BGP
17 12 (11.76%) VoIP
17 12 (11.76%) Blue Coat
18 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
18 11 (10.78%) Windows
19 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (9.80%) McAfee
19 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
19 10 (9.80%) Degree
19 10 (9.80%) ITIL V3

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Office
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 51 (50.00%) Firewall
2 37 (36.27%) LAN
3 34 (33.33%) WAN
4 25 (24.51%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (16.67%) OSPF
7 15 (14.71%) Wireless
7 15 (14.71%) VPN
7 15 (14.71%) Network Security
8 13 (12.75%) BGP
9 12 (11.76%) VoIP
10 9 (8.82%) MPLS
10 9 (8.82%) EIGRP
11 8 (7.84%) BIG-IP
12 7 (6.86%) VLAN
12 7 (6.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (6.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
13 6 (5.88%) Internet
13 6 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) MS Access
3 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.98%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.80%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Military
5 2 (1.96%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) CSS
2 4 (3.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.98%) OLE
3 1 (0.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.96%) iPhone
3 2 (1.96%) NHS
3 2 (1.96%) e-Health
4 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Windows
2 5 (4.90%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.94%) UNIX
4 2 (1.96%) Solaris
4 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) Network Design
3 10 (9.80%) ITIL V3
4 9 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (6.86%) Service Management
5 7 (6.86%) Load Balancing
6 6 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
6 6 (5.88%) Network Management
7 5 (4.90%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.92%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (3.92%) Migration
8 4 (3.92%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.94%) Performance Management
9 3 (2.94%) Content Management
10 2 (1.96%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.96%) SQL
2 1 (0.98%) Python
2 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (47.06%) CCNP
3 46 (45.10%) CCNA
4 18 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.80%) Degree
6 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (8.82%) A+ Certification
7 9 (8.82%) MCSA
7 9 (8.82%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (3.92%) CCIE
9 3 (2.94%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.96%) CCIP
11 1 (0.98%) CCSP
11 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.98%) MCTS
11 1 (0.98%) MCSE
11 1 (0.98%) CCSA
11 1 (0.98%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Netcool
4 1 (0.98%) Nagios
4 1 (0.98%) OPNET
4 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 63 (61.76%) Cisco
2 29 (28.43%) CheckPoint
3 20 (19.61%) Juniper
4 19 (18.63%) F5
5 12 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 10 (9.80%) McAfee
7 9 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.84%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.86%) Remedy
10 6 (5.88%) IBM
10 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
11 5 (4.90%) HP
12 4 (3.92%) Avaya
13 3 (2.94%) BMC
13 3 (2.94%) Nortel
13 3 (2.94%) VMware
14 2 (1.96%) Infoblox
14 2 (1.96%) Polycom
14 2 (1.96%) Websense
14 2 (1.96%) Citrix
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