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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support Engineer
Rank 538 557 531
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 71 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.082% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.089% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 20
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£260 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £16.13 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.89% -48.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £15.23 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £17.03 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £16.13 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+65.89% -48.80%

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
51667 51948 44219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31335 31547 25314
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2014 2069 2202
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 65 £260 -20.00% 23
South East +11 29 £240 -8.57% 6
London +2 14 £300 -1.63% 8
Hampshire +11 11 £240 - 2
Berkshire +5 8 £208 +9.21% 2
South West +2 8 £250 -23.07% 1
Surrey +2 6 £260 - 1
West Midlands -7 5 £301 -28.33% 1
East of England +26 4 £338 +42.10% 2
Reading +5 4 - - 2
Swindon - 3 £200 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £200 - 1
City of London +31 2 £271 - 1
Telford -7 2 - -
Shropshire -11 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
North West - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Essex +15 1 £250 +56.25%
Bath +3 1 £288 -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
Somerset -5 1 £288 -11.53%
West Sussex - 1 £320 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £140 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Abingdon - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 83 (70.34%) Cisco
2 72 (61.02%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (53.39%) Firewall
4 58 (49.15%) CCNA
5 55 (46.61%) LAN
6 48 (40.68%) CCNP
7 47 (39.83%) WAN
8 37 (31.36%) CheckPoint
9 32 (27.12%) ITIL
10 27 (22.88%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (22.03%) VPN
11 26 (22.03%) Juniper
12 23 (19.49%) F5
13 19 (16.10%) OSPF
13 19 (16.10%) BGP
14 18 (15.25%) Wireless
14 18 (15.25%) Network Security
15 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
15 17 (14.41%) Network Design
16 16 (13.56%) VoIP
17 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (11.86%) MPLS
19 13 (11.02%) Remedy
19 13 (11.02%) Windows
19 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (11.02%) HP
19 13 (11.02%) SLA
20 12 (10.17%) Blue Coat
21 11 (9.32%) McAfee
21 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 63 (53.39%) Firewall
2 55 (46.61%) LAN
3 47 (39.83%) WAN
4 27 (22.88%) Cisco ASA
5 26 (22.03%) VPN
6 19 (16.10%) OSPF
6 19 (16.10%) BGP
7 18 (15.25%) Wireless
7 18 (15.25%) Network Security
8 16 (13.56%) VoIP
9 15 (12.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (11.86%) MPLS
11 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
12 9 (7.63%) EIGRP
12 9 (7.63%) VLAN
13 8 (6.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (6.78%) DNS
14 7 (5.93%) RIP
14 7 (5.93%) IP Telephony
15 6 (5.08%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) MS Access
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.93%) Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.08%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.54%) e-Health
2 3 (2.54%) CMDB
3 2 (1.69%) NHS
3 2 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.85%) Replication
4 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Windows
2 9 (7.63%) Linux
3 5 (4.24%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.39%) CentOS
5 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.69%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) ITIL
2 17 (14.41%) Network Design
3 11 (9.32%) ITIL V3
3 11 (9.32%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (5.08%) Migration
5 5 (4.24%) Service Management
5 5 (4.24%) Network Management
5 5 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.39%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (3.39%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.39%) Project Management
6 4 (3.39%) Performance Management
6 4 (3.39%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.54%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.54%) Release Management
8 2 (1.69%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.69%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (61.02%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (49.15%) CCNA
3 48 (40.68%) CCNP
4 17 (14.41%) Security Cleared
5 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.47%) Network+ Certification
7 10 (8.47%) A+ Certification
7 10 (8.47%) MCSA
8 9 (7.63%) Degree
9 4 (3.39%) CCIE
10 2 (1.69%) MCSE
10 2 (1.69%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.85%) MCTS
11 1 (0.85%) MCITP
11 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.85%) CCIP
11 1 (0.85%) HNC
11 1 (0.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (2.54%) Firmware
4 2 (1.69%) Snort
4 2 (1.69%) Squid
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.85%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.69%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.69%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.69%) SCCM
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool
Vendors
1 83 (70.34%) Cisco
2 37 (31.36%) CheckPoint
3 26 (22.03%) Juniper
4 23 (19.49%) F5
5 13 (11.02%) Remedy
5 13 (11.02%) HP
6 12 (10.17%) Blue Coat
7 11 (9.32%) McAfee
8 8 (6.78%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.93%) Avaya
9 7 (5.93%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.08%) Infoblox
10 6 (5.08%) Riverbed
10 6 (5.08%) IBM
11 5 (4.24%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.39%) Nortel
12 4 (3.39%) Citrix
13 3 (2.54%) Oracle
13 3 (2.54%) VMware
13 3 (2.54%) CA
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