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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Engineer
Rank 569 524 527
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 74 86 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 55
Median daily rate £350 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £317 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £240 £320
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +30.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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
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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -14 72 £350 +45.83% 19
South East -15 30 £356 +48.43% 3
London +5 20 £550 +135.29% 8
Berkshire +8 16 £363 +31.81% 2
East of England +8 7 £275 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -21 5 £325 +3.09%
South West -9 4 £350 +30.23%
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire +10 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 3 £300 +81.81% 4
Reading -11 3 £408 - 1
Telford -31 3 £350 -
Shropshire -32 3 £350 -
Dorset - 3 £350 -
Dorchester - 3 £350 -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes +6 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £325 - 3
Hampshire -5 2 £290 +20.83%
Leeds -8 2 £325 - 2
North West -16 2 £213 +25.00% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Slough - 2 £338 -
City of London +37 1 £525 +124.59% 2
East Midlands +6 1 £350 +16.66%
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Norfolk 0 1 - -
Essex -3 1 £250 +5.26%
Bristol -8 1 - -

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 122 (64.21%) Cisco
2 111 (58.42%) Cisco Certification
3 79 (41.58%) Firewall
4 67 (35.26%) CCNA
4 67 (35.26%) WAN
5 66 (34.74%) LAN
6 65 (34.21%) CCNP
7 44 (23.16%) ITIL
8 34 (17.89%) Telecoms
9 33 (17.37%) Data Centre
10 32 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (16.84%) Wireless
11 31 (16.32%) Network Security
12 30 (15.79%) Juniper
12 30 (15.79%) MPLS
13 29 (15.26%) Windows
14 28 (14.74%) TCP/IP
14 28 (14.74%) BGP
14 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
15 27 (14.21%) Unix
16 26 (13.68%) F5
17 25 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
18 24 (12.63%) Network Management
19 23 (12.11%) VPN
19 23 (12.11%) HP
20 22 (11.58%) OSPF
20 22 (11.58%) DNS
20 22 (11.58%) Load Balancing
21 21 (11.05%) DHCP
21 21 (11.05%) Microsoft

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 5 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.58%) IaaS
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.05%) Mimecast
2 2 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (41.58%) Firewall
2 67 (35.26%) WAN
3 66 (34.74%) LAN
4 32 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
4 32 (16.84%) Wireless
5 31 (16.32%) Network Security
6 30 (15.79%) MPLS
7 28 (14.74%) BGP
7 28 (14.74%) TCP/IP
8 25 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (12.11%) VPN
10 22 (11.58%) DNS
10 22 (11.58%) OSPF
11 21 (11.05%) DHCP
12 20 (10.53%) IPsec
12 20 (10.53%) VoIP
13 18 (9.47%) GPRS
13 18 (9.47%) SS7
13 18 (9.47%) UMTS
13 18 (9.47%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.53%) OLAP
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.53%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.89%) Finance
3 10 (5.26%) Banking
4 7 (3.68%) Marketing
5 5 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Law
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.74%) 802.1X
2 8 (4.21%) CSS
3 2 (1.05%) .NET
3 2 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.42%) e-Health
3 14 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.84%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.68%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.63%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.11%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.58%) New Media
8 3 (1.58%) Wiki
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.05%) PKI
9 2 (1.05%) User Experience
9 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.53%) DataPower
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.26%) Windows
2 27 (14.21%) Unix
3 18 (9.47%) Solaris
4 17 (8.95%) Linux
5 15 (7.89%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.11%) AIX
8 4 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.53%) VMS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.16%) ITIL
2 24 (12.63%) Network Management
3 22 (11.58%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (8.42%) Service Delivery
6 14 (7.37%) Change Management
7 12 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.79%) Change Control
9 9 (4.74%) Network Design
9 9 (4.74%) Validation
10 8 (4.21%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.21%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.21%) Workflow
11 7 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (3.68%) Presales
12 6 (3.16%) Information Security
12 6 (3.16%) Process Improvement
12 6 (3.16%) Project Management
13 5 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.58%) C
1 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.05%) C#
2 2 (1.05%) C++
2 2 (1.05%) SQL
2 2 (1.05%) VB
2 2 (1.05%) VBScript
3 1 (0.53%) Python
3 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (58.42%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (35.26%) CCNA
3 65 (34.21%) CCNP
4 28 (14.74%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.37%) Degree
7 12 (6.32%) CCIE
8 9 (4.74%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.74%) MCSE
8 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (3.68%) CCDP
9 7 (3.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (3.16%) MCSA
10 6 (3.16%) MCSD
11 4 (2.11%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (2.11%) CCSE
11 4 (2.11%) NCDA
12 3 (1.58%) CCSA
12 3 (1.58%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.05%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.00%) SLA
2 8 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.11%) BS7799
3 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.21%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.16%) vSphere
4 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) OpenView
2 10 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.63%) OPNET
5 4 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.11%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.05%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.05%) Sysprep
7 2 (1.05%) WSUS
8 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.53%) SCCM
8 1 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.53%) WMI
8 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 122 (64.21%) Cisco
2 30 (15.79%) Juniper
3 26 (13.68%) F5
4 23 (12.11%) HP
5 21 (11.05%) Microsoft
6 20 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 17 (8.95%) Oracle
7 17 (8.95%) Sybase
7 17 (8.95%) VMware
8 9 (4.74%) Peregrine
9 8 (4.21%) CA
9 8 (4.21%) Citrix
9 8 (4.21%) NetQoS
10 7 (3.68%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.68%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.16%) IBM
11 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.63%) BMC
12 5 (2.63%) Cyberoam
12 5 (2.63%) Riverbed
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