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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Engineer
Rank 558 540 551
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 82 95 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 56 39
Average daily rate £300 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year
- +55.03%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 76 £310 +29.27% 34
South East -9 37 £301 +25.20% 5
London -24 16 £363 +61.11% 8
Berkshire +15 15 £363 +74.69% 3
South West +2 9 £363 +34.88%
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
East of England +10 6 £263 +5.00% 4
Reading -6 5 £380 - 2
Bristol -1 4 - -
West Midlands -15 4 £350 +16.27% 2
Kent -23 4 £165 -26.66%
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
Dorset - 4 £363 -
Dorchester - 4 £363 -
Scotland -20 3 £205 -29.91%
Telford -30 3 £400 -
Shropshire -32 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £375 - 1
Slough +14 2 £333 +137.67%
Milton Keynes +6 2 £375 -
Norfolk -5 2 £275 -18.51%
North West -10 2 £213 +25.00% 3
Hampshire -11 2 £310 +29.16%
Belfast - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £205 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Southampton +14 1 £320 +1.58%

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 126 (62.07%) Cisco
2 112 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
3 81 (39.90%) Firewall
4 71 (34.98%) CCNA
5 66 (32.51%) LAN
6 64 (31.53%) CCNP
7 59 (29.06%) WAN
8 54 (26.60%) ITIL
9 40 (19.70%) Wireless
10 39 (19.21%) Telecoms
11 33 (16.26%) Juniper
12 32 (15.76%) Security Cleared
13 31 (15.27%) Unix
13 31 (15.27%) Windows
14 30 (14.78%) HP
14 30 (14.78%) SLA
14 30 (14.78%) MPLS
14 30 (14.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (12.32%) Network Management
16 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
17 24 (11.82%) BGP
17 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
18 23 (11.33%) Diameter Protocol
18 23 (11.33%) F5
18 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
18 23 (11.33%) SS7
18 23 (11.33%) WCDMA
18 23 (11.33%) UMTS
18 23 (11.33%) GPRS

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.48%) IaaS
1 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Mimecast
2 2 (0.99%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (39.90%) Firewall
2 66 (32.51%) LAN
3 59 (29.06%) WAN
4 40 (19.70%) Wireless
5 30 (14.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (14.78%) MPLS
6 28 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
8 24 (11.82%) BGP
9 23 (11.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 23 (11.33%) GPRS
9 23 (11.33%) SS7
9 23 (11.33%) UMTS
9 23 (11.33%) WCDMA
10 22 (10.84%) DHCP
10 22 (10.84%) Network Security
10 22 (10.84%) VoIP
11 21 (10.34%) VPN
12 20 (9.85%) DNS
13 19 (9.36%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.49%) OLAP
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (19.21%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.37%) Finance
3 5 (2.46%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Marketing
5 3 (1.48%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Law
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Military
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.43%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.48%) CSS
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) SOAP
3 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.36%) e-Health
3 14 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.91%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.46%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.46%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.48%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.48%) New Media
6 3 (1.48%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.48%) Wiki
7 2 (0.99%) NHS
7 2 (0.99%) PKI
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.27%) Unix
1 31 (15.27%) Windows
2 23 (11.33%) Solaris
3 15 (7.39%) Linux
4 14 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.93%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.97%) AIX
7 4 (1.97%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (1.97%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.48%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.48%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.48%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.49%) VMS
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.60%) ITIL
2 25 (12.32%) Network Management
3 19 (9.36%) Service Delivery
4 18 (8.87%) Change Management
4 18 (8.87%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (7.88%) Load Balancing
6 12 (5.91%) Change Control
6 12 (5.91%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.93%) Validation
8 9 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (3.94%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.45%) Information Security
10 7 (3.45%) Network Design
11 6 (2.96%) Project Management
12 5 (2.46%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.46%) Computer Security
12 5 (2.46%) Fault Management
12 5 (2.46%) Low Latency
12 5 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
1 2 (0.99%) SQL
2 1 (0.49%) C
2 1 (0.49%) C#
2 1 (0.49%) C++
2 1 (0.49%) Python
2 1 (0.49%) Ruby
2 1 (0.49%) VB
2 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (34.98%) CCNA
3 64 (31.53%) CCNP
4 32 (15.76%) Security Cleared
5 23 (11.33%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.88%) Degree
7 10 (4.93%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.43%) CCIE
9 8 (3.94%) MCSE
9 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.97%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (1.97%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.97%) MCP
11 4 (1.97%) NCDA
12 3 (1.48%) HNC
12 3 (1.48%) MCSA
12 3 (1.48%) MCSD
13 2 (0.99%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.78%) SLA
2 8 (3.94%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.46%) BS7799
3 5 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.96%) vSphere
3 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.97%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (7.88%) OpenView
2 15 (7.39%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (3.45%) OPNET
4 4 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (1.97%) Sysprep
4 4 (1.97%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.48%) WSUS
6 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.49%) Endace
7 1 (0.49%) SCCM
7 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 126 (62.07%) Cisco
2 33 (16.26%) Juniper
3 30 (14.78%) HP
4 23 (11.33%) F5
5 22 (10.84%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.85%) Oracle
6 20 (9.85%) Sybase
7 19 (9.36%) CheckPoint
8 16 (7.88%) VMware
9 11 (5.42%) CA
9 11 (5.42%) Citrix
10 10 (4.93%) Peregrine
11 8 (3.94%) NetQoS
12 5 (2.46%) Cyberoam
12 5 (2.46%) IBM
12 5 (2.46%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.46%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.97%) Huawei
13 4 (1.97%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.97%) NetApp