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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support Engineer
UK
Rank 538 506 563
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 64 121 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 67 39
Median daily rate £253 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.17% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £166 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £383 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £20.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.65 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.68%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 -5 56 £213 -26.72% 14
London +14 17 £381 +1.66% 6
South East -15 14 £275 -4.34% 3
East of England +7 12 £195 -22.00% 1
Hampshire -5 7 £275 +0.91% 2
Essex - 6 £195 -
Scotland +17 5 £250 +21.95%
Hertfordshire +1 5 £195 -13.33% 1
South West +3 4 £170 -51.42%
Surrey +1 3 £300 +9.09%
Basildon - 3 £195 -
Stevenage - 3 £195 -
North East - 3 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £275 -
Southampton +11 2 - -
City of London +10 2 £381 +1.66%
West Midlands +3 2 £200 -50.00% 3
Gloucestershire +2 2 £140 -
Gloucester +1 2 £140 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +25 1 - -
Telford +24 1 - -
Reading +12 1 - -
Wales +11 1 £425 +209.09%
East Midlands +9 1 £265 +41.33% 1
Wiltshire +4 1 - -
Birmingham +2 1 £200 - 2

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 86 (67.19%) Cisco
2 59 (46.09%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (41.41%) LAN
3 53 (41.41%) Firewall
4 50 (39.06%) WAN
5 40 (31.25%) CCNA
6 39 (30.47%) CCNP
6 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
7 34 (26.56%) Wireless
8 31 (24.22%) VPN
8 31 (24.22%) SC Cleared
9 30 (23.44%) OSPF
10 29 (22.66%) CheckPoint
10 29 (22.66%) ITIL
11 27 (21.09%) TCP/IP
11 27 (21.09%) Juniper
12 23 (17.97%) Network Monitoring
13 20 (15.63%) Network Management
13 20 (15.63%) BGP
13 20 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (14.84%) Network Design
14 19 (14.84%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (14.06%) Finance
15 18 (14.06%) DNS
15 18 (14.06%) Windows
16 17 (13.28%) MPLS
17 16 (12.50%) F5
18 15 (11.72%) Network Security
19 14 (10.94%) VLAN
19 14 (10.94%) HP

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 3 (2.34%) IIS
2 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.69%) MS Office
2 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (41.41%) Firewall
1 53 (41.41%) LAN
2 50 (39.06%) WAN
3 34 (26.56%) Wireless
4 31 (24.22%) VPN
5 30 (23.44%) OSPF
6 27 (21.09%) TCP/IP
7 20 (15.63%) BGP
7 20 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (14.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (14.06%) DNS
10 17 (13.28%) MPLS
11 15 (11.72%) Network Security
12 14 (10.94%) VLAN
13 12 (9.38%) Multicast
14 11 (8.59%) Broadband
14 11 (8.59%) IPsec
14 11 (8.59%) ISDN
14 11 (8.59%) VoIP
15 10 (7.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (14.06%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Billing
4 2 (1.56%) Military
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.56%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.78%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) NHS
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) Clustering
5 3 (2.34%) CMDB
6 2 (1.56%) e-Health
6 2 (1.56%) iPad
6 2 (1.56%) iPhone
6 2 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.56%) Wiki
7 1 (0.78%) CCTV
7 1 (0.78%) Derivative
7 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.06%) Windows
2 10 (7.81%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.47%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.34%) Unix
6 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000
6 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.56%) CatOS
7 2 (1.56%) Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) ITIL
2 23 (17.97%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (15.63%) Network Management
4 19 (14.84%) Network Design
5 12 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.25%) Change Management
7 7 (5.47%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.69%) Migration
8 6 (4.69%) Project Management
9 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.91%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.13%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.13%) Change Control
10 4 (3.13%) People Management
10 4 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.34%) High Availability
11 3 (2.34%) Line Management
11 3 (2.34%) Process Improvement
11 3 (2.34%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.47%) C
2 3 (2.34%) Perl
2 3 (2.34%) SQL
3 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (46.09%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (31.25%) CCNA
3 39 (30.47%) CCNP
3 39 (30.47%) Security Cleared
4 31 (24.22%) SC Cleared
5 12 (9.38%) DV Cleared
6 10 (7.81%) CCSA
7 9 (7.03%) JNCIA
8 6 (4.69%) CCIE
9 5 (3.91%) Degree
10 4 (3.13%) HNC
11 2 (1.56%) CCIP
11 2 (1.56%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CCENT
12 1 (0.78%) CCSE
12 1 (0.78%) CCSP
12 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.34%) Firmware
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.34%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.34%) Nagios
3 2 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.56%) OpenView
3 2 (1.56%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.78%) Cacti
4 1 (0.78%) Netcool
4 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.78%) WMI
4 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 86 (67.19%) Cisco
2 29 (22.66%) CheckPoint
3 27 (21.09%) Juniper
4 16 (12.50%) F5
5 14 (10.94%) HP
6 11 (8.59%) VMware
7 10 (7.81%) Remedy
8 6 (4.69%) Aruba
8 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.69%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.91%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.13%) Nortel
10 4 (3.13%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.34%) Apple
11 3 (2.34%) Avaya
11 3 (2.34%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.34%) Dell
11 3 (2.34%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.34%) Huawei
11 3 (2.34%) Intel Security
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