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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 556 517 528
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 50 57 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 42
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£289 £281 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £383 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £26.00

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -45 45 £294 -2.08% 14
London +8 16 £300 -7.69% 1
South East -14 11 £265 -18.46% 3
City of London +31 9 £263 -
East of England -32 6 £185 -27.45% 2
Hampshire -13 4 £220 -37.14%
South West -32 4 £450 +60.00% 3
Berkshire +6 3 £225 - 2
Yorkshire +2 3 £330 +135.71% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -5 2 - - 2
West Midlands -18 2 £325 +8.33%
Hertfordshire -26 2 £185 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Reading +12 1 £225 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £210 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £330 -
North West - 1 £210 - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £210 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chertsey - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hitchin - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 64 (67.37%) Cisco
2 49 (51.58%) Firewall
3 46 (48.42%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (41.05%) CCNP
5 35 (36.84%) WAN
6 32 (33.68%) LAN
7 29 (30.53%) Windows
8 26 (27.37%) CheckPoint
9 21 (22.11%) CCNA
9 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
10 20 (21.05%) Juniper
10 20 (21.05%) TCP/IP
11 19 (20.00%) ITIL
12 17 (17.89%) F5
12 17 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
13 15 (15.79%) McAfee
14 14 (14.74%) Telecoms
14 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
14 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
15 13 (13.68%) Finance
15 13 (13.68%) VPN
16 12 (12.63%) DNS
16 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (12.63%) VMware
16 12 (12.63%) BGP
16 12 (12.63%) MPLS
16 12 (12.63%) Service Management
17 11 (11.58%) Service Delivery

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.05%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.37%) MS Office
2 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (51.58%) Firewall
2 35 (36.84%) WAN
3 32 (33.68%) LAN
4 20 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 17 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (13.68%) VPN
8 12 (12.63%) DNS
8 12 (12.63%) MPLS
8 12 (12.63%) BGP
9 11 (11.58%) VoIP
10 10 (10.53%) Network Security
11 9 (9.47%) OSPF
12 8 (8.42%) Wireless
12 8 (8.42%) BIG-IP
13 7 (7.37%) EIGRP
14 5 (5.26%) DHCP
14 5 (5.26%) Junos
14 5 (5.26%) Multicast
15 4 (4.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 14 (14.74%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.68%) Finance
3 8 (8.42%) Front Office
3 8 (8.42%) Back Office
4 4 (4.21%) Advertising
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.47%) Statistics
3 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.05%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
3 10 (10.53%) Linux
4 6 (6.32%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.26%) UNIX
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Service Management
3 11 (11.58%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.53%) Workflow
4 10 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (9.47%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.42%) Risk Analysis
6 8 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (8.42%) ITSM
7 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.32%) Change Management
9 5 (5.26%) Network Design
9 5 (5.26%) Network Management
10 4 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (4.21%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.16%) Mentoring
12 2 (2.11%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) Java
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
1 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.05%) sed
Qualifications
1 46 (48.42%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (41.05%) CCNP
3 21 (22.11%) CCNA
4 15 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
6 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (8.42%) MCP
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (7.37%) CCIE
9 3 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (3.16%) Degree
9 3 (3.16%) MCT
10 2 (2.11%) CISSP
10 2 (2.11%) CCSP
10 2 (2.11%) MCSE
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
10 2 (2.11%) CCIP
11 1 (1.05%) CCDA
11 1 (1.05%) CCDP
11 1 (1.05%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) NFS
4 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.05%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
1 1 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 64 (67.37%) Cisco
2 26 (27.37%) CheckPoint
3 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.05%) Juniper
5 17 (17.89%) F5
6 15 (15.79%) McAfee
7 12 (12.63%) VMware
8 6 (6.32%) HP
9 4 (4.21%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.21%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.16%) Brocade
10 3 (3.16%) Siemens
10 3 (3.16%) Trustwave
10 3 (3.16%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.16%) WatchGuard
10 3 (3.16%) IronPort
10 3 (3.16%) Citrix
10 3 (3.16%) Avaya
11 2 (2.11%) TippingPoint
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