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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Engineer
Rank 505 550 524
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 123 59 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 25
Average daily rate £284 £294 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £370 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 0
Average hourly rate £24.69 £17.40 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.69 £17.40 -
% change year-on-year
+41.88% -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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 +34 98 £289 -3.75% 38
South East +31 42 £288 -16.96% 16
London +13 24 £350 +21.73% 11
Berkshire +16 12 £365 - 5
Hampshire +16 12 £225 -38.77% 4
Belfast - 11 - -
Northern Ireland - 11 - -
County Antrim - 11 - -
East of England +9 9 £250 +4.16% 5
Surrey -1 9 £275 -15.38% 1
South West +3 8 £225 -4.25%
Yorkshire - 8 £275 - 2
Basingstoke - 7 £215 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 5 £230 - 3
Wales -2 5 £138 -
Scotland -6 5 £160 -
South Wales - 5 £138 -
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Leatherhead - 5 - -
Gloucestershire +13 4 £225 -20.00%
Wiltshire -4 4 £350 +60.91%
West Midlands -9 4 £400 +19.40% 3
North Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -
Reading - 4 £380 - 3
City of London +45 3 £375 +17.18% 2
Slough +9 3 £350 -
Birmingham -3 3 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 £250 -
Fife - 2 £160 -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 138 (63.30%) Cisco
2 99 (45.41%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (40.83%) Firewall
4 64 (29.36%) CCNA
5 63 (28.90%) LAN
6 55 (25.23%) WAN
7 52 (23.85%) CCNP
8 51 (23.39%) ITIL
9 47 (21.56%) Wireless
10 43 (19.72%) Windows
11 40 (18.35%) SLA
12 35 (16.06%) Microsoft
13 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
13 34 (15.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (15.60%) Security Cleared
14 33 (15.14%) Juniper
15 32 (14.68%) HP
16 31 (14.22%) Unix
16 31 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
16 31 (14.22%) Network Management
17 29 (13.30%) VPN
18 28 (12.84%) Active Directory
19 27 (12.39%) DHCP
19 27 (12.39%) SC Cleared
20 25 (11.47%) CheckPoint
21 24 (11.01%) MPLS
21 24 (11.01%) TCP/IP
21 24 (11.01%) F5
22 23 (10.55%) DNS
22 23 (10.55%) VoIP

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 13 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) PTC Creo
3 2 (0.92%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.92%) IaaS
1 2 (0.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 89 (40.83%) Firewall
2 63 (28.90%) LAN
3 55 (25.23%) WAN
4 47 (21.56%) Wireless
5 34 (15.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 31 (14.22%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (13.30%) VPN
8 27 (12.39%) DHCP
9 24 (11.01%) MPLS
9 24 (11.01%) TCP/IP
10 23 (10.55%) DNS
10 23 (10.55%) VoIP
11 22 (10.09%) Diameter Protocol
11 22 (10.09%) GPRS
11 22 (10.09%) SS7
11 22 (10.09%) UMTS
11 22 (10.09%) WCDMA
12 21 (9.63%) Network Security
13 20 (9.17%) BGP
14 19 (8.72%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.05%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.26%) Finance
3 5 (2.29%) Marketing
4 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.92%) Electronics
5 2 (0.92%) Military
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Back Office
6 1 (0.46%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.21%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.46%) .NET
2 1 (0.46%) CSS
2 1 (0.46%) JSF
2 1 (0.46%) SOAP
2 1 (0.46%) WAP
2 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.63%) e-Health
2 15 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.05%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.29%) Cryptography
4 5 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.83%) PKI
6 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.38%) New Media
6 3 (1.38%) NHS
6 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.38%) Wiki
7 2 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.92%) CCTV
8 1 (0.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.46%) DataPower
8 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.46%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.46%) Statistics
8 1 (0.46%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.72%) Windows
2 31 (14.22%) Unix
3 21 (9.63%) Solaris
4 20 (9.17%) Windows 7
5 19 (8.72%) Windows Server
6 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.96%) Linux
9 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.83%) AIX
12 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.38%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.38%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.39%) ITIL
2 31 (14.22%) Network Management
3 16 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (7.34%) Service Delivery
4 15 (6.88%) Change Management
5 13 (5.96%) Change Control
6 12 (5.50%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.05%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.05%) Validation
8 9 (4.13%) Migration
8 9 (4.13%) Network Architecture
8 9 (4.13%) Project Management
9 7 (3.21%) Fault Management
9 7 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (2.75%) High Availability
10 6 (2.75%) Information Security
10 6 (2.75%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.75%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (2.29%) Capacity Management
11 5 (2.29%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.83%) SQL
2 3 (1.38%) Perl
3 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.46%) C
4 1 (0.46%) C#
4 1 (0.46%) C++
4 1 (0.46%) Korn
4 1 (0.46%) Python
4 1 (0.46%) Ruby
4 1 (0.46%) VB
4 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (45.41%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (29.36%) CCNA
3 52 (23.85%) CCNP
4 34 (15.60%) Security Cleared
5 27 (12.39%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.42%) Degree
7 8 (3.67%) CCIE
7 8 (3.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.75%) MCSE
10 5 (2.29%) DBS Check
10 5 (2.29%) MCP
11 4 (1.83%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.38%) HNC
13 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.92%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.46%) CCVP
14 1 (0.46%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (18.35%) SLA
2 6 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.29%) BS7799
3 5 (2.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.29%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (9.63%) CiscoWorks
2 20 (9.17%) OpenView
3 12 (5.50%) OPNET
4 5 (2.29%) Sysprep
5 4 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (1.83%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.83%) WSUS
6 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.46%) Endace
7 1 (0.46%) SCCM
7 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 138 (63.30%) Cisco
2 35 (16.06%) Microsoft
3 33 (15.14%) Juniper
4 32 (14.68%) HP
5 25 (11.47%) CheckPoint
6 24 (11.01%) F5
7 20 (9.17%) VMware
8 15 (6.88%) Citrix
9 14 (6.42%) CA
10 13 (5.96%) Sybase
11 12 (5.50%) Oracle
12 10 (4.59%) Peregrine
13 9 (4.13%) Acronis
13 9 (4.13%) Lumension
14 8 (3.67%) IronPort
14 8 (3.67%) NetQoS
15 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.29%) Cyberoam
17 4 (1.83%) Aruba
17 4 (1.83%) Palo Alto
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