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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support Engineer
UK
Rank 529 505 534
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 68 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 62 42
Median daily rate £203 £288 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £161 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £365 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.77% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.69 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +32.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.69 £18.70
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +32.01%

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 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 58 £203 -30.17% 17
London +7 19 £463 +42.30% 4
East of England +8 12 £195 -18.75% 1
South East -16 10 £253 -12.17% 6
Scotland +30 7 £205 +28.12% 1
Hertfordshire 0 7 £195 -18.75%
South West +8 6 £140 -37.77%
Stevenage - 6 £195 -
Essex - 5 £195 -
North East -14 4 £275 -
Wiltshire +3 3 - -
Hampshire 0 3 - - 1
West Midlands -7 3 £200 -
Tyne and Wear -18 3 £275 -
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Surrey +10 2 £300 +9.09%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £140 -37.77%
Berkshire +2 2 - - 1
Wales -3 2 £295 +114.54%
City of London -4 2 £456 +21.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 2 - -
Basildon - 2 £198 -
Gloucester - 2 £140 -
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
North West +25 1 - - 3
Cheshire +23 1 - -
Cardiff +17 1 £165 +37.50%
South Wales +8 1 £165 +20.00%

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 96 (70.07%) Cisco
2 67 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (44.53%) Firewall
4 55 (40.15%) LAN
5 53 (38.69%) WAN
6 48 (35.04%) CCNA
7 44 (32.12%) CCNP
8 35 (25.55%) CheckPoint
8 35 (25.55%) Security Cleared
9 34 (24.82%) Wireless
10 32 (23.36%) VPN
11 30 (21.90%) OSPF
12 29 (21.17%) Juniper
13 28 (20.44%) ITIL
14 26 (18.98%) Windows
15 25 (18.25%) DNS
15 25 (18.25%) TCP/IP
15 25 (18.25%) SC Cleared
16 24 (17.52%) Network Monitoring
17 21 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (15.33%) Finance
18 20 (14.60%) Network Design
18 20 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (14.60%) BGP
19 17 (12.41%) Network Management
20 16 (11.68%) Data Centre
21 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
21 15 (10.95%) HP
22 14 (10.22%) MPLS
22 14 (10.22%) Network Security

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 4 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.73%) SAS
3 1 (0.73%) Smallworld
Applications
1 9 (6.57%) MS Office
2 8 (5.84%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Akamai
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (44.53%) Firewall
2 55 (40.15%) LAN
3 53 (38.69%) WAN
4 34 (24.82%) Wireless
5 32 (23.36%) VPN
6 30 (21.90%) OSPF
7 25 (18.25%) DNS
7 25 (18.25%) TCP/IP
8 21 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (14.60%) BGP
9 20 (14.60%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (10.22%) MPLS
10 14 (10.22%) Network Security
11 13 (9.49%) VLAN
11 13 (9.49%) VoIP
12 11 (8.03%) DHCP
12 11 (8.03%) HSRP
12 11 (8.03%) IPsec
12 11 (8.03%) ISDN
13 10 (7.30%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.73%) GIS
2 1 (0.73%) MS Access
General
1 21 (15.33%) Finance
2 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.19%) Banking
4 2 (1.46%) Billing
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
4 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.46%) Military
4 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.46%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.73%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) XML
3 1 (0.73%) XMPP
3 1 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.68%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) CMDB
4 3 (2.19%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) Clustering
5 2 (1.46%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.46%) e-Health
5 2 (1.46%) iPad
5 2 (1.46%) iPhone
6 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.73%) Fintech
6 1 (0.73%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.73%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.73%) STB
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
6 1 (0.73%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.98%) Windows
2 11 (8.03%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.30%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.92%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.19%) Linux
7 3 (2.19%) Unix
8 2 (1.46%) CatOS
8 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.44%) ITIL
2 24 (17.52%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (14.60%) Network Design
4 17 (12.41%) Network Management
5 12 (8.76%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.11%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.11%) Change Management
6 7 (5.11%) Project Management
6 7 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.38%) Migration
8 5 (3.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.65%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.65%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.92%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.92%) Change Control
9 4 (2.92%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.92%) People Management
9 4 (2.92%) Process Improvement
10 3 (2.19%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.19%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.11%) C
2 4 (2.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.46%) Perl
4 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (35.04%) CCNA
3 44 (32.12%) CCNP
4 35 (25.55%) Security Cleared
5 25 (18.25%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.03%) DV Cleared
7 10 (7.30%) CCIE
7 10 (7.30%) CCSA
8 8 (5.84%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.65%) Degree
9 5 (3.65%) HNC
10 3 (2.19%) CCIP
11 2 (1.46%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.46%) CCDA
11 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.46%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.73%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (0.73%) CFCE
12 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) Firmware
2 3 (2.19%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) KVM
4 1 (0.73%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.19%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.46%) Nagios
3 2 (1.46%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.46%) OpenView
3 2 (1.46%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.73%) Netcool
4 1 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.73%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.73%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.73%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.73%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (70.07%) Cisco
2 35 (25.55%) CheckPoint
3 29 (21.17%) Juniper
4 15 (10.95%) HP
4 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.49%) F5
6 12 (8.76%) VMware
7 10 (7.30%) Remedy
8 6 (4.38%) Aruba
8 6 (4.38%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.65%) Nortel
9 5 (3.65%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.92%) Avaya
10 4 (2.92%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.19%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.19%) Dell
11 3 (2.19%) Equitrac
11 3 (2.19%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.46%) Cyberoam
12 2 (1.46%) NetQoS
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