The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 529 533 540
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 43 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.065% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.070% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 26
Average daily rate
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£300 £255 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £218 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £205
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.74 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.42% +110.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £34.74 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-42.42% +110.51%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 July 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 July 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 +1 39 £288 +12.74% 19
London +18 14 £300 - 4
South East -7 7 £275 +22.22% 5
East of England -18 6 £203 -20.58% 4
City of London +25 5 £294 +12.98% 4
Berkshire +2 3 £275 - 3
West Midlands -11 3 £438 +75.00%
North West - 3 £210 - 3
South West - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 £210 - 1
Hertfordshire +4 1 £185 -22.91%
Kent 0 1 £400 -
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 2
Hampshire -8 1 £250 +25.00% 1
Scotland -14 1 £290 -
Suffolk -20 1 £220 -13.72% 1
Leeds - 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £275 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 62 (69.66%) Cisco
2 48 (53.93%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (50.56%) Firewall
4 38 (42.70%) CCNP
5 33 (37.08%) WAN
6 27 (30.34%) LAN
6 27 (30.34%) Windows
7 23 (25.84%) ITIL
7 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
7 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
8 22 (24.72%) CCNA
9 19 (21.35%) Juniper
10 17 (19.10%) MPLS
11 16 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (16.85%) F5
12 15 (16.85%) McAfee
12 15 (16.85%) Finance
13 14 (15.73%) TCP/IP
13 14 (15.73%) VoIP
13 14 (15.73%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
14 13 (14.61%) Service Management
15 12 (13.48%) VMware
15 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (12.36%) BGP
16 11 (12.36%) SLA
16 11 (12.36%) Windows 7
17 10 (11.24%) VPN
17 10 (11.24%) MCP
17 10 (11.24%) Linux

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Office
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (50.56%) Firewall
2 33 (37.08%) WAN
3 27 (30.34%) LAN
4 17 (19.10%) MPLS
5 16 (17.98%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (15.73%) TCP/IP
6 14 (15.73%) VoIP
6 14 (15.73%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (12.36%) BGP
8 10 (11.24%) VPN
9 8 (8.99%) BIG-IP
9 8 (8.99%) DNS
9 8 (8.99%) OSPF
10 7 (7.87%) Wireless
11 6 (6.74%) Network Security
11 6 (6.74%) DMVPN
11 6 (6.74%) EIGRP
12 5 (5.62%) Internet
12 5 (5.62%) NetScaler
12 5 (5.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Telecoms
3 10 (11.24%) Front Office
4 8 (8.99%) Back Office
5 6 (6.74%) Banking
6 3 (3.37%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Statistics
1 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.25%) Hedge funds
2 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.25%) Derivative
3 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.34%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.24%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) UNIX
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.84%) ITIL
2 13 (14.61%) Service Management
3 9 (10.11%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (8.99%) Risk Analysis
4 8 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (8.99%) ITSM
4 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.99%) Change Management
4 8 (8.99%) Workflow
5 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.62%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.62%) Network Design
7 4 (4.49%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.25%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.25%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (2.25%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.12%) Perl
1 1 (1.12%) SQL
1 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.12%) sed
Qualifications
1 48 (53.93%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (42.70%) CCNP
3 22 (24.72%) CCNA
4 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.24%) MCP
6 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
7 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (6.74%) CCIE
9 4 (4.49%) MCSA
10 3 (3.37%) CCSP
10 3 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.37%) Degree
11 2 (2.25%) CCIP
11 2 (2.25%) MCT
11 2 (2.25%) MCSE
12 1 (1.12%) CCDA
12 1 (1.12%) CCDP
12 1 (1.12%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.12%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) NFS
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
1 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 62 (69.66%) Cisco
2 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.84%) CheckPoint
3 19 (21.35%) Juniper
4 15 (16.85%) F5
4 15 (16.85%) McAfee
5 12 (13.48%) VMware
6 7 (7.87%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.62%) Citrix
9 4 (4.49%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.49%) Mitel
9 4 (4.49%) Avaya
9 4 (4.49%) HP
10 2 (2.25%) IronPort
10 2 (2.25%) WatchGuard
10 2 (2.25%) Trustwave
10 2 (2.25%) Brocade
10 2 (2.25%) TOWER Software
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £1 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Skye Group
Rate: Unspecified - Negotiable Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago