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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support Engineer
Rank 568 527 521
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 45 50 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 35
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£268 £288 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.95% -5.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £415 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £313
% change year-on-year
- -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £38.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 - £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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -31 41 £268 -17.69% 17
London +3 15 £250 - 7
South East -21 11 £255 -27.14% 3
Hampshire -8 7 £220 -37.14% 1
South West -31 5 £350 +24.44% 3
City of London +17 4 £338 - 1
East of England -18 4 £268 +21.59%
West Midlands -24 4 £325 +0.77% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £268 -
Yorkshire -1 2 £330 - 1
Bedford - 2 £268 -
Berkshire +6 1 £225 - 1
Reading +6 1 £225 -
East Midlands +2 1 £245 - 1
Dorset -2 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -3 1 £245 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £245 -
Telford -9 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
Shropshire -12 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -26 1 - -
Kent - 1 £400 -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £330 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £175 -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 67 (73.63%) Cisco
2 49 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (51.65%) Firewall
4 35 (38.46%) CCNP
5 31 (34.07%) LAN
5 31 (34.07%) WAN
6 29 (31.87%) CCNA
7 22 (24.18%) Juniper
8 21 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 20 (21.98%) CheckPoint
10 18 (19.78%) Windows
10 18 (19.78%) BGP
11 16 (17.58%) VPN
12 15 (16.48%) ITIL
12 15 (16.48%) F5
13 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
13 14 (15.38%) OSPF
14 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 12 (13.19%) Network Security
15 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (13.19%) McAfee
15 12 (13.19%) Finance
15 12 (13.19%) DNS
16 11 (12.09%) MPLS
16 11 (12.09%) EIGRP
17 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
17 10 (10.99%) Wireless
17 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
17 10 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (9.89%) RIP

Network Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.10%) IIS
2 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 47 (51.65%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) LAN
2 31 (34.07%) WAN
3 21 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 18 (19.78%) BGP
5 16 (17.58%) VPN
6 14 (15.38%) OSPF
7 12 (13.19%) Network Security
7 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (13.19%) DNS
8 11 (12.09%) MPLS
8 11 (12.09%) EIGRP
9 10 (10.99%) Wireless
9 10 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (9.89%) RIP
11 7 (7.69%) VoIP
12 6 (6.59%) DHCP
12 6 (6.59%) Ethernet
12 6 (6.59%) Multicast
13 5 (5.49%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 10 (10.99%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.20%) Cryptography
1 2 (2.20%) e-Health
1 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.10%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.10%) User Experience
2 1 (1.10%) Statistics
2 1 (1.10%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.78%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.40%) Linux
4 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) CentOS
5 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) ITIL
2 8 (8.79%) Load Balancing
2 8 (8.79%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (7.69%) Network Management
3 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (7.69%) Network Design
4 5 (5.49%) Change Management
5 4 (4.40%) Migration
5 4 (4.40%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.20%) Workflow
7 2 (2.20%) Project Management
7 2 (2.20%) Service Management
7 2 (2.20%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.20%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.20%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.10%) Java
1 1 (1.10%) SQL
1 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
1 1 (1.10%) VBA
1 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.10%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (38.46%) CCNP
3 29 (31.87%) CCNA
4 14 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.49%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) MCSA
9 3 (3.30%) MCT
9 3 (3.30%) CCIE
9 3 (3.30%) A+ Certification
9 3 (3.30%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.30%) MCSE
9 3 (3.30%) Degree
10 2 (2.20%) MCITP
10 2 (2.20%) CCSP
10 2 (2.20%) CISSP
11 1 (1.10%) CCIP
11 1 (1.10%) CCVP
11 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) NFS
3 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 67 (73.63%) Cisco
2 22 (24.18%) Juniper
3 20 (21.98%) CheckPoint
4 15 (16.48%) F5
5 12 (13.19%) McAfee
6 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
7 8 (8.79%) HP
7 8 (8.79%) Riverbed
8 5 (5.49%) VMware
8 5 (5.49%) Brocade
8 5 (5.49%) Avaya
9 4 (4.40%) Siemens
9 4 (4.40%) WatchGuard
10 3 (3.30%) IronPort
10 3 (3.30%) Trustwave
10 3 (3.30%) Nortel
10 3 (3.30%) Citrix
11 2 (2.20%) CA
11 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.20%) TippingPoint
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