The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support Specialist
UK
Rank 596 625 608
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Specialist 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £380 £375 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £400 £422
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Network Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Support Specialist in the job title.

Network Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Support Specialist within the UK.

Network Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support Specialist within the UK.

Network Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support Specialist
Top 3 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 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 +25 1 £380 +1.33%
North West - 1 £380 -
Manchester - 1 £380 -

Network Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, Network Support Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) HSRP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS

Network Support Specialist 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) HSRP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft