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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support Specialist
Rank - 651 637
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Specialist 0 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.018% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Median daily rate - £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £383
% change year-on-year
- -8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) NETGEAR
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) OPNET
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
1 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) NETGEAR
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds