The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 549 528 487
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 104 135 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 91
Median daily rate £300 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £253 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 10
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.46 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £22.00 £30.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.02%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
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 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Network Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Support
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Network Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Support
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 -6 98 £300 +5.26% 18
South East -2 27 £300 +30.43% 10
London -9 23 £263 -15.32%
South West +21 15 £325 +23.80% 3
West Midlands -28 10 £285 - 1
Berkshire 0 9 £300 -39.39% 2
Reading +25 7 £300 -39.39% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £300 +2.12% 2
Telford - 7 - -
Shropshire - 7 - - 1
East of England +10 6 £275 +44.73% 1
Wiltshire +7 6 £400 +14.28% 1
Hampshire -3 6 £352 +37.36% 3
East Midlands -7 6 £300 +22.87% 1
Oxfordshire -19 6 £275 +61.76% 2
Hertfordshire +3 5 £280 +47.36%
Oxford -11 5 £275 +71.87%
West Yorkshire +14 4 £300 -7.69% 2
City of London +7 4 £450 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £313 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £325 -
Scotland +13 3 £338 +98.52%
Swindon +11 3 £400 +14.28%
Leeds +11 3 £300 -7.69% 2
Kent +8 3 £185 -38.33% 1
Watford - 3 £285 -
Surrey +7 2 £375 -
Derbyshire +5 2 £267 +52.71%
Devon +4 2 £163 -
Edinburgh - 2 £344 -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 140 (68.63%) Cisco
2 103 (50.49%) Firewall
3 101 (49.51%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (34.80%) WAN
5 67 (32.84%) CCNP
6 66 (32.35%) LAN
7 60 (29.41%) CCNA
8 55 (26.96%) Windows
9 54 (26.47%) CheckPoint
10 45 (22.06%) Microsoft
10 45 (22.06%) DNS
11 44 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (21.08%) VPN
13 39 (19.12%) DHCP
14 36 (17.65%) Wireless
14 36 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
15 34 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 32 (15.69%) TCP/IP
16 32 (15.69%) ITIL
16 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
17 30 (14.71%) Network Security
17 30 (14.71%) Juniper
18 29 (14.22%) Windows Server
19 24 (11.76%) OSPF
20 22 (10.78%) Network Monitoring
20 22 (10.78%) BGP
20 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
21 21 (10.29%) VMware
21 21 (10.29%) SC Cleared
22 20 (9.80%) Wireshark

Network Support 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 12 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.49%) Confluence
3 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.49%) SAS
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (9.31%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.33%) MS Office
3 15 (7.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.98%) IaaS
1 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.98%) PaaS
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 103 (50.49%) Firewall
2 71 (34.80%) WAN
3 66 (32.35%) LAN
4 45 (22.06%) DNS
5 44 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
6 43 (21.08%) VPN
7 39 (19.12%) DHCP
8 36 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 36 (17.65%) Wireless
9 32 (15.69%) TCP/IP
10 30 (14.71%) Network Security
11 24 (11.76%) OSPF
12 22 (10.78%) BGP
13 20 (9.80%) Wireshark
14 19 (9.31%) MPLS
15 17 (8.33%) VoIP
16 15 (7.35%) Junos
17 14 (6.86%) tcpdump
18 12 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
19 11 (5.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (9.31%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.35%) Finance
3 11 (5.39%) Banking
4 10 (4.90%) Marketing
5 3 (1.47%) Military
6 2 (0.98%) Advertising
6 2 (0.98%) Legal
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.92%) CSS
2 7 (3.43%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.98%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.43%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.47%) e-Health
6 3 (1.47%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.98%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.98%) User Experience
7 2 (0.98%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) CCTV
8 1 (0.49%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (26.96%) Windows
2 29 (14.22%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.37%) Linux
4 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.96%) Unix
8 4 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.69%) ITIL
2 22 (10.78%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (7.84%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.86%) Network Design
5 13 (6.37%) Change Management
6 12 (5.88%) Network Management
6 12 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (5.39%) Workflow
8 9 (4.41%) Presales
8 9 (4.41%) Process Improvement
8 9 (4.41%) Project Management
9 8 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.92%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.92%) Service Management
10 7 (3.43%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.43%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.94%) Capacity Management
11 6 (2.94%) Migration
12 5 (2.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (1.96%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.90%) SQL
2 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.47%) C
3 3 (1.47%) Perl
4 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.98%) C++
4 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.98%) Python
4 2 (0.98%) Ruby
4 2 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) C#
5 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (49.51%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (32.84%) CCNP
3 60 (29.41%) CCNA
4 32 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 21 (10.29%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.82%) CCIE
7 12 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.90%) Degree
8 10 (4.90%) MCSE
9 7 (3.43%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.94%) CCDA
10 6 (2.94%) CCDP
10 6 (2.94%) MCSA
10 6 (2.94%) MCSD
11 4 (1.96%) CCSE
12 3 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.47%) CCDE
12 3 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.47%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.47%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.39%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.96%) vSphere
5 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
6 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.45%) SCCM
4 2 (0.98%) Ansible
4 2 (0.98%) OpenView
4 2 (0.98%) OPNET
4 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.98%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) Netcool
5 1 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) OVSD
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 140 (68.63%) Cisco
2 54 (26.47%) CheckPoint
3 45 (22.06%) Microsoft
4 30 (14.71%) Juniper
5 21 (10.29%) VMware
6 14 (6.86%) F5
7 10 (4.90%) Fortinet
7 10 (4.90%) Palo Alto
8 9 (4.41%) HP
9 7 (3.43%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.43%) SolarWinds
10 6 (2.94%) Aruba
10 6 (2.94%) Avaya
10 6 (2.94%) Citrix
10 6 (2.94%) IBM
10 6 (2.94%) Remedy
11 5 (2.45%) Nortel
12 4 (1.96%) BMC
12 4 (1.96%) Intel Security
12 4 (1.96%) Riverbed
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