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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
UK
Rank 476 467 489
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 106 160 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 90 68
Median daily rate £281 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £306
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 18
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £14.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.50 £31.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.00%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 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 -16 92 £281 -6.25% 19
London +13 32 £450 +33.33% 5
East of England +3 16 £195 -18.75% 1
South East -18 14 £275 -4.34% 6
Hertfordshire +2 11 £195 -18.75%
Stevenage - 10 £195 -
North West +33 9 £150 -34.78% 3
Scotland +32 9 £250 +56.25% 1
City of London -5 7 £450 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +8 6 £290 +28.88% 1
South West -1 6 £140 -60.00% 1
Essex - 5 £195 -
Manchester +26 4 - - 1
Berkshire +3 4 £275 -20.28% 2
North East -11 4 £275 -
Derby - 4 £280 -
Aberdeen - 4 - -
Derbyshire - 4 £280 -
Surrey +9 3 £300 +9.09%
West Midlands +3 3 £200 - 1
Hampshire +2 3 - - 1
Wales -1 3 £375 +172.72% 1
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £275 -
Lancashire - 3 £150 -
Cheshire +21 2 - -
Cardiff +12 2 £270 +96.36%
South Wales +9 2 £270 +96.36%
Gloucestershire +6 2 £140 -37.77%
Wiltshire -5 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 2 - -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 131 (63.29%) Cisco
2 95 (45.89%) Firewall
3 91 (43.96%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (35.27%) LAN
5 72 (34.78%) WAN
6 66 (31.88%) CCNA
7 53 (25.60%) CCNP
8 51 (24.64%) Wireless
9 48 (23.19%) CheckPoint
10 45 (21.74%) VPN
11 44 (21.26%) ITIL
12 42 (20.29%) Security Cleared
13 40 (19.32%) Windows
14 38 (18.36%) OSPF
15 37 (17.87%) Juniper
15 37 (17.87%) TCP/IP
16 31 (14.98%) Network Monitoring
17 30 (14.49%) SC Cleared
17 30 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (14.01%) Finance
19 28 (13.53%) Microsoft
19 28 (13.53%) DNS
20 27 (13.04%) BGP
21 26 (12.56%) Cisco Nexus
22 25 (12.08%) Network Security
22 25 (12.08%) Network Design
23 23 (11.11%) HP
23 23 (11.11%) VLAN
24 22 (10.63%) Data Centre
24 22 (10.63%) VoIP

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 7 (3.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.93%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.48%) SAS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) Smallworld
Applications
1 13 (6.28%) MS Office
2 10 (4.83%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.86%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.45%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.48%) Akamai
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 95 (45.89%) Firewall
2 73 (35.27%) LAN
3 72 (34.78%) WAN
4 51 (24.64%) Wireless
5 45 (21.74%) VPN
6 38 (18.36%) OSPF
7 37 (17.87%) TCP/IP
8 30 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (13.53%) DNS
10 27 (13.04%) BGP
11 26 (12.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 25 (12.08%) Network Security
13 23 (11.11%) VLAN
14 22 (10.63%) VoIP
15 21 (10.14%) MPLS
16 16 (7.73%) Broadband
16 16 (7.73%) DHCP
17 15 (7.25%) HSRP
18 14 (6.76%) IPsec
18 14 (6.76%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.48%) GIS
2 1 (0.48%) MS Access
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 29 (14.01%) Finance
2 17 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.93%) Banking
4 2 (0.97%) Billing
4 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
4 2 (0.97%) Legal
4 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.97%) Marketing
4 2 (0.97%) Military
4 2 (0.97%) Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Advertising
5 1 (0.48%) Back Office
5 1 (0.48%) French Language
5 1 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.86%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.97%) Regular Expression
2 2 (0.97%) XMPP
3 1 (0.48%) Middleware
3 1 (0.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) WSH
3 1 (0.48%) XML
3 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.63%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.42%) NHS
5 4 (1.93%) CMDB
5 4 (1.93%) e-Health
6 3 (1.45%) Clustering
6 3 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.97%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.97%) iPad
7 2 (0.97%) iPhone
7 2 (0.97%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.97%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.97%) User Experience
7 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.32%) Windows
2 16 (7.73%) Windows Server
3 14 (6.76%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.35%) Linux
6 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.93%) Unix
9 4 (1.93%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.97%) CatOS
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (21.26%) ITIL
2 31 (14.98%) Network Monitoring
3 25 (12.08%) Network Design
4 19 (9.18%) Network Management
5 16 (7.73%) Problem Management
6 14 (6.76%) Asset Management
7 12 (5.80%) Project Management
8 10 (4.83%) Change Management
8 10 (4.83%) Migration
9 8 (3.86%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.38%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.38%) Investment Management
10 7 (3.38%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.42%) Change Control
11 5 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.42%) Presales
11 5 (2.42%) Workflow
12 4 (1.93%) Configuration Management
12 4 (1.93%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.38%) C
2 6 (2.90%) SQL
3 3 (1.45%) Perl
4 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.48%) C++
5 1 (0.48%) VB
5 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 91 (43.96%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (31.88%) CCNA
3 53 (25.60%) CCNP
4 42 (20.29%) Security Cleared
5 30 (14.49%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.76%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.28%) CCSA
8 10 (4.83%) CCIE
9 8 (3.86%) Degree
9 8 (3.86%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.42%) HNC
11 5 (2.42%) MCSE
12 3 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.45%) CCIP
12 3 (1.45%) MCP
13 2 (0.97%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.97%) CCDA
13 2 (0.97%) CCSP
13 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 19 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.42%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.45%) Firmware
3 3 (1.45%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.97%) KVM
5 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (2.90%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.45%) OpenView
2 3 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (0.97%) Nagios
3 2 (0.97%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.97%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.48%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.48%) OPNET
4 1 (0.48%) OVSD
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.48%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.48%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 131 (63.29%) Cisco
2 48 (23.19%) CheckPoint
3 37 (17.87%) Juniper
4 28 (13.53%) Microsoft
5 23 (11.11%) HP
6 19 (9.18%) F5
7 17 (8.21%) VMware
8 11 (5.31%) Remedy
9 9 (4.35%) Avaya
10 8 (3.86%) Aruba
10 8 (3.86%) Citrix
10 8 (3.86%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.86%) Nortel
11 7 (3.38%) Riverbed
12 6 (2.90%) Brocade
12 6 (2.90%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.93%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.45%) Cyberoam
14 3 (1.45%) Equitrac
14 3 (1.45%) Huawei
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