The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 449 487 492
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 170 114 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 67 38
Average daily rate £288 £300 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £169 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £14.43 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £29.75 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +5.12%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 138 £300 - 50
South East +26 50 £288 -28.12% 20
London -13 36 £338 +16.88% 17
South West +8 18 £350 +40.00%
Berkshire +16 14 £365 - 7
Hampshire +10 14 £269 -32.81% 5
East of England +4 13 £250 +16.27% 5
Belfast - 13 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 13 - - 1
County Antrim - 13 - - 1
Wiltshire +4 12 £350 +19.65%
Wales +3 9 £138 -
Surrey -7 9 £275 -15.38% 1
South Wales - 9 £138 -
City of London +35 8 £375 +17.18% 5
Swindon +1 8 £350 -
Yorkshire -5 8 £275 +57.14% 1
Basingstoke - 7 £215 - 1
Hertfordshire +8 6 £230 - 3
Scotland -8 6 £160 -18.98%
West Midlands -11 5 £400 +19.40% 5
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Cardiff - 5 £138 -
Leatherhead - 5 - -
Norfolk - 5 £278 -
Gloucestershire +8 4 £225 -20.00%
Birmingham -1 4 - - 2
North West -15 4 £175 -51.52% 2
North Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Middlesbrough - 4 £275 -

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Support 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 in their job title.

1 197 (65.23%) Cisco
2 136 (45.03%) Cisco Certification
3 119 (39.40%) Firewall
4 96 (31.79%) LAN
5 90 (29.80%) CCNA
6 82 (27.15%) ITIL
7 81 (26.82%) WAN
8 77 (25.50%) CCNP
9 62 (20.53%) Windows
10 58 (19.21%) Wireless
11 53 (17.55%) Juniper
12 52 (17.22%) Microsoft
13 51 (16.89%) SLA
14 48 (15.89%) Security Cleared
15 45 (14.90%) CheckPoint
16 44 (14.57%) DHCP
16 44 (14.57%) Telecoms
17 42 (13.91%) DNS
17 42 (13.91%) Cisco ASA
18 41 (13.58%) VMware
19 39 (12.91%) TCP/IP
19 39 (12.91%) SC Cleared
20 38 (12.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 38 (12.58%) HP
21 37 (12.25%) VPN
21 37 (12.25%) Network Management
22 34 (11.26%) VoIP
22 34 (11.26%) Active Directory
23 33 (10.93%) MPLS
23 33 (10.93%) Unix

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.99%) IIS
3 3 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.33%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) Lync
4 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.66%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.99%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) IaaS
2 2 (0.66%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (39.40%) Firewall
2 96 (31.79%) LAN
3 81 (26.82%) WAN
4 58 (19.21%) Wireless
5 44 (14.57%) DHCP
6 42 (13.91%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (13.91%) DNS
7 39 (12.91%) TCP/IP
8 38 (12.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 37 (12.25%) VPN
10 34 (11.26%) VoIP
11 33 (10.93%) MPLS
12 32 (10.60%) BGP
13 30 (9.93%) OSPF
14 24 (7.95%) IPsec
14 24 (7.95%) Network Security
15 23 (7.62%) Diameter Protocol
15 23 (7.62%) SS7
15 23 (7.62%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (7.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 8 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (14.57%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.94%) Finance
3 5 (1.66%) Marketing
4 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.99%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Local Government
6 2 (0.66%) Military
6 2 (0.66%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) German Language
7 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.65%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.66%) .NET
2 2 (0.66%) Web Services
2 2 (0.66%) XML
2 2 (0.66%) XMPP
3 1 (0.33%) CSS
3 1 (0.33%) JSF
3 1 (0.33%) SOAP
3 1 (0.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.95%) e-Health
2 18 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.97%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.66%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.32%) NHS
9 4 (1.32%) PKI
10 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.99%) CMDB
10 3 (0.99%) New Media
10 3 (0.99%) Wiki
11 2 (0.66%) CCTV
12 1 (0.33%) DataPower
12 1 (0.33%) iPad
12 1 (0.33%) Ontologies
12 1 (0.33%) PDA
12 1 (0.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (20.53%) Windows
2 33 (10.93%) Unix
3 28 (9.27%) Windows 7
4 27 (8.94%) Windows Server
5 25 (8.28%) Linux
6 23 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (6.95%) Solaris
8 20 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.32%) AIX
11 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.99%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.99%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.66%) CentOS
15 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.15%) ITIL
2 37 (12.25%) Network Management
3 25 (8.28%) Service Delivery
4 18 (5.96%) Incident Management
4 18 (5.96%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (4.97%) Change Management
5 15 (4.97%) Load Balancing
6 14 (4.64%) Change Control
7 12 (3.97%) Validation
8 11 (3.64%) Network Architecture
9 10 (3.31%) Migration
9 10 (3.31%) Project Management
10 9 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.98%) High Availability
10 9 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (2.65%) Fault Management
12 7 (2.32%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (2.32%) Logistics
12 7 (2.32%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.32%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.32%) SQL
2 3 (0.99%) Perl
3 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.33%) C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
4 1 (0.33%) C++
4 1 (0.33%) Korn
4 1 (0.33%) Python
4 1 (0.33%) Ruby
4 1 (0.33%) VB
4 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (45.03%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (29.80%) CCNA
3 77 (25.50%) CCNP
4 48 (15.89%) Security Cleared
5 39 (12.91%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.64%) Degree
7 12 (3.97%) CCIE
8 8 (2.65%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.32%) DBS Check
9 7 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (2.32%) MCSE
10 6 (1.99%) CCSA
10 6 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.66%) CCENT
11 5 (1.66%) Check Point Certification
11 5 (1.66%) MCP
12 4 (1.32%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.99%) CCVP
13 3 (0.99%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (16.89%) SLA
2 9 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.32%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.66%) BS7799
4 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (1.66%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (11.26%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.66%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.99%) vSphere
6 3 (0.99%) XenApp
6 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.66%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (6.95%) CiscoWorks
2 20 (6.62%) OpenView
3 12 (3.97%) OPNET
4 7 (2.32%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (2.32%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.66%) Sysprep
7 4 (1.32%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.32%) WSUS
8 3 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.99%) Ionix
9 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.33%) SCCM
10 1 (0.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 197 (65.23%) Cisco
2 53 (17.55%) Juniper
3 52 (17.22%) Microsoft
4 45 (14.90%) CheckPoint
5 41 (13.58%) VMware
6 38 (12.58%) HP
7 31 (10.26%) F5
8 21 (6.95%) Citrix
9 15 (4.97%) CA
10 14 (4.64%) Oracle
11 13 (4.30%) Sybase
12 10 (3.31%) Acronis
12 10 (3.31%) Lumension
12 10 (3.31%) Peregrine
13 9 (2.98%) Aruba
14 8 (2.65%) IronPort
14 8 (2.65%) NetQoS
14 8 (2.65%) Nokia
15 7 (2.32%) SAP
16 6 (1.99%) Avaya
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