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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 441 488 483
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 152 111 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 61 52
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£270 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £300 £253
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.91% -25.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £13.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £25.19 £84.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+101.34% -25.50%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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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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 +18 132 £260 -14.75% 40
London +13 42 £288 -8.73% 13
South East -9 39 £245 -10.90% 10
South West +2 17 £275 -15.38% 1
Scotland +12 12 £300 -
North West -7 12 £175 -20.45%
Hampshire 0 11 £240 -17.94% 1
Wiltshire - 11 £281 - 1
Berkshire 0 10 £275 -2.65% 3
East of England +18 9 £294 -2.08% 3
Manchester +2 9 £175 -22.22%
West Midlands -18 9 £275 -34.52% 2
City of London +20 7 £305 -17.56% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 7 - - 2
Milton Keynes +1 7 - -
Surrey +4 6 £260 - 3
Edinburgh - 5 - -
Reading +5 4 - - 3
Bristol 0 4 £250 +42.85%
East Midlands +7 3 £178 - 5
Slough 0 3 £213 -
Telford -6 3 - -
Shropshire -11 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £200 - 1
Essex +13 2 £238 +48.43%
Hertfordshire +5 2 £375 +25.00% 2
Birmingham -13 2 £200 -42.85%
Merseyside -18 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 167 (66.53%) Cisco
2 129 (51.39%) Firewall
3 122 (48.61%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (39.84%) CCNA
5 96 (38.25%) LAN
6 93 (37.05%) WAN
7 66 (26.29%) Windows
8 61 (24.30%) CCNP
9 59 (23.51%) CheckPoint
10 54 (21.51%) ITIL
11 51 (20.32%) Juniper
12 46 (18.33%) VPN
13 45 (17.93%) Cisco ASA
14 44 (17.53%) Network Security
15 41 (16.33%) Active Directory
16 34 (13.55%) Wireless
17 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
18 31 (12.35%) SLA
18 31 (12.35%) Network Management
18 31 (12.35%) F5
19 30 (11.95%) MPLS
19 30 (11.95%) VMware
20 29 (11.55%) VoIP
21 28 (11.16%) Finance
21 28 (11.16%) Network Monitoring
21 28 (11.16%) Security Cleared
22 25 (9.96%) Network Design
22 25 (9.96%) DNS
23 24 (9.56%) VLAN
23 24 (9.56%) Windows 7

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 14 (5.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) Lync
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.58%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.98%) MS Office
3 4 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 129 (51.39%) Firewall
2 96 (38.25%) LAN
3 93 (37.05%) WAN
4 46 (18.33%) VPN
5 45 (17.93%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (17.53%) Network Security
7 34 (13.55%) Wireless
8 30 (11.95%) MPLS
9 29 (11.55%) VoIP
10 25 (9.96%) DNS
11 24 (9.56%) VLAN
12 23 (9.16%) OSPF
12 23 (9.16%) TCP/IP
13 22 (8.76%) BGP
14 19 (7.57%) DHCP
14 19 (7.57%) IP Telephony
15 18 (7.17%) Internet
15 18 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 17 (6.77%) SAN
17 15 (5.98%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.99%) MS Access
3 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.40%) OLAP
5 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (11.16%) Finance
2 17 (6.77%) Banking
3 14 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.20%) Games
5 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.39%) CSS
2 2 (0.80%) MFC
3 1 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) WAP
3 1 (0.40%) OLE
3 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.39%) CMDB
2 6 (2.39%) e-Health
3 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.80%) NHS
5 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.40%) CCTV
6 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.40%) VLE
6 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (26.29%) Windows
2 24 (9.56%) Windows 7
3 22 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (8.37%) Linux
5 12 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.98%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.19%) CentOS
8 7 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.59%) Solaris
11 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.80%) UNIX
12 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.51%) ITIL
2 31 (12.35%) Network Management
3 28 (11.16%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (9.96%) Network Design
5 14 (5.58%) Migration
6 13 (5.18%) Configuration Management
6 13 (5.18%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.18%) ITIL V3
7 10 (3.98%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (3.59%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.19%) Change Management
10 7 (2.79%) Project Management
11 6 (2.39%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (2.39%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.39%) Incident Management
12 5 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.99%) Service Management
12 5 (1.99%) Workflow
12 5 (1.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (1.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.37%) SQL
2 4 (1.59%) VBA
3 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 122 (48.61%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (39.84%) CCNA
3 61 (24.30%) CCNP
4 28 (11.16%) Security Cleared
5 22 (8.76%) SC Cleared
6 17 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (5.58%) Degree
8 12 (4.78%) MCSA
9 11 (4.38%) A+ Certification
9 11 (4.38%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (3.59%) CCIE
11 5 (1.99%) MCSE
12 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.80%) MCITP
13 2 (0.80%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.80%) HND
13 2 (0.80%) CCSE
14 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.40%) CCSA
14 1 (0.40%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.35%) SLA
2 9 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.39%) Firmware
4 5 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.99%) vSphere
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.20%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.80%) Snort
7 2 (0.80%) Squid
7 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 9 (3.59%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.39%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (2.39%) SCCM
3 4 (1.59%) WSUS
3 4 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.20%) Netcool
5 2 (0.80%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 167 (66.53%) Cisco
2 59 (23.51%) CheckPoint
3 51 (20.32%) Juniper
4 32 (12.75%) Microsoft
5 31 (12.35%) F5
6 30 (11.95%) VMware
7 18 (7.17%) HP
8 15 (5.98%) Blue Coat
9 14 (5.58%) Remedy
9 14 (5.58%) McAfee
10 12 (4.78%) Citrix
10 12 (4.78%) Avaya
11 11 (4.38%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.98%) Nortel
13 9 (3.59%) Riverbed
14 8 (3.19%) Oracle
14 8 (3.19%) IBM
15 7 (2.79%) Websense
15 7 (2.79%) Fortinet
16 6 (2.39%) CA
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