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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 484 475 478
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 99 78 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 25
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£300 £265 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -1.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £141 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £377 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £25.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.53% +14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.31 £17.70 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.83 £29.25 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £25.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+15.53% +9.57%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 89 £300 +13.20% 44
London +13 44 £288 +8.49% 21
South East 0 17 £400 +52.38% 9
South West -6 12 £274 +43.13% 3
City of London +18 10 £320 -0.77% 7
Surrey +4 9 £325 +18.18% 6
Wiltshire 0 7 £293 +40.96%
East of England -8 7 £155 -41.50% 2
Hertfordshire -2 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £300 - 2
Scotland - 5 £300 -
Hampshire -22 4 £400 - 2
Devon - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 £300 -
North West -10 2 £361 - 3
Berkshire +3 1 - - 1
Manchester -3 1 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 2
West Midlands -12 1 £250 -25.92% 2
Wales -14 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £313 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 -
Reigate - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £190 - 2
Dorset - 1 £215 -

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 153 (67.70%) Cisco
2 126 (55.75%) Firewall
3 108 (47.79%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (42.48%) WAN
5 90 (39.82%) LAN
6 70 (30.97%) CCNA
7 65 (28.76%) CCNP
8 63 (27.88%) Windows
9 53 (23.45%) VPN
10 50 (22.12%) TCP/IP
11 47 (20.80%) CheckPoint
12 44 (19.47%) MPLS
12 44 (19.47%) Juniper
13 39 (17.26%) ITIL
14 35 (15.49%) Network Security
15 34 (15.04%) Security Cleared
15 34 (15.04%) OSPF
16 33 (14.60%) Active Directory
17 32 (14.16%) DNS
17 32 (14.16%) SC Cleared
18 31 (13.72%) BGP
19 27 (11.95%) VMware
19 27 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (11.95%) F5
20 26 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
20 26 (11.50%) Wireless
20 26 (11.50%) VLAN
20 26 (11.50%) Microsoft
20 26 (11.50%) Linux
21 25 (11.06%) Network Management

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.33%) IIS
3 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (7.08%) MS Office
2 14 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 126 (55.75%) Firewall
2 96 (42.48%) WAN
3 90 (39.82%) LAN
4 53 (23.45%) VPN
5 50 (22.12%) TCP/IP
6 44 (19.47%) MPLS
7 35 (15.49%) Network Security
8 34 (15.04%) OSPF
9 32 (14.16%) DNS
10 31 (13.72%) BGP
11 27 (11.95%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (11.50%) Wireless
12 26 (11.50%) VLAN
13 24 (10.62%) VoIP
14 22 (9.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (9.29%) HSRP
16 17 (7.52%) IP Telephony
17 16 (7.08%) IPsec
18 15 (6.64%) HTTP
19 14 (6.19%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.44%) MS Access
3 1 (0.44%) OLAP
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 19 (8.41%) Finance
2 12 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.98%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Military
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) OLE
1 1 (0.44%) .NET
1 1 (0.44%) WAP
1 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.10%) PKI
2 7 (3.10%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.21%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.77%) CMDB
5 3 (1.33%) e-Health
6 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.44%) CESG
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.44%) Statistics
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) NHS
7 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.88%) Windows
2 26 (11.50%) Linux
3 20 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.87%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.10%) CentOS
7 6 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.65%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.21%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.44%) UNIX
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.26%) ITIL
2 26 (11.50%) Network Monitoring
3 25 (11.06%) Network Management
4 19 (8.41%) Service Delivery
5 16 (7.08%) Network Design
6 14 (6.19%) Workflow
7 13 (5.75%) Change Management
8 10 (4.42%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (3.98%) High Availability
10 8 (3.54%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (3.54%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.54%) Migration
11 7 (3.10%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (3.10%) Information Assurance
11 7 (3.10%) Performance Management
11 7 (3.10%) ISMS
12 6 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (2.21%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (2.21%) Project Management
13 5 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.77%) SQL
2 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.88%) VBA
3 1 (0.44%) VBScript
3 1 (0.44%) C
3 1 (0.44%) Java
3 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 108 (47.79%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (30.97%) CCNA
3 65 (28.76%) CCNP
4 34 (15.04%) Security Cleared
5 32 (14.16%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.19%) CCIE
7 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.98%) CISSP
9 7 (3.10%) MCSE
10 5 (2.21%) MCSA
10 5 (2.21%) CCSP
11 4 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.77%) MCITP
11 4 (1.77%) Degree
12 3 (1.33%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.33%) CCVP
12 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.88%) MCP
13 2 (0.88%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.85%) SLA
2 10 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.10%) Firmware
3 7 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.77%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.33%) vSphere
5 3 (1.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.88%) UAG
6 2 (0.88%) NFS
6 2 (0.88%) Squid
6 2 (0.88%) Snort
6 2 (0.88%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.10%) WSUS
1 7 (3.10%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (1.33%) SCOM
4 2 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.44%) OPNET
5 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.44%) Netcool
5 1 (0.44%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 153 (67.70%) Cisco
2 47 (20.80%) CheckPoint
3 44 (19.47%) Juniper
4 27 (11.95%) VMware
4 27 (11.95%) F5
5 26 (11.50%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.29%) HP
7 16 (7.08%) Blue Coat
8 14 (6.19%) Riverbed
9 10 (4.42%) Remedy
9 10 (4.42%) Avaya
9 10 (4.42%) Citrix
10 9 (3.98%) McAfee
11 7 (3.10%) Websense
11 7 (3.10%) Nortel
12 6 (2.65%) Infoblox
13 5 (2.21%) Dell
14 4 (1.77%) Brocade
15 3 (1.33%) CA
15 3 (1.33%) Nokia
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