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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 553 471 462
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 98 154 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 85 89
Median daily rate £310 £250 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £157 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £333 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £240 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £80.50 £25.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -52 95 £310 +24.00% 37
South East -11 36 £319 +32.81% 11
London -24 21 £290 +2.20% 10
Berkshire +2 15 £363 +31.81% 4
South West -3 13 £318 +10.43% 1
East of England +7 8 £275 -6.38% 4
West Midlands -12 6 £325 +45.13% 1
Bristol -1 5 £210 -16.00%
North West -18 5 £250 +17.64% 4
Dorset - 5 £363 -
Oxfordshire +8 4 - - 2
Hampshire -1 4 £300 +25.00% 1
Surrey -14 4 £260 - 1
Manchester -14 4 £277 +22.88% 2
Telford -29 4 £350 -
Shropshire -36 4 £350 +133.77%
Dorchester - 4 £363 -
M4 Corridor - 4 £230 -
Hertfordshire +6 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £300 +95.12% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £375 +87.50% 1
Reading -5 3 £408 - 1
Stevenage - 3 - -
East Midlands +16 2 £350 +46.59% 2
Somerset +14 2 £318 +10.43%
Milton Keynes -1 2 £375 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 £325 - 3
Leeds -13 2 £325 - 3
Northamptonshire - 2 £350 -
Northampton - 2 £350 -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 171 (63.57%) Cisco
2 132 (49.07%) Cisco Certification
3 116 (43.12%) Firewall
4 90 (33.46%) LAN
5 85 (31.60%) WAN
6 81 (30.11%) CCNA
7 76 (28.25%) ITIL
8 72 (26.77%) CCNP
9 59 (21.93%) Juniper
10 57 (21.19%) Windows
11 48 (17.84%) Security Cleared
12 47 (17.47%) Wireless
13 40 (14.87%) Telecoms
13 40 (14.87%) TCP/IP
14 39 (14.50%) Microsoft
15 38 (14.13%) CheckPoint
16 37 (13.75%) VPN
17 36 (13.38%) F5
18 35 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
18 35 (13.01%) DNS
19 34 (12.64%) SLA
19 34 (12.64%) BGP
20 33 (12.27%) DHCP
21 31 (11.52%) Unix
21 31 (11.52%) MPLS
21 31 (11.52%) HP
21 31 (11.52%) VMware
21 31 (11.52%) SC Cleared
22 30 (11.15%) Cisco ASA
22 30 (11.15%) Network Security

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 9 (3.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.49%) IIS
4 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.37%) Confluence
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.12%) IaaS
1 3 (1.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
2 2 (0.74%) SaaS
2 2 (0.74%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (43.12%) Firewall
2 90 (33.46%) LAN
3 85 (31.60%) WAN
4 47 (17.47%) Wireless
5 40 (14.87%) TCP/IP
6 37 (13.75%) VPN
7 35 (13.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 35 (13.01%) DNS
8 34 (12.64%) BGP
9 33 (12.27%) DHCP
10 31 (11.52%) MPLS
11 30 (11.15%) Cisco ASA
11 30 (11.15%) Network Security
12 28 (10.41%) VoIP
13 27 (10.04%) OSPF
14 22 (8.18%) IPsec
15 20 (7.43%) GPRS
15 20 (7.43%) SS7
15 20 (7.43%) UMTS
15 20 (7.43%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.69%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) OLAP
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (14.87%) Telecoms
2 28 (10.41%) Finance
3 8 (2.97%) Marketing
4 7 (2.60%) Retail
5 4 (1.49%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Back Office
6 2 (0.74%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Local Government
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Military
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.72%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.60%) CSS
3 3 (1.12%) XML
4 2 (0.74%) .NET
4 2 (0.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.15%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.95%) Driving Licence
2 16 (5.95%) e-Health
3 15 (5.58%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.86%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.86%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.86%) FlexPod
6 5 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.12%) New Media
8 3 (1.12%) NHS
8 3 (1.12%) Wiki
9 2 (0.74%) iPad
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) DataPower
10 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.37%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.19%) Windows
2 31 (11.52%) Unix
3 30 (11.15%) Windows Server
4 26 (9.67%) Linux
5 24 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.43%) Solaris
7 18 (6.69%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.60%) AIX
11 6 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) CentOS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.25%) ITIL
2 28 (10.41%) Network Management
3 26 (9.67%) Network Monitoring
4 25 (9.29%) Load Balancing
5 22 (8.18%) Service Delivery
6 19 (7.06%) Incident Management
7 15 (5.58%) Change Management
8 13 (4.83%) Network Design
8 13 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (4.83%) Workflow
9 12 (4.46%) Change Control
10 10 (3.72%) Problem Management
10 10 (3.72%) Validation
11 9 (3.35%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.35%) Service Management
12 8 (2.97%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.97%) High Availability
12 8 (2.97%) Project Management
13 7 (2.60%) Capacity Management
13 7 (2.60%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.60%) SQL
2 3 (1.12%) C
2 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.74%) C#
3 2 (0.74%) C++
3 2 (0.74%) VB
3 2 (0.74%) VBScript
4 1 (0.37%) Python
4 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 132 (49.07%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (30.11%) CCNA
3 72 (26.77%) CCNP
4 48 (17.84%) Security Cleared
5 31 (11.52%) SC Cleared
6 15 (5.58%) Degree
7 14 (5.20%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (4.46%) MCSE
10 11 (4.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (2.97%) CCIE
11 8 (2.97%) MCSA
12 6 (2.23%) MCSD
13 4 (1.49%) CCNP Voice
13 4 (1.49%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.49%) MCP
13 4 (1.49%) NCDA
14 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
14 3 (1.12%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (12.64%) SLA
2 10 (3.72%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.49%) BS7799
3 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.09%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.97%) vSphere
4 7 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.12%) Firmware
6 3 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.37%) vCloud
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (4.83%) Cisco Prime
1 13 (4.83%) OpenView
2 7 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (2.60%) Tivoli
2 7 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.49%) OPNET
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.12%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.12%) WSUS
6 2 (0.74%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.37%) SCCM
7 1 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
7 1 (0.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 171 (63.57%) Cisco
2 59 (21.93%) Juniper
3 39 (14.50%) Microsoft
4 38 (14.13%) CheckPoint
5 36 (13.38%) F5
6 31 (11.52%) HP
6 31 (11.52%) VMware
7 20 (7.43%) Oracle
8 18 (6.69%) Sybase
9 15 (5.58%) Citrix
10 11 (4.09%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.35%) Avaya
11 9 (3.35%) IBM
11 9 (3.35%) Peregrine
12 8 (2.97%) CA
12 8 (2.97%) Fortinet
12 8 (2.97%) Intel Security
12 8 (2.97%) NetQoS
12 8 (2.97%) Nokia
13 7 (2.60%) Palo Alto
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