The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 477 477 454
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 111 79 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 62
Average daily rate £305 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £253 £256
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.50% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.19 £90.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.50% +31.57%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +5 110 £305 +22.00% 27
London -11 34 £315 +36.95% 9
South East -19 29 £275 +19.56% 5
South West -9 19 £325 +94.02% 3
Berkshire +2 17 £283 -19.28% 2
West Midlands -17 12 £420 +65.51% 2
East of England -25 10 £300 +17.64% 3
City of London -4 8 £370 +80.48% 4
Hertfordshire -3 6 £300 - 1
Reading -4 6 £283 -
Birmingham -5 6 £350 +47.36% 1
Surrey -7 5 - -
Shropshire +1 4 £420 +20.00%
Kent +7 3 £275 - 2
North West -18 3 £220 -26.66%
Hampshire -20 3 £293 +10.37% 1
Telford -1 2 £420 +20.00%
Yorkshire -9 2 £205 -36.92% 2
Leeds -15 2 £205 - 1
West Yorkshire -23 2 £205 - 2
Bristol - 2 £175 -
Manchester -10 1 £225 -25.00%
East Midlands -14 1 - - 3
Scotland -22 1 - -
Essex - 1 £160 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
Oldham - 1 £225 -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £275 - 1

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 100 (53.48%) Cisco
2 79 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (39.04%) Firewall
4 68 (36.36%) Windows
5 59 (31.55%) WAN
6 54 (28.88%) LAN
7 50 (26.74%) Microsoft
7 50 (26.74%) CCNP
8 45 (24.06%) CheckPoint
9 41 (21.93%) CCNA
10 39 (20.86%) VoIP
11 38 (20.32%) MPLS
12 34 (18.18%) ITIL
12 34 (18.18%) VMware
13 31 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (16.04%) Telecoms
14 30 (16.04%) Juniper
15 29 (15.51%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (14.97%) Wireless
17 26 (13.90%) VPN
17 26 (13.90%) Windows 7
18 25 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 25 (13.37%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (12.83%) Front Office
20 22 (11.76%) McAfee
20 22 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
20 22 (11.76%) F5
21 21 (11.23%) Service Management
21 21 (11.23%) Active Directory
21 21 (11.23%) Finance

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 19 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.67%) IIS
5 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.07%) Lync
6 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.07%) Apache
6 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.07%) Documentum
7 1 (0.53%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Office
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Tridion
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (39.04%) Firewall
2 59 (31.55%) WAN
3 54 (28.88%) LAN
4 39 (20.86%) VoIP
5 38 (20.32%) MPLS
6 29 (15.51%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (14.97%) Wireless
8 26 (13.90%) VPN
9 25 (13.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (11.23%) Network Security
11 17 (9.09%) BIG-IP
12 16 (8.56%) TCP/IP
13 15 (8.02%) DNS
14 14 (7.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (7.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 14 (7.49%) DMVPN
15 12 (6.42%) Internet
15 12 (6.42%) OSPF
16 10 (5.35%) IP Telephony
16 10 (5.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (16.04%) Telecoms
2 24 (12.83%) Front Office
3 21 (11.23%) Finance
4 12 (6.42%) Back Office
5 8 (4.28%) Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.95%) CSS
2 6 (3.21%) XMPP
3 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.63%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.95%) Statistics
3 5 (2.67%) Replication
4 2 (1.07%) Clustering
4 2 (1.07%) NHS
4 2 (1.07%) Firmware
4 2 (1.07%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.07%) LIMS
4 2 (1.07%) Taxonomies
4 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.07%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.07%) e-Health
4 2 (1.07%) Derivative
4 2 (1.07%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.53%) SecurID
5 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.53%) Open Source
5 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.36%) Windows
2 31 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (13.90%) Windows 7
4 22 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.09%) Linux
6 11 (5.88%) UNIX
6 11 (5.88%) Android
7 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.14%) VMS
9 3 (1.60%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.07%) Debian
11 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.18%) ITIL
2 21 (11.23%) Service Management
3 20 (10.70%) Change Management
4 19 (10.16%) Problem Management
5 15 (8.02%) WAN Optimisation
6 13 (6.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (6.42%) Fault Management
7 12 (6.42%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
8 11 (5.88%) Performance Management
8 11 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (5.35%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.35%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.81%) Workflow
10 9 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (4.28%) ITSM
12 7 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.21%) Network Design
13 6 (3.21%) Load Balancing
14 5 (2.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.07%) Perl
2 2 (1.07%) SQL
3 1 (0.53%) VB
3 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 79 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (26.74%) CCNP
3 41 (21.93%) CCNA
4 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (9.63%) Security Cleared
6 16 (8.56%) SC Cleared
7 15 (8.02%) MCP
8 10 (5.35%) MCSE
8 10 (5.35%) CCIE
9 8 (4.28%) Degree
10 7 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.21%) MCSA
12 3 (1.60%) CCSA
13 2 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.07%) CCSP
13 2 (1.07%) CCIP
13 2 (1.07%) MCSM
14 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.53%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) SLA
2 6 (3.21%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 25 (13.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (11.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.81%) vSphere
4 6 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.14%) XenApp
7 3 (1.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.07%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.07%) Squid
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.21%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (2.14%) SCCM
4 3 (1.60%) XenMobile
5 2 (1.07%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) DansGuardian
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.53%) Netcool
6 1 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
6 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 100 (53.48%) Cisco
2 50 (26.74%) Microsoft
3 45 (24.06%) CheckPoint
4 34 (18.18%) VMware
5 30 (16.04%) Juniper
6 22 (11.76%) McAfee
6 22 (11.76%) F5
7 20 (10.70%) Avaya
8 16 (8.56%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.49%) Fortinet
10 13 (6.95%) SolarWinds
10 13 (6.95%) Citrix
11 12 (6.42%) Apple
12 11 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 9 (4.81%) HP
14 7 (3.74%) OPNET
14 7 (3.74%) Mitel
14 7 (3.74%) Velocent
15 6 (3.21%) Nortel
16 5 (2.67%) Mercator
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 12 days ago
Somerset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applitracker
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Taunton
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago