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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 483 497 467
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 107 73 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 35 60
Average daily rate
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£300 £255 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £310 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 15
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £17.05 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £26.55 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+19.48% +16.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
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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 +10 97 £300 +17.64% 35
London +23 40 £300 +9.48% 9
East of England -4 20 £308 +20.58% 4
City of London +33 17 £300 +12.35% 6
South East -23 16 £325 +44.44% 8
Hertfordshire +6 10 £315 +31.25% 1
North West 0 5 £218 - 3
Berkshire -1 5 £275 -8.33% 2
Hampshire -14 5 £325 +73.33% 3
Scotland -13 4 £270 -
West Midlands -15 4 £438 +75.00% 3
South West -27 4 £290 - 2
East Midlands +4 3 £210 -27.58%
Yorkshire +3 3 £150 +7.14% 6
Suffolk -21 3 £223 -12.74% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
Watford - 3 £318 -
Reading +5 2 - -
Manchester 0 2 £210 - 1
Kent -3 2 £400 -
Southampton -5 2 £325 - 1
Surrey -13 2 £290 +28.88%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £225 - 2
Essex - 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 -
Bedford - 2 £300 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 1 - -
Leeds +6 1 - - 3

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 137 (64.02%) Cisco
2 102 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (42.52%) Firewall
4 72 (33.64%) LAN
5 71 (33.18%) WAN
5 71 (33.18%) Windows
6 63 (29.44%) CCNP
7 57 (26.64%) CCNA
8 53 (24.77%) Microsoft
9 44 (20.56%) CheckPoint
10 41 (19.16%) ITIL
11 40 (18.69%) VoIP
11 40 (18.69%) VPN
12 38 (17.76%) VMware
13 35 (16.36%) Wireless
14 34 (15.89%) Juniper
15 33 (15.42%) MPLS
15 33 (15.42%) Windows 7
16 32 (14.95%) Telecoms
17 31 (14.49%) DNS
17 31 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (13.55%) Active Directory
19 27 (12.62%) Finance
20 25 (11.68%) Front Office
20 25 (11.68%) Cisco Nexus
21 24 (11.21%) Change Management
22 22 (10.28%) TCP/IP
22 22 (10.28%) Security Cleared
22 22 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.87%) IIS
3 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.47%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.07%) MS Office
3 7 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Summit
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Office 365
2 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (42.52%) Firewall
2 72 (33.64%) LAN
3 71 (33.18%) WAN
4 40 (18.69%) VoIP
4 40 (18.69%) VPN
5 35 (16.36%) Wireless
6 33 (15.42%) MPLS
7 31 (14.49%) DNS
7 31 (14.49%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (11.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (10.28%) TCP/IP
10 17 (7.94%) BGP
11 16 (7.48%) IP Telephony
11 16 (7.48%) Network Security
12 14 (6.54%) EIGRP
12 14 (6.54%) OSPF
13 12 (5.61%) SAN
13 12 (5.61%) DHCP
14 11 (5.14%) BIG-IP
15 10 (4.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (14.95%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.62%) Finance
3 25 (11.68%) Front Office
4 14 (6.54%) Back Office
5 7 (3.27%) Banking
6 4 (1.87%) Advertising
7 3 (1.40%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) XMPP
2 6 (2.80%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) WAP
3 1 (0.47%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Management Information System
2 15 (7.01%) Statistics
3 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.93%) NHS
5 2 (0.93%) Firmware
5 2 (0.93%) Derivative
5 2 (0.93%) PKI
5 2 (0.93%) Taxonomies
5 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.93%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.93%) Clustering
5 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.47%) New Media
6 1 (0.47%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.47%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.47%) SecurID
6 1 (0.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.18%) Windows
2 33 (15.42%) Windows 7
3 22 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.94%) Linux
5 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.27%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.80%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.80%) UNIX
8 5 (2.34%) Android
9 2 (0.93%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.16%) ITIL
2 24 (11.21%) Change Management
3 19 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (8.41%) Service Management
5 16 (7.48%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (6.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (6.54%) Migration
7 13 (6.07%) Fault Management
7 13 (6.07%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.61%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (5.14%) Performance Management
9 11 (5.14%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.14%) ITSM
10 10 (4.67%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.67%) Workflow
11 9 (4.21%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.27%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.80%) Network Design
13 6 (2.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (2.80%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
2 2 (0.93%) SQL
2 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.47%) sed
3 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 102 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (29.44%) CCNP
3 57 (26.64%) CCNA
4 22 (10.28%) Security Cleared
5 20 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (8.88%) SC Cleared
7 17 (7.94%) MCP
8 12 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (5.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (5.14%) Degree
10 8 (3.74%) CCIE
10 8 (3.74%) MCSE
11 7 (3.27%) CCSA
11 7 (3.27%) MCSA
11 7 (3.27%) CCSP
12 4 (1.87%) CCSE
13 3 (1.40%) CCDP
13 3 (1.40%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.93%) CCIP
14 2 (0.93%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.87%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 29 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.93%) NFS
5 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.47%) Squid
6 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (9.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (5.14%) OPNET
3 7 (3.27%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (1.87%) SCOM
5 3 (1.40%) SCCM
6 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.47%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.47%) WSUS
7 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 137 (64.02%) Cisco
2 53 (24.77%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.56%) CheckPoint
4 38 (17.76%) VMware
5 34 (15.89%) Juniper
6 22 (10.28%) F5
7 19 (8.88%) McAfee
8 16 (7.48%) Blue Coat
9 15 (7.01%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 11 (5.14%) HP
11 10 (4.67%) Avaya
11 10 (4.67%) Mitel
12 9 (4.21%) Citrix
13 7 (3.27%) Velocent
13 7 (3.27%) Apple
14 6 (2.80%) Fortinet
15 5 (2.34%) Riverbed
16 4 (1.87%) Websense
16 4 (1.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
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