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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
UK
Rank 494 457 490
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 103 174 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.33% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 102 70
Median daily rate £275 £289 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £399 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £19.00 £16.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £33.23 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +12.19%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -27 93 £275 -8.33% 20
London +7 33 £400 +8.47% 7
South East -22 22 £200 -27.27% 6
East of England -1 13 £195 -13.33% 2
Hampshire +3 9 £275 -13.04% 2
East Midlands +13 8 £280 +36.58% 1
City of London +2 8 £306 -18.33%
Scotland +27 6 £313 +52.43%
Hertfordshire -1 6 £195 -13.33% 2
Essex - 6 £195 -
Derby - 5 £280 -
Derbyshire - 5 £280 -
West Midlands +5 4 £151 -62.18% 3
Surrey -1 4 £250 -9.09% 2
South West -5 4 £170 -51.42%
North West - 4 £380 - 1
Stevenage - 4 £195 -
Southampton +8 3 £200 -36.75%
Berkshire -2 3 £275 -23.07%
North East -5 3 £275 -
Tyne and Wear -13 3 £275 -
Manchester - 3 £380 - 1
Basildon - 3 £195 -
Gloucestershire +2 2 £140 -
Gloucester +1 2 £140 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +26 1 - -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 120 (60.61%) Cisco
2 85 (42.93%) Firewall
3 80 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (34.85%) LAN
5 65 (32.83%) WAN
6 57 (28.79%) CCNA
7 51 (25.76%) Security Cleared
8 50 (25.25%) Wireless
9 46 (23.23%) CCNP
10 44 (22.22%) ITIL
11 43 (21.72%) VPN
12 39 (19.70%) CheckPoint
13 38 (19.19%) TCP/IP
13 38 (19.19%) SC Cleared
14 37 (18.69%) OSPF
15 35 (17.68%) Juniper
16 31 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (14.65%) Windows
18 27 (13.64%) BGP
18 27 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
19 25 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 24 (12.12%) Network Security
20 24 (12.12%) VLAN
21 23 (11.62%) F5
21 23 (11.62%) Finance
21 23 (11.62%) Network Design
22 22 (11.11%) HP
23 21 (10.61%) DNS
23 21 (10.61%) Network Management
24 20 (10.10%) MPLS

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 4 (2.02%) IIS
1 4 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.51%) SAS
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.04%) MS Office
2 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (42.93%) Firewall
2 69 (34.85%) LAN
3 65 (32.83%) WAN
4 50 (25.25%) Wireless
5 43 (21.72%) VPN
6 38 (19.19%) TCP/IP
7 37 (18.69%) OSPF
8 31 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (13.64%) BGP
10 25 (12.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (12.12%) Network Security
11 24 (12.12%) VLAN
12 21 (10.61%) DNS
13 20 (10.10%) MPLS
14 18 (9.09%) VoIP
15 15 (7.58%) Broadband
15 15 (7.58%) HSRP
15 15 (7.58%) ISDN
16 14 (7.07%) IPsec
17 13 (6.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) MS Access
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (11.62%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.52%) Banking
3 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.01%) Billing
4 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) French Language
5 1 (0.51%) German Language
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.01%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.01%) XMPP
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.56%) NHS
3 8 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.02%) Clustering
5 4 (2.02%) CMDB
5 4 (2.02%) e-Health
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.01%) iPad
7 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.01%) Wiki
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.65%) Windows
2 15 (7.58%) Windows 7
3 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.54%) Linux
4 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
4 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.53%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.52%) Unix
7 3 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.01%) CatOS
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.22%) ITIL
2 27 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (11.62%) Network Design
4 21 (10.61%) Network Management
5 14 (7.07%) Asset Management
5 14 (7.07%) Problem Management
6 11 (5.56%) Project Management
7 9 (4.55%) Change Management
7 9 (4.55%) Migration
8 7 (3.54%) Incident Management
8 7 (3.54%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.54%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.03%) Investment Management
10 5 (2.53%) Presales
11 4 (2.02%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.02%) Change Control
11 4 (2.02%) Configuration Management
11 4 (2.02%) Information Security
11 4 (2.02%) QMS
11 4 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.04%) C
2 5 (2.53%) SQL
3 3 (1.52%) Perl
4 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (40.40%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (28.79%) CCNA
3 51 (25.76%) Security Cleared
4 46 (23.23%) CCNP
5 38 (19.19%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.07%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.57%) CCSA
8 9 (4.55%) JNCIA
9 8 (4.04%) Degree
10 6 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (3.03%) CCIE
11 4 (2.02%) HNC
11 4 (2.02%) MCSE
11 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.52%) MCP
13 2 (1.01%) CCIP
13 2 (1.01%) CCSP
13 2 (1.01%) CISSP
13 2 (1.01%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 18 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.52%) Firmware
5 3 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.01%) KVM
7 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.04%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.52%) Nagios
2 3 (1.52%) OpenView
2 3 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.01%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.01%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) Netcool
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.51%) OPNET
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) OVSD
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.51%) WMI
4 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (60.61%) Cisco
2 39 (19.70%) CheckPoint
3 35 (17.68%) Juniper
4 23 (11.62%) F5
5 22 (11.11%) HP
6 18 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 17 (8.59%) VMware
8 11 (5.56%) Remedy
9 8 (4.04%) Aruba
9 8 (4.04%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.54%) Citrix
10 7 (3.54%) Riverbed
10 7 (3.54%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.03%) Avaya
11 6 (3.03%) Brocade
11 6 (3.03%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.53%) Nortel
13 4 (2.02%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.02%) Huawei
14 3 (1.52%) Apple
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