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 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 546 549 499
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 107 109 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 71
Median daily rate £350 £250 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £230 £288
% change year-on-year
+46.73% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £139.13 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.53 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +13.28%

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +2 104 £350 +32.07% 22
South East 0 29 £350 +52.17% 12
London -8 26 £450 +45.16% 3
South West +20 23 £363 +107.14% 1
Wiltshire +20 15 £375 -
Swindon - 12 £375 -
Hampshire +4 9 £375 +20.00% 3
East of England +20 7 £285 - 2
Yorkshire +1 7 £300 +9.18% 2
Berkshire +1 7 £363 -26.76% 1
Oxfordshire -12 6 £275 +57.14% 1
City of London +20 5 £525 +16.66% 1
Oxford -7 5 £275 +71.87%
Southampton +18 4 £375 +134.37% 1
Hertfordshire +10 4 £293 -
West Midlands -31 4 £225 -
Watford - 4 £293 -
Kent +11 3 £185 -38.33% 4
West Yorkshire +9 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Leeds +1 3 £300 -7.69% 1
East Midlands -3 3 £267 -14.48%
Telford -21 3 - -
Shropshire -25 3 - -
Poole - 3 - -
Dorset - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 -
Reading +9 2 - -
Slough +8 2 £356 -
Surrey +6 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Derbyshire +2 2 £267 -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 135 (65.85%) Cisco
2 104 (50.73%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (48.78%) Firewall
4 80 (39.02%) WAN
5 70 (34.15%) LAN
6 69 (33.66%) CCNP
7 59 (28.78%) CCNA
7 59 (28.78%) Windows
8 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
8 47 (22.93%) CheckPoint
9 45 (21.95%) DNS
10 44 (21.46%) VPN
11 39 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (18.54%) DHCP
13 36 (17.56%) ITIL
14 35 (17.07%) Data Centre
15 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
15 34 (16.59%) Network Security
16 33 (16.10%) Wireless
17 32 (15.61%) TCP/IP
17 32 (15.61%) Juniper
18 31 (15.12%) Windows Server
18 31 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
19 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
20 23 (11.22%) BGP
21 22 (10.73%) VMware
21 22 (10.73%) SC Cleared
22 19 (9.27%) MPLS
22 19 (9.27%) MS Excel
22 19 (9.27%) Linux

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 11 (5.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.49%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 19 (9.27%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.80%) MS Office
3 15 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) IaaS
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.46%) PaaS
3 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (48.78%) Firewall
2 80 (39.02%) WAN
3 70 (34.15%) LAN
4 45 (21.95%) DNS
5 44 (21.46%) VPN
6 39 (19.02%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (18.54%) DHCP
8 34 (16.59%) Network Security
9 33 (16.10%) Wireless
10 32 (15.61%) TCP/IP
11 31 (15.12%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (11.22%) BGP
13 19 (9.27%) MPLS
14 18 (8.78%) OSPF
14 18 (8.78%) Wireshark
15 16 (7.80%) VoIP
16 15 (7.32%) Junos
17 14 (6.83%) tcpdump
17 14 (6.83%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (5.37%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.49%) GIS
3 1 (0.49%) OLAP
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (8.29%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.32%) Finance
3 13 (6.34%) Banking
4 11 (5.37%) Marketing
5 5 (2.44%) Military
6 4 (1.95%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Advertising
7 2 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.39%) CSS
2 4 (1.95%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.46%) XML
4 2 (0.98%) .NET
5 1 (0.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.49%) Web Services
5 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.90%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.41%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.95%) e-Health
7 3 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) User Experience
8 2 (0.98%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.49%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.49%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (28.78%) Windows
2 31 (15.12%) Windows Server
3 19 (9.27%) Linux
4 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (3.90%) Unix
8 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.93%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.98%) Solaris
12 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.49%) VMS
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.56%) ITIL
2 18 (8.78%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (7.80%) Load Balancing
4 15 (7.32%) Network Design
5 12 (5.85%) Change Management
5 12 (5.85%) Workflow
6 10 (4.88%) Network Management
6 10 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.39%) Mentoring
7 9 (4.39%) Process Improvement
7 9 (4.39%) Service Management
8 8 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.41%) Presales
10 6 (2.93%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.44%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.44%) Network Architecture
11 5 (2.44%) Project Management
11 5 (2.44%) SIEM
12 4 (1.95%) Capacity Management
12 4 (1.95%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.41%) SQL
2 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.46%) C
3 3 (1.46%) C++
3 3 (1.46%) Perl
3 3 (1.46%) VB
4 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.98%) C#
4 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.98%) Python
4 2 (0.98%) Ruby
4 2 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (50.73%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (33.66%) CCNP
3 59 (28.78%) CCNA
4 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
5 22 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.78%) CCIE
7 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.88%) Degree
8 10 (4.88%) MCSE
9 9 (4.39%) DV Cleared
10 7 (3.41%) CCDP
10 7 (3.41%) MCSA
10 7 (3.41%) MCSD
11 6 (2.93%) CCDA
11 6 (2.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.93%) NCDA
12 4 (1.95%) CCSE
13 3 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.46%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.41%) PCI DSS
1 7 (3.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.90%) vSphere
4 2 (0.98%) vCloud
5 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.49%) NFS
5 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.41%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (0.98%) Ansible
3 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.98%) Puppet
3 2 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.49%) Netcool
4 1 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.49%) OPNET
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) WMI
4 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 135 (65.85%) Cisco
2 47 (22.93%) CheckPoint
2 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (15.61%) Juniper
4 22 (10.73%) VMware
5 12 (5.85%) F5
6 10 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 9 (4.39%) Palo Alto
8 8 (3.90%) IBM
9 7 (3.41%) Avaya
9 7 (3.41%) Blue Coat
10 6 (2.93%) Aruba
10 6 (2.93%) Citrix
10 6 (2.93%) NetApp
11 5 (2.44%) HP
11 5 (2.44%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.95%) BMC
12 4 (1.95%) CA
12 4 (1.95%) Nortel
12 4 (1.95%) Oracle
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