The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 530 486 512
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 81 107 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 66 35
Average daily rate
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£265 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £20.20 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £29.75 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +19.48%

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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 -48 75 £275 -8.33% 27
London -18 21 £315 +5.00% 8
South East -17 15 £238 -26.92% 6
West Midlands +5 10 £313 -28.57% 3
City of London -16 10 £425 +41.66% 5
Yorkshire -21 8 £150 - 1
North West -18 7 £275 +26.43% 2
South West +3 6 £95 -67.24% 2
East Midlands +1 6 £263 +25.00% 3
Manchester -11 6 £638 +203.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £238 - 1
Nottingham -7 4 £263 - 2
Nottinghamshire -10 4 £263 - 2
West Yorkshire -15 4 - - 1
Berkshire +3 3 £495 +80.00% 2
Shropshire 0 3 £310 -29.14%
Telford -3 3 £310 -29.14%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £200 - 1
Leeds -22 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £275 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £350 -
Staffordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Somerset +3 2 - -
Wiltshire +1 2 £95 - 1
Reading -2 2 £495 - 1
Devon -3 2 - - 1
Hampshire -3 2 £345 +6.15% 1
East of England -20 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £150 -
Wales - 2 £160 -

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 139 (61.23%) Cisco
2 105 (46.26%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (45.81%) Firewall
4 83 (36.56%) LAN
4 83 (36.56%) WAN
5 81 (35.68%) CCNA
6 60 (26.43%) CCNP
7 51 (22.47%) Windows
7 51 (22.47%) CheckPoint
8 45 (19.82%) ITIL
9 41 (18.06%) Wireless
10 40 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
11 36 (15.86%) VPN
11 36 (15.86%) Active Directory
12 35 (15.42%) Juniper
12 35 (15.42%) Microsoft
13 34 (14.98%) Network Security
14 30 (13.22%) Security Cleared
15 29 (12.78%) Network Monitoring
16 27 (11.89%) Network Management
16 27 (11.89%) SLA
17 26 (11.45%) VoIP
17 26 (11.45%) F5
18 24 (10.57%) Windows 7
18 24 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (10.57%) Internet
18 24 (10.57%) MPLS
18 24 (10.57%) OSPF
19 22 (9.69%) VMware
19 22 (9.69%) VLAN

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 12 (5.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.32%) Lync
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.85%) MS Office
3 7 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 104 (45.81%) Firewall
2 83 (36.56%) LAN
2 83 (36.56%) WAN
3 41 (18.06%) Wireless
4 40 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
5 36 (15.86%) VPN
6 34 (14.98%) Network Security
7 26 (11.45%) VoIP
8 24 (10.57%) MPLS
8 24 (10.57%) OSPF
8 24 (10.57%) Internet
8 24 (10.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (9.69%) VLAN
10 20 (8.81%) DNS
10 20 (8.81%) DHCP
11 19 (8.37%) TCP/IP
12 18 (7.93%) BGP
13 13 (5.73%) Ethernet
13 13 (5.73%) BIG-IP
14 11 (4.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.76%) MS Access
3 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (9.25%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Banking
2 14 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.76%) Games
3 4 (1.76%) Military
4 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.08%) CSS
3 4 (1.76%) XMPP
4 2 (0.88%) MFC
5 1 (0.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) WAP
5 1 (0.44%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.25%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.08%) e-Health
3 7 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.64%) CMDB
5 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.76%) Statistics
6 3 (1.32%) iPhone
7 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.88%) NHS
7 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.44%) SecurID
8 1 (0.44%) PKI
8 1 (0.44%) CCTV
8 1 (0.44%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.47%) Windows
2 24 (10.57%) Windows 7
3 16 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.73%) Linux
5 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.96%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.64%) Solaris
8 5 (2.20%) UNIX
9 4 (1.76%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.88%) CentOS
10 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.82%) ITIL
2 29 (12.78%) Network Monitoring
3 27 (11.89%) Network Management
4 20 (8.81%) Network Design
5 18 (7.93%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.73%) ITIL V3
7 11 (4.85%) Configuration Management
8 10 (4.41%) Service Management
8 10 (4.41%) Change Management
9 9 (3.96%) Migration
10 8 (3.52%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.52%) Mentoring
11 7 (3.08%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (2.64%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (2.64%) Service Delivery
12 6 (2.64%) Project Management
13 5 (2.20%) PRINCE2
13 5 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (1.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.17%) SQL
2 4 (1.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.32%) Perl
3 3 (1.32%) VBA
3 3 (1.32%) Python
4 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 105 (46.26%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (35.68%) CCNA
3 60 (26.43%) CCNP
4 30 (13.22%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.93%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.61%) Degree
7 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (5.29%) MCSA
9 10 (4.41%) A+ Certification
9 10 (4.41%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (2.64%) CCIE
11 5 (2.20%) CCSA
12 4 (1.76%) MCSE
13 3 (1.32%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.88%) MCTS
14 2 (0.88%) MCITP
14 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.88%) CCSE
14 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.88%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.89%) SLA
2 4 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 36 (15.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.20%) XenDesktop
3 5 (2.20%) vSphere
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.76%) XenApp
5 2 (0.88%) Firmware
5 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.44%) XenServer
6 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.08%) CA Spectrum
2 7 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.20%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.76%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.32%) SCCM
5 3 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.88%) Netcool
6 2 (0.88%) Nagios
6 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.44%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.44%) OPNET
7 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 139 (61.23%) Cisco
2 51 (22.47%) CheckPoint
3 35 (15.42%) Microsoft
3 35 (15.42%) Juniper
4 26 (11.45%) F5
5 22 (9.69%) VMware
6 16 (7.05%) SolarWinds
6 16 (7.05%) Blue Coat
7 15 (6.61%) Citrix
8 13 (5.73%) HP
9 11 (4.85%) Remedy
9 11 (4.85%) McAfee
10 10 (4.41%) Fortinet
11 9 (3.96%) IBM
12 7 (3.08%) Oracle
12 7 (3.08%) CA
13 6 (2.64%) Nortel
13 6 (2.64%) Websense
14 5 (2.20%) Avaya
15 3 (1.32%) BMC
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