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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Support
Rank 512 486 472
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 99 97 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 69
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£288 £255 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £153 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £396 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £255 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.74% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.61 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -17.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £26.10 £78.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £17.23 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.52% -23.44%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -18 89 £288 +12.74% 36
London +20 31 £300 - 8
East of England -13 18 £338 +32.35% 9
City of London +42 14 £263 +11.94% 5
South East -23 13 £288 +27.77% 6
Hertfordshire -7 8 £318 -
Yorkshire +5 7 £275 +96.42% 2
South West -32 7 £288 -2.54% 7
West Midlands -20 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 5 - - 4
Hampshire -12 5 £276 +22.77%
Staffordshire +6 4 £325 +30.00%
South Yorkshire +7 3 £288 - 1
East Midlands +5 3 £210 - 1
Berkshire +1 3 £225 - 2
Essex -5 3 £375 -
Scotland -12 3 £288 +4.54% 3
Cambridge - 3 - - 3
Sheffield +9 2 £281 - 1
West Yorkshire +4 2 - -
Southampton -4 2 £340 +23.63%
North West -6 2 £210 - 1
Surrey -11 2 £290 +18.36% 2
Wiltshire - 2 £250 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £300 - 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 2
Somerset - 2 £230 -
Bath - 2 £230 -
Bedford - 2 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire +17 1 - -

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 146 (65.18%) Cisco
2 106 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (42.86%) Firewall
4 82 (36.61%) LAN
5 80 (35.71%) WAN
6 73 (32.59%) Windows
7 66 (29.46%) CCNP
8 63 (28.13%) CCNA
9 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 47 (20.98%) CheckPoint
11 44 (19.64%) VPN
11 44 (19.64%) ITIL
12 40 (17.86%) Wireless
13 38 (16.96%) VMware
14 36 (16.07%) VoIP
15 35 (15.63%) Juniper
16 33 (14.73%) Windows 7
17 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
17 31 (13.84%) Active Directory
18 30 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
19 29 (12.95%) MPLS
20 28 (12.50%) DNS
20 28 (12.50%) SC Cleared
21 26 (11.61%) TCP/IP
22 25 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
23 24 (10.71%) Telecoms
24 23 (10.27%) F5
25 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
26 20 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) IIS
3 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (8.04%) MS Office
2 16 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Summit
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.23%) Office 365
2 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 96 (42.86%) Firewall
2 82 (36.61%) LAN
3 80 (35.71%) WAN
4 44 (19.64%) VPN
5 40 (17.86%) Wireless
6 36 (16.07%) VoIP
7 30 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (12.95%) MPLS
9 28 (12.50%) DNS
10 26 (11.61%) TCP/IP
11 25 (11.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (8.04%) IP Telephony
13 16 (7.14%) BGP
14 14 (6.25%) SAN
15 13 (5.80%) EIGRP
15 13 (5.80%) BIG-IP
15 13 (5.80%) Network Security
16 12 (5.36%) OSPF
16 12 (5.36%) Internet
17 11 (4.91%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 24 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.48%) Finance
2 19 (8.48%) Front Office
3 14 (6.25%) Back Office
4 4 (1.79%) Advertising
5 3 (1.34%) Banking
5 3 (1.34%) Retail
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
6 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Military
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.46%) XMPP
2 5 (2.23%) CSS
3 2 (0.89%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.70%) Statistics
3 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.23%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.34%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.89%) Clustering
6 2 (0.89%) NHS
6 2 (0.89%) Firmware
6 2 (0.89%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.89%) PKI
6 2 (0.89%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.45%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.45%) New Media
7 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) CESG
7 1 (0.45%) e-Health
7 1 (0.45%) SecurID
7 1 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.59%) Windows
2 33 (14.73%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (7.59%) Linux
5 12 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.68%) UNIX
9 3 (1.34%) Android
10 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.89%) Solaris
11 1 (0.45%) VMS
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.64%) ITIL
2 20 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (8.48%) Service Management
3 19 (8.48%) Change Management
4 16 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (5.36%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (4.91%) Load Balancing
7 11 (4.91%) ITSM
8 10 (4.46%) Workflow
8 10 (4.46%) Migration
8 10 (4.46%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.46%) Fault Management
8 10 (4.46%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (3.13%) Network Design
10 7 (3.13%) Performance Management
11 6 (2.68%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.89%) SQL
4 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.45%) Java
4 1 (0.45%) sed
Qualifications
1 106 (47.32%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (29.46%) CCNP
3 63 (28.13%) CCNA
4 31 (13.84%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 19 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (7.59%) MCP
8 12 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (4.46%) Degree
11 7 (3.13%) CCSA
11 7 (3.13%) MCSA
11 7 (3.13%) CCIE
11 7 (3.13%) CCSP
12 6 (2.68%) MCSE
13 4 (1.79%) CCVP
13 4 (1.79%) CCSE
14 3 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.34%) MCT
14 3 (1.34%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.25%) SLA
2 8 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.89%) QA
6 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (13.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.02%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.79%) vSphere
6 3 (1.34%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.34%) NFS
6 3 (1.34%) XenApp
7 2 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.89%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.45%) UAG
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (4.91%) OPNET
3 7 (3.13%) SCOM
4 6 (2.68%) SCCM
4 6 (2.68%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.34%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.89%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.89%) WSUS
6 2 (0.89%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.45%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 146 (65.18%) Cisco
2 56 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 47 (20.98%) CheckPoint
4 38 (16.96%) VMware
5 35 (15.63%) Juniper
6 23 (10.27%) F5
7 18 (8.04%) McAfee
8 15 (6.70%) HP
8 15 (6.70%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.80%) Blue Coat
10 10 (4.46%) Citrix
11 8 (3.57%) Mitel
12 7 (3.13%) Apple
12 7 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 6 (2.68%) Avaya
14 5 (2.23%) Websense
14 5 (2.23%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.23%) Riverbed
15 4 (1.79%) Brocade
15 4 (1.79%) Velocent
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