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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 511 484 509
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 92 102 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 65 34
Average daily rate
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£238 £315 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £315 £259
% change year-on-year
-36.50% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.60 £16.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £27.05 £36.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -

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
50919 49737 45816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.58% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32112 30451 26557
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1925 1987 2121
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £38.86 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 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 2 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 2 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 -26 83 £250 -20.63% 39
London -6 24 £310 +3.33% 10
South East -30 14 £200 -38.46% 12
South West +2 10 £250 -23.07% 2
West Midlands +3 9 £313 -26.03% 6
Yorkshire -12 8 £150 - 4
North West -13 8 £255 +14.60% 3
City of London -9 7 £320 -1.53% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £238 -5.00% 4
East Midlands -5 5 £213 - 1
Manchester -7 5 £638 -
Bristol +6 4 £250 - 2
Milton Keynes +4 4 £275 +10.00% 1
East of England -15 4 £294 -4.47%
West Yorkshire - 4 - - 3
Leeds - 4 - - 2
Telford -2 3 £310 -27.05% 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £213 -
Shropshire -4 3 £310 -27.05% 1
Nottingham -4 3 £256 -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £256 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £200 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £350 -
Somerset +6 2 - -
Hampshire -5 2 £260 -20.00% 2
Derbyshire - 2 £178 - 1
Oxford - 2 £200 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £161 -
Clevedon - 2 - -

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 146 (61.86%) Cisco
2 108 (45.76%) Firewall
3 100 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (37.29%) LAN
5 85 (36.02%) WAN
6 77 (32.63%) CCNA
7 58 (24.58%) CCNP
8 54 (22.88%) CheckPoint
9 52 (22.03%) Windows
10 51 (21.61%) ITIL
11 44 (18.64%) Juniper
12 41 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (16.95%) Active Directory
14 39 (16.53%) Wireless
15 38 (16.10%) VPN
16 37 (15.68%) Microsoft
17 35 (14.83%) Network Security
18 31 (13.14%) Security Cleared
19 29 (12.29%) MPLS
20 28 (11.86%) VoIP
20 28 (11.86%) Network Monitoring
21 27 (11.44%) F5
21 27 (11.44%) Network Management
22 26 (11.02%) SLA
23 24 (10.17%) Finance
23 24 (10.17%) Windows 7
24 23 (9.75%) Cisco Nexus
24 23 (9.75%) VMware
25 22 (9.32%) Network Design
25 22 (9.32%) DNS

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 13 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.27%) Lync
4 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.85%) IIS
4 2 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Office
3 7 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (45.76%) Firewall
2 88 (37.29%) LAN
3 85 (36.02%) WAN
4 41 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (16.53%) Wireless
6 38 (16.10%) VPN
7 35 (14.83%) Network Security
8 29 (12.29%) MPLS
9 28 (11.86%) VoIP
10 23 (9.75%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (9.32%) DNS
11 22 (9.32%) TCP/IP
11 22 (9.32%) Internet
12 20 (8.47%) OSPF
12 20 (8.47%) VLAN
13 17 (7.20%) DHCP
14 14 (5.93%) BGP
15 13 (5.51%) Ethernet
16 12 (5.08%) SAN
17 11 (4.66%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.12%) MS Access
3 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) OLAP
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (10.17%) Finance
2 15 (6.36%) Banking
3 14 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.69%) Games
5 3 (1.27%) Military
5 3 (1.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.97%) CSS
2 3 (1.27%) XMPP
3 2 (0.85%) MFC
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) WAP
4 1 (0.42%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.81%) CMDB
4 6 (2.54%) e-Health
5 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.27%) iPhone
7 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) Statistics
8 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
9 1 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (22.03%) Windows
2 24 (10.17%) Windows 7
3 17 (7.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.51%) Linux
5 9 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.39%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.54%) Solaris
8 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.27%) UNIX
10 2 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.85%) CentOS
10 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.61%) ITIL
2 28 (11.86%) Network Monitoring
3 27 (11.44%) Network Management
4 22 (9.32%) Network Design
5 14 (5.93%) Load Balancing
5 14 (5.93%) Configuration Management
6 13 (5.51%) ITIL V3
7 10 (4.24%) Change Management
8 9 (3.81%) Service Management
8 9 (3.81%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.81%) Migration
9 8 (3.39%) Project Management
9 8 (3.39%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.97%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.54%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (2.54%) WAN Optimisation
11 6 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (2.54%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.12%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (2.12%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.36%) SQL
2 4 (1.69%) VBA
2 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.42%) Perl
4 1 (0.42%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (42.37%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (32.63%) CCNA
3 58 (24.58%) CCNP
4 31 (13.14%) Security Cleared
5 19 (8.05%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.36%) Degree
6 15 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.08%) MCSA
8 10 (4.24%) A+ Certification
8 10 (4.24%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (3.39%) CCIE
10 4 (1.69%) CCSA
10 4 (1.69%) MCSE
11 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.85%) CCSE
11 2 (0.85%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.85%) MCTS
11 2 (0.85%) MCITP
12 1 (0.42%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.02%) SLA
2 6 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 40 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.12%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.69%) vSphere
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.85%) Firmware
6 2 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.42%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.42%) HDFS
7 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (2.54%) SCCM
1 6 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (2.54%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.12%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.85%) Netcool
5 2 (0.85%) Nagios
5 2 (0.85%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.42%) OPNET
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.42%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 146 (61.86%) Cisco
2 54 (22.88%) CheckPoint
3 44 (18.64%) Juniper
4 37 (15.68%) Microsoft
5 27 (11.44%) F5
6 23 (9.75%) VMware
7 20 (8.47%) Blue Coat
8 18 (7.63%) Remedy
9 17 (7.20%) SolarWinds
10 16 (6.78%) McAfee
10 16 (6.78%) Citrix
11 15 (6.36%) HP
12 9 (3.81%) IBM
12 9 (3.81%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.39%) Avaya
13 8 (3.39%) Websense
14 7 (2.97%) Oracle
15 6 (2.54%) Nortel
15 6 (2.54%) CA
15 6 (2.54%) Nokia
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