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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 529 472 496
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 112 163 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 92 69
Median daily rate £300 £250 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £335 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +73.91%

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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
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 2 May 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 -38 105 £300 +20.00% 39
South East -12 41 £275 +14.58% 5
London -48 28 £356 +29.54% 8
Berkshire +12 16 £363 +31.81% 2
South West -4 12 £350 +21.73%
East of England 0 9 £210 -28.51% 5
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
Reading -3 6 £360 - 1
Bristol -2 5 £210 -16.00%
West Midlands -18 5 £350 +74.75% 5
East Midlands +7 4 £205 -14.13% 2
North West -10 4 £314 +79.42% 4
Kent -26 4 £165 -17.50%
Shropshire -29 4 £375 -
Telford -30 4 £375 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £205 -
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Dorchester - 4 £363 -
Dorset - 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 3 £170 -
Milton Keynes +2 3 £350 -
Manchester -8 3 £378 +116.00% 2
Surrey -15 3 £250 -3.84%
Scotland -25 3 £205 -31.66%
Northampton - 3 £196 -
City of London +28 2 - - 3
Slough +11 2 £333 +56.58%
Hertfordshire +10 2 - - 1
Norwich -4 2 - -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 172 (62.55%) Cisco
2 133 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
3 113 (41.09%) Firewall
4 89 (32.36%) LAN
5 86 (31.27%) CCNA
6 82 (29.82%) WAN
7 80 (29.09%) ITIL
8 73 (26.55%) CCNP
9 59 (21.45%) Juniper
10 56 (20.36%) Windows
11 49 (17.82%) Security Cleared
12 47 (17.09%) Wireless
13 43 (15.64%) Telecoms
14 39 (14.18%) CheckPoint
15 38 (13.82%) SLA
16 37 (13.45%) Microsoft
17 35 (12.73%) HP
18 34 (12.36%) Unix
18 34 (12.36%) SC Cleared
18 34 (12.36%) F5
19 33 (12.00%) MPLS
20 32 (11.64%) TCP/IP
20 32 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
21 31 (11.27%) VPN
21 31 (11.27%) DNS
21 31 (11.27%) BGP
21 31 (11.27%) VMware
22 30 (10.91%) DHCP
23 29 (10.55%) VoIP
24 28 (10.18%) Finance

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 9 (3.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.45%) IIS
3 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.73%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.73%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Office 365
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) IaaS
2 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.73%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.73%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (41.09%) Firewall
2 89 (32.36%) LAN
3 82 (29.82%) WAN
4 47 (17.09%) Wireless
5 33 (12.00%) MPLS
6 32 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 32 (11.64%) TCP/IP
7 31 (11.27%) BGP
7 31 (11.27%) DNS
7 31 (11.27%) VPN
8 30 (10.91%) DHCP
9 29 (10.55%) VoIP
10 28 (10.18%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (9.45%) Network Security
12 25 (9.09%) OSPF
13 23 (8.36%) Diameter Protocol
13 23 (8.36%) GPRS
13 23 (8.36%) SS7
13 23 (8.36%) UMTS
13 23 (8.36%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.27%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.36%) OLAP
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (15.64%) Telecoms
2 28 (10.18%) Finance
3 6 (2.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.45%) Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Marketing
5 2 (0.73%) Back Office
5 2 (0.73%) Law
5 2 (0.73%) Local Government
5 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.73%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.36%) German Language
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.09%) CSS
3 2 (0.73%) Web Services
3 2 (0.73%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) .NET
4 1 (0.36%) SOAP
4 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.82%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.91%) e-Health
3 14 (5.09%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.73%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.82%) FlexPod
6 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.09%) New Media
8 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.09%) Wiki
9 2 (0.73%) iPad
9 2 (0.73%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) DataPower
10 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.36%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.36%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 56 (20.36%) Windows
2 34 (12.36%) Unix
3 25 (9.09%) Linux
3 25 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.36%) Solaris
5 20 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (6.91%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.55%) AIX
10 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.82%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.09%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (29.09%) ITIL
2 28 (10.18%) Network Management
3 25 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 25 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 20 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 18 (6.55%) Incident Management
6 17 (6.18%) Change Management
7 13 (4.73%) Change Control
8 12 (4.36%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (4.00%) Validation
10 10 (3.64%) Problem Management
11 9 (3.27%) Network Design
11 9 (3.27%) Workflow
12 8 (2.91%) Project Management
12 8 (2.91%) Service Management
13 7 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (2.55%) High Availability
13 7 (2.55%) Information Security
13 7 (2.55%) Logistics
14 6 (2.18%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.55%) SQL
2 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.36%) C
3 1 (0.36%) C#
3 1 (0.36%) C++
3 1 (0.36%) Python
3 1 (0.36%) Ruby
3 1 (0.36%) VB
3 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (48.36%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (31.27%) CCNA
3 73 (26.55%) CCNP
4 49 (17.82%) Security Cleared
5 34 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 16 (5.82%) Degree
7 13 (4.73%) DV Cleared
8 11 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (3.64%) MCSE
9 10 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (3.27%) CCIE
11 5 (1.82%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.82%) MCSA
12 4 (1.45%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (1.45%) MCP
12 4 (1.45%) NCDA
13 3 (1.09%) HNC
13 3 (1.09%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.09%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.82%) SLA
2 10 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.82%) BS7799
3 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.09%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.73%) QA
7 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.91%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.91%) vSphere
3 7 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.45%) ISA Server
4 4 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
6 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.36%) vCloud
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (5.82%) OpenView
2 15 (5.45%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (2.55%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (2.55%) OPNET
3 7 (2.55%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.45%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.09%) WSUS
6 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.36%) Endace
7 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.36%) SCCM
7 1 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 172 (62.55%) Cisco
2 59 (21.45%) Juniper
3 39 (14.18%) CheckPoint
4 37 (13.45%) Microsoft
5 35 (12.73%) HP
6 34 (12.36%) F5
7 31 (11.27%) VMware
8 22 (8.00%) Oracle
9 20 (7.27%) Sybase
10 17 (6.18%) Citrix
11 11 (4.00%) CA
11 11 (4.00%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.64%) Peregrine
13 8 (2.91%) NetQoS
13 8 (2.91%) Nokia
14 7 (2.55%) Avaya
14 7 (2.55%) IBM
14 7 (2.55%) Intel Security
14 7 (2.55%) Riverbed
15 6 (2.18%) SAP
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