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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 547 541 483
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 114 101 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 75
Median daily rate £345 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.09% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £228 £290
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -21.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.96 £150.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.94% -5.00%

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +12 111 £340 +23.63% 41
South East +13 35 £339 +47.28% 15
London -3 29 £525 +69.35% 15
South West +11 21 £350 +268.42% 3
Berkshire +9 14 £351 -29.04% 3
Hampshire +9 10 £350 +1.44% 3
Wiltshire +3 10 £375 +294.73% 1
Swindon - 9 £375 -
East of England +25 7 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -11 7 £301 +90.79% 2
West Midlands -34 6 £325 +34.61% 2
Southampton - 5 £375 - 2
City of London +41 4 £525 +23.52% 4
Oxfordshire +5 4 £275 +29.41% 2
Surrey -4 4 £310 +3.33%
Poole - 4 - -
Dorset - 4 - -
Hertfordshire +18 3 £300 - 1
Leeds +2 3 £313 - 1
Oxford -4 3 £275 +37.50% 1
West Yorkshire -4 3 £313 - 1
Telford -31 3 £350 +12.74% 1
Shropshire -33 3 £350 +52.12% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £248 -
Slough - 3 £338 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £325 - 1
Somerset +16 2 £310 -
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £350 +47.36%
Reading +6 2 £340 -31.31% 2
East Midlands -7 2 £325 +23.71% 2

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 141 (61.84%) Cisco
2 113 (49.56%) Firewall
3 104 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (36.84%) WAN
5 73 (32.02%) LAN
6 66 (28.95%) CCNP
7 61 (26.75%) Windows
8 58 (25.44%) CCNA
9 46 (20.18%) ITIL
10 44 (19.30%) CheckPoint
11 43 (18.86%) Microsoft
12 42 (18.42%) VPN
13 41 (17.98%) DNS
14 40 (17.54%) Wireless
14 40 (17.54%) Security Cleared
15 39 (17.11%) Data Centre
15 39 (17.11%) DHCP
16 36 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (15.79%) Juniper
17 34 (14.91%) TCP/IP
17 34 (14.91%) Network Security
18 32 (14.04%) Windows Server
19 29 (12.72%) Active Directory
19 29 (12.72%) Telecoms
20 28 (12.28%) SC Cleared
20 28 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
21 26 (11.40%) VMware
22 23 (10.09%) VoIP
22 23 (10.09%) Linux
23 22 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008

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 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.32%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.32%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.44%) Confluence
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.26%) MS Office
3 9 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) IaaS
1 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.32%) Mimecast
2 3 (1.32%) PaaS
3 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (49.56%) Firewall
2 84 (36.84%) WAN
3 73 (32.02%) LAN
4 42 (18.42%) VPN
5 41 (17.98%) DNS
6 40 (17.54%) Wireless
7 39 (17.11%) DHCP
8 36 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (14.91%) Network Security
9 34 (14.91%) TCP/IP
10 28 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (10.09%) VoIP
12 20 (8.77%) BGP
13 16 (7.02%) MPLS
14 15 (6.58%) OSPF
15 13 (5.70%) IPsec
15 13 (5.70%) Wireshark
16 12 (5.26%) Diameter Protocol
16 12 (5.26%) SS7
16 12 (5.26%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.44%) OLAP
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (12.72%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.26%) Banking
3 11 (4.82%) Marketing
4 10 (4.39%) Finance
5 5 (2.19%) Military
5 5 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.88%) Electronics
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.95%) CSS
2 5 (2.19%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.32%) XML
4 2 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.95%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.07%) FlexPod
6 5 (2.19%) e-Health
7 4 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) iPad
8 2 (0.88%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.44%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 61 (26.75%) Windows
2 32 (14.04%) Windows Server
3 23 (10.09%) Linux
4 22 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.89%) Unix
6 14 (6.14%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.26%) Solaris
8 11 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
10 6 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
14 1 (0.44%) VMS
14 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.18%) ITIL
2 20 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
3 19 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 14 (6.14%) Network Design
5 13 (5.70%) Change Management
5 13 (5.70%) Network Management
5 13 (5.70%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 12 (5.26%) Workflow
7 10 (4.39%) Mentoring
8 9 (3.95%) Service Management
9 7 (3.07%) Presales
9 7 (3.07%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.07%) Process Improvement
10 6 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.19%) High Availability
11 5 (2.19%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.19%) Network Architecture
12 4 (1.75%) Capacity Management
12 4 (1.75%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.82%) SQL
2 6 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.32%) C
3 3 (1.32%) Python
3 3 (1.32%) Ruby
4 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.88%) C#
4 2 (0.88%) C++
4 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.88%) Perl
4 2 (0.88%) VB
4 2 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 104 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (28.95%) CCNP
3 58 (25.44%) CCNA
4 40 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.28%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.70%) CCIE
6 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.26%) MCSE
8 11 (4.82%) Degree
9 9 (3.95%) MCSA
10 8 (3.51%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.07%) CCDP
11 7 (3.07%) MCSD
12 6 (2.63%) NCDA
13 5 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (1.75%) CCDA
14 4 (1.75%) CCSE
15 3 (1.32%) CCDE
15 3 (1.32%) CCSA
15 3 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.70%) SLA
2 6 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) BS7799
5 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (12.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.82%) vSphere
3 10 (4.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.32%) Firmware
6 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
7 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.44%) vCloud
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.19%) SCCM
3 2 (0.88%) Ansible
3 2 (0.88%) OPNET
3 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.88%) Puppet
3 2 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.44%) Netcool
4 1 (0.44%) OpenView
4 1 (0.44%) SCOM
4 1 (0.44%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.44%) WMI
4 1 (0.44%) WSUS
4 1 (0.44%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 141 (61.84%) Cisco
2 44 (19.30%) CheckPoint
3 43 (18.86%) Microsoft
4 36 (15.79%) Juniper
5 26 (11.40%) VMware
6 19 (8.33%) F5
7 14 (6.14%) Oracle
8 12 (5.26%) Sybase
9 11 (4.82%) Fortinet
9 11 (4.82%) SolarWinds
10 10 (4.39%) Palo Alto
11 9 (3.95%) HP
11 9 (3.95%) IBM
12 8 (3.51%) Aruba
12 8 (3.51%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.51%) Intel Security
13 7 (3.07%) Avaya
13 7 (3.07%) Citrix
14 6 (2.63%) NetApp
15 5 (2.19%) BMC
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