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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Support
Rank 534 516 492
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 91 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 41
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£305 £289 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £381 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £255
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +12.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +23.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £32.65 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +33.52%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -20 83 £313 +8.69% 30
South East +2 34 £300 +4.34% 8
London +5 19 £373 +24.16% 7
Hampshire -2 11 £325 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +3 10 £495 +120.00% 2
City of London -1 10 £450 +71.42% 2
West Midlands 0 7 £298 -8.46% 6
Reading -4 5 £495 +120.00% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £313 +48.80%
Oxfordshire -20 5 £170 -
Surrey -1 4 - - 2
East of England -10 4 - -
Manchester -16 4 £325 +54.76% 2
North West -29 4 £325 +54.76% 3
Yorkshire -32 4 £238 -13.63% 2
Oxford - 4 £165 -
Hertfordshire -3 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £313 -
Nottingham -8 3 £313 -
South West -15 3 - - 1
North East -23 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 £350 -
Durham - 3 - - 2
Crawley - 3 £350 -
Darlington - 3 - - 1
Birmingham +7 2 £285 -
Hook +5 2 £267 -7.01%
Wales -3 2 £160 - 1
Shropshire -7 2 £310 -31.11%
Telford -7 2 £310 -31.11%

Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 138 (60.79%) Cisco
2 106 (46.70%) Firewall
3 103 (45.37%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (37.00%) LAN
5 80 (35.24%) WAN
6 76 (33.48%) CCNA
7 67 (29.52%) CCNP
8 54 (23.79%) CheckPoint
9 50 (22.03%) Windows
10 47 (20.70%) ITIL
11 43 (18.94%) VPN
12 42 (18.50%) Wireless
13 39 (17.18%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
15 34 (14.98%) Juniper
15 34 (14.98%) DHCP
16 33 (14.54%) Security Cleared
17 32 (14.10%) Active Directory
18 31 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (12.78%) Network Security
19 29 (12.78%) VMware
20 28 (12.33%) TCP/IP
21 27 (11.89%) SLA
21 27 (11.89%) OSPF
22 26 (11.45%) DNS
23 25 (11.01%) Network Monitoring
24 24 (10.57%) Data Centre
25 23 (10.13%) VLAN
25 23 (10.13%) Network Management
25 23 (10.13%) F5

Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.32%) Lync
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.44%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.96%) MS Office
3 5 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Office 365
1 2 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (46.70%) Firewall
2 84 (37.00%) LAN
3 80 (35.24%) WAN
4 43 (18.94%) VPN
5 42 (18.50%) Wireless
6 39 (17.18%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (14.98%) DHCP
8 31 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (12.78%) Network Security
10 28 (12.33%) TCP/IP
11 27 (11.89%) OSPF
12 26 (11.45%) DNS
13 23 (10.13%) Internet
13 23 (10.13%) MPLS
13 23 (10.13%) VLAN
14 22 (9.69%) VoIP
15 21 (9.25%) IPsec
16 18 (7.93%) BGP
17 15 (6.61%) SSL
18 14 (6.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.76%) MS Access
3 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.88%) MySQL
4 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.44%) Fiddler
General
1 17 (7.49%) Finance
2 16 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.96%) Banking
4 6 (2.64%) Military
5 4 (1.76%) Marketing
6 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Retail
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.52%) CSS
1 8 (3.52%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.76%) XMPP
3 3 (1.32%) .NET
4 2 (0.88%) MFC
4 2 (0.88%) XML
5 1 (0.44%) WAP
5 1 (0.44%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.64%) CMDB
5 5 (2.20%) e-Health
6 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.76%) Statistics
7 3 (1.32%) iPhone
7 3 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.88%) Ontologies
8 2 (0.88%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.44%) Handset
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.44%) SecurID
9 1 (0.44%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.03%) Windows
2 22 (9.69%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (5.73%) Linux
4 13 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.41%) UNIX
6 8 (3.52%) Solaris
7 5 (2.20%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.32%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
9 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.70%) ITIL
2 25 (11.01%) Network Monitoring
3 23 (10.13%) Network Management
4 21 (9.25%) Network Design
5 20 (8.81%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.73%) Migration
7 12 (5.29%) ITIL V3
8 11 (4.85%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.41%) Project Management
9 10 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (3.96%) Service Management
10 9 (3.96%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.52%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.52%) Change Management
11 8 (3.52%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.52%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.64%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (2.64%) Network Load Balancing
13 5 (2.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 5 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.85%) SQL
2 6 (2.64%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.20%) Perl
4 4 (1.76%) C
5 3 (1.32%) Python
5 3 (1.32%) VBScript
6 2 (0.88%) VB
6 2 (0.88%) VBA
6 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.88%) Korn
6 2 (0.88%) C#
6 2 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 103 (45.37%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (33.48%) CCNA
3 67 (29.52%) CCNP
4 33 (14.54%) Security Cleared
5 22 (9.69%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.73%) Degree
8 11 (4.85%) MCSA
9 9 (3.96%) A+ Certification
9 9 (3.96%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (3.52%) CCSA
11 6 (2.64%) CCIE
11 6 (2.64%) CCSP
12 5 (2.20%) CCVP
13 4 (1.76%) CCENT
13 4 (1.76%) MCSE
14 3 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.32%) MCITP
15 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.89%) SLA
2 5 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.76%) QA
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (14.10%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.20%) vSphere
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.32%) XenApp
5 3 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.88%) Firmware
7 1 (0.44%) HDFS
7 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 8 (3.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.20%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.32%) SCCM
4 3 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.32%) OPNET
4 3 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.88%) Ionix
5 2 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.88%) Netcool
5 2 (0.88%) Nagios
5 2 (0.88%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 138 (60.79%) Cisco
2 54 (23.79%) CheckPoint
3 38 (16.74%) Microsoft
4 34 (14.98%) Juniper
5 29 (12.78%) VMware
6 23 (10.13%) F5
7 15 (6.61%) Blue Coat
8 14 (6.17%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.73%) Citrix
10 12 (5.29%) HP
11 10 (4.41%) Oracle
12 9 (3.96%) Remedy
12 9 (3.96%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.52%) Acronis
13 8 (3.52%) Lumension
13 8 (3.52%) McAfee
13 8 (3.52%) IBM
14 6 (2.64%) CA
14 6 (2.64%) IronPort
15 5 (2.20%) Aruba
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