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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Support
Rank 525 508 501
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 102 129 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 69 95
Median daily rate £275 £245 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £168 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £365 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £230 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.60% -29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.13 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.65 £28.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -16 86 £285 +14.00% 28
London -1 22 £400 +41.59% 6
South East -7 15 £352 +14.47% 13
South West +11 14 £140 -51.30% 4
North West +6 10 £150 -34.78% 1
East of England +7 9 £219 -3.73% 1
Hertfordshire -3 8 £219 -2.66%
Berkshire +1 7 £300 -9.77% 8
Stevenage - 7 £195 -
Manchester +9 6 £425 +25.00%
West Midlands -18 6 £285 - 2
Reading +8 5 £300 -2.43% 5
Scotland +6 5 £218 +27.94%
Wales - 5 £375 -
South Wales - 5 £375 -
Shropshire - 5 - -
Telford - 5 - -
Cardiff - 5 £375 -
Gloucestershire +5 4 £140 -37.77%
Wiltshire -5 4 - - 1
East Midlands -6 4 £313 +56.25% 2
Surrey +21 3 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +12 3 £525 +80.25%
City of London +6 3 £339 -
Lancashire -4 3 £150 -3.22%
Belfast -17 3 - -
County Antrim -17 3 - -
Northern Ireland -18 3 - -
North East -32 3 £225 -
Gloucester - 3 £140 -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 134 (66.01%) Cisco
2 101 (49.75%) Firewall
3 84 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (33.00%) LAN
5 62 (30.54%) WAN
6 61 (30.05%) CCNA
7 59 (29.06%) CheckPoint
8 53 (26.11%) CCNP
9 51 (25.12%) Windows
10 42 (20.69%) VPN
11 40 (19.70%) Microsoft
11 40 (19.70%) Juniper
11 40 (19.70%) Wireless
12 39 (19.21%) DNS
12 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
13 38 (18.72%) ITIL
14 34 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
15 30 (14.78%) TCP/IP
15 30 (14.78%) OSPF
16 29 (14.29%) DHCP
16 29 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 29 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 28 (13.79%) Active Directory
18 27 (13.30%) Windows Server
19 25 (12.32%) Network Monitoring
20 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
21 22 (10.84%) Finance
21 22 (10.84%) VMware
21 22 (10.84%) VoIP
21 22 (10.84%) Network Security

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 12 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.99%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 20 (9.85%) MS Office
2 17 (8.37%) MS Visio
3 9 (4.43%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.48%) Office 365
3 2 (0.99%) IaaS
3 2 (0.99%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 101 (49.75%) Firewall
2 67 (33.00%) LAN
3 62 (30.54%) WAN
4 42 (20.69%) VPN
5 40 (19.70%) Wireless
6 39 (19.21%) DNS
7 34 (16.75%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (14.78%) OSPF
8 30 (14.78%) TCP/IP
9 29 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (14.29%) DHCP
10 22 (10.84%) Network Security
10 22 (10.84%) VoIP
11 21 (10.34%) BGP
12 19 (9.36%) Wireshark
13 18 (8.87%) MPLS
14 15 (7.39%) Junos
15 14 (6.90%) tcpdump
15 14 (6.90%) VLAN
16 10 (4.93%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.49%) GIS
2 1 (0.49%) MS Access
2 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (10.84%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.46%) Military
4 4 (1.97%) Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.96%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.48%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.99%) Middleware
3 2 (0.99%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) WSH
4 1 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.48%) e-Health
5 2 (0.99%) Clustering
5 2 (0.99%) CMDB
5 2 (0.99%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.99%) iPad
5 2 (0.99%) iPhone
5 2 (0.99%) NHS
5 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.49%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.49%) IPTV
6 1 (0.49%) STB
6 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.12%) Windows
2 27 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.40%) Linux
3 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.93%) Windows 7
4 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.46%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.97%) Unix
7 4 (1.97%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.48%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) CatOS
10 1 (0.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.72%) ITIL
2 25 (12.32%) Network Monitoring
3 15 (7.39%) Network Design
4 14 (6.90%) Change Management
5 13 (6.40%) Project Management
6 12 (5.91%) Network Management
7 11 (5.42%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.43%) Migration
9 8 (3.94%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.94%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.45%) Service Management
11 6 (2.96%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.46%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.46%) Presales
13 4 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (1.97%) Investment Management
13 4 (1.97%) Network Architecture
13 4 (1.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.93%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) Perl
2 5 (2.46%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.97%) C
4 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.99%) Python
4 2 (0.99%) Ruby
5 1 (0.49%) C++
5 1 (0.49%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (30.05%) CCNA
3 53 (26.11%) CCNP
4 39 (19.21%) Security Cleared
5 29 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.42%) CCIE
7 9 (4.43%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.96%) CCSA
8 6 (2.96%) Degree
8 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.46%) CCDA
9 5 (2.46%) HNC
9 5 (2.46%) MCSE
10 3 (1.48%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.99%) CCIP
11 2 (0.99%) CCSP
11 2 (0.99%) CISSP
11 2 (0.99%) MCP
11 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) NFS
5 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.49%) vCloud
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.96%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.96%) SCCM
3 3 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.48%) OpenView
4 2 (0.99%) Ansible
4 2 (0.99%) Nagios
4 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.99%) Netcool
4 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.99%) Puppet
5 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.49%) OPNET
5 1 (0.49%) OVSD
5 1 (0.49%) SCOM
5 1 (0.49%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 134 (66.01%) Cisco
2 59 (29.06%) CheckPoint
3 40 (19.70%) Juniper
3 40 (19.70%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.84%) VMware
5 18 (8.87%) HP
6 13 (6.40%) F5
7 10 (4.93%) Fortinet
7 10 (4.93%) Palo Alto
8 9 (4.43%) Remedy
9 8 (3.94%) Citrix
10 7 (3.45%) Avaya
11 6 (2.96%) Aruba
11 6 (2.96%) Nortel
11 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.46%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.97%) Brocade
13 4 (1.97%) EMC
13 4 (1.97%) Oracle
13 4 (1.97%) Riverbed
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