The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Technician
Rank 580 564 573
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Technician 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+48.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Network Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Technician within the UK.

Network Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Technician within the UK.

Network Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Technician
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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 -2 9 £260 +48.57% 1
North West -6 3 - -
South East -7 2 £260 +48.57% 1
Hampshire -8 2 £260 +48.57% 1
Southampton - 2 £260 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
London - 1 £260 -
Manchester - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bristol - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
Leeds - - - -
City of London - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Network Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
1 11 (52.38%) Wireless
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (38.10%) CCNA
5 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Apple
7 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (23.81%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Android
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Websense
8 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
8 3 (14.29%) SecurID
8 3 (14.29%) SSL
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
9 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
9 2 (9.52%) PBX
9 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.52%) Internet

Network Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Wireless
2 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) VoIP
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 3 (14.29%) SSL
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (9.52%) PBX
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) DMZ
7 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
7 1 (4.76%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) DSL
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) DHCP
7 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) SecurID
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (23.81%) Android
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
1 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
2 1 (4.76%) Network Management
2 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.76%) Change Control
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (38.10%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Apple
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Websense
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) CommVault
6 1 (4.76%) IBM