The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Network Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Network Support
Rank 656 630 616
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Network Support 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £395 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
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 average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
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 average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Network Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Network Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Network Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Network Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Network Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Network Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Network Support
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Network Support within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -28 2 £395 - 9
Northampton - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
London - 1 £390 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £400 - 1

Senior Network Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Network Support in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) CCIE
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) IPsec
6 2 (25.00%) RTSP
6 2 (25.00%) MPLS
6 2 (25.00%) OSPF
6 2 (25.00%) BGP
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) ISDN
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) PSTN
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay

Senior Network Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Network Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) ISDN
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) MPLS
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) PSTN
4 2 (25.00%) RTSP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) VMS
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (12.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Polycom
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) VMware