Period
to 22 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Support Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 786 719 736
Rank change year-on-year -67 +17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 78 103 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 77 105
England median daily rate £330 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +45.83%
10th Percentile £205 £170 £215
90th Percentile £525 £425 £538
UK median daily rate £320 £291 £350
% change year-on-year +9.87% -16.79% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.47% -34.28% +23.38%
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.33% -2.00% +23.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88,376 83,961 95,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.98% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,472 54,925 62,888
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,850 2,547 2,818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.38%

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Engineer in England

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Support Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support Engineer in England

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support Engineer in England

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support Engineer in England

Network Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -4 25 £340 +23.64% 4
Midlands 0 18 £475 +68.14% 4
West Midlands -20 17 £475 +30.14% 3
London -46 17 £380 +26.67% 11
North of England -12 11 £255 -34.19% 6
North East -2 5 £255 -25.00%
Yorkshire -18 4 £269 -34.45% 2
East of England -8 3 £288 +43.75% 6
South West -12 3 £238 +5.56% 2
North West -26 2 £325 -16.13% 4
East Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Network Support Engineer
UK

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, Network Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Network Support Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (65.38%) Cisco
2 44 (56.41%) Firewall
3 31 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
4 26 (33.33%) WAN
5 24 (30.77%) Juniper
5 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 22 (28.21%) LAN
7 20 (25.64%) ITIL
8 18 (23.08%) CCNP
8 18 (23.08%) F5
9 17 (21.79%) VPN
10 16 (20.51%) CCNA
11 15 (19.23%) BGP
11 15 (19.23%) Network Security
12 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
12 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
13 13 (16.67%) Wireless
13 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 12 (15.38%) HP
15 11 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (12.82%) Windows
16 10 (12.82%) VMware
17 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
17 9 (11.54%) McAfee
17 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
17 9 (11.54%) VLAN
17 9 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 9 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
17 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 1 (1.28%) Confluence
1 1 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (56.41%) Firewall
2 26 (33.33%) WAN
3 22 (28.21%) LAN
4 17 (21.79%) VPN
5 15 (19.23%) BGP
5 15 (19.23%) Network Security
6 13 (16.67%) Wireless
7 11 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (11.54%) VLAN
9 8 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (10.26%) MPLS
9 8 (10.26%) OSPF
9 8 (10.26%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.69%) BIG-IP
10 6 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (7.69%) DNS
10 6 (7.69%) VoIP
10 6 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) .NET
1 1 (1.28%) CSS
1 1 (1.28%) JSP
1 1 (1.28%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) IVR
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.69%) Linux
4 4 (5.13%) CentOS
4 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.85%) Solaris
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
2 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 7 (8.97%) Escalation Management
4 6 (7.69%) Change Management
4 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
4 6 (7.69%) Service Management
5 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.41%) Network Management
6 4 (5.13%) Cryptography
6 4 (5.13%) Decision-Making
6 4 (5.13%) Information Security
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.13%) Security Management
6 4 (5.13%) Time Management
6 4 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) C
2 2 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (39.74%) Cisco Certification
1 31 (39.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (23.08%) CCNP
4 16 (20.51%) CCNA
5 14 (17.95%) DV Cleared
6 6 (7.69%) JNCIS
7 5 (6.41%) JNCIA
7 5 (6.41%) JNCIP
7 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (5.13%) CCIE
9 3 (3.85%) CCIP
9 3 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.56%) MCP
11 1 (1.28%) CCSP
11 1 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.28%) CISSP
11 1 (1.28%) MCSA
11 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) COBIT
2 1 (1.28%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.28%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) vCenter Server
2 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.56%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.28%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (65.38%) Cisco
2 24 (30.77%) Juniper
3 18 (23.08%) F5
4 12 (15.38%) HP
5 10 (12.82%) VMware
6 9 (11.54%) McAfee
6 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.41%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.41%) Splunk
9 4 (5.13%) Meraki
9 4 (5.13%) NetApp
9 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.85%) Aruba
10 3 (3.85%) Brocade
10 3 (3.85%) Huawei
11 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.56%) Remedy
11 2 (2.56%) Riverbed