Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 719 736
Rank change year-on-year -28 +17 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 115 137 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 89 73
England median daily rate £300 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +52.17% -15.60%
10th Percentile £175 £212 £158
90th Percentile £419 £538 £350
UK median daily rate £275 £350 £230
% change year-on-year -21.43% +52.17% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 13
England median hourly rate £16.47 £33.25 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.48% +54.47% +17.95%
10th Percentile £14.46 £15.40 £17.25
90th Percentile £25.65 £47.50 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £33.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year -29.32% +54.47% +17.95%

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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
London -4 41 £275 -37.14% 1
South East -8 24 £262 -25.14% 2
Midlands +28 14 £400 +33.44% 3
North of England +58 13 £398 +32.50% 3
East of England +1 12 £230 -17.86% 1
South West -16 11 £238 -32.14% 2
West Midlands +16 7 £400 +36.75% 3
East Midlands +2 7 £313 +8.79%
North West +33 5 £398 - 3
Yorkshire +23 5 £374 +24.38%
North East +63 3 - -
Network Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Network Support Engineer 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 across the England region featuring Network Support Engineer in the job title.

1 86 (74.78%) Cisco
2 58 (50.43%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (48.70%) Firewall
4 39 (33.91%) WAN
5 37 (32.17%) LAN
6 35 (30.43%) VPN
7 34 (29.57%) Wireless
8 32 (27.83%) CCNA
9 31 (26.96%) CCNP
10 26 (22.61%) Juniper
11 23 (20.00%) ITIL
11 23 (20.00%) Windows
12 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
12 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
13 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
13 17 (14.78%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (14.78%) DNS
14 16 (13.91%) DHCP
14 16 (13.91%) Linux
15 15 (13.04%) CheckPoint
15 15 (13.04%) Network Management
15 15 (13.04%) F5
15 15 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
16 13 (11.30%) Network Security
17 12 (10.43%) Aruba
17 12 (10.43%) MPLS
18 11 (9.57%) BGP
18 11 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (9.57%) OSPF
19 10 (8.70%) Active Directory

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 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) IaaS
3 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (48.70%) Firewall
2 39 (33.91%) WAN
3 37 (32.17%) LAN
4 35 (30.43%) VPN
5 34 (29.57%) Wireless
6 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
7 17 (14.78%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (14.78%) DNS
8 16 (13.91%) DHCP
9 13 (11.30%) Network Security
10 12 (10.43%) MPLS
11 11 (9.57%) BGP
11 11 (9.57%) OSPF
11 11 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (7.83%) Broadband
13 9 (7.83%) VLAN
13 9 (7.83%) VoIP
14 7 (6.09%) SAN
15 6 (5.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.87%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.87%) Local Government
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.61%) LAMP
2 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.87%) CSS
2 1 (0.87%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.74%) FMCG
3 2 (1.74%) NHS
4 1 (0.87%) Clustering
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) PDA
4 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.00%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) Linux
3 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.09%) Windows 8
3 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.22%) Windows XP
5 5 (4.35%) Unix
6 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.61%) CentOS
7 3 (2.61%) Debian
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) ITIL
2 15 (13.04%) Network Management
2 15 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (7.83%) Network Design
4 8 (6.96%) Change Control
4 8 (6.96%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.09%) Change Management
6 6 (5.22%) Migration
6 6 (5.22%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.48%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.48%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.48%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.48%) Network Packet Analysis
8 4 (3.48%) Time Management
8 4 (3.48%) WAN Optimisation
9 3 (2.61%) Break/Fix
9 3 (2.61%) Service Management
9 3 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (50.43%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (27.83%) CCNA
3 31 (26.96%) CCNP
4 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.22%) Degree
8 4 (3.48%) CCIE
8 4 (3.48%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.87%) CCDA
11 1 (0.87%) CCIP
11 1 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.87%) CISSP
11 1 (0.87%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.87%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.87%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.87%) MCSE
11 1 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) HIPAA
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) NFS
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) SCOM
2 5 (4.35%) SCCM
3 4 (3.48%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.48%) SCSM
4 3 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.74%) Ionix
6 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.87%) Nessus
6 1 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 86 (74.78%) Cisco
2 26 (22.61%) Juniper
3 15 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 15 (13.04%) F5
4 12 (10.43%) Aruba
5 9 (7.83%) Fortinet
5 9 (7.83%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.09%) Citrix
6 7 (6.09%) HP
6 7 (6.09%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.22%) Apple
7 6 (5.22%) Blue Coat
7 6 (5.22%) Meraki
7 6 (5.22%) VMware
8 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.48%) BMC
9 4 (3.48%) Dell
9 4 (3.48%) IBM
9 4 (3.48%) McAfee
9 4 (3.48%) NetApp