Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 743 740
Rank change year-on-year -21 -3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 79 112 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 75 88
England median daily rate £328 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% -14.29% +52.17%
10th Percentile £195 £175 £218
90th Percentile £491 £419 £538
UK median daily rate £320 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% +52.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
England median hourly rate £13.00 £16.43 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.88% -50.59% +58.33%
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +60.61% -50.38% +58.33%

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 90,240 89,872 93,702
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,338 59,829 61,643
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,783 2,663 3,031
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.42 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -23 22 £415 +54.28% 10
London -2 20 £300 - 14
North of England -15 19 £255 -34.19% 5
Midlands 0 15 £471 +17.81% 3
West Midlands -13 13 £468 +13.33% 3
Yorkshire -2 9 £200 -46.49% 5
North East -5 5 £255 -25.00%
North West -20 5 £363 -7.64%
East Midlands +3 2 £488 +56.00%
South West -31 2 £238 -
East of England -15 1 - - 6
Network Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 55 (69.62%) Cisco
2 48 (60.76%) Firewall
3 41 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (44.30%) WAN
5 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
6 28 (35.44%) ITIL
6 28 (35.44%) CCNP
7 25 (31.65%) LAN
7 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
8 23 (29.11%) F5
9 21 (26.58%) Juniper
9 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
10 19 (24.05%) Network Security
11 18 (22.78%) CCNA
12 17 (21.52%) McAfee
13 15 (18.99%) Wireless
13 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (18.99%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (17.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
14 14 (17.72%) Blue Coat
15 13 (16.46%) BGP
16 12 (15.19%) Palo Alto
16 12 (15.19%) Network Monitoring
17 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
17 11 (13.92%) HP
17 11 (13.92%) OSPF
18 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
18 10 (12.66%) VPN
19 9 (11.39%) Windows

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 (3.80%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.53%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (60.76%) Firewall
2 35 (44.30%) WAN
3 25 (31.65%) LAN
4 19 (24.05%) Network Security
5 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (18.99%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (18.99%) Wireless
6 14 (17.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (16.46%) BGP
8 11 (13.92%) OSPF
9 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
9 10 (12.66%) VPN
10 8 (10.13%) BIG-IP
10 8 (10.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 8 (10.13%) Internet
11 6 (7.59%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (7.59%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (7.59%) IPsec
11 6 (7.59%) MPLS
11 6 (7.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
1 9 (11.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) CSS
1 2 (2.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) Windows
2 4 (5.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) CentOS
4 1 (1.27%) Unix
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) ITIL
2 12 (15.19%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (11.39%) Network Load Balancing
4 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.13%) ITIL V3
4 8 (10.13%) Network Management
5 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.59%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.59%) Service Management
7 5 (6.33%) Cryptography
7 5 (6.33%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.06%) Change Management
8 4 (5.06%) Decision-Making
8 4 (5.06%) Escalation Management
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (5.06%) Network Packet Analysis
8 4 (5.06%) Security Operations
8 4 (5.06%) Time Management
8 4 (5.06%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.53%) C
2 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
3 28 (35.44%) CCNP
4 25 (31.65%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.78%) CCNA
6 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
7 8 (10.13%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (6.33%) JNCIS
9 4 (5.06%) CCIE
9 4 (5.06%) CCSA
9 4 (5.06%) CCSE
9 4 (5.06%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (5.06%) JNCIP
10 3 (3.80%) CCIP
10 3 (3.80%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.53%) CCMSE
11 2 (2.53%) CCSM
12 1 (1.27%) CCENT
12 1 (1.27%) Degree
12 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.53%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (1.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Cisco
2 23 (29.11%) F5
3 21 (26.58%) CheckPoint
3 21 (26.58%) Juniper
4 17 (21.52%) McAfee
5 14 (17.72%) Blue Coat
6 12 (15.19%) Palo Alto
7 11 (13.92%) HP
8 8 (10.13%) Fortinet
9 7 (8.86%) Aruba
9 7 (8.86%) Meraki
9 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.59%) Riverbed
10 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
11 5 (6.33%) VMware
12 4 (5.06%) BMC
12 4 (5.06%) IBM
12 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
13 3 (3.80%) CyberArk
13 3 (3.80%) Lumension