Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £298 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 729 704 672
Rank change year-on-year -25 -32 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 107 115 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 108
England median daily rate £298 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.18% - -
10th Percentile £135 £185 £169
90th Percentile £460 £475 £382
UK median daily rate £313 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 14
England median hourly rate £21.35 £24.50 £21.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +15.23% +9.04%
10th Percentile £14.46 £13.48 £17.60
90th Percentile £24.30 £45.70 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £25.00 £21.26
% change year-on-year -13.20% +17.58% +9.04%

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 87,480 84,286 94,303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,656 55,341 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,592 2,959 3,502
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.54 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 17 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 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
London -36 32 £363 -9.38% 6
South East -13 25 £238 -20.83% 5
Midlands +14 21 £433 +54.46% 3
West Midlands +11 14 £460 +61.40% 2
South West +17 12 £260 +85.71% 3
North of England +28 9 £251 -37.19% 6
East of England -34 8 £305 +56.41% 5
East Midlands +2 7 £240 -11.11% 1
North West +17 5 £165 - 2
Yorkshire +3 3 £338 -35.71% 4
North East +47 1 - -
Network Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 76 (71.03%) Cisco
2 54 (50.47%) Firewall
3 51 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (38.32%) WAN
5 36 (33.64%) Wireless
6 32 (29.91%) VPN
7 30 (28.04%) Security Cleared
8 29 (27.10%) CCNP
9 27 (25.23%) LAN
10 26 (24.30%) CCNA
11 25 (23.36%) Windows
12 24 (22.43%) SC Cleared
13 23 (21.50%) ITIL
14 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
15 20 (18.69%) Juniper
16 19 (17.76%) CheckPoint
16 19 (17.76%) F5
17 15 (14.02%) Network Management
18 14 (13.08%) MPLS
18 14 (13.08%) HP
19 13 (12.15%) Aruba
19 13 (12.15%) Network Security
20 12 (11.21%) Telecoms
21 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
21 11 (10.28%) Fortinet
21 11 (10.28%) DV Cleared
22 10 (9.35%) Network Monitoring
22 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
22 10 (9.35%) BGP
22 10 (9.35%) 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 2 (1.87%) Apache
1 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.74%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (50.47%) Firewall
2 41 (38.32%) WAN
3 36 (33.64%) Wireless
4 32 (29.91%) VPN
5 27 (25.23%) LAN
6 21 (19.63%) TCP/IP
7 14 (13.08%) MPLS
8 13 (12.15%) Network Security
9 10 (9.35%) BGP
9 10 (9.35%) Broadband
9 10 (9.35%) DHCP
9 10 (9.35%) DNS
9 10 (9.35%) Internet
10 9 (8.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (7.48%) ISDN
11 8 (7.48%) OSPF
12 7 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (5.61%) PBX
14 5 (4.67%) VLAN
15 4 (3.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.93%) GIS
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Publishing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) CSS
1 1 (0.93%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.61%) NHS
2 4 (3.74%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) CCTV
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) FMCG
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) PDA
4 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Windows
2 9 (8.41%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.48%) Linux
4 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.74%) Unix
6 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Network Management
3 11 (10.28%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.35%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.41%) ITIL V3
5 9 (8.41%) Network Design
5 9 (8.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (8.41%) Network Packet Analysis
5 9 (8.41%) WAN Optimisation
6 7 (6.54%) Time Management
7 6 (5.61%) Change Control
8 5 (4.67%) Migration
8 5 (4.67%) Proactive Monitoring
8 5 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.80%) Adaptive Security
9 3 (2.80%) Break/Fix
9 3 (2.80%) Validation
10 2 (1.87%) Change Management
10 2 (1.87%) Network Architecture
10 2 (1.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) C
2 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (47.66%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (28.04%) Security Cleared
3 29 (27.10%) CCNP
4 26 (24.30%) CCNA
5 24 (22.43%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.28%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.80%) CCIE
8 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CCIP
9 1 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CISSP
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.93%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.93%) vSphere
3 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.74%) SCOM
3 2 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.87%) Ionix
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) SCSM
4 1 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 76 (71.03%) Cisco
2 20 (18.69%) Juniper
3 19 (17.76%) CheckPoint
3 19 (17.76%) F5
4 14 (13.08%) HP
5 13 (12.15%) Aruba
6 11 (10.28%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.41%) Blue Coat
7 9 (8.41%) BMC
7 9 (8.41%) IBM
7 9 (8.41%) McAfee
8 8 (7.48%) Citrix
8 8 (7.48%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.61%) Apple
9 6 (5.61%) VMware
10 4 (3.74%) Meraki
10 4 (3.74%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.74%) Sophos
11 3 (2.80%) NetApp
11 3 (2.80%) Symantec