Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 702 695
Rank change year-on-year -62 -7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 89 104 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 65 102
England median daily rate £350 £275 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -13.04% +19.34%
10th Percentile £167 £160 £205
90th Percentile £510 £456 £406
UK median daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
England median hourly rate £21.35 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.37% -24.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £17.85 £12.05 £19.00
90th Percentile £21.70 £24.65 £31.90
UK median hourly rate £21.35 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.04% -4.00% +35.14%

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 87,980 79,865 92,692
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.91% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,248 52,153 60,871
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,754 2,654 2,893
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -24 26 £244 -18.75% 6
Midlands +11 24 £460 +97.85% 7
West Midlands -1 21 £460 +130.00% 2
London -67 21 £406 +35.42% 8
South West +11 9 £260 +85.71% 2
East of England -11 4 £288 +47.44% 2
North West -13 4 £165 -57.42% 5
North of England -17 4 £165 -54.64% 8
East Midlands +4 3 £239 -12.79% 5
Network Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 59 (66.29%) Cisco
2 45 (50.56%) Firewall
3 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
4 28 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (28.09%) WAN
6 23 (25.84%) VPN
6 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
7 20 (22.47%) Wireless
8 17 (19.10%) HP
8 17 (19.10%) LAN
9 16 (17.98%) ITIL
9 16 (17.98%) Windows
9 16 (17.98%) F5
10 14 (15.73%) Juniper
10 14 (15.73%) CCNP
10 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
10 14 (15.73%) BGP
10 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (14.61%) CCNA
11 13 (14.61%) DV Cleared
12 12 (13.48%) MPLS
13 11 (12.36%) VMware
13 11 (12.36%) Network Security
13 11 (12.36%) VLAN
13 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
14 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
14 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
15 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
15 9 (10.11%) SQL
16 8 (8.99%) DNS

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 (3.37%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) IIS
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (50.56%) Firewall
2 25 (28.09%) WAN
3 23 (25.84%) VPN
4 20 (22.47%) Wireless
5 17 (19.10%) LAN
6 14 (15.73%) BGP
7 12 (13.48%) MPLS
8 11 (12.36%) Network Security
8 11 (12.36%) VLAN
9 8 (8.99%) DNS
9 8 (8.99%) TCP/IP
10 7 (7.87%) HTTP
11 6 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (6.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (6.74%) Ethernet
11 6 (6.74%) OSPF
11 6 (6.74%) VoIP
12 5 (5.62%) Internet
12 5 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (5.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (15.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.87%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.12%) .NET
1 1 (1.12%) JSP
1 1 (1.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.49%) NHS
3 3 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.12%) CCTV
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) IVR
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Windows
2 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.87%) Linux
4 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.49%) CentOS
5 4 (4.49%) Unix
6 3 (3.37%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.37%) Solaris
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.87%) Network Management
5 6 (6.74%) ITIL V3
6 5 (5.62%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (5.62%) Network Packet Analysis
6 5 (5.62%) Time Management
6 5 (5.62%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (4.49%) Change Management
7 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (4.49%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (4.49%) Security Management
8 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.37%) Due Diligence
8 3 (3.37%) Escalation Management
8 3 (3.37%) Migration
8 3 (3.37%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.25%) Java
3 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.12%) PHP
3 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (33.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (31.46%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (25.84%) SC Cleared
4 14 (15.73%) CCNP
5 13 (14.61%) CCNA
5 13 (14.61%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.37%) CCIE
7 3 (3.37%) JNCIA
7 3 (3.37%) JNCIP
7 3 (3.37%) JNCIS
8 2 (2.25%) Degree
8 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.25%) MCP
9 1 (1.12%) CCIP
9 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) COBIT
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.62%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.37%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (66.29%) Cisco
2 17 (19.10%) HP
3 16 (17.98%) F5
4 14 (15.73%) Juniper
5 11 (12.36%) VMware
6 9 (10.11%) CheckPoint
7 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
7 7 (7.87%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.74%) Aruba
8 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.74%) McAfee
9 5 (5.62%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.62%) BMC
9 5 (5.62%) IBM
9 5 (5.62%) NetApp
9 5 (5.62%) Splunk
10 4 (4.49%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.49%) Sophos
11 3 (3.37%) Meraki
11 3 (3.37%) Mitel