The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 557 554
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 51 70 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 31
Median daily rate £300 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £280 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £245
% change year-on-year -14.28% +42.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.43 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.43 - £22.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 26 £275 -50.00% 6
South East +28 14 £300 -17.24%
South West -5 4 £140 -62.66% 2
North West +28 3 £388 +82.35%
East of England -10 2 £380 +26.66% 4
North East +65 1 £340 +13.33% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £410 +36.43%
Network Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 67 (64.42%) Cisco
2 52 (50.00%) Firewall
3 47 (45.19%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (39.42%) VPN
5 34 (32.69%) LAN
5 34 (32.69%) CCNP
6 33 (31.73%) WAN
7 27 (25.96%) Security Cleared
8 26 (25.00%) Juniper
9 24 (23.08%) ITIL
9 24 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (22.12%) BGP
11 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
12 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
13 20 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (19.23%) OSPF
14 19 (18.27%) Wireless
14 19 (18.27%) DNS
15 18 (17.31%) MPLS
16 17 (16.35%) Network Management
17 16 (15.38%) F5
17 16 (15.38%) VLAN
18 15 (14.42%) Windows
18 15 (14.42%) CCNA
19 14 (13.46%) CheckPoint
20 13 (12.50%) Ethernet
20 13 (12.50%) EIGRP
21 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
21 12 (11.54%) DV Cleared
21 12 (11.54%) Degree

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 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (50.00%) Firewall
2 41 (39.42%) VPN
3 34 (32.69%) LAN
4 33 (31.73%) WAN
5 24 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 23 (22.12%) BGP
7 22 (21.15%) TCP/IP
8 20 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 20 (19.23%) OSPF
9 19 (18.27%) DNS
9 19 (18.27%) Wireless
10 18 (17.31%) MPLS
11 16 (15.38%) VLAN
12 13 (12.50%) EIGRP
12 13 (12.50%) Ethernet
13 10 (9.62%) Network Security
14 9 (8.65%) VoIP
15 8 (7.69%) Broadband
15 8 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) MySQL
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
1 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Billing
4 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.96%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) NHS
4 3 (2.88%) Clustering
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.96%) e-Health
5 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 11 (10.58%) Windows 7
3 10 (9.62%) Linux
4 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.81%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.88%) CentOS
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.88%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) ITIL
2 17 (16.35%) Network Management
3 10 (9.62%) Network Design
3 10 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (8.65%) Change Management
5 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) Change Control
7 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.81%) High Availability
7 5 (4.81%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.81%) Project Management
7 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.85%) Line Management
8 4 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.88%) Adaptive Security
9 3 (2.88%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.88%) Validation
10 2 (1.92%) Fault Management
10 2 (1.92%) ITSM
10 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) Perl
1 3 (2.88%) SQL
2 1 (0.96%) C
2 1 (0.96%) PHP
2 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (45.19%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (32.69%) CCNP
3 27 (25.96%) Security Cleared
4 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
5 15 (14.42%) CCNA
6 12 (11.54%) Degree
6 12 (11.54%) DV Cleared
7 6 (5.77%) CCIE
8 4 (3.85%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.96%) CCDA
11 1 (0.96%) CCIP
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.96%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.96%) MCSE
11 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) NFS
3 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.96%) Firmware
4 1 (0.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.88%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) Cacti
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
4 2 (1.92%) SCCM
4 2 (1.92%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.96%) Nessus
5 1 (0.96%) SCSM
Vendors
1 67 (64.42%) Cisco
2 26 (25.00%) Juniper
3 16 (15.38%) F5
4 14 (13.46%) CheckPoint
5 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 11 (10.58%) Fortinet
7 9 (8.65%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.69%) VMware
9 6 (5.77%) HP
10 5 (4.81%) Avaya
11 4 (3.85%) Meraki
12 3 (2.88%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (2.88%) Apple
12 3 (2.88%) Arista
12 3 (2.88%) Cyberoam
12 3 (2.88%) NetScout
12 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.88%) Remedy
12 3 (2.88%) Riverbed
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Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
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