Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 714 692
Rank change year-on-year -45 -22 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 111 159 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 98 94
England median daily rate £305 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.91% -8.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £154 £169 £157
90th Percentile £488 £460 £469
UK median daily rate £305 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +10.91% -8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 12
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £22.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -26.11% +11.65%
10th Percentile £14.58 £13.41 £11.03
90th Percentile £16.25 £27.60 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £21.35 £19.66
% change year-on-year -27.40% +8.60% -1.70%

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 90,827 90,205 89,721
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,871 60,414 59,071
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,739 2,618 2,969
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.97
UK median hourly rate £18.53 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +3.89% -

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in England

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Support in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in England

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in England

Network Support
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 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support in England

Network Support
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 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 -14 29 £303 +17.48% 21
London +2 27 £300 +1.69% 11
North of England -4 25 £255 -24.44% 17
Midlands -5 24 £471 +17.81% 4
East Midlands +21 12 £488 +56.00%
West Midlands -31 12 £468 +8.09% 4
Yorkshire -1 11 £179 -47.04% 13
North East -4 7 £255 -
North West -8 7 £413 +22.22% 4
South West -41 4 £400 +68.42% 7
East of England -23 2 - - 11
Network Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 74 (66.67%) Cisco
2 61 (54.95%) Firewall
3 49 (44.14%) WAN
4 47 (42.34%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (35.14%) LAN
6 34 (30.63%) ITIL
6 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
7 29 (26.13%) CCNP
7 29 (26.13%) Juniper
8 27 (24.32%) F5
9 24 (21.62%) SC Cleared
9 24 (21.62%) Network Security
9 24 (21.62%) CheckPoint
10 23 (20.72%) CCNA
11 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
12 19 (17.12%) McAfee
12 19 (17.12%) Wireless
13 18 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (15.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP
15 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
15 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
15 16 (14.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (14.41%) Blue Coat
16 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (12.61%) BGP
17 14 (12.61%) VPN
17 14 (12.61%) Palo Alto
18 13 (11.71%) HP
19 12 (10.81%) Windows

Network Support 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 (2.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (8.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 61 (54.95%) Firewall
2 49 (44.14%) WAN
3 39 (35.14%) LAN
4 24 (21.62%) Network Security
5 19 (17.12%) Wireless
6 17 (15.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (15.32%) TCP/IP
7 16 (14.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (12.61%) BGP
9 14 (12.61%) VPN
10 11 (9.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (9.91%) OSPF
10 11 (9.91%) VoIP
11 9 (8.11%) Internet
11 9 (8.11%) ISDN
12 8 (7.21%) BIG-IP
12 8 (7.21%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (7.21%) MPLS
13 7 (6.31%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
1 12 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Retail
3 4 (3.60%) Banking
4 3 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) CSS
1 2 (1.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.90%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.91%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.60%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.80%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.81%) Windows
2 6 (5.41%) Linux
3 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) ITIL
2 18 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.91%) Network Load Balancing
4 11 (9.91%) Network Management
4 11 (9.91%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (8.11%) Server Management
5 9 (8.11%) Service Management
6 8 (7.21%) Cryptography
6 8 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.21%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.41%) Decision-Making
7 6 (5.41%) Escalation Management
8 5 (4.50%) Change Management
8 5 (4.50%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.50%) Security Operations
8 5 (4.50%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (3.60%) Change Control
9 4 (3.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.80%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (42.34%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (30.63%) Security Cleared
3 29 (26.13%) CCNP
4 24 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 23 (20.72%) CCNA
6 12 (10.81%) DV Cleared
7 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (6.31%) JNCIP
9 7 (6.31%) JNCIS
10 6 (5.41%) JNCIA
11 4 (3.60%) CCENT
11 4 (3.60%) CCIE
11 4 (3.60%) CCSA
12 3 (2.70%) CCIP
12 3 (2.70%) CCSE
12 3 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (2.70%) Degree
12 3 (2.70%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.70%) ProxySG
3 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) Firmware
4 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.80%) SCOM
4 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.90%) SCCM
4 1 (0.90%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 74 (66.67%) Cisco
2 29 (26.13%) Juniper
3 27 (24.32%) F5
4 24 (21.62%) CheckPoint
5 20 (18.02%) Microsoft
6 19 (17.12%) McAfee
7 16 (14.41%) Blue Coat
8 14 (12.61%) Palo Alto
9 13 (11.71%) HP
10 10 (9.01%) VMware
11 9 (8.11%) Meraki
12 8 (7.21%) Fortinet
13 7 (6.31%) Aruba
14 6 (5.41%) Remedy
14 6 (5.41%) Riverbed
14 6 (5.41%) SolarWinds
15 5 (4.50%) BMC
16 4 (3.60%) CyberArk
16 4 (3.60%) IBM
16 4 (3.60%) ServiceNow