Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 698 682 670
Rank change year-on-year -16 -12 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 160 191 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 114 115
England median daily rate £275 £331 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.98% +32.50% -16.67%
10th Percentile £163 £168 £158
90th Percentile £445 £501 £371
UK median daily rate £275 £338 £240
% change year-on-year -18.52% +40.63% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
England median hourly rate £16.41 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.38% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.90 £11.35
90th Percentile £28.90 £46.30 £45.27
UK median hourly rate £16.47 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -30.67% +13.10% +5.00%

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 2017. 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 -7 55 £288 -30.30% 2
South East -7 35 £255 -27.14% 2
Midlands +23 18 £400 +33.44% 5
East of England -16 18 £230 -16.36% 1
North of England +55 17 £388 +29.17% 4
South West -25 17 £232 -33.79% 2
West Midlands +33 11 £400 +40.35% 3
North West +21 7 £388 +158.33% 4
East Midlands -7 7 £313 +4.34% 2
Yorkshire +16 6 £374 +24.38%
North East +62 4 - -
Network Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 105 (65.63%) Cisco
2 74 (46.25%) Firewall
3 65 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (34.38%) WAN
5 49 (30.63%) LAN
6 42 (26.25%) Wireless
7 41 (25.63%) VPN
8 39 (24.38%) CCNA
9 36 (22.50%) CCNP
10 33 (20.63%) Windows
11 32 (20.00%) ITIL
12 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
13 29 (18.13%) Juniper
14 27 (16.88%) TCP/IP
15 26 (16.25%) DNS
16 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared
17 20 (12.50%) MPLS
17 20 (12.50%) Linux
17 20 (12.50%) DHCP
17 20 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (11.25%) Network Management
18 18 (11.25%) CheckPoint
18 18 (11.25%) Finance
19 16 (10.00%) F5
19 16 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
19 16 (10.00%) Network Security
19 16 (10.00%) Data Centre
20 15 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
21 14 (8.75%) OSPF
21 14 (8.75%) VoIP

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 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.88%) Apache
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.13%) IaaS
4 3 (1.88%) Office 365
5 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 74 (46.25%) Firewall
2 55 (34.38%) WAN
3 49 (30.63%) LAN
4 42 (26.25%) Wireless
5 41 (25.63%) VPN
6 27 (16.88%) TCP/IP
7 26 (16.25%) DNS
8 20 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (12.50%) DHCP
8 20 (12.50%) MPLS
9 16 (10.00%) Network Security
10 15 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (8.75%) OSPF
11 14 (8.75%) VoIP
12 12 (7.50%) Broadband
13 11 (6.88%) BGP
14 10 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (6.25%) Internet
14 10 (6.25%) SAN
15 9 (5.63%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (11.25%) Finance
2 12 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.75%) Banking
4 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.25%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.75%) LAMP
2 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.63%) CSS
2 1 (0.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) NHS
4 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.88%) Clustering
5 3 (1.88%) PKI
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) Equities
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) PDA
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.63%) Windows
2 20 (12.50%) Linux
3 14 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.63%) Unix
5 9 (5.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.38%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.50%) Debian
8 4 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.88%) CentOS
9 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.63%) Solaris
10 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.00%) ITIL
2 18 (11.25%) Network Management
3 16 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.88%) Change Control
6 10 (6.25%) Network Design
7 8 (5.00%) Change Management
7 8 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.38%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.75%) Coaching
9 6 (3.75%) High Availability
9 6 (3.75%) Line Management
9 6 (3.75%) Migration
9 6 (3.75%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (3.13%) DevOps
10 5 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.13%) Time Management
11 4 (2.50%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.50%) Network Packet Analysis
11 4 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (1.88%) C
2 3 (1.88%) Python
3 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (24.38%) CCNA
3 36 (22.50%) CCNP
4 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
5 22 (13.75%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.75%) Degree
8 4 (2.50%) CCIE
8 4 (2.50%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.63%) CCDA
11 1 (0.63%) CCIP
11 1 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CISSP
11 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) FINRA
2 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.63%) PMO
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.50%) Samba
2 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.50%) vSphere
3 3 (1.88%) iptables
3 3 (1.88%) Postfix
3 3 (1.88%) Squid
3 3 (1.88%) XenApp
4 2 (1.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) SCOM
2 7 (4.38%) SCCM
3 6 (3.75%) SCSM
4 4 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.50%) Nessus
5 3 (1.88%) Ansible
5 3 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.88%) Nmap
6 2 (1.25%) Ionix
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 105 (65.63%) Cisco
2 29 (18.13%) Juniper
3 18 (11.25%) CheckPoint
4 16 (10.00%) F5
5 13 (8.13%) SolarWinds
6 12 (7.50%) Aruba
7 11 (6.88%) VMware
8 10 (6.25%) HP
9 9 (5.63%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.63%) Meraki
9 9 (5.63%) Microsoft
10 8 (5.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.38%) Blue Coat
11 7 (4.38%) Citrix
12 6 (3.75%) Apple
12 6 (3.75%) NICE Systems
12 6 (3.75%) Red Box
13 5 (3.13%) McAfee
14 4 (2.50%) BMC
14 4 (2.50%) NetApp