Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 733 693 688
Rank change year-on-year -40 -5 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 127 145 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 97 122
England median daily rate £300 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.31% +18.18%
10th Percentile £146 £146 £184
90th Percentile £496 £430 £449
UK median daily rate £300 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 9
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.51 £10.50
90th Percentile £32.10 £50.15 £35.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.52% -27.09% +7.14%

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 89,014 85,687 93,164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,186 56,557 61,513
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 2,541 2,879
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%
10th Percentile £11.11 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

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 25 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 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
Midlands +1 35 £301 -7.31% 8
London -34 32 £310 +7.83% 5
South East -31 30 £275 -4.35% 15
West Midlands -11 22 £475 +37.68% 4
North of England -9 20 £283 -27.10% 10
East Midlands +11 13 £128 -43.33% 4
North East -4 7 £255 -25.00%
North West -20 7 £400 +3.23% 7
Yorkshire -22 6 £185 -50.50% 3
East of England -13 5 £375 +87.50% 8
South West -25 4 £225 +60.71% 4
Network Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 87 (68.50%) Cisco
2 67 (52.76%) Firewall
3 48 (37.80%) WAN
4 45 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (32.28%) LAN
6 39 (30.71%) Security Cleared
7 36 (28.35%) Juniper
8 35 (27.56%) ITIL
9 28 (22.05%) CCNA
9 28 (22.05%) VPN
10 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
10 26 (20.47%) F5
11 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
12 23 (18.11%) CCNP
12 23 (18.11%) Network Security
13 22 (17.32%) Wireless
14 20 (15.75%) BGP
15 19 (14.96%) Windows
16 18 (14.17%) Service Delivery
16 18 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
17 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
17 17 (13.39%) Network Monitoring
18 16 (12.60%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
19 15 (11.81%) Finance
19 15 (11.81%) VMware
19 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
19 15 (11.81%) DV Cleared
20 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (8.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.57%) Office 365
4 1 (0.79%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 67 (52.76%) Firewall
2 48 (37.80%) WAN
3 41 (32.28%) LAN
4 28 (22.05%) VPN
5 23 (18.11%) Network Security
6 22 (17.32%) Wireless
7 20 (15.75%) BGP
8 18 (14.17%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (13.39%) TCP/IP
10 16 (12.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (11.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (9.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (9.45%) MPLS
12 12 (9.45%) OSPF
13 10 (7.87%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (7.09%) DNS
14 9 (7.09%) IPsec
14 9 (7.09%) VLAN
14 9 (7.09%) VoIP
15 8 (6.30%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (11.81%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.36%) German Language
3 3 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.36%) Retail
4 2 (1.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.57%) CSS
2 1 (0.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.79%) JSP
2 1 (0.79%) VXML
2 1 (0.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.72%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.57%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.79%) IVR
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.96%) Windows
2 9 (7.09%) Linux
2 9 (7.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.30%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.15%) CentOS
5 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) Unix
5 3 (2.36%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.57%) Solaris
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) ITIL
2 18 (14.17%) Service Delivery
3 17 (13.39%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (9.45%) Network Management
5 10 (7.87%) Incident Management
5 10 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (7.09%) Service Management
7 8 (6.30%) Escalation Management
7 8 (6.30%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (5.51%) Server Management
9 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
9 6 (4.72%) Cryptography
9 6 (4.72%) Decision-Making
9 6 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.72%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.72%) Migration
9 6 (4.72%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (4.72%) Time Management
10 5 (3.94%) Change Management
10 5 (3.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.72%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) Java
3 2 (1.57%) C
3 2 (1.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (30.71%) Security Cleared
3 28 (22.05%) CCNA
4 26 (20.47%) SC Cleared
5 23 (18.11%) CCNP
6 15 (11.81%) DV Cleared
7 10 (7.87%) JNCIS
7 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (7.09%) JNCIA
8 9 (7.09%) JNCIP
9 7 (5.51%) CCENT
10 4 (3.15%) Degree
11 3 (2.36%) CCIP
11 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.36%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.57%) CCIE
12 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.79%) CCSP
13 1 (0.79%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) SLA
2 3 (2.36%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.36%) QA
3 2 (1.57%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.79%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.79%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 87 (68.50%) Cisco
2 36 (28.35%) Juniper
3 26 (20.47%) F5
4 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.81%) CheckPoint
5 15 (11.81%) VMware
6 12 (9.45%) HP
6 12 (9.45%) McAfee
7 10 (7.87%) Meraki
8 9 (7.09%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.51%) Remedy
10 6 (4.72%) Citrix
11 5 (3.94%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.94%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.15%) Aruba
12 4 (3.15%) NetApp
12 4 (3.15%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.15%) Splunk
13 3 (2.36%) Moogsoft