Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 654 606
Rank change year-on-year -59 -48 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 138 176 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 96 151
England median daily rate £275 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.35% -8.00%
10th Percentile £156 £158 £180
90th Percentile £460 £475 £400
UK median daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 18
England median hourly rate £21.70 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £14.63 £11.90 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.00 £43.90 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.58% +17.07% +2.50%

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 87,052 83,568 94,384
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,378 54,897 61,302
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,578 2,921 3,462
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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
London -28 47 £355 -11.25% 7
South East -13 33 £170 -38.18% 10
Midlands +7 19 £440 +55.75% 9
South West +18 17 £260 +79.31% 4
West Midlands +13 14 £460 +89.69% 5
East of England -29 13 £285 +46.15% 6
North of England +16 9 £325 +18.18% 9
North West +9 6 £245 -7.55% 6
East Midlands -8 5 £320 +10.34% 4
Yorkshire -5 2 £338 -35.71% 2
North East +55 1 - - 1
Network Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 85 (61.59%) Cisco
2 62 (44.93%) Firewall
3 54 (39.13%) WAN
4 53 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (28.26%) Wireless
6 37 (26.81%) LAN
7 36 (26.09%) VPN
8 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
9 32 (23.19%) Windows
10 31 (22.46%) CCNP
11 29 (21.01%) CCNA
12 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
13 26 (18.84%) ITIL
14 24 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
15 22 (15.94%) Juniper
16 19 (13.77%) MPLS
16 19 (13.77%) Network Management
16 19 (13.77%) F5
17 18 (13.04%) HP
18 17 (12.32%) Windows Server
19 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
20 15 (10.87%) Network Security
21 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
21 14 (10.14%) DV Cleared
21 14 (10.14%) DNS
21 14 (10.14%) DHCP
22 13 (9.42%) Broadband
22 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
22 13 (9.42%) Aruba

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.17%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.45%) Apache
4 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (44.93%) Firewall
2 54 (39.13%) WAN
3 39 (28.26%) Wireless
4 37 (26.81%) LAN
5 36 (26.09%) VPN
6 24 (17.39%) TCP/IP
7 19 (13.77%) MPLS
8 15 (10.87%) Network Security
9 14 (10.14%) DHCP
9 14 (10.14%) DNS
10 13 (9.42%) Broadband
11 11 (7.97%) OSPF
12 10 (7.25%) BGP
12 10 (7.25%) Internet
13 9 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (5.80%) ISDN
15 7 (5.07%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (5.07%) PBX
16 6 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.72%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.72%) GIS
2 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.80%) Finance
3 5 (3.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) CSS
1 1 (0.72%) LDAP
1 1 (0.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.07%) NHS
3 4 (2.90%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) CCTV
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Derivative
6 1 (0.72%) Equities
6 1 (0.72%) FMCG
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.19%) Windows
2 17 (12.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.80%) Linux
5 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.62%) Unix
7 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.62%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) Solaris
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.84%) ITIL
2 19 (13.77%) Network Management
3 12 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.97%) Network Design
5 10 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 9 (6.52%) Network Load Balancing
6 9 (6.52%) Network Packet Analysis
6 9 (6.52%) WAN Optimisation
7 7 (5.07%) Time Management
8 6 (4.35%) Change Control
8 6 (4.35%) Migration
9 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.90%) Proactive Monitoring
10 4 (2.90%) Service Management
11 3 (2.17%) Adaptive Security
11 3 (2.17%) Break/Fix
11 3 (2.17%) High Availability
11 3 (2.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) C
3 1 (0.72%) C++
3 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (38.41%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (25.36%) Security Cleared
3 31 (22.46%) CCNP
4 29 (21.01%) CCNA
5 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
6 14 (10.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.17%) CCIE
7 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.45%) Degree
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.72%) CCIP
9 1 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.72%) MCITP
9 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) FINRA
System Software
1 16 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.17%) vSphere
4 3 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.72%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.35%) SCOM
3 4 (2.90%) SCCM
4 3 (2.17%) SCSM
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 85 (61.59%) Cisco
2 24 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 22 (15.94%) Juniper
4 19 (13.77%) F5
5 18 (13.04%) HP
6 13 (9.42%) Aruba
7 11 (7.97%) Blue Coat
7 11 (7.97%) Fortinet
8 10 (7.25%) Citrix
8 10 (7.25%) McAfee
8 10 (7.25%) SolarWinds
9 9 (6.52%) BMC
9 9 (6.52%) IBM
9 9 (6.52%) VMware
10 8 (5.80%) Palo Alto
11 7 (5.07%) Apple
11 7 (5.07%) Meraki
12 6 (4.35%) Microsoft
13 4 (2.90%) Mitel
13 4 (2.90%) Sophos