Period
to 24 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £245 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 642 623
Rank change year-on-year -85 -19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 117 154 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 105 142
England median daily rate £245 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.91% -12.00% +20.19%
10th Percentile £128 £160 £193
90th Percentile £478 £470 £449
UK median daily rate £238 £275 £301
% change year-on-year -13.64% -8.49% +15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
England median hourly rate £29.69 £16.47 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.31% -34.14% -
10th Percentile £19.95 £12.05 £20.50
90th Percentile £32.19 £24.65 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.00% -8.68%

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 86,770 80,141 93,654
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,323 52,170 61,622
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,792 2,618 2,842
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% -4.68% +12.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -68 35 £350 +16.67% 10
South East -32 34 £250 -7.06% 10
Midlands -6 27 £183 -23.56% 6
West Midlands -7 21 £460 +130.00% 2
South West +6 9 £226 +61.07% 6
East of England -10 7 £288 +47.44% 1
East Midlands +1 6 £128 -54.87% 4
North of England -26 4 £300 -22.58% 9
North West -23 3 £215 -44.52% 4
Yorkshire -19 1 £338 -17.68% 3
Network Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 69 (58.97%) Cisco
2 39 (33.33%) Firewall
3 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
5 32 (27.35%) WAN
6 27 (23.08%) VPN
6 27 (23.08%) LAN
6 27 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 23 (19.66%) ITIL
7 23 (19.66%) Windows
8 21 (17.95%) CCNA
9 20 (17.09%) Wireless
10 19 (16.24%) Juniper
11 18 (15.38%) BGP
12 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
13 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
14 15 (12.82%) CCNP
15 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
15 14 (11.97%) DV Cleared
15 14 (11.97%) Network Security
15 14 (11.97%) MPLS
16 13 (11.11%) HP
16 13 (11.11%) VMware
16 13 (11.11%) Data Centre
16 13 (11.11%) Network Management
17 12 (10.26%) F5
17 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
17 12 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (10.26%) Finance
17 12 (10.26%) VLAN

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 9 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Office 365
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.85%) G Suite
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.33%) Firewall
2 32 (27.35%) WAN
3 27 (23.08%) LAN
3 27 (23.08%) VPN
4 20 (17.09%) Wireless
5 18 (15.38%) BGP
6 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
7 14 (11.97%) MPLS
7 14 (11.97%) Network Security
8 12 (10.26%) DNS
8 12 (10.26%) VLAN
9 11 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (6.84%) DHCP
10 8 (6.84%) OSPF
11 7 (5.98%) HTTP
11 7 (5.98%) VoIP
12 6 (5.13%) Ethernet
12 6 (5.13%) SMTP
12 6 (5.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) .NET
1 1 (0.85%) JSP
1 1 (0.85%) VXML
1 1 (0.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.71%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) CCTV
6 1 (0.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.85%) IVR
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.66%) Windows
2 12 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.98%) Linux
5 5 (4.27%) Unix
6 4 (3.42%) CentOS
6 4 (3.42%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.56%) Solaris
7 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.66%) ITIL
2 13 (11.11%) Network Management
3 12 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 9 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.13%) Migration
6 5 (4.27%) Change Management
6 5 (4.27%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.27%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.42%) Information Security
7 4 (3.42%) Network Design
7 4 (3.42%) Security Management
8 3 (2.56%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.56%) Due Diligence
8 3 (2.56%) Escalation Management
8 3 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.56%) Network Architecture
8 3 (2.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 3 (2.56%) Java
3 2 (1.71%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (29.91%) Security Cleared
3 27 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 21 (17.95%) CCNA
5 15 (12.82%) CCNP
6 14 (11.97%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.27%) Degree
8 5 (4.27%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.42%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.42%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.56%) CCENT
10 3 (2.56%) CCIE
10 3 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.56%) MCP
11 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.71%) MCSA
12 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) COBIT
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.42%) SCCM
3 3 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.56%) SCOM
4 2 (1.71%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (58.97%) Cisco
2 19 (16.24%) Juniper
3 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.11%) HP
4 13 (11.11%) VMware
5 12 (10.26%) F5
6 8 (6.84%) SolarWinds
7 7 (5.98%) CheckPoint
8 6 (5.13%) Citrix
9 5 (4.27%) Mitel
9 5 (4.27%) NetApp
9 5 (4.27%) Palo Alto
9 5 (4.27%) Splunk
10 4 (3.42%) Meraki
11 3 (2.56%) Aruba
11 3 (2.56%) Brocade
11 3 (2.56%) Dell
11 3 (2.56%) Huawei
12 2 (1.71%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.71%) Oracle