The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
UK / England
Rank 489 493 480
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 77 122 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 71
Median daily rate £200 £284 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.51% +8.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £265
% change year-on-year -20.00% -5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £23.40 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £33.23 £121.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.00% -37.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 24 £400 +14.28% 8
South East -23 19 £200 -27.27% 4
East of England 0 14 £195 -25.71% 3
South West -3 5 £200 -40.74% 1
West Midlands +17 4 £200 -50.00% 3
East Midlands -4 4 £274 +33.53%
North West - 4 £384 - 3
Network Support
UK

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 96 (59.63%) Cisco
2 71 (44.10%) Firewall
3 64 (39.75%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (34.16%) WAN
5 54 (33.54%) LAN
6 43 (26.71%) VPN
6 43 (26.71%) Security Cleared
7 42 (26.09%) Wireless
8 41 (25.47%) CCNA
9 40 (24.84%) ITIL
10 38 (23.60%) CCNP
11 35 (21.74%) Juniper
12 33 (20.50%) TCP/IP
13 31 (19.25%) CheckPoint
13 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
14 30 (18.63%) OSPF
15 24 (14.91%) Network Security
15 24 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (14.29%) VLAN
16 23 (14.29%) Windows
17 22 (13.66%) Network Management
18 21 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
18 21 (13.04%) BGP
19 19 (11.80%) DNS
20 18 (11.18%) Network Design
20 18 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
21 17 (10.56%) F5
21 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
21 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
22 16 (9.94%) Broadband

Network Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.48%) IIS
2 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) MS Excel
1 6 (3.73%) MS Office
2 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (44.10%) Firewall
2 55 (34.16%) WAN
3 54 (33.54%) LAN
4 43 (26.71%) VPN
5 42 (26.09%) Wireless
6 33 (20.50%) TCP/IP
7 30 (18.63%) OSPF
8 24 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (14.91%) Network Security
9 23 (14.29%) VLAN
10 21 (13.04%) BGP
11 19 (11.80%) DNS
12 18 (11.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (9.94%) Broadband
14 15 (9.32%) ISDN
14 15 (9.32%) MPLS
15 14 (8.70%) HSRP
15 14 (8.70%) VoIP
16 12 (7.45%) IPsec
16 12 (7.45%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.62%) MS Access
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (9.94%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Billing
5 1 (0.62%) French Language
5 1 (0.62%) German Language
5 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.24%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.24%) XMPP
3 1 (0.62%) Web Services
3 1 (0.62%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.07%) NHS
3 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.48%) Clustering
5 3 (1.86%) e-Health
5 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.24%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.24%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.24%) User Experience
7 1 (0.62%) CMDB
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.62%) Derivative
7 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.29%) Windows
2 12 (7.45%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.35%) Linux
6 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.48%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.86%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.24%) Unix
11 1 (0.62%) CentOS
11 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) ITIL
2 22 (13.66%) Network Management
3 21 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 18 (11.18%) Network Design
5 14 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 9 (5.59%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.97%) Change Management
8 6 (3.73%) Investment Management
8 6 (3.73%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.73%) Migration
8 6 (3.73%) Project Management
8 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
9 4 (2.48%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.48%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (1.86%) Information Security
10 3 (1.86%) ITIL V3
10 3 (1.86%) Line Management
10 3 (1.86%) Server Patching
10 3 (1.86%) WAN Optimisation
10 3 (1.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.11%) C
2 4 (2.48%) Perl
3 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.24%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.62%) SQL
4 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (39.75%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (26.71%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.47%) CCNA
4 38 (23.60%) CCNP
5 31 (19.25%) SC Cleared
6 15 (9.32%) DV Cleared
7 11 (6.83%) CCSA
8 8 (4.97%) Degree
9 7 (4.35%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (2.48%) CCIE
12 3 (1.86%) HNC
12 3 (1.86%) MCSE
12 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.24%) MCP
14 1 (0.62%) CCNP Voice
14 1 (0.62%) CISSP
14 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.24%) QA
4 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.86%) Firmware
4 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.86%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Samba
6 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.48%) Nagios
3 2 (1.24%) Cacti
3 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.24%) Pingdom
3 2 (1.24%) Puppet
3 2 (1.24%) SCCM
3 2 (1.24%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (1.24%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.62%) Netcool
4 1 (0.62%) OpenView
4 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.62%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 96 (59.63%) Cisco
2 35 (21.74%) Juniper
3 31 (19.25%) CheckPoint
4 17 (10.56%) F5
4 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.07%) VMware
6 12 (7.45%) HP
7 9 (5.59%) Remedy
8 7 (4.35%) Fortinet
9 6 (3.73%) Citrix
10 5 (3.11%) Aruba
10 5 (3.11%) Avaya
10 5 (3.11%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.48%) Nortel
11 4 (2.48%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.86%) Apple
12 3 (1.86%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.86%) Brocade
12 3 (1.86%) Dell
12 3 (1.86%) NetScout
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