Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 539 544
Rank change year-on-year -42 +5 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 43 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.093% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 32
London median daily rate £360 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £451 £500 £406
England median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.51% -0.87% -7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +32.43% -7.50%
England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.47% +13.75% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,757 39,131 41,997
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,845 27,883 29,639
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £645 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 554 653
London median hourly rate £19.64 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.20% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Network Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in London

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Support in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in London

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in London

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support in London

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Central London -32 5 £325 -27.78% 1
West London - 5 £265 - 3
North London - 1 £360 -
East London - 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 London region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 27 (62.79%) Cisco
2 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (41.86%) Firewall
4 17 (39.53%) Wireless
5 13 (30.23%) CCNA
6 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
7 11 (25.58%) WAN
8 10 (23.26%) Juniper
9 9 (20.93%) LAN
9 9 (20.93%) CCNP
10 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
10 8 (18.60%) Network Security
10 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
11 7 (16.28%) Citrix
11 7 (16.28%) MPLS
11 7 (16.28%) DNS
12 6 (13.95%) VPN
12 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.95%) DHCP
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (13.95%) ITIL
12 6 (13.95%) Windows
12 6 (13.95%) OSPF
12 6 (13.95%) BGP
12 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
13 5 (11.63%) Aruba
13 5 (11.63%) F5
13 5 (11.63%) Wireless Security
13 5 (11.63%) Finance

Network Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) Firewall
2 17 (39.53%) Wireless
3 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
4 11 (25.58%) WAN
5 9 (20.93%) LAN
6 8 (18.60%) Network Security
7 7 (16.28%) DNS
7 7 (16.28%) MPLS
8 6 (13.95%) BGP
8 6 (13.95%) DHCP
8 6 (13.95%) OSPF
8 6 (13.95%) VPN
9 5 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.63%) Wireless Security
10 4 (9.30%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (9.30%) SNMP
11 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.98%) HTTP
11 3 (6.98%) SSL
11 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) NHS
3 2 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Derivative
4 1 (2.33%) Equities
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) CentOS
4 2 (4.65%) Debian
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.95%) ITIL
1 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (9.30%) Network Management
3 3 (6.98%) Break/Fix
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (4.65%) Network Design
4 2 (4.65%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Change Control
5 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.33%) Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) C
1 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCNA
3 9 (20.93%) CCNP
4 4 (9.30%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) JNCIS
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CCIP
7 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.33%) MCITP
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) FINRA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Juniper
3 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 5 (11.63%) Aruba
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.65%) Brocade
7 2 (4.65%) Capita
7 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Lancope
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.33%) Apple
8 1 (2.33%) Meraki
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) VMware