Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Network Support
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 550 524
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 61 56 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 37 49
London median daily rate £300 £390 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +36.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £169 £197 £204
90th Percentile £513 £550 £410
England median daily rate £275 £325 £255
% change year-on-year -15.38% +27.45% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.41% +66.06% +65.00%
10th Percentile £23.50 £25.24 £16.25
90th Percentile £24.50 £29.57 £16.75
England median hourly rate £16.43 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -34.28% +11.11% +30.43%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39960 43138 43694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.98% 95.10% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28435 31048 30347
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 478 757
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.08 £52.70
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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
City of London +11 10 £425 -19.05% 1
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 London region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 47 (77.05%) Cisco
2 33 (54.10%) Firewall
3 23 (37.70%) VPN
4 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (31.15%) LAN
6 17 (27.87%) CCNP
6 17 (27.87%) Juniper
7 16 (26.23%) BGP
8 15 (24.59%) OSPF
8 15 (24.59%) Wireless
8 15 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (22.95%) WAN
10 13 (21.31%) Linux
10 13 (21.31%) MPLS
10 13 (21.31%) Finance
11 12 (19.67%) ITIL
11 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
12 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
13 9 (14.75%) EIGRP
13 9 (14.75%) CCNA
13 9 (14.75%) VoIP
14 8 (13.11%) Windows
15 7 (11.48%) IPsec
15 7 (11.48%) Banking
15 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
15 7 (11.48%) Palo Alto
16 6 (9.84%) Red Box
16 6 (9.84%) NICE Systems
16 6 (9.84%) Junos

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 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2000
Communications & Networking
1 33 (54.10%) Firewall
2 23 (37.70%) VPN
3 19 (31.15%) LAN
4 16 (26.23%) BGP
5 15 (24.59%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (24.59%) OSPF
5 15 (24.59%) Wireless
6 14 (22.95%) WAN
7 13 (21.31%) MPLS
8 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
9 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
10 9 (14.75%) EIGRP
10 9 (14.75%) VoIP
11 7 (11.48%) IPsec
12 6 (9.84%) DNS
12 6 (9.84%) IGMP
12 6 (9.84%) Junos
12 6 (9.84%) VLAN
13 5 (8.20%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Local Government
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Clustering
1 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Linux
2 8 (13.11%) Windows
3 4 (6.56%) CentOS
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) Debian
5 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.28%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (6.56%) Change Control
3 4 (6.56%) High Availability
4 3 (4.92%) Change Management
4 3 (4.92%) Migration
4 3 (4.92%) Network Management
5 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.28%) Information Security
5 2 (3.28%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.28%) ITSM
5 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.64%) Analytics
6 1 (1.64%) Low Latency
6 1 (1.64%) Machine Learning
6 1 (1.64%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.64%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.28%) Perl
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (36.07%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.87%) CCNP
3 9 (14.75%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) CCIE
5 4 (6.56%) Degree
6 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) NFS
3 2 (3.28%) Samba
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.28%) Cacti
2 2 (3.28%) Nagios
2 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 2 (3.28%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Cisco
2 17 (27.87%) Juniper
3 7 (11.48%) Fortinet
3 7 (11.48%) Palo Alto
4 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
4 6 (9.84%) F5
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.84%) NICE Systems
4 6 (9.84%) Red Box
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.56%) Meraki
7 3 (4.92%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (4.92%) Avaya
7 3 (4.92%) Cyberoam
7 3 (4.92%) Draytek
7 3 (4.92%) NetScout
7 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.92%) SonicWALL