Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £255 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 329 318
Rank change year-on-year -13 -11 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 36 49 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.31% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 47
South East median daily rate £255 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +52.17% -29.23%
10th Percentile £138 £181 £155
90th Percentile £365 £388 £355
England median daily rate £275 £338 £250
% change year-on-year -18.52% +35.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -50.00% +29.41%
10th Percentile £13.98 £10.50 £18.00
90th Percentile £75.30 £11.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £16.41 £25.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -35.03% +20.24% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in the South East

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in the South East

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in the South East

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support in the South East

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Support in the South East

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Thames Valley -13 20 £245 -21.13% 1
Berkshire -5 11 £265 -21.63% 1
Hampshire +5 8 £300 -17.13% 2
Surrey -12 7 £250 -33.33%
Buckinghamshire -19 5 £78 -
Oxfordshire +6 4 £170 -38.18%
Kent -15 1 - -
Network Support
England

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South East region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
4 11 (30.56%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 9 (25.00%) SCOM
5 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
6 8 (22.22%) Network Management
6 8 (22.22%) WAN
7 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
7 7 (19.44%) VPN
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
7 7 (19.44%) SCCM
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
8 6 (16.67%) SCSM
8 6 (16.67%) DevOps
8 6 (16.67%) DNS
8 6 (16.67%) LAN
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
9 5 (13.89%) DHCP
9 5 (13.89%) SLA
9 5 (13.89%) Juniper
9 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (13.89%) Apple
9 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
9 5 (13.89%) IaaS

Network Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) IaaS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) Firewall
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (22.22%) WAN
4 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
4 7 (19.44%) VPN
5 6 (16.67%) DNS
5 6 (16.67%) LAN
6 5 (13.89%) DHCP
7 4 (11.11%) Wireless
8 3 (8.33%) Internet
9 2 (5.56%) 3GPP
9 2 (5.56%) Broadband
9 2 (5.56%) MPLS
9 2 (5.56%) NAS
9 2 (5.56%) SAN
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.78%) SMS
10 1 (2.78%) SNMP
10 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Spanish Language
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Network Management
2 6 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Coaching
4 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Network Planning
4 2 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) CCNA
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.78%) CCDA
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCOM
2 7 (19.44%) SCCM
3 6 (16.67%) SCSM
4 3 (8.33%) Ansible
5 1 (2.78%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Cisco
2 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (13.89%) Apple
3 5 (13.89%) Juniper
4 2 (5.56%) F5
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) NetApp
4 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.78%) Brocade
5 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee
5 1 (2.78%) Meraki
5 1 (2.78%) Proofpoint
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Sophos
5 1 (2.78%) VMware