The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 236 248
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 20 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 17
Median daily rate £275 £356 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.80% +48.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £272 £350 £225
% change year-on-year -22.17% +55.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.47 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -34.88% -5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 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
Hampshire +15 9 £288 -16.36% 2
Berkshire +13 5 £425 +17.24%
Oxfordshire -6 2 £165 -
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £350 -
Kent -2 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £200 -
Network Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (37.50%) Firewall
4 15 (37.50%) CCNP
5 11 (27.50%) VPN
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (25.00%) DNS
7 9 (22.50%) CCNA
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) WAN
7 9 (22.50%) F5
8 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 5 (12.50%) BGP
11 5 (12.50%) NHS
11 5 (12.50%) MPLS
11 5 (12.50%) OSPF
11 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
12 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
12 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
12 4 (10.00%) Windows
12 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
12 4 (10.00%) Juniper
12 4 (10.00%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) SCOM

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 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (27.50%) VPN
3 10 (25.00%) DNS
4 9 (22.50%) LAN
4 9 (22.50%) WAN
5 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (12.50%) BGP
7 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 5 (12.50%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) OSPF
8 4 (10.00%) VLAN
9 3 (7.50%) DHCP
9 3 (7.50%) DSL
9 3 (7.50%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (7.50%) IPsec
9 3 (7.50%) Network Security
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) e-Health
3 1 (2.50%) EMV
3 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
1 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
2 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (7.50%) Change Control
3 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Network Management
3 3 (7.50%) Validation
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (2.50%) Business Development
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.50%) High Availability
5 1 (2.50%) Line Management
5 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (37.50%) CCNP
4 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) CCNA
6 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CCDA
8 1 (2.50%) CCIP
8 1 (2.50%) CISSP
8 1 (2.50%) CNA
8 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.50%) MCP
8 1 (2.50%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) Ansible
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
4 1 (2.50%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (22.50%) F5
3 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.00%) Juniper
3 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
5 2 (5.00%) Apple
5 2 (5.00%) Arista
5 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
5 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Mitel
6 1 (2.50%) NCR
6 1 (2.50%) Siemens
6 1 (2.50%) Sophos