Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £232 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 166 204
Rank change year-on-year -27 +38 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 17 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.65% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.68% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 9
South West median daily rate £232 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.79% +55.56% -19.64%
10th Percentile £135 £140 £163
90th Percentile £363 £400 £377
England median daily rate £275 £338 £250
% change year-on-year -18.52% +35.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
South West median hourly rate - £30.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.93% +102.50%
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in the South West

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in the South West

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in the South West

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support in the South West

Network Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Dorset +2 4 £273 -
Wiltshire -19 4 £140 -62.67%
Devon +1 2 £226 +39.08% 1
Bristol -6 2 £319 +41.67%
Somerset -7 2 £325 -
Cornwall -9 2 £238 -
Gloucestershire +14 1 - -
Network Support
England

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

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 West region featuring Network Support in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) DHCP
3 8 (47.06%) LAN
3 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Wireless
5 6 (35.29%) Meraki
6 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 4 (23.53%) Broadband
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) Dell
7 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
8 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
8 3 (17.65%) 4G
8 3 (17.65%) High Availability
8 3 (17.65%) HSRP
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (17.65%) Skype
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
8 3 (17.65%) IPsec
8 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony

Network Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
3 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Broadband
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) 4G
5 3 (17.65%) HSRP
5 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
5 3 (17.65%) IPsec
5 3 (17.65%) MPLS
5 3 (17.65%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (17.65%) OSPF
5 3 (17.65%) Skype
5 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
5 3 (17.65%) VRRP
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) EDRMS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) High Availability
2 3 (17.65%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIE
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Meraki
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 3 (17.65%) Nortel
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) NETGEAR
5 2 (11.76%) Siemens
5 2 (11.76%) SonicWALL
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Aruba
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) Google
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy