Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 742 752
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 125 144 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 77
UK median daily rate £300 £350 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +52.17% -12.80%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £155
90th Percentile £412 £538 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £230
% change year-on-year -12.46% +41.30% -13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £33.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.85% +58.33% +10.53%
10th Percentile £14.64 £15.40 £14.10
90th Percentile £26.88 £47.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.47 £33.25 £21.26
% change year-on-year -50.48% +56.38% +16.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +15 111 £300 -14.29% 11
UK excluding London +13 86 £285 -12.46% 9
London -2 39 £300 -25.00% 3
South East -1 23 £269 -23.14% 3
North of England +67 15 £388 +29.17% 1
Midlands +20 12 £400 +33.33% 1
South West -2 11 £238 -32.14% 1
East of England -17 11 £200 -29.82% 2
Wales +19 10 £186 +12.77% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £313 +8.79% 1
North West +32 6 £393 - 1
West Midlands +29 5 £413 +37.50%
Yorkshire +18 5 £374 +24.38%
North East +68 4 £340 +13.33%
Scotland +2 4 £275 +71.88%

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Network Support Engineer 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 featuring Network Support Engineer in the job title.

1 95 (76.00%) Cisco
2 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (49.60%) Firewall
4 40 (32.00%) WAN
5 39 (31.20%) LAN
5 39 (31.20%) CCNA
6 37 (29.60%) Wireless
7 36 (28.80%) VPN
8 32 (25.60%) Windows
9 30 (24.00%) CCNP
9 30 (24.00%) Juniper
10 29 (23.20%) ITIL
11 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
12 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
13 19 (15.20%) Linux
14 18 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
15 17 (13.60%) DNS
16 16 (12.80%) Network Management
16 16 (12.80%) Network Monitoring
17 15 (12.00%) F5
17 15 (12.00%) Citrix
17 15 (12.00%) Active Directory
18 14 (11.20%) DHCP
18 14 (11.20%) CheckPoint
19 13 (10.40%) MPLS
19 13 (10.40%) BGP
19 13 (10.40%) VMware
19 13 (10.40%) Network Security
20 12 (9.60%) Microsoft

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) IaaS
1 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (49.60%) Firewall
2 40 (32.00%) WAN
3 39 (31.20%) LAN
4 37 (29.60%) Wireless
5 36 (28.80%) VPN
6 22 (17.60%) TCP/IP
7 18 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (13.60%) DNS
9 14 (11.20%) DHCP
10 13 (10.40%) BGP
10 13 (10.40%) MPLS
10 13 (10.40%) Network Security
11 11 (8.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (8.80%) OSPF
12 10 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (7.20%) Broadband
13 9 (7.20%) SAN
13 9 (7.20%) VLAN
13 9 (7.20%) VoIP
14 8 (6.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.80%) GIS
2 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
3 4 (3.20%) Finance
4 2 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Billing
5 1 (0.80%) Local Government
5 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) LAMP
2 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.80%) CSS
2 1 (0.80%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.60%) NHS
3 1 (0.80%) Clustering
3 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.80%) FMCG
3 1 (0.80%) PDA
3 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.60%) Windows
2 19 (15.20%) Linux
3 12 (9.60%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.60%) Unix
5 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
5 7 (5.60%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.40%) CentOS
8 3 (2.40%) Debian
8 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) ITIL
2 16 (12.80%) Network Management
2 16 (12.80%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (7.20%) Network Design
3 9 (7.20%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.40%) Change Management
5 7 (5.60%) Change Control
6 6 (4.80%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (4.00%) Migration
7 5 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.20%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.20%) Service Management
9 3 (2.40%) Break/Fix
9 3 (2.40%) High Availability
9 3 (2.40%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.40%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (2.40%) Project Management
9 3 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.40%) Time Management
9 3 (2.40%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.80%) C
2 1 (0.80%) Perl
2 1 (0.80%) PHP
2 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (50.40%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (31.20%) CCNA
3 30 (24.00%) CCNP
4 23 (18.40%) Security Cleared
5 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.80%) CCIE
7 6 (4.80%) Degree
8 5 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.20%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.60%) ACSA
11 2 (1.60%) MCSE
11 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.60%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.80%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.80%) vSphere
5 1 (0.80%) XenApp
5 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.80%) SCOM
3 4 (3.20%) SCSM
4 3 (2.40%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.60%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.60%) Ionix
5 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.80%) Nagios
6 1 (0.80%) Nessus
6 1 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 95 (76.00%) Cisco
2 30 (24.00%) Juniper
3 15 (12.00%) Citrix
3 15 (12.00%) F5
4 14 (11.20%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.40%) VMware
6 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 11 (8.80%) Aruba
7 11 (8.80%) HP
8 9 (7.20%) Fortinet
8 9 (7.20%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.40%) Apple
10 6 (4.80%) Dell
11 5 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 5 (4.00%) Meraki
11 5 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 4 (3.20%) Brocade
12 4 (3.20%) NetApp
13 3 (2.40%) McAfee
13 3 (2.40%) Symantec